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    Ensure transparency in climate financing, speakers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:55am on September 20, 2017

    The two-day dialogue on climate finance and governance in South Asia ended in Dhaka on Tuesday with the call for the governments to ensure transparency in climate financing...

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    France, Nigeria denounce ‘ethnic cleansing’

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:54am on September 20, 2017

    French president Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday called for an end to Myanmar’s military campaign that has driven some 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from the country, describing their plight as ethnic cleansing, in his first address to the United Nations...

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    China offers support to Myanmar at UN amid Rohingya crisis

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:47am on September 20, 2017

    China supports efforts by the Myanmar government to protect its national security and opposes recent violent attacks in the country’s Rakhine state, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi told UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres...

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    Teenage boy found dead in Dhanmondi lake

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:46am on September 20, 2017

    The Dhanmondi police recovered the decomposed body of a 13-year old boy from Dhanmondi Lake in Dhaka on Tuesday morning, three days after he went missing in the area...

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    Floodwaters recede further in east

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:45am on September 20, 2017

    Floodwaters in the country’s eastern districts on Tuesday continued to recede due to fall in water level in the Surma-Kushiyara, according to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre...

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    63rd C’wealth Parliamentary Conference in Dhaka in Nov

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:33am on September 20, 2017

    The 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference 2017 is likely to be held in Dhaka in November when Rohingya issue may be raised in the gathering of lawmakers of 52 countries...

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    ‘Zero-tolerance’ to allegations of sexual violence by peacekeepers: PM   

    United News of Bangladesh . New York | Updated at 12:30am on September 20, 2017

    Announcing a US$-100,000 token contribution to the victim support fund of the UN secretary general’s initiative to eradicate sexual violence and abuse, prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh maintains a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to the allegations of sexual violence by UN peacekeepers...

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    Case filed against six cops for torturing madrasah teacher to death

    Our Correspondent . Satkhira | Updated at 12:23am on September 20, 2017

    The family of the madrassah teacher, who died at Satkhira Sadar Hospital on September 16 allegedly after being tortured by the police, lodged a murder case with a Satkhira court on Tuesday accusing four police officers and two constables of Satkhira Sadar police...

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    OMS of rice fails to attract consumers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on September 20, 2017

    The government’s open market sale of rice has failed to achieve its target as consumers are reluctant to buy Atap rice (rice milled from sun dried paddy) selling at the OMS outlets across the country for Tk 30 a kilogram...

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    EC moves underway to scrap 1,100 EVMs

    Ahammad Foyez | Updated at 12:10am on September 20, 2017

    The Election Commission has taken a decision to scrap its 1,100 electronic voting machines after failing use them. EC officials said Tuesday that left unused the EVMs went out of order...

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    Int’l humanitarian orgs’ access to Rakhaine State urgent: MSF

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:04am on September 20, 2017

    International humanitarian organisations must immediately be granted independent and unfettered access, including for international staff, to alleviate massive humanitarian needs in Rakhine State, Myanmar, says the international medical humanitarian organisation – Medecins Sans Frontires/Doctors Without Borders...

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    Four killed in Manikganj, Narsingdi accidents

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:03am on September 20, 2017

    At least four people, including a five-year-old girl, were killed and 45 others were injured in road accidents in Manikganj and Narsingdi on Tuesday...

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    Suu Kyi under fire

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:02am on September 20, 2017

    International rights groups and local experts on Tuesday castigated Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for glossing over the persecution by her country’s security forces against the minority Rohingyas in From what Suu Kyi said in her speech it was evident that she and her government ‘are still burying their heads in the sand’ over the horrors unfolding in Rakhine State, Amnesty International’s regional...

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    Dining halls of two SUST dorms yet to reopen

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:01am on September 20, 2017

    Dining halls of two dormitories of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology had not reopened till Tuesday, nearly two weeks after reopening of the campus after the Eid-ul Azha vacation...

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    Nuclear energy cheaper than renewable resources: expert

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    An international expert on nuclear energy has said that generating electricity from nuclear power plant is cheaper than the electricity we are getting from various renewable resources...

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    Another Rohingya found in Jessore

    Our Correspondent . Jessore | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    Another Rohingya youth aged about 30 years was found in Monirampur Bazaar area in Monirampur Sadar headquarters of Jessore on Monday...

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    JnU student killed in road accident

    JnU Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    A student of Jagannath University was killed in a road accident on Dhaka-Chitttagong highway near Madanpur area of Narayanganj on Tuesday...

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    Health crisis looms large over Rohingyas

    Mohiuddin Alamgir with Mohammad Nurul Islam in Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 12:50am on September 20, 2017

    A severe health crisis looms large as the Rohingyas are faced with shortage of safe drinking water. The situation worsened as heavy rainfall, continuing for the past three days, has contaminated other water sources such as fountains and ponds, adding to the sufferings of the Rohingyas and exposing them to serious health hazard...

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    Barca lower Dembele recovery time

    Agence France-Presse . Barcelona | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    Barcelona hope record signing Ousmane Dembele could be back in action in three and a half months after successful surgery on a torn hamstring in Helsinki on Tuesday...

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    Boos can make Bale better: Zidane

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes the harsh treatment meted out to Gareth Bale by his own fans at the Santiago Bernabeu can push the Welshman to greater heights...

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    Rio Ferdinand launches bid to become pro boxer

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    Former England football captain Rio Ferdinand confirmed Tuesday he will train to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt...

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    Neymar-Cavani penalty spat a ‘war of egos’

    Agence France-Presse . Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    Brazil’s media on Monday dubbed the spat between Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar and Edinson Cavani over who should take a penalty kick during their victory against Lyon ‘a war of egos.’...

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    Neuer out till January after surgery

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    Bayern Munich have confirmed their Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation on Tuesday after again fracturing his left foot...

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    Jafar brings fresh air to football

    Sudipta Ananda | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    Little over a year ago, Jafar Iqbal was busy playing for Dilkusha Sporting Club in Dhaka’s third division football league...

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    SA facing bowling crisis against Tigers, says coach

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    New South Africa coach Ottis Gibson was faced with what he described as a ‘crucial’ problem at the start of his tenure -- injuries to four leading fast bowlers...

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    Tamim joins Tigers, Rubel kept waiting

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    Bangladesh national cricket team received a boost in South Africa when opener Tamim Iqbal joined the training session on Tuesday, though the team was still left waiting for pace bowler Rubel Hossain...

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    When is a genocide a genocide?

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    MY HEART has broken. Many times, in many ways over the past twenty days. It has been splintered, hammered, shattered, parched, starved and numbed beyond recognition...

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    Three different ethnic cleansing models

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    ETHNIC cleansing is always dirty and calling it names helps much. Those who set out to cleanse are always confident that they can get away with it...

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    Britain’s distant war

    by Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    BRITAIN is engaged in a major war, and has been for three years, yet very few people recognise this and there is little debate about the rationale or potential consequences...

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    Gauging the status quo

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    THE Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa grouping has since long ceased to be of material significance as multilateral institutions go...

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    Govt must reduce OMS rice price

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    IT IS sad that a sudden increase in open market sales rice price has dealt a blow to poor farmers in the flood-hit Sunamganj and many of them were forced to return home from outlets empty-handed...

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    Delhi’s professed support for Dhaka on Rohingyas duplicitous

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    INDIA reported to be expressing its ‘full support for Bangladesh’s stance’ over the Rohingya issue is problematic...

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    Atrocity on Rohingyas barbaric: Amartya Sen

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    Nobel laureate Professor Amartya Sen and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales have offered to be signatories to the open letter written by Nobel peace laureate Muham...

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    Hasina expects no help from Trump on refugees fleeing Myanmar

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to US president Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees...

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    Hurricane Maria wreaks ‘devastation’ in Dominica

    Agence France-Presse . Pointe-a-Pitre | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    Hurricane Maria smashed into the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday, with its prime minister describing devastating damage as winds and rain from the storm also hit territories still reeling from Irma....

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    Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but silent on army role

    Reuters . Naypyitaw | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be punished, but she did not address UN accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military...

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    Trump says US may have to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on September 20, 2017

    US president Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States will be forced to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a ‘rocket man’ on a suicide mission...