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Sri Lanka freezes bank accounts of 41 terror suspects, extends emergency by till June 23

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said that the suspects are under the custody of the Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). WT24 Desk Bank accounts of 41 terror suspects in Sri Lanka having links with the outlawed Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) that was behind the Easter Sunday bombings in the country have been frozen, ...

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29 held over pry teacher recruitment test ‘question paper leak’

WT24 Desk Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested 29 members of a gang from Kalaroa upazila headquarters on Friday morning for their suspected involvement in leaking question paper of primary teacher recruitment test, UN\B reports. Tipped off, a team of Rab -6 raided the building of Sonali Super Market and arrested them in the morning, said Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad ...

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Boat capsizes on southwest China river, 10 dead, 8 missing

State broadcaster CCTV said Friday morning that eight still were missing.The captain was among 11 people rescued. WT24 Desk A boat carrying passengers across a river has capsized in southwestern China, killing at least 10 people, PTI reports. State broadcaster CCTV said Friday morning that eight still were missing.The captain was among 11 people rescued after the capsizing in remote ...

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Pakistan successfully test-fires ballistic missile Shaheen-II capable of hitting India

It said that the launch, having its impact point in the Arabian Sea, was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, senior officers from the Army Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers of the strategic organisations. WT24 Desk Pakistan Thursday successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II, capable of hitting targets as far as 1,500 kilometers ...

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American who fought for Taliban to be freed early from US prison

John Walker Lindh to be released but some politicians say he may still be security risk WT24 Desk John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, is to be released early from federal prison despite some US politicians expressing concerns he may still be a security risk, Reuters reports. Lindh, photographed as a bearded 20-year-old when captured ...

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US millionaire put plane on autopilot to have sex with minor, faces jail

Mell, a father-of-three who had a brokerage firm, was accused of committing sex acts with a 15-year-old girl whose mother had approached him so that he could give her flying lessons, according to reports. WT24 Desk A 53-year-old millionaire trader could get five-year jail term after pleading guilty to engaging in sex acts with a 15-year-old girl, once even putting ...

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22 arrested across Europe in swoop on ‘dangerous drug gang’

Europol says group was involved in drug and cigarette trafficking and assassinations WT24 Desk Police have arrested 22 suspects in an operation across five countries that dismantled one of Europe’s top criminal groups behind drug trafficking and assassinations, the EU’s police agency has said, AFP reports. The operation, codenamed Icebreaker, which took place last week, led to the arrest of ...

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Student dies mysteriously in Dhaka

Youth shot dead in Jhenaidah WT24 Desk A university student was found dead at his girlfriend’s rented residence in Kuril area of the capital city early Tuesday, Agencies report. Deceased Ashiq E Elahi’s family termed the death ‘mysterious’.    Nazmus Sakib, a classmate of the deceased, told Banglanews that Elahi was a fifth semester student at American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB). ...

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Dozens killed in riot at Tajikistan prison holding Isis militants

Three prison guards and 29 inmates die in violence at 1,500-capacity jail in Vahdat WT24 Desk Three prison guards and 29 inmates were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan that the government blamed on Islamic State militants, Reuters reports. Tajikistan’s justice ministry said the riot broke out late on Sunday in the prison in the city of Vahdat, six miles (10km) ...

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Awami League activist abducted, murdered in Bandarban

WT24 Desk A ruling Awami League activist was shot dead by criminals after abduction in the Sadar upazila on early Sunday, UNB reports. The deceased was identified as Kya Ching Thowai Marma, 27, son of Ta U Thowai Marma. He was an activist of Awami League’s ward number 5 unit in Rajbila union. Police said armed criminals barged into Kya ...

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