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Australia raises terror threat level to 'high' for police

Australia raises terror threat level to 'high' for police

Australia's main domestic security agency on Tuesday raised the terrorist threat level against police from "medium" to "high" in response to recent international attacks targeting officers. The threat against police as assessed by the Australian Security Intelligence Organization now equals the threat to the wider Australian community which was lifted to "high" in September...

UN experts’ findings on Sundarbans oil spill Dec 31

UN experts’ findings on Sundarbans oil spill Dec 31

The United Nations (UN) expert team investigating the Sundarbans oil spillage will submit its report to the government on December 31, 2014. Amelia Walstrom, chief of the UN expert team, told reporters at a press conference at Andharmanik area of Chandpai Range in Sundarbans East Division today at 10:00am.

Oil spill poses no major threat to Sundarbans: Forest minister

Oil spill poses no major threat to Sundarbans: Forest minister

The oil spill in the Sundarbans posed no major threat to the world’s largest mangrove forest, Environment and Forest Minister Anwar Hossain Manju said today. “We were worried of a huge loss for the Sundarbans. But it did not occur. We will be able to amend the loss, whatever occurred, of the oil tanker...

Ebola vaccine 'promising' say scientists after human trial

Ebola vaccine 'promising' say scientists after human trial

The first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola suggests that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the virus. Twenty volunteers were immunised in the United States. Scientists at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) described the results as "promising". The research is published in the New England...

IS threatens to kill British jihadists wanting to come home

IS threatens to kill British jihadists wanting to come home

British jihadi fighters desperate to return home from Syria and Iraq are being issued with death threats by the leadership of Islamic State (Isis), the Observer has learned. A source with extensive contacts among Syrian rebel groups said senior Isis figures were threatening Britons who were attempting to travel home, reports a UK based-daily...

Threat to blow off Narayanganj court

Threat to blow off Narayanganj court

Two lawyers today received short message service (SMS) on their mobile phones threatening to blow off Narayanganj court. Following the incident, security has been beefed up on the court premises and surrounding areas. Narayanganj District Lawyers Association President Advocate Shakhawat Hossain said two junior lawyers received the threat, spreading a panic among the lawyers. Later, District...

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Beef fattening - blessing or threat?

Beef fattening - blessing or threat?

We can hardly look at the rain outside and not feel the need to have khichuri and beef. But are we aware about how safe the beef is for our consumption? Apart from using cows for ploughing farmlands and milk production, cow farming contributes to the supply of meat across Bangladesh. Beef fattening...

India outrage over MP Tapas Pal's rape threat

India outrage over MP Tapas Pal's rape threat

There is growing outrage in India after an MP threatened to kill opposition workers and have women raped. Trinamool Congress (TMC) party MP Tapas Pal made the controversial comments warning the rival Communist party while addressing his party supporters. His wife has apologised for his remarks and his party has asked him to explain his...

Facebook headquarters cleared after false threat

Facebook headquarters cleared after false threat

Police flooded Facebook's headquarters in Northern California to investigate a threat they later found wasn't credible. Menlo Park police Commander Dave Bertini says Facebook's campus was locked down Tuesday night after San Francisco police passed on a report of a threat shortly after 7:00pm. Bertini says the threat was found to be unsubstantiated and not...

PM's security beefed up following al-Qaeda threat

PM's security beefed up following al-Qaeda threat

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s security has been beefed up following a threat issued allegedly by al-Qaeda to Bangladesh, the PM’s security adviser said today. "The security of the prime minister will be increased more later as her life remains under threat," Maj Gen (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique said while talking to reporters after a...

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