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    Diversify trade basket to boost exports to Switzerland, beyond: Envoy

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 10:16am on July 05, 2018

    Switzerland ambassador to Bangladesh Rene Holenstein has said Bangladesh should diversify its trade basket and place focus on new sectors - leather, ceramic, IT -...

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    US celebrates 242nd anniversary of independence

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on July 05, 2018

    US ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Wednesday said America’s independence day is a reminder of the enduring truth that a people can design their...

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    Heavy rain compounding Rohingya suffering: UNFPA

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on July 05, 2018

    Executive director of UNFPA Natalia Kanem has said the heavy rains in Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar district and their impact are already compounding the...

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    World fails to protect Rohingyas: UNSG

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 03, 2018

    United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres on Monday stressed the need for unity of the international communities, including the Security Council, for ensuring Rohingya people’s...

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    Muhith expects WB to provide $500m more for Rohingyas

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 02, 2018

    Finance minister AMA Muhith on Sunday said that he expected the World Bank to run a development programme with aid of up to $500 million...

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    UK calls for more int’l support for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:45pm on July 01, 2018

    UK minister of state for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field and special envoy for gender equality Joanna Roper have called for greater humanitarian assistance...

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    It’s a global responsibility: UNSG

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 03:10am on July 02, 2018

    United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres on Sunday said in Dhaka that the response to the crisis involving forcibly displaced Rohingya people from Myanmar was...

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    Thousands of street loiterers arrested in Philippines

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:05am on June 30, 2018

    Police have arrested more than 10,000 people for loitering in the streets in the last two weeks, after president Rodrigo Duterte issued a directive to...

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    No headway in Rohingya return

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 01:10am on June 30, 2018

    Formal and informal efforts involving sections of international community produced no breakthrough till Friday for the sustainable return of Rohingya people to their home in...

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    WB to provide $480mln aid to Rohingyas

    Reuters | Updated at 12:04pm on June 29, 2018

    The World Bank said on Thursday it would provide up to $480 million in grant-based support to Bangladesh to address the needs of Rohingya refugees...

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