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Gunmen Kill Burundi Opposition Leader


Sunday, 24 May 2015
Relatives and friends gather around the covered body of Zedi Feruzi, the head of opposition party UPD, in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 23, 2015.   The leader of an opposition party in Burundi has been shot dead by unknown assailants in Bujumbura, according to witnesses and residents.   They say Zedi Feruzi, the head of the UPD party, and at least one of his bodyguards were killed in a drive-by shooting Saturday in the capital's Ngangara district.   Few other... Read More...
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Bangladesh to verify 208 victims rescued by Myanmar


Sunday, 24 May 2015
Myanmar navy rescued 208 trafficking victims from the sea on Friday in the first ever rescue operation conducted by the country under pressure from the international community. Those rescued were said to have been all Bangladeshis. Photo: BBC   A Bangladesh delegation is ready to depart for Myanmar to verify nationality of the 208 migrants, victims of human trafficking, rescued from sea recently. The team will verify whether the migrants belong to Bangladesh in view of... Read More...
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30 graves of 'Bangladesh, Myanmar migrants' found in Malaysia


Sunday, 24 May 2015
      This AFP photo taken on May 13, 2015 shows rescue workers retrieving human remains from graves near the hillside site where shallow graves containing 26 bodies were found on May 1, close to the town of Padang Besar in the southern Thailand province of Songkhla.   Mass graves and suspected human trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the country's home minister said on Sunday.The country’s... Read More...
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WHO: Ebola Is Still a Risk, Requires Vigilance


Wednesday, 20 May 2015
A man is sprayed with disinfectant at a newly built graveyard for Ebola victims in Monrovia, Liberia, March 2015.   Health ministers and officials at the World Health Organization's decision-making body are urging continued vigilance until the Ebola epidemic is completely stopped in West Africa. The World Health Assembly has called on the international community to maintain its commitment to defeating the deadly virus, which has killed more than 11,000 people in the... Read More...
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Missing migrant boat rescued off Indonesia


Wednesday, 20 May 2015
In this photograph taken on May 17, 2015 Indonesian residents arrive with bags of clothes to donate to rescued migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh at a warehouse facility converted into quarters in the fishing port of Langsa in Aceh province. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD   Migrants filmed by the BBC last week drifting off the coast of Thailand have been found by fishermen off Indonesia's Aceh province. The mainly Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were on board a green and red... Read More...

Michigan

Written on 24/05/2015, 03:56 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
legion-post-in-niles-scrambles-for-cash-to-pay-rent        An American Legion post in southwestern Michigan is struggling to pay rent after spending money to bring a traveling version of the Vietnam...
Written on 24/05/2015, 03:55 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
just-another-birthday-for-detroit-area-woman-her-116th        A Detroit-area woman turned 116 Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life. "There's nothing I can do about it," Jeralean Talley of...
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man-dead-officer-injured-in-detroit-standoff        Detroit police say a man has been fatally shot after jumping off his porch and shooting at officers. Police Chief James Craig says the man's...

Bangladesh

Written on 24/05/2015, 03:58 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
another-war-crimes-suspect-held-in-maheshkhali        Another war crimes suspect was arrested from Maheshkhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar early today, three days after a tribunal in Dhaka issued...
Written on 24/05/2015, 03:56 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
road-crash-kills-3-in-sirajganj-again        Three people were killed and two injured in a collision between two trucks in Kamarkhanda upazila of Sirajganj early today.   The accident...
Written on 20/05/2015, 02:27 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
2-war-criminals-get-life-until-death        Mahidur Rahman (L) and Afsar Hossain   A tribunal in Dhaka today sentenced Mahidur Rahman and Afsar Hossain to life until death on one...
Selectors keen on final BCL games

Selectors keen on final BCL games

        Faruque Ahmed   Chief selector Faruque Ahmed hoped that Bangladesh Test...

Sweet revenge for hosts

Sweet revenge for hosts

        Bangladesh players celebrate winning their first game of DBBL Asian Senior...

It's pace versus possession

It's pace versus possession

        Abahani coach Goerge Kottan will hope Wahed Ahmed turns a similar performance...

  • Selectors keen on final BCL games
  • Sweet revenge for hosts
  • It's pace versus possession

United States

Thumbnail FILE - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accompanied by fellow senators meets with reporters on Capitol Hill.   The U.S. Senate has blocked a House of Representatives bill that would...

International

Thumbnail Supporters for same-sex marriage raise a cheer at Dublin Castle as they wait for the result of the referendum, May 23, 2015.   Ireland became the first country in the world to adopt same-sex marriage by...

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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