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By Ziauddin Khandoker On Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Boat carrying migrants from Bangladesh, other countries sinks in Turkey; Seven dead

currentnews A boat carrying migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan  and Afghanistan has sunk in Lake Van in eastern Turkey, with at least seven people dead, officials say, reports BBC. The lake is near the border More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Christmas typhoon leaves 16 dead in Philippines

currentnews A typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines over Christmas left at least 16 people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes, officials said –reports UNB. Typhoon Phanfone made landfall More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Top UN court hearing Rohingya genocide allegations

currentnews The U.N.’s highest court on Tuesday began a hearing into allegations of genocide in Myanmar over the military campaign against the Rohingya minority, with leader Aung San Suu Kyi set to defend those More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Monday, November 11th, 2019

PM’s role in women empowerment lauded

currentnews Lord Tariq Ahmad, UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia, has lauded the role of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the field women empowerment and women education at the Commonwealth More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

PM receives three int’l awards

currentnews Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday received three awards given by international organizations for Bangladesh’s outstanding success in the ICT sector.  – reports Daily Observer The awards More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Bus collision kills 36 in eastern China

currnentnews At least 36 people died and 36 others were injured in east China when a packed coach with a flat tire collided with a truck, authorities said Sunday, reports Voice of America. The bus was carrying 69 More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Sunday, September 29th, 2019

White House restricted Trump call transcripts

currnentnews The White House has restricted access to transcripts of some of President Donald Trump’s calls with foreign leaders, US media report. Officials said notes about calls to leaders including Russia’s More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Friday, September 27th, 2019

Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time, abolish abaya rule

currnentnews Saudi Arabia said Friday it will offer tourist visas for the first time, opening up the ultra-conservative kingdom to holidaymakers as part of a push to diversify its economy away from oil, reports More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Friday, September 27th, 2019

Trump impeachment inquiry: Whistleblower ‘is CIA officer’

currnentnews The whistleblower whose complaint has led to an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump is a CIA officer, US media report. The unnamed officer once worked at the White House, several US outlets said. The More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Former French president Jacques Chirac dies

currnentnews Jacques Chirac, the former French president whose later years were blighted by corruption scandals, has died aged 86, reports BBC. “President Jacques Chirac died this morning surrounded by his More...

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