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8 dead amid protests in BoliviaAt least eight people died after the police and military forces clashed with protestors on Friday in the Bolivian city of Sacaba, Cochabamba department, local authorities reported on Saturday."We have eight confirmed dead; we're highly concerned by the number of dead," the department's ombudsman Nelson Cox told Xinhua over phone. "Additionally, 132 people were injured, ...
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Car bomb kills 18 in Syrian townA car bomb exploded Saturday in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killing at least 18 people and wounding several others, Syrian opposition activists and Turkey’s Defense Ministry said.Northern Syria has been hit by several explosions that have killed and wounded scores of people over the past month. That’s since Turkey began ...
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Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka presidential electionsSri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected president, his spokesman said Sunday following a fiercely fought election seven months after terror attacks killed 269 people.The 70-year-old retired lieutenant colonel had a 48.2 percent share of the vote with close to three million ballots counted but results from Sinhalese-majority regions -- the ...
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Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa in the lead in presidential electionSri Lanka’s former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa established a lead over his main rival in a presidential election months after deadly militant attacks in the island, early results showed on Sunday.Millions of Sri Lankans voted on Saturday to elect a new president to lead the country out of its deepest economic slump in over ...
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Dhaka ranks worst in Air Quality IndexThe capital city of Dhaka has once again ranked worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI).Dhaka had a score of 194 at 09:20am on Sunday, indicating that the air quality was "unhealthy."In the index, Delhi of India, Chengdu of China and Kolkata of India occupied the next three slots with a score of 182, 174 ...
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Tsitsipas stuns Federer & faces Thiem for titleStefanos Tsitsipas will play Dominic Thiem for the title at the ATP Finals on Sunday after beating six-time champion Roger Federer in London.The Greek, making his debut at the event aged just 21, won 6-3 6-4.Swiss Federer, 38, was aiming for a record-extending seventh title but was undone by the nerveless Tsitsipas, just as he ...
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Decision after meeting whether to send female workers to KSA    Following demand from different quarters to stop the sending of female manpower to Saudi Arabia as they often face physical and sexual assault there, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad on Saturday said the issue will come up for discussion at the Joint Technical Group meeting billed for November 26-27.“The decision about stopping ...
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Japan to make huge investment in Bangladesh: Finance MinisterFinance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Saturday said big Japanese companies like Nittsu, Nippon Steel, Sumitomo Corporation, Tekken and Honda will invest in Bangladesh on a large scale.The Finance Minister came up with the information after a meeting with a Japanese business delegation and Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Naoki Ito, UNB reports.Mentioning that Japanese investors ...
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Mominul echoes Domingo's concept of Test specialistsBangladesh skipper Mominul Haque has welcomed head coach Russell Domingo's prescription of structural changes as he believes that it can work out for the national team in the long run.Domingo, after the second day's play in Indore, stated that structural changes are required in the system if Bangladesh wanted to do well in Test cricket ...
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Food cooked in PM’s residence without onionPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday had her meals cooked without onion as the essential cooking ingredient appeared to a costly item in recent days.“We stopped eating onion . . . all foods in my house were cooked this noon without onion,” a premier office spokesman quoted her as saying, BSS reports.Sheikh Hasina added that ...
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