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UK close to identifying Foley killer

UK close to identifying Foley killer

The UK is close to identifying a suspected jihadist who is believed to have beheaded a journalist, ambassador to the US Peter Westmacott has said. The UK has been trying to identify the Islamic State militant with an English accent who appears in footage of the killing of US journalist James Foley. "We are very...

Freed After Abduction

Mujibur's driver missing again

Hours into his release by abductors, Rezaul Haque, the driver of expatriate BNP leader Mujibur Rahman, went missing again. Rezaul along with Mujibur, an expatriate in the UK, were kidnapped in Sunamganj on May 4. They were freed on Monday morning in Tongi, Gazipur. Walking free after over three months, the two reached Mujibur's residence in the capital's Gulshan around 10:00am. The BNP leader then asked the driver to go to his ancestral home in Sunamganj, Mujibur's brother-in-law Anwar Hossain told...

UK condemns US journalist 'beheading'

UK condemns US journalist 'beheading'

British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond has described the apparent beheading of a US journalist by an Islamic State militant with a British accent as "an appalling example of the brutality of this organisation". The foreign secretary said a video of the killing appeared to be genuine. He added that...

BNP leader's missing driver found in capital

BNP leader's missing driver found in capital

Rezaul Haque, driver of expatriate BNP leader Mujibur Rahman both of who were released yesterday over three months into their abduction, was found in Dhaka today hours after he went missing again. Police were taking Rezaul to Sunamganj, their home district from where they were kidnapped, Harun-Or-Rashid, Sunamganj superintendent of police, told The Daily...

Man dies after 35 found in shipping container

Man dies after 35 found in shipping container

A man has died after 35 people - including children - were found in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks. The survivors - believed to be from the Indian subcontinent and suffering from severe dehydration and hypothermia - are being treated at nearby hospitals. The discovery was made on Saturday when the ship, which had...

The Indian animal farm where Orwell was born

The Indian animal farm where Orwell was born

George Orwell is one of the UK's best-known 20th Century authors but he's also claimed by a town in north-eastern India. Orwell was born here - and his home is being turned into a museum. There are farmyard animals everywhere. An iron door lies wide open, as if the rebellious animals have forgotten to...

Warsi quits as UK minister over Gaza policy

Warsi quits as UK minister over Gaza policy

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned from the government, saying she can "no longer support" its policy on Gaza. She wrote on her Twitter feed that she was leaving with "deep regret". With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt...

UK to tighten migrant benefits

UK to tighten migrant benefits

The UK is to cut the amount of time EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits for from six to three months. David Cameron said the "magnetic pull" of UK benefits needed addressing to attract people for the right reasons. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said immigration should "put Britain first". But Labour...

Al-Arafah appoints independent director

Al-Arafah appoints independent director

Khalid Rahim has recently been elected as an independent director of Al-Arafah Islami Bank and chairman of the board audit committee, the bank said in a statement yesterday. Rahim is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of ICAB (Bangladesh). Currently he is a senior consultant of Rahman Rahman Huq, Chartered Accountants, KPMG Bangladesh. Rahim has previously served as managing director at Barclays de Zoete Wedd Ltd (now Barclays Capital), the investment banking arm of Barclays Bank, one of the largest UK based banking groups. He later served a UK-based financial services group engaged in private equity and fund management as group chief executive,...

PM not interested in talks with BNP

PM not interested in talks with BNP

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today rejected outright any possibility of a dialogue with BNP regarding the next parliamentary elections saying that BNP "missed the train and now have to wait for next one". "If a political party takes wrong decision, it has to pay for this. Since BNP missed the election train, it has...

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