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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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32 killed as bus strikes bomb in Afghanistan

Passengers, mainly women and children, were killed in attack officials blame on Taliban WT24 Desk A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including children, a provincial official said, Agencies report. Mohibullah Mohib, spokesman for the police chief in Farah province, said 15 others were wounded with most in critical condition, ...

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3 die in Ctg shipbreaking yard

six others fell sick after inhaling poisonous gas WT24 Desk At least three workers died and six others fell sick after inhaling poisonous gas while working at a shipbreaking yard in Sitalpur of Sitakuda upazila on Wednesday, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Nantu Bepari, 24, son of Amjad Bepari, Mohammad Rusel, 25, son of Jafar Matabbar of Pirojpur, ...

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Gang violence leaves more than 50 dead in Brazil prison riot

Prisoners decapitated and asphyxiated in city of Altamira, in dispute linked to local drug trade WT24 Desk At least 57 people have been killed in a prison riot in Brazil which saw rival gangs battle for five hours, officials say, Agencies report. Gang members from one prison block invaded another part of Altamira jail in Pará state. Sixteen of the ...

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Two ‘drug traders’ killed

‘Gunfight in Teknaf WT24 Desk Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Marine Drive road at Baharchhara in Teknaf upazila early Monday, Agencies report. The deceased were identified as Abdur Rahman, 48, of Baharchhara and Omar Faruk, 35, of of Kunia village in Ramu. RAB-15 Teknaf Camp company commander ...

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Housing engr. caught in act

ACC arrests NHA engineer while taking bribe WT Desk A team of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) caught an executive engineer of the National Housing Authority (NHA) red-handed while taking bribe in Dinajpur town on Sunday night, Agencies report. The arrestee is Dinajpur NHA executive engineer Md Delwar Hossain. NHA land allotment committee directed Dinajpur NHA in a meeting to allot ...

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90 charged in Gaibandha

Attack on Santals in 2016 WT24 Desk The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) on Sunday submitted a charge-sheet against 90 people forkilling three Santal people, looting their valuables and unleashing torture on them at Bagda Farm area in Gobindaganj upazila on November 6, 2016, Agencies report. General manager (finance) of Rangpur Sugar Mills Nazmul Huda, Union Parishad chairman Shakil Ahmed ...

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