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Cops ‘gang-rape’ woman in Khulna

BHRIA offers legal support; OC  denies allegation WT24 Desk A woman has allegedly been gang-raped by the OC of Khulna Railway Police Station and four other police personnel. The 21-year-old victim alleged that police had arrested her at Khulna Railway Station on Friday and took her to the railway police station. There, she alleged, OC Osman Gani, Sub-Inspector Goutam Kumar ...

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Iran seizes oil tanker in Gulf

7 sailors of different nationalities detained WT24 Desk Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was smuggling fuel to Arab states, Iran’s state TV reported, adding that seven sailors onboard had been detained, Agencies report. “The IRGC’s naval forces have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was smuggling fuel for ...

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31 dead after boats capsize in Philippines

62 rescued; Coast guard spokesman said the dead were mostly passengers of two ferries that flipped over in sudden wind gusts WT24 Desk Manila: Rescuers recovered more bodies in rough seas where three ferry boats capsized after being buffeted by fierce winds and waves off two central Philippine provinces, bringing the death toll to 31 with three missing, the coast ...

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US to test new missile as arms treaty with Russia ends

The end of the treaty comes amid rising doubts about whether the two countries will extend an agreement on long-range nuclear weapons WT24 Desk With the scrapping of a landmark arms control agreement Friday, the U.S. announced plans to test a new missile amid growing concerns about emerging threats and new weapons, Agencies report. U.S. officials said they are no ...

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Four ‘robbers’ killed

‘Shootout’ in Cox’s Bazar WT24 Desk Four people have been killed in an alleged shootout with police in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf Upazila, Agencies report. The shootout took place at Upazila’s Nurullah Ghona hilly area around 3am on Saturday, said Pradip Kumar Das, chief of Teknaf Police Station. The dead have been identified as Junayed, Mohammad Ayub and Mehedi Hassan. They ...

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Al-Qaida kills at least 20

Say Yemen officials WT24 Desk Yemeni officials and tribal leaders say al-Qaida militants targeted a military camp in southern Abyan province, killing at least 20 troops, Agencies report. The militants attacked the camp with rocket propelled grenades and automatic rifles around midnight, setting off clashes that lasted until early morning on Friday. The troops targeted are members of a force ...

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North Korea missile tests could be effort to divide US, Japan and South

3 launches in 8 days point to ulterior motive amid strained relations between its neighbours and Washington WT24 Desk The series of short-range missile tests by North Korea over the last eight days could be an attempt by Pyongyang to exploit strained US-Japan-South Korea relations, analysts have said, Agencies report. The latest launches, at about 3am on Friday from North Korea’s east ...

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61-year-old Indian, on the run for a decade, among UK’s most wanted

Shashi Dhar Sahnan from Leicester is accused of importing heroin into the UK in 2007 and is reportedly in Spain. WT24 Desk Britain’s crime officials on Thursday issued an appeal to the public to help apprehend 11 fugitives – including India-born Shashi Dhar Sahnan – suspected to be involved in murders, sex offences and drug trafficking, The Hindustan Times reports. ...

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NASA scientist charged with possessing child porn

Scott Roger Messenger, 50, was arrested on July 23, Khou 11, a CBS-affiliated television station reported on Tuesday. The charges were linked to a 2018 investigation that the Webster Police Department in Massachusetts conducted. WT24 Desk A scientist working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has been charged with five counts of child porn possession, the media reported citing court documents, ...

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6 die inhaling toxic gas in Joypurhat

The victims were cleaning a septic tank WT24 Desk At least six workers have been killed while cleaning a septic tank in Joypurhat’s Akkelpur Upazila, Agencies report. The accident took place at a house in Jaffarpur village around 9am on Wednesday, according to Kiron Kumar Roy, chief of Akkelpur Police Station. The dead have been identified as Pritam Chandra Das, ...

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