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War criminal Ghulam Azam dies

War criminal Ghulam Azam dies

Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam has died. The former chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, aged 92, was kept on life support as his physical condition deteriorated. Brigadier (retd) Abdul Mazid Bhuiyan, director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) where Azam was undergoing treatment, on Thursday said Azam died around 10:10pm. His condition deteriorated around 9:00pm. Azam was serving...

Ghulam Azam’s body handed over to family

Ghulam Azam’s body handed over to family

The body of convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam who died Thursday night has been handed over to his family. Jail authorities handed over his body around 7:30am today after autopsy at Dhaka Medical College, Tajul Islam, the lawyer of the former Jamaat ameer, told The Daily Star. Ghulam Azam’s son Abdullahil Aman Azmi received the...

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

A New York doctor who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa has tested positive for the disease. Dr Craig Spencer, who treated Ebola patients while working for the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), came down with a fever on Thursday, days after his return, officials say. He is the first Ebola case diagnosed...

BSF kills Bangladeshi in Chapainawabganj frontier

BSF kills Bangladeshi in Chapainawabganj frontier

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) members shot dead a Bangladeshi youth at Jaminpur frontier of in Chapainawabganj early today. Mohammad Soleman, 25, son of Ejabul Haque was a resident of Shibganj upazila in the district, reports our Chapainawabganj correspondent. The Bangladeshi was shot dead 100 metres away from Jaminpur frontier near pillar 179 around 4:00am,...

Dhaka to start verifying its nationals in Thai prison Oct 28

Dhaka to start verifying its nationals in Thai prison Oct 28

Bangladesh will begin verification of its nationals, who were been arrested and kept in different detention centres in Thailand, from October 28. "We will start verifying them step by step and in the group we will verify 30 people,” Secretary (bilateral) Mustafa Kamal said at the Foreign Minister’s press briefing today. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood...

Bangladesh signs China-led Asian bank MoU

Bangladesh signs China-led Asian bank MoU

Twenty-one Asian countries, including Bangladesh, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishing the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) today with three major countries skipping the event. Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launching ceremony as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders, reports...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Air strikes ‘kill 25 IS fighters’ in Iraq

Air strikes ‘kill 25 IS fighters’ in Iraq

  Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters. They said a series of bombings beginning in the early hours hit the town of al-Siniya, west of Baiji, a strategic city adjacent to the country's largest refinery, part of a multinational effort...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Canada 'not intimidated’, says PM Harper

Canada 'not intimidated’, says PM Harper

Canadian PM Stephen Harper has said his country "will never be intimidated" after a deadly attack near the national parliament in the capital Ottawa. He pledged to "redouble our efforts" in fighting "terrorist" groups. Earlier a gunman killed a soldier at an Ottawa war memorial, before dying in a shootout with police inside parliament. This came...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Another White House fence jumper detained

Another White House fence jumper detained

A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before two police dogs took him down, reports CNN. "Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said. The Secret Service identified the man as Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, and said charges against him are...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Hands-on with Nexus 6, Android Lollipop

Smack dab in the middle of last week, Google announced two new pieces of shiny: the Nexus 6 phone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Alas, both announcements came by way of blog post, rather than the standard fanfare-filled physical event - meaning no one actually got to touch the devices, reports TechCrunch. Until now! (function(d, s,...