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Padma Bridge opening: AL in US to hold rally in front of World Bank

On the day of the inauguration of Padma Bridge, the US chapter of Awami League and its affiliated organisations are set to hold a “joyous rally” in front of the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC.

Washington DC hit by torrential rain, flooding

Torrential rain lashed Washington DC and surrounding areas on Monday, flooding many neighborhoods and hobbling electricity and transportation networks.

US to announce further action against Pakistan in 24-48hrs: White House

A day after Washington confirmed suspending $255 million of military aid to Pakistan, the White House says that further action against the country will be announced in the next 24-48 hours.

Clinton sets sights on Trump

Fresh from sewing up the Democratic presidential nomination, HIllary Clinton takes aim at her Republican nemesis Donald Trump for using divisive rhetoric that belittles women, Muslims and immigrants.

Joy denies meeting Israeli politician

Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT affairs adviser to the prime minister, denies holding meeting with Israel's Likud Party leader Mendi N Safadi in Washington DC of USA as BBC Bangla reported earlier.

N Korea warns of strike on Seoul's presidential palace

North Korea warns that its military is ready to attack Seoul's presidential palace unless South Korean President Park Geun-hye apologizes for "treason" and publicly executes officials responsible for what Pyongyang says are plans to attack its leadership.

US state dept counsellor to visit Dhaka Sunday

Counsellor of the US Department of State Thomas A Shannon will travel to Dhaka on Sunday to discuss bilateral issues between US and Bangladesh.

Bangladesh, one of the safest countries on Earth: Gallup

Bangladesh is one of the safest countries in the world, according to a poll carried out by Gallup the Washington DC-based opinion pollster.

Fears grow over increased antibiotic resistance

More than 6,000 deaths a year could be caused by a 30% fall in the effectiveness of antibiotics in the US, a report in The Lancet suggests.

September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015

Imtiaz Ali spreads positive buzz for 'Teenkahon'

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali has taken a keen interest in promoting adman Bauddhayan Mukherji's feature debut "Teenkahon".

June 25, 2015
June 25, 2015

US raises cyber concerns with China

President Barack Obama has raised continuing US concerns over China's cyber activities, as two days of talks between the two nations came to an end.

April 8, 2015
April 8, 2015

Lights go out in Washington, DC

A power line breaks loose at an electrical substation near Washington, briefly dimming the White House, emptying museums and cutting electricity to government buildings and the US Capitol for hours.