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5 of a family hurt in Keraniganj fire

5 of a family hurt in Keraniganj fire

Five members of a family suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out at their house at Par Gandaria in Keraniganj, on the outskirts of the capital, early today. The injured -- Rahima Begum, 50, her daughters Salma, 30, and Sonia, 14, and sons Rocky, 27, and Akash, 12, -- were whisked off to...

Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes

Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes

Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel for a second day on Wednesday after fighting resumed with the collapse of truce talks and an Israeli air strike that killed three people in Gaza. Charging that Israel had "opened a gateway to hell", Hamas's armed wing vowed to target Israel's Ben-Gurion International...

IS militants 'kill US journo on video'

IS militants 'kill US journo on video'

The Islamic State militant group has released a video online purporting to show the beheading of US journalist James Foley, missing since 2012. The militants said the killing was revenge for US air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. Foley's mother Diane said on Facebook she was proud of her son: "He gave...

Liberia imposes curfew over Ebola

Liberia imposes curfew over Ebola

Liberia has imposed a night-time curfew and has quarantined an area of the capital Monrovia in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said the curfew would be from 21:00 local time to 06:00 (21:00-06:00 GMT). She said all movement would be blocked in and out of the West Point...

Milky murder accused sent to jail on surrender

Milky murder accused sent to jail on surrender

A Dhaka court today rejected bail petition of Jahidul Islam Tipu, an accused in Jubo League leader Riazul Haque Khan Milky murder case, and sent him to jail after he surrendered before it this morning. Metropolitan Magistrate Anwar Sadat came up with the order after Tipu appeared before the court seeking bail. Meanwhile, ABM Siddiqur Rahman, assistant superintendent of Criminal Investigation Department and also investigation office of the case, submitted before the court a 10-day remand prayer for Tipu. The court fixed September 23 for hearing the prayer. Milky, an organising secretary of Dhaka city (south) Jubo League, was gunned down on the night of July 30 last year in front of a...

Mawa-Kawrakandi ferry services resume after 11hrs

Mawa-Kawrakandi ferry services resume after 11hrs

Ferry services on the Mawa-Kawrakandi route in Padma resumed this morning after around 11 hours of suspension due to severe river erosion. A total of 11 ferries including K-type and dump ferry will run on the route but Ro Ro ferry service could not be restored yet, said Sirajul Haque, manager of Bangladesh Inland...

MALAYSIA CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT

Published Date: August 19, 2014
3 trapped Bangladeshi workers confirmed dead

3 trapped Bangladeshi workers confirmed dead

Rescuers recovered the bodies of three Bangladeshi workers, who were trapped under a beam that collapsed at a construction site in Petaling Jaya of Malaysia yesterday. The victims are Mohammad Elahi Hossain, 27, son of Abdus Sattar, and Mohammad Alauddin Mallik, 34, son of Mohammad Shahadat Mollik, from Ishwardi in Pabna while Mohammad Faruk...

Published Date: August 19, 2014
Israel launches airstrikes after Gaza rocket fire

Israel launches airstrikes after Gaza rocket fire

The Israeli military said it carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire, a burst of violence that broke a temporary cease-fire and endangered negotiations in Egypt over ending the monthlong war between Israel and Hamas. The fighting occurred some eight hours before a temporary...

Published Date: August 19, 2014
New clashes erupt in Ferguson as Obama urges calm

New clashes erupt in Ferguson as Obama urges calm

US police say they have arrested 31 people during another night of angry protests in the town of Ferguson in the state of Missouri. Unrest flared hours after President Obama called for calm following the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on 9 August. The US attorney general is due to visit...

Published Date: August 19, 2014
Jackie Chan's son Jaycee in drug arrest

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee in drug arrest

The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan has been arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say. Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement on their official microblog. Police said both men tested positive for marijuana, with more than 100 grams of...