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South Korea fires warning shots

Move to repel North Korean merchant ship WT24 Desk South Korea’s military fired warning shots Wednesday to repel a North Korean merchant ship after it violated their disputed western sea boundary, Seoul officials said, the second such incident in two months, Agencies report. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that it believes the North Korean ship crossed ...

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Iran supreme leader claims protests a US-backed ‘conspiracy’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the comment while addressing members of the Revolutionary Guard’s all-volunteer Basij force WT24 Desk Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday claimed without evidence that recent protests across the Islamic Republic over government-set gasoline prices rising were part of a “conspiracy” involving the U.S., as authorities begin to acknowledge the scale of the demonstrations, Agencies report. Supreme Leader ...

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Why silent over entry of Indians into B’desh

BNP questions govt WT24 Desk BNP on Wednesday criticised the government for what it said remaining silent over the reported pushing of India citizens into Bangladesh through different borders, Agencies report. “We know Indian nationals are being pushed into Bangladesh through different borders, including that of Jashore, but your (PM’s) Foreign Minister is not saying anything about it,” said BNP ...

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Two killed in Ctg road crashes

WT24 Desk Two persons were killed in separate accidents in the city today, Agencies report. Police said motorcycle rider Mohammad Jamal Uddin, 50, and his wife Nilu Akter, 39, received severe injuries when a Chattogram-bound passengers bus hit their motorcycle on Shah Amanat Bridge on the Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway under city’s Bakalia thana around 7 am today. Locals brought them ...

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US Embassy closed Thursday

WT24 Desk The US Embassy, including its consular section, will remain closed on Thursday in observance of the American holiday of Thanksgiving, Agencies report. The American Center, together with the Archer K Blood American Center Library and the EducationUSA Student Advising Center, will also remain closed on the day. However, emergency services for American citizens will be available, said a ...

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Four projects get nod

PM for quick implementation WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the Liberation War Affairs Ministry to finish implementation of four projects in the quickest possible manner, Agencies report. “I want quick completion of these (the projects),” she said after witnessing a power point presentation on the four projects at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in the capital on Wednesday. ...

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13 French soldiers killed in Mali helicopter collision

WT24 Desk Thirteen soldiers from France’s Barkhane force in Mali were killed when two helicopters collided during an operation against jihadists in the country’s north, the Elysee said Tuesday, AFP reports. The accident occurred on Monday evening while the forces were engaging the fighters who have staged a series of deadly strikes in northern Mali in recent weeks, French President ...

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No protest over RTA till June 30

Informs Shahjahan Khan WT24 Desk Urging to remove ‘flaws’ from the Road Transport Act within June 30 next year, Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation President Shajahan Khan said they will refrain from declaring any protest programme during the period, Agencies report. He made the disclosure while talking to reporters after attending a meeting with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal in ...

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Myanmar must stop unjustifiable campaign on Rohingya repatriation: Dhaka

WT24 Desk Rejecting baseless accusation, falsification and misrepresentation of the facts over the Rohingya repatriation, Bangladesh on Sunday said the government of Myanmar must stop such concocted campaign, UNB reports. Bangladesh urged Myanmar to concentrate on the fulfillment of its obligations so that the forcibly displaced Rohingyas could return home in a “safe, dignified and voluntary” manner.   It said ...

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Orphanage roof collapses

Over 50 injured in Chandpur WT24 Desk More than 50 students and a teacher were injured as the dilapidated roof of an orphanage collapsed in Matlab Uttar upazila of Chandpur on Saturday night, Agencies report.  Twelve of the injured were undergoing treatment at the General Hospital.  Madrasa teacher Moulana Ahammad Ullah told Banglanews that Twenty-five victims took treatment Matlab Uttar ...

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