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‘Can sink U.S warships using two new secret missiles’:Iranian military

The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country’s Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month’s tanker attacks. WT24 Desk Iran can sink U.S. warships sent to the Gulf region using missiles and “secret weapons”, a senior Iranian ...

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India kills Kashmir’s ‘most wanted militant’

Zakir Musa killed in gun battle with security forces, leading to protests and school closures WT24 Desk Indian security forces have killed an influential Kashmiri militant, sparking protests and fears of wider unrest, who led the first al-Qaida-affiliated cell in the disputed region, The Guardian reports. Zakir Musa, 25, was part of a new generation of young militants with large ...

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Jakarta riots: Indonesian president says he will not tolerate threats to unity

Second night of violence after six people died in clashes that flared after official election results gave Joko Widodo victory WT24 Desk Political tension over disputed election results spilled into angry clashes for a second consecutive night in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, with protesters hurling rocks and firecrackers at police, who responded with tear gas, The Guardian reports. Thousands gathered ...

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Advance train ticket sale begins

WT24 Desk Hundreds of people thronged Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday to purchase train tickets in advance for travelling during the Eid-ul-Fitr, reports UNB. Tickets for 31 May are being sold on the first day. Tickets for 1, 2, 3 and 4 June will be available on 23, 24, 25 and 26 May respectively. Besides, return tickets for  7, 8, ...

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Highest ever Tk 2,02,721cr ADP for FY20

Amount to proceed from Internal resources and foreign sources, says Minister after NEC meet   WT24 Desk The National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday approved the highest ever Tk 2,02,721 crore Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the next fiscal year (2019-2020) giving priority to the transport and power sectors, Agencies report. The approval came at the NEC meeting held at ...

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If Iran threatens US, it will be the end of Iran

Trump tweets WT24 Desk President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it’ll face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight, Agencies report. Trump’s tweet comes after he seemingly sought to soften his tone on Iran following days of heightened tension sparked by a ...

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84 Rohingyas rescued in 2 separate drives

5 traffickers arrested WT24 Desk Law-enforcers rescued 84 Rohingyas from Pekua of Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf upazila on Saturday while they were waiting to board boats heading to Malaysia, Agencies report. The rescued Rohingya comprise 31 men, 38 women and 15 children. Five human traffickers were arrested and handed over to police after filing case with Teknaf Police Station, said ...

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Kaptai Lake in dire state

WT24 Desk Kaptai Lake, the biggest manmade lake in Bangladesh, is heading for a tragic end as sediment piles up and waste material continues to pollute it. The 688 sq km, created by damming the river Karnafuli in Rangamati for hydroelectricity in 1960, has been providing livelihood for a large portion of the local population through tourism, fishing, transportation and ...

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Chelsea Manning jailed again as she refuses to testify before grand jury

Former army private says she would ‘rather starve to death’ than cooperate in growing battle of wills WT24 Desk Chelsea Manning was again behind bars on Thursday night after she was jailed for a second time for contempt of court, having refused to cooperate with a grand jury, The Guardian reports. A defiant Manning told Judge Anthony Trenga in a federal district ...

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Donald Trump pardons former media tycoon Conrad Black — a year after he wrote Trump biography

Black, 74, who served three and a half years in prison after a federal jury found that he illegally diverted money that belonged to stockholders to himself, founded a company that at one time owned some of the world’s most best-known newspapers, including the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph and the Jerusalem Post. WT24 Desk US President Donald Trump pardoned ...

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