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Murder accused killed in Ctg ‘gunfight’

Saiful and Lokman were known as ‘Boro Bhai’ among local teenagers WT24 Desk The main accused of a murder case was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Baklia in the port city early Tuesday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Md Saiful, 28, son of Rafiq Ahmed of Sabujbag residential. Saiful was the prime accused in the ...

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8 feared dead as cultists sack Rivers community

The cultists stormed the community in the wee hours of Sunday, April 7, killing eight persons and injuring many others; However, the police in the state confirming the incident said three people were killed in the attack WT24 Desk An early morning invasion of Mgbuodohia community in Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers state have led to the death ...

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BCL-police clash at CU leaves 10 hurt

CU shuttle train service suspended  WT24 Desk At least ten people were injured in sporadic clashes between Bangladesh Chhatra League(BCL) activists and police on Chittagong University campus during a blockade enforced by a faction of BCL to press home their 4-point demand including release of some of their leaders, Agencies report. Earlier in the day, a faction of BCL took ...

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3 Rohingyas killed in Teknaf ‘gunfight’

WT24 Desk  Three Rohingya miscreants were killed in a gunfight with police in Teknaf upazila of the district, Agencies report. The incident happened at a hilly area close to Mochoni Rohingya camp of the upazila around 1: 30 am on Saturday. All three of the deceased were residents of Mochoni Rohingya camp. The deceased were identified as Nur Alam, 20, ...

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Philippines: hostage of Islamist militants swims to safety while two others die

One Indonesian captive survives, one drowns and a Malaysian shot dead during military rescue attempt WT24 Desk An Indonesian hostage held by Islamist militants in the southern Philippineshas swum his way to freedom but another drowned, while a Malaysian captive was shot in the back while escaping, AP reports. The two Indonesians and the Malaysian separately escaped while Philippine marines were ...

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Christchurch shooting suspect will face 50 murder charges, say New Zealand police

Australian Brenton Tarrant will also face 39 attempted murder charges as MPs hear submissions on gun law changes WT24 Desk The Australian man accused of killing 50 Muslim worshippers in gun attacks on two mosques in Christchurch will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges, New Zealand police said on Thursday, The Guardian reports. “Other charges are still under ...

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Fear in Brunei and global outcry as country brings in death by stoning for gay sex

Shock among LGBT community in tiny southeast Asian kingdom as nation moves towards strict sharia law WT24 Desk Brunei’s small underground LGBT community have expressed shock and dismay over Brunei’s plan to bring in the punishment of death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, AFP, AP report. The laws were scheduled to be introduced on Wednesday in the tiny south-east Asian ...

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Trump shutting Mexico border would ‘cripple’ El Paso, Republican mayor says

Dee Margo warned Donald Trump that closing the border would have a ‘detrimental, almost draconian’ impact on the region WT24 Desk The Republican mayor of El Paso, the largest American city on the US border with Mexico, has warned Donald Trump that if he goes ahead this week with his threat to close the border it would have a “detrimental, almost draconian” impact on ...

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26 firefighters dead in China forest blaze

About 30 people have been unaccounted for since Sunday afternoon after a sudden change in wind direction caused an outburst of the blaze, according to authorities in Sichuan’s Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture. WT24 Desk At least 26 firefighters were killed while battling a forest blaze in remote mountains in southwest China, the state media reported on Monday, PTI reports. The ...

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