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Jeff Williams Breaks US Space Record


Thursday, 25 August 2016
From left: NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, Russian cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin, and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, members of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), walk to report to members of the State Committee   American astronaut Jeff Williams has set a new record for most cumulative time in space for a U.S. astronaut. On Wednesday, Williams surpassed 520 days living in space, breaking Scott Kelly’s record set during his nearly... Read More...
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Study Shows Extent of Brain Damage From Zika Infections


Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Pietro Rafael, who has microcephaly, reacts to stimulus during an evaluation session with a physiotherapist at the Altino Ventura rehabilitation center in Recife, Brazil, Jan. 28, 2016.   A report released on Tuesday shows in graphic detail the kind of damage Zika infections can do to the developing brain - damage that goes well beyond the devastating birth defect known as microcephaly, in which the baby's head is smaller than normal. The current Zika outbreak was first... Read More...
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Human rights violence still ‘on’ at Dhaka jail: NHRC chief


Tuesday, 23 August 2016
National Human Rights Commission Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque says the violation of human rights is still persistent at the newly-built central jail in Keraniganj of Dhaka.   National Human Rights Commission Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque today said the violation of human rights is still persistent at the newly-built central jail in Keraniganj of Dhaka. “Human rights are still being violated in the prison though the situation has improved to some extents after moving the jail... Read More...
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UN: Aleppo at Risk of ‘Unparalleled’ Humanitarian Catastrophe


Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Men ride on a pick-up truck past damaged buildings in the rebel-held Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria Aug. 18, 2016.   The United Nations aid chief warned Monday that Syria is the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time and there “is a race against time” to save hundreds of thousands of besieged civilians with food, water and medical supplies. “In Aleppo, we risk seeing a humanitarian catastrophe unparalleled in the over five years of bloodshed and carnage... Read More...
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Paper-based Test Identifies Bogus and Poor Quality Drugs


Tuesday, 23 August 2016
A team of researchers has developed a simple, inexpensive, paper-based device to test medicine for quality and authenticity. (Photo courtesy of Lieberman and Bliese)   Counterfeit and substandard medications are a serious problem in the developing world, potentially harming patients who desperately need medical treatment. Some of these drugs — including the antibiotics ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone — have been deemed essential by the World Health Organization for the... Read More...

Michigan

Written on 25/08/2016, 11:42 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
21-year-old-pregnant-woman-fatally-shot-in-detroitPolice say a 21-year-old pregnant woman has been fatally shot in Detroit. The victim was killed Wednesday night outside her parents' home on the city's...
Written on 25/08/2016, 11:41 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
jail-probation-for-woman-who-stole-208-000-from-schoolA woman accused of stealing $208,000 from a school in western Michigan has been sentenced to a year in jail. Kathleen Wilkie declined to speak in court...
Written on 24/08/2016, 07:08 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
gov-snyder-seeks-to-undo-court-order-in-flint-water-probeGov. Rick Snyder is challenging a court order that bars a Flint hospital from contacting state health authorities on any future issue related to the...

Bangladesh

Written on 25/08/2016, 11:44 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
30-people-missing-in-madaripur-trawler-capsize   At least 30 people including women and children went missing as a trawler capsized in the Kumar river in Madaripur this evening. The trawler,...
Written on 25/08/2016, 11:44 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
rampal-power-plant-bnp-s-demo-depends-on-govt-response BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday, August 25, 2016, tells journalists that its programme regarding the relocation of Rampal...
Written on 25/08/2016, 11:43 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
bangabandhu-murder-case-s-plaintiff-mohitul-islam-dies AFM Mohitul Islam. BSS file photo.   Complainant of the Bangabandhu murder case AFM Mohitul Islam, who was the then personal assistant to the...
Tour to happen barring another 'atrocity'?

Tour to happen barring another 'atrocity'?

  On the day that England's ODI squad is to be briefed by the England and Wales Cricket Board...

Mashrafe urges England to tour

Mashrafe urges England to tour

Bangladesh limited-overs captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza.   Bangladesh's limited-overs skipper...

Barmy Army eager to be here

Barmy Army eager to be here

Barmy Army. File Photo: AFP   Even as The Telegraph’s report about England and Wales Cricket...

  • Tour to happen barring another 'atrocity'?
  • Mashrafe urges England to tour
  • Barmy Army eager to be here

United States

Thumbnail U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits with, clockwise from top, Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, United Kingdom Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs Tobias Ellwood, United...

International

Thumbnail A body is carried away by rescuers following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, Aug. 25, 2016.   Already suffering from the earthquake that shook the area Wednesday, a strong 4.3 magnitude...

Hefazat-e-Islam refuses to meet Shahbagh youths delegation

Hefazat-e-Islam, a radical Islamist organisation based in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong, on Wednesday refused to hold a meeting with Shahbagh demonstrators.

“There is no question of holding a dialogue with the protesters whom we will not allow to enter Chittagong,” said Azizul Haque Islamabadi, organising secretary of the Islamist group.

Meanwhile, the law enforcers in Feni on Wednesday requested Imran H Sarker, convener of the Shahbagh Gonojagoron Mancha, to return to Dhaka to avert any possible untoward incident during his Chittagong visit.

Imran along with his team was heading towards Chittagong to hold a meeting with Ahmed Shafi, chief of the Hefazat-e-Islam.

The team was in Feni when this report was filed.

However, Imran, also a key organiser of Shahbagh Gonojagoron Mancha, is yet to take any decision whether they will go to Chittagong, said Bappaditya Basu, president of Bangladesh Chhatra Moitree.

On Tuesday, the protesters of Gonojagoron Mancha postponed their Wednesday’s rally in the port city amid threats from radical Islamists and imposition of Section 144 by police in Chittagong.

The Section 144 prohibits gathering of more than five people.

Meanwhile, three homemade bombs were exploded near the Gonojagoron Mancha before the Chittagong Press Club around 8:25pm Tuesday, sending a wave of panic in the area.

Many people were seen running for shelter at the time in the area.

Police detained one person from the spot for his alleged link with the blasts.

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