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American David Malpass named World Bank president

The selection of Malpass by the bank’s board of directors followed an “open, transparent” nomination process in which citizens of all membership countries were potentially eligible, the bank said in a statement. WT24 Desk David Malpass, a senior US Treasury official in President Donald Trump’s administration, was unanimously chosen Friday as the next president of the World Bank, AFP reports. ...

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Abusing Air India staff in flight lands top UK lawyer in jail

The sentence was pronounced after a five-minute video of Simone Burns abusing, shouting and spitting at the flight crew in an inebriated state was shown in court, where she sat quietly with a plaster across her nose during the proceedings. WT24 Desk A senior UK-based international human rights lawyer, who repeatedly hurled expletives and spat at staff on board a ...

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Welcome to the tropical prison that some don’t want to leave

In February, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador decided to close the prison, saying the islands — known for their beauty and biodiversity — should not be a testament to “punishment, torture and repression.” WT24 Desk More than a century after Mexico established a prison on the Maria Islands — a Pacific archipelago eight hours by boat from the mainland — ...

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25 killed, 400 injured as rainstorm hits Nepal; army called out

The storm hit many villages in Bara and Parsa districts Sunday evening, according to the Home Ministry officials. WT24 Desk At least 25 people were killed and 400 others injured as a massive rainstorm hit several villages in southern Nepal, officials said Monday, PTI reports. The storm hit many villages in Bara and Parsa districts Sunday evening, according to the ...

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WB helps improve livability of four Dhaka localities

Approves $100.5 m to improve public spaces and urban services WT24 Desk The World Bank has approved $100.5 million to improve public spaces and urban services in four neighbourhoods under the Dhaka South City Corporation, Agencies report. The Dhaka City Neighborhood Upgrading Project will benefit about a million residents. It will specially cater to the needs of women, youths, elderly ...

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Two missing Japanese teenagers found dead in Fraser Island lake

The boys, aged 16, were part of a tourist group and had been reported missing on Friday evening WT24 Desk The bodies of two Japanese teenagers, who had been reported missing from a school tour group, have been found at Lake McKenzie on Queensland’s Fraser Island, AP reports. The boys, aged 16, drowned at the popular tourist destination. They were ...

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Form national commission to ensure building safety

Jatiya Oikyafront convener Dr Kamal Hossain suggests WT24 Desk Jatiya Oikyafront convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday suggested formation of a national commission to find out whether there is any lack of law in ensuring safe construction of high-rise buildings in the country, Agencies report.  “We should form a national commission to assess whether there’s any lack of law in ...

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21 die in separate road crashes

53 others injured in 4 districts WT24 Desk At least 21 people were killed and 53 injured in separate road accidents in Chattogram, Madaripur, Jashore and Rangamati on Thursday, Agencies report. In Chattogram, at least nine people, including two women and a child, were killed after a passenger bus rammed a microbus on Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar Highway at Chunati Jaillartek around ...

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