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    Tourism master plan formulation begins

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:12pm on January 19, 2020

    The government on Sunday formally launched the formulation of the much-awaited ‘Tourism Master Plan’ for the next 20 years, aspiring to turn the travel and...

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    Farmer fury, environmental anger in protest-hit Germany

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2020

    From grumpy bee-keepers dumping honey on politicians’ doorsteps to furious farmers holding up traffic, increasing tensions between farmers and environmentalists have overshadowed the opening of...

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    Maduro announces opening of cryptocurrency casino

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2020

    Venezuela will open a casino where all bets must be placed in the country’s ailing ‘petro’ cryptocurrency, president Nicolas Maduro said on Friday, overturning a...

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    Two arrested for 12 billion password sale attempt: Dutch police

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2020

    Police arrested two men in the Netherlands and Northern Ireland suspected of trying to sell some 12 billion stolen user names and passwords via an...

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    Farmers count cost after Australia bushfires wipe out livestock

    Agence France-Presse . Kangaroo Island | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2020

    In the wake of ferocious bushfires that tore through Kangaroo Island of Australia, local farmer Rick Morris has endured the gruelling task of burying 400...

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    Bangladesh economy to grow 7.8pc in FY20: UN

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2020

    The United Nations on Saturday projected that Bangladesh’s economy would grow by 7.8 per cent in the current fiscal year of 2019-2020, lower than the...

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    US homebuilding hits 13-year high, led by apartments

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:52am on January 18, 2020

    Construction of new US housing shot to a 13-year high last month, government data showed on Friday, a sign that homebuilders were racing to catch...

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    Microsoft pledges to be ‘carbon negative’ by 2030

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:49am on January 18, 2020

    Microsoft said on Thursday that it would become ‘carbon negative’ by 2030 as part of a ramped-up effort by the United States tech giant to...

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    Davos faces up to towering global challenges

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:45am on January 18, 2020

    Global decision-makers gather in Davos starting on Tuesday for their annual meeting, with challenges facing the planet — from climate change to conflict in the...

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    Australia to lose billions as bushfires deter tourists

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:43am on January 18, 2020

    Australia will lose billions of dollars in tourism revenue as international visitors cancel trips in droves due to bushfires raging across the country, an industry...

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