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Guinea concert stampede kills 24

Guinea concert stampede kills 24

At least 24 people have died in a stampede at a beach concert in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The president's office has declared a week of national mourning after what it called a "tragic drama" at a concert by the Guinean rap...

Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

People in Bangladesh celebrated the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, across the country on Tuesday. The festival was celebrated on the first day of Shawal of 1435 Hizri, an Arabic month that comes after 30 days of self control and purification during the month of Ramadan. The government has taken elaborate...

40 RMG workers fall sick in Badda demo

At least 40 workers of a garments factory who were observing a hunger strike since yesterday in an ongoing demonstration in capital's Badda area fell sick on Wednesday. Several hundred readymade garment factory workers of Toba Group started demonstrating in front of their factory there on Eid day yesterday. Among the sick, five agitating workers were taken to a local community clinic as their physical condition took a critical turn, a participant, Monir, told The Daily Star. Around 200 workers are observing...

BOAT CAPSIZE IN PADMA

No whereabouts of 12 missing victims

No whereabouts of 12 missing victims

Rescuers have failed to locate 12 people who went missing in a boat capsize in Padma river in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia yesterday. There are five chilrden among the missing, reports our Kushtia correspondent. “Among the 12 missing people, nobody was recovered till 10:30am,” Syed Belal Hossain, deputy commissioner of Kushtia told journalists on the...

43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza

43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza

Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early today as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised ceasefire proposal. Israel's Channel Two TV said progress was being made to achieve a deal in Cairo, where...

9 killed in road crashes

9 killed in road crashes

Nine people were killed and 53 injured in separate road accidents in three districts across the country today. Of the deceased, four were killed in Sylhet, three killed in Sirajganj and two in Thakurgaon, report our districts correspondents. In Sylhet, a bus skidded off the Dhaka-Sylhet highway when driver of a passenger bus lost control...

Gaza conflict: UN accuses Israel over Jabaliya attack

Gaza conflict: UN accuses Israel over Jabaliya attack

Israel launched a deadly attack on a UN school housing refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings that civilians were sheltering there, the UN has said. UN spokesman Chris Gunness said "the world stands disgraced" by the attack, in which 15 were reported killed. Israel, which has accused the militant group Hamas of using schools as...

'Dozens trapped' by Indian landslide

At least 40 houses have been buried and up to 150 people are feared trapped after a landslide hit a village in western India, officials say. Teams of rescue workers are on their way to the village of Ambegaon of Pune district in Maharashtra state where the incident happened. An official said residents had already begun clearing the debris to look for survivors. Reports said that heavy rains had triggered the landslide.

US, EU widen sanctions on Russia over Ukraine issue

US, EU widen sanctions on Russia over Ukraine issue

US President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against Russia. They include banning people in the US from banking with three Russian banks. The EU earlier expanded its sanctions, targeting the oil sector, defence equipment and sensitive technologies. But Australia's priority is to get access to the crash site of the downed MH17 flight...

Train kills 1 in Lalmonirhat

Train kills 1 in Lalmonirhat

A man was killed as a train hit him in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila this morning. The dead is Sirazul Islam, 33, son of late Rahmat Ali, resident of Teesta village in Lalmonirhat sadar upazila, reports our Lalmonirhat correspondent. Sirajul was hit by a Lalmonirhat-bound train when he was crossing the rail lines around 10:00am and...