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S Korea ferry captain jailed for 36yrs

S Korea ferry captain jailed for 36yrs

The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April has been found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison. The Sewol ferry was carrying 476 people when it went down. More than 300 died, most of them school students. Lee Joon-seok was among 15 crew members on trial over...

Samsung profit lowest in 3 years

Samsung profit lowest in 3 years

Samsung Electronics has seen its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales. The South Korean company said profit fell 60% to 4.1tn won ($3.8bn; £2.5bn) in the three months to September. The results were in line with the firm's preliminary estimates released earlier this...

Bangladesh re-elected member of ITU council

Bangladesh has been re-elected to the administrative council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for 2015-2018. The election was held yesterday during a plenipotentiary conference of ITU in Busan, South Korea, in which Bangladesh bagged 115 votes and has been elected as the council member from the East Asia and Australasia zone for the next four years. ITU is an UN body that deals with telecom-related matters aiming to ensure networks and improve access to ICT for underserved communities worldwide. Bangladesh has...

16 killed in South Korea concert

16 killed in South Korea concert

At least 16 people have been killed and 11 injured in an accident at a pop concert in Seongnam, south of Seoul in South Korea, officials say. They say a ventilation grate collapsed and a group of concert-goers fell 10 metres (33ft) into an underground parking area. The crowds had been watching an outdoor performance...

Bangladesh to join China-led Asian bank Oct 24

Bangladesh to join China-led Asian bank Oct 24

Bangladesh will ink an agreement of the proposed China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on October 24, a finance ministry official told The Daily Star. A delegation of the ministry will leave Dhaka for Beijing on October 22 to join as a member of the bank that will focus on infrastructure development and connectivity within...

Not much time left for Tigers

The Tigers were scheduled to return home last night after an unsuccessful Asian Games campaign in South Korea. The national cricketers are scheduled to be back in business after the Eid holidays on October 14 to prepare for the home series against Zimbabwe, who arrive in Dhaka on October 17 on a one-and-a-half month tour to play three Tests and five ODIs. Bangladesh will desperately be looking to turn around their fortunes in this series as they are yet to win...

17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014

Women progress, men don't

Women progress, men don't

Bangladesh women's kabaddi team all but confirmed their semifinal berth in the 17th Asian Games with an emphatic 30-18 win over hosts South Korea at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium in Incheon yesterday. But the men's team disappointed once again as they were eliminated from the group stage for the second successive time after...

17th Asian Games Incheon 2014

Bad day for kabaddi, golf

Bangladesh's Asian Games kabaddi campaign got off on the wrong foot as both the men and women's teams lost to holders India at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium here yesterday. While the women's team, who won bronze medal in the previous edition in China in 2010, suffered an 18-29 defeat including "two lona" after trailing the first half 5-22, the men's team followed the footsteps of women and were humiliated 15-30 by India who came into the game after taking...

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Bangladesh women storm into final

Bangladesh women storm into final

Bangladesh's women cricketers today beat Sri Lankans by 25 runs in the second semi-final of Asian Games 2014 at Yeonhui Cricket Ground at Incheon in South Korea. They will take Pakistan in the final match tomorrow. After winning the toss, Bangladesh team decided to bat and scored 95 runs in 20 overs, reports ESPN Cricinfo.com. Middle-order...

Not sure whether to visit Busan this fall? You better do

Not sure whether to visit Busan this fall? You better do

Busan, Korea’s second-largest city, nestled on the fascinating southern coast, has various attractions that beckon tourists all year round. They range from beautiful beaches and fresh local seafood to ultra-convenient mega shopping centres. But if you happen to be a big fan of movies, fine art or computer games, or just want to explore...

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