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    Trump blames Iran for tanker blasts

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:23pm on June 15, 2019

    United States president Donald Trump on Friday declared that a mysterious attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf...

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    B’desh elected ECOSOC member

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:45am on June 15, 2019

    Bangladesh was elected a member of the prestigious Economic and Social Council of the United Nations for the term 2020-2022 from the Asia-Pacific region by...

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    Iran denies tanker attacks as tensions soar

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 08:00pm on June 14, 2019

    Iran dismissed as ‘baseless’ on Friday US accusations it executed twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman, raising fears of...

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    Myanmar spreading lies on Rohingya return: FM

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 11:21am on June 12, 2019

    Myanmar government has engaged itself in spreading disinformation on the repatriation of Rohingya people from Bangladesh, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said at a diplomatic...

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    Jail sought for ex-UN official convicted of child abuse in Nepal

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:10am on June 12, 2019

    Nepali prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek a 13-year jail term for a former United Nations official from Canada found guilty of sexually abusing two...

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    Surrender or starve?

    Jafar M Ramini | Updated at 12:00am on June 11, 2019

    THIS vile ultimatum that’s been the undercurrent of the so very well touted ‘Deal of the Century’ has a touch of the deja vu for...

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    Rohingyas slam UN, ASEAN repatriation plan without consulting them

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:31am on June 10, 2019

    A Cox’s Bazar-based organisation of Rohingyas has issued a warning to the United Nations and the ASEAN that there would be no repatriation to Myanmar...

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    Navy chief leaves for New York

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 02:44am on June 08, 2019

    Naval chief Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury left Dhaka for New York on Wednesday on a 4-day official visit to the United Nations headquarters...

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    115m men, boys married as children: UNICEF

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:44am on June 08, 2019

    An estimated 115 million boys and men worldwide were married as children, 23 million of them before the age of 15, the UN children’s agency...

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    Assange suffering psychological torture: UN expert

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 08:47pm on May 31, 2019

    Julian Assange has been subjected to drawn-out ‘psychological torture’, a UN rights expert said Friday, accusing the United States, Britain, Ecuador and Sweden of ‘collective...