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Focus on global peace, climate

PM To Address UNGA on Sept 27

Focus on global peace, climate

In her speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will highlight international peace and security, democracy and good governance, empowerment of women, poverty alleviation and climate change. Hasina, who left Dhaka for the United States last night to attend the 69th session of the UNGA with a 185-member delegation,...

Albania tightens security ahead of pope visit

Albania upped security yesterday as it prepared to host Pope Francis amid warnings that Islamic State jihadists could be planning an attack on the Catholic leader in the mainly Muslim country. Plainclothes police were out on the streets of the capital Tirana, with some 2,500 officers due to be deployed for the pope's visit on Sunday, his first to a European country. "The alert level of police forces is at the highest level. A large number of police will monitor all...

SECURITY BREACHED

Intruder gets into White House

Intruder gets into White House

The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the...

Stealing of a Twin Baby

Sorry state of DMCH security exposed

Sorry state of DMCH security exposed

Investigators have yet to obtain any clue as to the identity of the woman who stole a one-day-old identical twin on Thursday morning from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). The incident exposes serious security flaws at the country's premier public hospital that has as many as 53 CCTV cameras installed and an adequate...

Brazil plans huge security for World Cup final

Brazil plans huge security for World Cup final

Brazilian authorities say they are planning Rio de Janeiro's largest ever security operation for the World Cup final on Sunday. More than 25,000 security personnel will be deployed in the city for the tournament's final match between Germany and Argentina, officials say. Heads of state, including German leader Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin,...

Tighter security for flights to US

Tighter security for flights to US

Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the US - including some in the UK - in response to US warnings of a "credible threat". The UK transport department confirmed airport security was being stepped up. Neither UK nor US authorities specified what new measures would be involved but the UK said...

Armed drones guard US interests in Iraq: Pentagon

Armed drones guard US interests in Iraq: Pentagon

The US has armed drones flying over Baghdad to protect US troops that recently arrived to assess Iraq's deteriorating security, the Pentagon said. The military for more than a week has been flying manned and unmanned aircraft over Iraq, averaging a few dozen sorties daily for reconnaissance. US begins drone flights over Iraq. 4pET: http://t.co/1y6ik1hZVb...

699 police personnel to be trained for tourists

A total of 699 police personnel will be trained by the Bangladesh Tourism Foundation and the specialised Tourist Police to ensure security for local and foreign travellers to help boost the local tourism sector. The arrival of global tourists in Bangladesh fell 8 percent to 5.5 lakh in 2013, compared to 5.94 lakh in the previous year, according to Bangladesh Bank. Inward tourism was mainly affected by political turmoil, raising safety issues over the last year, analysts said.    BTF and Tourist...

Aussie senator ‘smuggles pipe bomb’ into parliament

Aussie senator ‘smuggles pipe bomb’ into parliament

An Australian lawmaker smuggled a replica explosive device into parliament today to highlight security shortfalls created by budget cuts, in perhaps the oddest protest yet against the conservative government's controversial cost-cutting measures. Senator Bill Heffernan, a member of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's ruling Liberal Party, unveiled the long metal tube designed to look like...

Public urged to reset all passwords

Public urged to reset all passwords

Several tech firms are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw. The Yahoo blogging platform Tumblr has advised the public to "change your passwords everywhere - especially your high-security services like email, file storage and banking". Security advisers have given similar warnings about the Heartbleed Bug. It follows news that a...

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