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Robber suspect killed in Ctg ‘gunfight’

WT24 Desk A suspected robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Chhoto Chonua area of Banshkhali upazila early Monday, Agencies report. The deceased could not be identified yet. Assistant superintendent of Police Md Mashkur Rahman, also assistant director (media) of Rab-7, said that on information that a gang of pirates was staying in ...

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More than 100 killed in Mali attack

Gunmen surrounded the village before attacking people in their homes in Ogossagou WT24 Desk More than 100 people have been killed in an attack on a village in central Mali by armed men wearing traditional Dogon hunters’ clothing, reports say, Agencies report. Gunmen surrounded the village before attacking people in their homes in Ogossagou in the country’s Mopti region, a ...

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Cop among 2 shot at Ctg polling station

5 others injured as cops charge batons to bring situation under control during UZ polls WT24 Desk A police constable and a man sustained bullet injuries as miscreants attacked and opened fire at a polling station in Chandnaish upazila on Sunday morning, Agencies report. The injured Constable Farhad Hossain, 31, of Chandnaish Police Station, was admitted to Chattogram Medical College ...

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‘My heart fell’

Says New Zealand surgeon who treated girl, 4 WT24 Desk Christchurch— As soon as vascular surgeon Adib Khanafer received the call March 15, he started running toward the operating theater at Christchurch Hospital. At that point, he had no idea a white supremacist had slaughtered 50 people. But he could hear an urgency in the request for help, AP reports. ...

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HC revokes sacked AL leader’s bail

It earlier granted him 1-yr interim bail in a gang-rape case WT24 Desk The High Court on Saturday revoked its previous order that granted one-year interim bail to sacked Awami League leader Ruhul Amin in a case filed in connection with the gang-rape of a woman in Subarnachar upazila of Noakhali after the 30 December national elections.The HC bench of ...

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New Zealand attack: Al Noor mosque imam tells world leaders to fight hate speech

Imam Gamal Fouda tells thousands that events leading to last week’s massacre ‘did not come overnight’ WT24 Desk An imam who survived the terror attack at Al Noor mosque has declared New Zealand “unbreakable” in a sermon attended by thousands in Christchurch on Friday and called on world leaders eliminate hate speech, saying the massacre “did not come overnight”, The Guardian ...

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Cyclone Idai witness describes seeing hundreds of bodies by roadside

Stranded motorist tells of encountering scenes of ‘total devastation and death’ WT24 Desk A man who walked through an area of Mozambique’s flood-hit countryside in the wake of Cyclone Idai has said he saw hundreds of bodies by the side of the road, describing scenes of “devastation and destruction”, The Guardian reports. Graham Taylor was trying to drive home from the ...

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NZ burials begin as Ardern urges students to reject hate

Prime minister returns to city where 50 were killed as foreign minister heads to Turkey WT24 Desk Burials for the 50 people killed the New Zealand terrorist attack have begun in Christchurch as the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, returned to the city to pay her respects and comfort those affected by the killings, The Guardian reports. On Wednesday, father and son ...

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Christchurch harboured white supremacists before massacre

Possible links between the shooter and white supremacists in New Zealand’s south have been alleged by recreational gun user and hunting guide Pete Breidahl. WT24 Desk The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has also been ...

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