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Woman ‘commits suicide after poisoning daughters’ in Ctg

WT24 Desk A woman apparently killed herself after allegedly poisoning her two daughters at Shikderpara in Rangunia upazila early Tuesday over a family feud, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Doly Akhter, 28, wife of Nurnabi and her daughters Ela Akhter, 6 and Esrat Nur, 10. Quoting family members, Imtiaz Uddin Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Rangunia Police Station, said that ...

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Isis leader Baghdadi appears in video for first time in five years

Video comes weeks after Islamic State was ousted from last stronghold in Syria WT24 Desk The fugitive Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has appeared in a propaganda video for the first time in five years, in which he recognises the terror group’s defeat in the Syrian town of Baghuz, The Guardian reports. The appearance is only Baghdadi’s second on video, ...

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Sri Lankan police raid HQ of Islamic group suspected of attacks

Ban on face coverings in public introduced as 10,000 soldiers deployed to hunt for more suspects WT24 Desk Sri Lankan police have raided the headquarters of a hardline Islamist group founded by the suspected ringleader behind the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels. It comes as a ban on face coverings is due to come into force on Monday, ...

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2 ‘outlaws’ killed

“Gunfight” in Bogura WT24 Desk Two suspected members of an outlawed party were killed in a reported gunfight between two groups in Bhabanipur Bazar Bridge area of Sherpur upazila early Friday, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Liton, 35 and Afsar, 45. Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Sherpur Police Station, said that on information about a gunfight between two groups, ...

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Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

2 ‘Robbers’ killed WT24 Desk Two suspected robbers were killed in what police calls a gunfight at Lemshikhali Darbar Ghat in Kutubdia upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Friday., Agencies report. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Didarul Ferdous, officer-in-charge of Kutubdia police station, said acting on an information that two groups of robbers were exchanging bullet, ...

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Muslims in hiding in Sri Lanka as tensions rise after bombings

Group of about 500 Muslims being sheltered in one city after fleeing Negomobo, as communal tensions rise WT24 Desk At least 700 refugees from a persecuted Islamic sect are in hiding after fleeing their homes in the Sri Lankan port city of Negombo as communal tensions soar in the aftermath of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings, The Guardian reports. The bombings, ...

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Alternative London porn festival changes location after protests

Three-day event makes late move to secret location in wake of row between LGBT and feminist groups WT24 Desk A pornography festival in London this weekend has been forced to relocate after protests, The Guardian reports. Faced with the prospect of a picket, organisers of the London porn film festival, which describes itself as “celebrating queer, feminist, radical and experimental porn”, ...

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Runaway Saudi sisters call for ‘inhuman’ woman-monitoring app to be pulled

Maha and Wafa al-Subaie called for Absher, which supports male guardianship system, to be removed by Google and Apple WT24 Desk Two runaway Saudi sisters on Wednesday urged Apple and Google to pull an “inhuman” app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel as it helped trap girls in abusive families, Reuters reports. Maha and Wafa al-Subaie, who ...

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Sri Lanka: tributes paid to worshipper who confronted bomber

Ramesh Raju prevented further bloodshed at Zion church at the cost of his own life WT24 Desk Ramesh Raju was standing with his family near the entrance to Zion church in Batticaloa on Sri Lanka’s east coast, waiting for the Easter service to start, when he spotted the man who had come to attack their community, The Guardian reports. Wearing ...

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