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Teen ‘gang-raped’ in Keraniganj; 6 held

WT24 Desk Police arrested six people here on Monday night in a case filed over the reported gang-rape of a teenage girl in South Keraniganj, UNB reports. Ashiquazzaman, inspector (Investigation) of South Keraniganj Police Station, said the victim aged about 14 went to Sarighat area on April 20 for roaming where 8-10 youths violated her in turns after taking her ...

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‘Drug trader’ killed

‘Gunfight’ in Cox’s Bazar WT24 Desk A suspected drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion on marine drive road in Teknaf upazila early Monday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Mohi Uddin, son of Sirajul Islam, a resident of Komboniapara in Naikhongchhari upazila. Azim Ahmmed, wing commander of Rab-15, said on secret information ...

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Sri Lanka searches for answers after Easter blasts kill hundreds

A sense of unease pervaded the nation on Sunday following a period of relative calm in the decade since the end of a brutal conflict between the predominately Buddhist Sinhalese majority and mostly Hindu Tamil minority. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which also injured at least 450 people. WT24 Desk Sri Lanka sought to restore stability following ...

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6-yr-old girl dies as mother ‘slaps’ her

WT24 Desk A six-year-old girl died on Sunday morning after reportedly being slapped by her mother for refusing to eat rice in Hazampara of Shailkupa Upazila, UNB reports.The deceased was Jannatul, 6, the daughter of Aleya Begum. Aleya slapped Jannatul as she did not want to eat rice, police said.The girl fell sick after being slapped and was rushed to ...

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World leaders express horror at Easter attacks in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis, Theresa May and other global leaders show solidarity after explosions WT24 Desk World leaders have expressed their solidarity with the Sri Lankan people and voiced their horror at a series of explosions at churches and luxury hotelsthat killed more than 200 people and injured hundreds during Easter services, The Guardian reports. Pope Francis condemned the attacks as “cruel violence” ...

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Unidentified gunmen kill 13 at Mexican party

The Secretariat of Public Safety said seven men, five women, and a child were killed, and four others injured in the attack WT24 Desk Thirteen people, including a child, were killed Friday when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire on a party in the violence-wracked eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, officials said, AFP reports. The Secretariat of Public Safety ...

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Two teenagers arrested over Lyra McKee killing

Young men detained under anti-terror laws in relation to shooting of journalist in Derry WT24 Desk Two teenagers have been arrested by Northern Irish police in connection with the killing of the journalist Lyra McKee in Derry, PA reports. The men, aged 18 and 19, were detained under anti-terrorism legislation and taken to a police station in Belfast for questioning, ...

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Three world-class climbers presumed dead in Canadian avalanche

Climbing media named the men as American Jess Roskelley, 36, and Austrians David Lama, 28, and Hansjörg Auer, 35, saying they were killed after attempting to climb a challenging route on Howse Peak in Banff National Park. WT24 Desk Three renowned professional alpinists are missing and presumed dead after an avalanche in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, Parks Canada said on Thursday, ...

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Gunmen kill at least 14 bus passengers in Pakistan’s Balochistan province

The attackers were wearing uniforms from the paramilitary Frontier Corps, provincial home secretary Haider Ali tells WT24 Desk Gunmen killed at least 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Balochistan province, officials said Thursday. The attackers were wearing uniforms from the paramilitary Frontier Corps, provincial home secretary Haider Ali told AFP. The gunmen “stopped ...

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North Korea nuclear site shows signs of activity

Satellite pictures show railcars at Yongbyon site, raising concern radioactive material is being transported WT24 Desk Week-old satellite images show movement at North Korea’s main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel, a US thinktank has reported, Reuters reports. Any new reprocessing activity would underscore the failure of a second summit between Donald ...

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