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    Rohingya crisis: Canadian minister to visit Bangladesh on Nov 21

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:35pm on November 19, 2017

    Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canadian minister of international development and La Francophonie, will travel to Bangladesh from November 21 to...

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    Neighbours must have good ties, Myanmar to Bangladesh

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:24pm on November 19, 2017

    Myanmar union minister for information Pe Myint has said Myanmar is willing to cooperate with Bangladesh in all aspects and laid emphasis on...

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    DB inspector stabbed in city

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:15pm on November 19, 2017

    An inspector of Detective Branch of police was injured as a group of muggers stabbed him at Mouchak in the city early Sunday...

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    Primary, ibtedayi exams begin

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:59am on November 19, 2017

    Primary School Certificate and ibtedayi examinations 2017 began on Sunday across the country with the participation of 3,096,075 students...

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    Palestinians threaten to cut ties with US if PLO office is shut

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:55am on November 19, 2017

    The Palestinians will freeze their ties with the US if it follows through on a threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation's office in Washington, a senior PLO official warned Saturday...

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    Japanese foreign minister meets Mahmood Ali in city

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 10:52am on November 19, 2017

    Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono met his Bangladeshi counterpart AH Mahmood Ali at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka on Sunday morning...

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    Suarez inspires Barca, Real and Atletico in derby stalemate

    Reuters | Updated at 09:40am on November 19, 2017

    Real Madrid and Atletico each slipped 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after an intense Madrid derby finished goalless and the Catalans picked up an 11th victory in 12 games by winning 3-0 at Leganes...

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    US nuclear chief to resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order

    Reuters | Updated at 09:20am on November 19, 2017

    The top US nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist president Donald Trump if he ordered an ‘illegal’ launch of nuclear weapons...

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    Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

    BBC | Updated at 08:50am on November 19, 2017

    Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe is to meet the army chief amid intense pressure for him to step down...

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    AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:35am on November 19, 2017

    AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has died aged 64 after suffering for several years with dementia, the band announced Saturday...

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    Dhaka toddler undergoes successful liver transplant

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:51am on November 19, 2017

    Aman Jawad Uddin, almost three years old, developed jaundice in August which progressively got worse...

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    Khaleda asks senior leaders to prevent infightings

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:41am on November 19, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday urged her party’s senior leaders to prevent infightings in the p[arty ahead of the next general elections....

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    No involvement of criminal gangs found: police

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:39am on November 19, 2017

    The police investigators on Saturday said that they found no evidence that any criminal gang had picked up North South University assistant professor Mubashar Hasan Caesar from Agargaon in Dhaka on November 7....

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    Lawmaker injured in road accident

    United News of Bangladesh . Tangail | Updated at 01:38am on November 19, 2017

    Golam Mostafa, MP of Gaibandha-1 constituency, was injured seriously in a road accident in Natiapara area on Dhaka-Tangail highway in Delduar upazila Saturday evening...

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    Bhabadah committee’s foot march to Jessore goes on

    Our Correspondent . Jessore | Updated at 01:13am on November 19, 2017

    Several hundred affected people of Abhaynagar, Keshabpur and Monirampur upazilas of Jessore district, and Dumuria upazila in Khulna Tala in Satkhira joined the road march that entered the third day on Saturday....

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    Judiciary’s independence ‘gone with Sinha’s departure’: Moudud

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:12am on November 19, 2017

    BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Saturday alleged that the independence of the judiciary has been obliterated with the ‘forced resignation’ of justice Surendra Kumar Sinha....

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    Steps to save vital Comilla rivers urged

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:05am on November 19, 2017

    National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways, a rights body, on Saturday demanded that Rivers Gumti and Dakatia be excavated immediately after freeing the two rivers from pollution and grabbing...

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    UNHCR voices concern

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Geneva | Updated at 12:56am on November 19, 2017

    As more than 30 makeshift rafts carrying over 1,000 Rohingyas arrived in Bangladesh in the past 10 days, the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says it is concerned at the growing number of people resorting to desperate means to flee Myanmar...

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    Spinners shine in Comilla’s 4th successive win

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:50am on November 19, 2017

    Some outstanding bowling by spinners Mahedi Hasan and Rashid Khan helped Comilla Victorians to register their fourth successive win in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League as they beat Rangpur Riders by 14 runs in Dhaka on Saturday...

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    Govt to take Tk 235 crore more from wage earners’ welfare board

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:48am on November 19, 2017

    The government has decided to take a further Tk 235 crore from Wage Earners’ Welfare Board, created with contributions by migrant workers, to meet the required paid up capital for Probashi Kallayan Bank to turn it into a scheduled one, officials said...

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    Two more arrested

    Our Correspondent . Rangpur | Updated at 12:44am on November 19, 2017

    Police on Friday night arrested two more people, including a union parishad member under Sadar upazila, and a madrassah teacher under Gongachara upazilla in Rangpur in connection with the arson attack on Hindu houses of village Thakurpara, more than a week earlier...

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    Mintoo’s offshore co in spotlight

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:39am on November 19, 2017

    International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has revealed the presence of NFM Energy Limited, owned by businessman-turned-politician Abdul Awal Mintoo and his spouse and three sons, in the leaked Paradise Papers....

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    Rohingyas live in rented houses flouting ban

    Mohiuddin Alamgir and Mohammad Nurul Islam | Updated at 12:29am on November 19, 2017

    Local people are renting their houses to Rohingyas, who fled ethnic cleaning in Rakhine State of Myanmar to Bangladesh, flouting ban on renting houses to them imposed two months ago....

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    India’s Manushi crowned Miss World 2017

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:14am on November 19, 2017

    India’s Manushi Chillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant in Sanya, China, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000, reports The Economic Times....

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    Fakhrul asks CEC to act neutrally

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday asked the chief election commissioner, KM Nurul Huda, to carry out his job neutrally without trying to please any political party....

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    Allegri coy on Italy job

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri distanced himself from taking up the vacant post as Italy coach on Saturday, but left the door open to eventually accepting the job...

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    La Liga threatens to close Camp Nou

    Reuters . Barcelona | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    La Liga president Javier Tebas said on Friday Barcelona supporters are free to chant in favour of independence for Catalonia at games but said any ‘insulting’ chants against Spain could lead to the temporary closure of their Nou Camp stadium....

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    Dire Dortmund results pain Bosz

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz admitted their third straight defeat in the Bundesliga ‘hurts’ as the club’s dire form continued ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Tottenham Hotspur....

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    Gunners overpower Spurs in derby

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Controversial goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal their first Premier League success against Tottenham for over three years as the Gunners won 2-0 in a heated north London derby on Saturday....

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    ‘Aussies in confusion ahead of Ashes’

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Spin legend Shane Warne says Australia are in a state of ‘confusion’ heading into the Ashes series, with England primed for a first Gabba Test boilover....

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    Ctg Abahani continue winning spree

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Table toppers Chittagong Abahani continued their winning spree when they beat Mohammedan Sporting Club 1-0 in their Bangladesh Premier League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Saturday....

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    BCB waits on Hathurusinghe

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Saturday it was eagerly waiting for their Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurusinghe to return before making final decision regarding his replacement....

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    Sri Lanka gain upper hand

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Mathews hit half-centuries to give Sri Lanka the advantage against India on day three of the rain-hit opening Test on Saturday...

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    Dhaka seal another crushing win

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    An all-round Dhaka Dynamites continued their bullish run in the on-going Bangladesh Premier League as they crushed Rajshahi Kings by 68 runs to strengthen their position at the top of points table at Sher-e Bangla National Stadium on Saturday....

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    Crime and politics

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    ON November 3, a leading English daily Indian Express published a full-page report on criminal cases against union ministers and current and former chief ministers...

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    Trump’s excellent Asian adventure

    by Roy Morrison | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    DONALD Trump returns from a most pleasant vacation. He’s talked tough about North Korea. Blamed previous administrations for trade deficits with China...

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    Such a long legacy: on Indira Gandhi

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    THE term populism has acquired considerable currency these days, and is widely used to describe a distinctive mode of politics...

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    BBC investigation exposes US, UK, Saudis protecting IS in Syria

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    THE BBC expose, with graphic visuals, is quite emphatic: the US and British led coalition forces enabled hundreds of IS jihadists escape from Raqqa after the headquarters of their self declared Caliphate had been bombarded out of recognition....

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    Stakes are higher than ever

    by Sonali Kolhatkar | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    CLIMATE change, the most important issue currently affecting our planet and our species, is the subject of a global conference — yet it is barely a blip in media coverage...

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    A transport tale of ducking fitness checking

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    A HUGE number of public and privately owned motor vehicles running on the road dodging fitness checking is concerning....

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    Govt must protect biodiversity, ecosystem of Sunderbans

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    THE ecological significance of the Sunderbans Reserve Forest because of its rich biodiversity and unique ecosystem is immense....

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    Citizens’ rally halts traffic to commuters’ woes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Dhaka city dwellers on Saturday experienced severe traffic congestion throughout the day on Saturday because of VIP movement and participants in a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan organised to celebrate UNESCO recognition of the historic March 7 speech...

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    History can’t be erased: Hasina

    Moloy Saha | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that UNESCO acknowledgement of March 7 speech of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as a world documentary heritage proved the history could never be erased...

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    Abducted Aniruddha returns

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Aniruddha Kumar Roy, a businessman and honorary consul of Belarus to Bangladesh, arrived back at his Gulshan house in Dhaka on Thursday morning more than two and a half months after being abducted on August 27, the family and police said on Saturday...

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    Lanka nabs 19 after Buddhist, Muslim clash

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between ‘extremists’ from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday...

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    China wants bilateral talks

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on Saturday said his country might facilitate bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Myanmar if the two countries engaged for sustainable solutions to the protracted Rohingya crisis...

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    Govts keep global climate deal on track despite US pullout

    Reuters . Bonn | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by US president Donald Trump’s decision to pull out...

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