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    Five killed in road accidents

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 02:45pm on January 17, 2017

    At least five people were killed while 10 others injured in separate road accidents in Gazipur, Dhaka city and Savar...

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    Three lakh Bangladeshi workers to get rehiring opportunities in Malaysia

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 02:19pm on January 17, 2017

    Around three lakh undocumented Bangladeshi workers are likely to get rehiring opportunities in Malaysia as the authorities concerned decided...

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    Four Rohingyas arrested in Barisal

    Our Correspondent | Updated at 01:35pm on January 17, 2017

    Police have arrested four Rohingya people including two women at Amtala intersection in Barisal city. The arrested were Syed Hossain, 45, his...

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    Australia, China, Malaysia say underwater search for MH370 is suspended

    Reuters | Updated at 01:15pm on January 17, 2017

    The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended on Tuesday without any trace being found of the plane that vanished...

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    Satkhira BCL leader found dead in fish enclosure

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:33pm on January 17, 2017

    A leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of ruling Awami League, was found dead in a fish enclosure in Amtola Bil area of...

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    City road crash kills uncle, nephew

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 12:31pm on January 17, 2017

    Two businessmen -one uncle and his nephew - were killed as a truck ran over their motorbike in front of Dholaikhal Chistia Community Centre in...

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    Cop crushed under bus in Savar

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:42am on January 17, 2017

    A havildar of police was crushed under a bus on Dhaka-Aricha Highway near Aminbazar of Savar, on the outskirts of the capital...

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    Man found dead in Gazipur

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:37am on January 17, 2017

    A man was found dead in Haydrabad area in Gazipur city on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Shafiqul Islam, from...

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    ‘Afghan girl’ Sharbat Gula in quest for new life

    BBC | Updated at 10:45am on January 17, 2017

    An Afghan woman made famous by a 1985 National Geographic cover has spoken exclusively to the BBC of her hope for a new beginning, after being deported from Pakistan...

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    Wife of Orlando nightclub gunman arrested on federal charges

    Reuters | Updated at 11:33am on January 17, 2017

    The FBI on Monday arrested the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub last year, a massacre that intensified fears...

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    Former chief justice MM Ruhul Amin passes away

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 10:35am on January 17, 2017

    Former chief justice MM Ruhul Amin died of heart diseases at a hospital in Singapore early Tuesday...

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    Britain will not seek ‘half in, half out’ EU deal: PM May

    Reuters | Updated at 09:50am on January 17, 2017

    Britain will not seek a Brexit deal that leaves it ‘half in, half out’ of the European Union, prime minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday, according to her office, in a speech setting out her 12 priorities for upcoming divorce talks with the bloc...

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    Yemen conflict death toll passes 10,000

    BBC | Updated at 09:20am on January 17, 2017

    At least 10,000 people have been killed in the war in Yemen between Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition supporting the government, the UN says...

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    Gene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies

    Reuters | Updated at 09:10am on January 17, 2017

    Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon - an experience that he said made him ‘belong to the universe,’ died on Monday at the age of 82, the US space agency said...

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    In response to Trump, France's Hollande says EU needs no advice from outsiders

    Reuters | Updated at 08:55am on January 17, 2017

    French president Francois Hollande on Monday responded to US president-elect Donald Trump's criticism of the European Union by saying the bloc did not need to be told what to do by outsiders...

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    Eight killed in attack on police checkpoint in Egypt's Western Desert

    Reuters | Updated at 08:45am on January 17, 2017

    At least eight policemen were killed and three wounded in an attack by Islamist militants on a security checkpoint in Egypt's New Valley province in the Western Desert, the interior ministry said on Monday...

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    Istanbul New Year's nightclub attacker caught

    Reuters | Updated at 08:25am on January 17, 2017

    The gunman suspected of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day has been caught by police in the city's Esenyurt district, the Hurriyet newspaper website and other media reports said on Tuesday...

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    Member of outlawed PBCP killed in Pabna ‘gunfight’

    United News of Bangladesh . Pabna | Updated at 01:48am on January 17, 2017

    An alleged member of outlawed Purba Bangla Communist Party was killed in a reported gunfight with members of the Rapid Action Battalion at village Haludghar of Santhia upazila early Monday...

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    ‘Sultan Mela’ begins in Narail

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Narail | Updated at 01:47am on January 17, 2017

    A seven-day Sultan Mela in remembrance of the 92th birth anniversary of celebrated artist SM Sultan began on Monday in front of Sultan Mancha on the premises of Narail Government Victoria College...

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    Improve Biman’s luggage handling system: JS body  

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:42am on January 17, 2017

    The Parliamentary Committee on Public Undertakings on Monday suggested that the Biman Bangladesh Airlines should make its luggage handling system more time-befitting one...

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    ‘No dialogue with patrons of Bangabandhu killers’: Hanif

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:39am on January 17, 2017

    Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif on Monday said that dialogue could never be held with the patrons of the killers of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman...

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    Erosion-hit people form human chain in Kurigram

    Our Correspondent . Kurigram | Updated at 01:38am on January 17, 2017

    People living along the bank of the River Brahmaputra formed on Monday a two-kilometre human chain at Baladmara Kheaghat under Roumari upazila in Kurigram, demanding immediate steps to stop river erosion...

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    Narayanganj verdict to help establish rule of law: Dudu

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:24am on January 17, 2017

    BNP senior leader Shamsuzzaman Dudu on Monday hoped that the Narayanganj seven-murder case verdict will help establish the rule of law by removing fear and helplessness from public mind...

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    NGOs appeal to drop special clause 19 from draft Prohibition of Child Marriage Bill

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:23am on January 17, 2017

    Local and international NGOs on Monday appealed to the government to drop the special clause 19 from the Prohibition of Child Marriage Bill 2016 as it contradicts the country’s Child Rights Act and the related international charters...

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    Quader rejects possibility of dialogue on election-time govt

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:21am on January 17, 2017

    Ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday rejected the possibility of talks with the political parties on the issue of election-time government...

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    USTC student’s demo continues for registration

    Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Updated at 01:19am on January 17, 2017

    Students of University of Science and Technology Chittagong on Monday blocked Chittagong city’s Jakir Hossain road, demanding their registration under Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council...

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    Three BD young cyclists pass mountain ‘Thorong La’

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:17am on January 17, 2017

    Three young cyclists - Abdullah Taher Chowdhuary, Ariful Islam Bhuiyan and Abhimonyu Saha, successfully crossed Thorong La, one of the highest mountain passes in the world riding bicycle...

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    Chobi Mela IX set to project local photos internationally

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:16am on January 17, 2017

    The organisers of Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography Bangladesh for the first time are going to arrange a workshop for local freelancing photojournalists on strategies and methodologies of working internationally...

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    DSCC continues vendor eviction amid protests

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:10am on January 17, 2017

    Dhaka South City Corporation continued their eviction drives for the second consecutive day on Monday to evict vendors from the capital’s Gulistan and its adjacent areas amid resistance from the vendors...

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    Government doesn’t care about Sunderbans: discussion

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:06am on January 17, 2017

    Academics and experts from home and abroad said on Monday that the absence of effort to start salvage operations to pull out sunken coal-laden vessel four days into its capsize near the Sunderbans highlights the government’s lack of concern for the world’s largest mangrove forest...

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    Bangladesh NAP for poll-time all-party govt

    Mahamudul Hasan | Updated at 01:05am on January 17, 2017

    Bangladesh National Awami Party on Monday proposed an election-time all-party government for holding an inclusive and fair national election under an independent Election Commission...

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    Two killed in Sylhet stampede

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 01:03am on January 17, 2017

    Two people were killed and more than 15 injured in a stampede at a religious gathering in Sylhet on Sunday night...

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    Five dead in shooting at Mexico music festival

    Agence France-Presse . Cancun, Mexico | Updated at 01:02am on January 17, 2017

    A shooting erupted at an electronic music festival in the Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen early Monday, leaving at least five people dead and sparking a stampede, the mayor said...

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    66,000 Rohingyas enter Bangladesh so far

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:00am on January 17, 2017

    More minority Muslims of Rakhine state fled violence and abuses to bordering Cox’s Bazar, increasing the number of arrivals of Myanmar nationals to estimated 66,000 in last three months...

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    PM arrives in Zurich to attend WEF meeting

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Zurich, Switzerland | Updated at 12:56am on January 17, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday morning on a five-day official visit to Switzerland to join the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum...

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    Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

    Agence France-Presse . Bishkek | Updated at 12:53am on January 17, 2017

    A Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport Monday, killing at least 37 people and destroying houses after attempting to land in thick fog, authorities said...

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    World’s eight richest as wealthy as half humanity

    Reuters . Davos | Updated at 12:51am on January 17, 2017

    Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top...

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    Unlucky Tigers lose the Test

    Agence France-Presse . Wellington | Updated at 12:48am on January 17, 2017

    Kane Williamson scored his 15th century as New Zealand staged a remarkable fightback to win the first Test against Bangladesh by seven wickets in the final session in Wellington on Monday...

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    Lankan govt needs to take on challenge

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 09:25pm on January 17, 2017

    THE disquiet about the government’s commitment to deliver on its promises is now extending itself to those sections of the international community that gave their support to the government on the basis of its commitment to human rights and reconciliation...

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    Reflections on my recent visit to Bangladesh

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 09:20pm on January 17, 2017

    I WAS in Bangladesh around the Christmas time. During this time of the year, many couples get married, which allowed me to attend a few of such events, almost every night I was in either Chittagong or Dhaka...

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    Kashmir forsaken

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 09:10pm on January 17, 2017

    OVER 30 years ago, prime minister Indira Gandhi called off talks with Pakistan on a no-war pact because Pakistan’s representative to the UN Human Rights Commission, Agha Hilaly, had compared Indian Kashmir with Palestine...

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    Rising inequality threatens ‘market capitalism’

    by Nick Beams | Updated at 09:10pm on January 17, 2017

    THE year 2016 was characterised politically by the emergence of deep hostility to the official political and economic establishment as a result of rising social inequality...

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    No end in sight to stalking

    | Updated at 09:05pm on January 17, 2017

    THE stabbing of a college girl on Sunday at the hand of a young man at Zakiganj in Sylhet provides yet another pointer to the lack of seriousness of the government about dealing with sexual harassment of women and girls...

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    Railway framed with bamboos and wood

    | Updated at 09:05pm on January 17, 2017

    THE use of bamboo and wood in supporting sleepers and railway lines, instead of iron bars and hooks, at some stretches in Kurigram and Moulvibazar, as New Age reported on Monday, is dangerous...

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    Rule of law upheld, say ministers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:40pm on January 17, 2017

    Law minister Anisul Huq and home affairs minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said that the rule of law was upheld though the verdict sentencing 26 people including 16 former Rapid Action Battalion members to death in the Narayanganj seven-murder case...

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    Tangail district AL expels MP Amanur, 3 brothers

    Our Correspondent . Tangail | Updated at 03:15pm on January 17, 2017

    Ruling Awami League lawmaker from Tangail-3 parliamentary constituency (Ghatail) Amanur Rahman Khan Rana, detained on charge of the murder of freedom fighter Faruk Ahmed in 2013, and his three brothers were expelled from the party’s Tangail district unit on Monday...

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    Tarique, Arif, Rana shifted to condemned cells

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 10:20am on January 17, 2017

    The jail authorities on Monday shifted three former Rapid Action Battalion officers – Tareque Sayeed Mohammad, Arif Hossain and Masud Rana – to condemned cells from special cell after they were sentenced to death for abduction and murder of seven people in Narayanganj in April 2014...