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By Ziauddin Khandoker On Monday, September 7th, 2020

UN welcomes life-saving disembarkation of Rohingyas in Indonesian coast

currentnews UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the life-saving disembarkation of approximately 300 Rohingya refugees off the northern coast of Aceh, Indonesia early Monday. Having survived some seven months More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Monday, September 7th, 2020

Brexit back in crisis

  currentnews Britain’s tortuous divorce from the European Union veered into fresh crisis on Monday after London threatened to undermine the exit agreement unless free trade terms are agreed by next month. In More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Sunday, September 6th, 2020

Female journalist shot dead in Pakistan

  currentnews A female journalist has been shot dead at her home in Balochistan of Pakistan. Police said the incident took place in Turbat area of Balochistan’s Kech district on Saturday. Shaheena Shaheen, More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Sunday, September 6th, 2020

Kim orders thousands to help typhoon recovery

  currentnews North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered 12,000 elite members of his ruling party based in Pyongyang to help with recovery efforts in two rural provinces lashed by a powerful typhoon, state More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Saturday, September 5th, 2020

California braces for record-setting heatwave, more fires

currentnews   California is bracing for record-breaking temperatures and dangerous fire weather conditions this Labor Day weekend, with the National Weather Service urging people to limit outdoor activity More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Myanmar seals off capital amid virus surge

currentnews Myanmar has imposed mandatory quarantine and coronavirus tests for visitors to its capital city after the country reported dozens more infections on Wednesday and leader Aung San Suu Kyi warned of a More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Twitter confirms account of Modi’s personal website hacked

currentnews Twitter confirmed on Thursday that an account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency. The More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

US states told be ready to distribute Covid-19 vaccine by Nov 1

currentnews The Trump administration has urged US states to get ready to distribute a potential Covid-19 vaccine by November 1, in the latest sign of the accelerating race to deliver a vaccine by year’s end. “CDC More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Russia’s Navalny poisoned with Novichok – German government

currentnews The German government has said toxicological exams at Berlin’s Charité hospital have yielded “unequivocal proof” that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve More...

By Ziauddin Khandoker On Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Pranab Mukherjee’s funeral takes place

currentnews The funeral of former Indian President and veteran politician Pranab Mukherjee was held with full state honour in New Delhi on Tuesday afternoon. The mortal remains of the late President was taken to More...

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