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US cop kills boy carrying fake gun

US cop kills boy carrying fake gun

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground. Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said one officer fired twice after the boy pulled the...

Dhaka attack March 26 1971

This NBC Television report was broadcasted on March 29, 1971 about the West Pakistani massacre of unarmed people in East Pakistan by the West Pakistan army.

Bangladesh: Out of War, a Nation Is Born

Bangladesh: Out of War, a Nation Is Born

JAI Bangla! Jai Bangla!" From the banks of the great Ganges and the broad Brahmaputra, from the emerald rice fields and mustard-colored hills of the countryside, from the countless squares of countless villages came the cry. "Victory to Bengal! Victory to Bengal!" They danced on the roofs of buses and marched down city streets singing their anthem Golden Bengal. They brought the green, red and gold banner of Bengal out of secret hiding places to flutter freely from buildings, while huge pictures of their imprisoned leader, Sheik Mujibur Rahman, sprang up overnight on trucks, houses and signposts. As Indian troops advanced first to Jessore, then to Comilla, then to...

Footage of Liberation War

In this foreign documentary report on the Liberation War 1971 a singer crie, look the Pakistanis have turned the golden Bengal into a morgue, a graveyard.    

Dateline Bangladesh Documentary by Gita Mehta

During the years 1970, 1971, Gita Mehta (born 1943) was a television war correspondent for the US television network NBC. Her film compilation of the Bangladesh Liberation War, Dateline Bangladesh, was shown in cinema theatres both in India and abroad.

Rape during the Liberation War

Like many women who were raped by Pakistani soldiers, Saiyeba, is a disgrace among her people. Her parents take care of her but they are certain that no man will ever marry her.  

Robots face new creativity test

Robots face new creativity test

A US professor is proposing a new way to test whether artificial intelligence (AI) is on a par with that of humans. Currently scientists use the Turing test - named after computer scientist Alan Turing - which evaluates whether an AI can convince a judge that it is human in a conversation. Prof Mark Riedl,...

O'Keeffe painting sets female art record

O'Keeffe painting sets female art record

A floral painting by the late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe has sold for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist. The piece smashes the previous record of $11.9m (£7.5m) for an untitled work by Joan Mitchell, set in May. Sotheby's in New York said the $15m (£9.5m) estimate...

Terrorism, Radicalism

Laws needed to seize fund sources

Discussing with the Bangladesh ambassador to the US various current phenomenon of terrorism and radicalism, US Congressman Ed Royce suggested that countries should enact adequate laws to confiscate institutions generating funds for radical parties. The talks with Mohammad Ziauddin in Washington DC on November 19 also focused on the links between political parties operating in the name of religion and extremist offshoots, fund sources and activities. According to a Bangladesh embassy press release yesterday, the chairman of the US House Committee...

Snow ending, but rain possible for Buffalo

Snow ending, but rain possible for Buffalo

A snowfall that brought huge snowdrifts and closed roads around Buffalo was finally expected to stop, but residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and into the coming week raised the possibility of floods and the specter of roofs collapsing under the heavy...

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