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Alligator weighing 700 pounds found in ditch in Georgia

WT24 Desk An alligator weighing an estimated 700 pounds and measuring 13 feet 4 inches was found in a ditch in southwest Georgia, UPI reports. A farmer called the Georgia Department of Natural Resources after finding it in an irrigation ditch near a lake in Sumter County on Monday, WAFB-TV reported Friday. A photo showing the gator with DNR wildlife biologist ...

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Kashmir is in a perilous state because of India’s pivot to nationalism

Nerendra Modi’s refusal to speak to the separatists and his party’s anti-Muslim agenda fuel a vicious cycle of violence and retaliation Ajai Shukla On Friday, the four-day-long military flare-up between Pakistan and India began winding down, with Islamabad handing back an Indian air force pilot taken captive by the Pakistan army two days earlier. He had been shot down in the first ...

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Dog rescued from ledge 165 feet over the ground

WT24 Deski Animal rescuers in Thailand used a cherry picker to reach a dog that fell from a highway bridge and ended up stranded 165 feet in the air, UPI reports. Emergency services personnel were called to the bridge in Bangkok on a report of a dog running loose in traffic, but before they arrived the canine fell from the ...

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Ctg dwellers to get rid of waterlogging soon: LGRD minister

WT24 Desk Claiming that the excavation works of all the canals in the port city are underway, Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam on Saturday assured the city dwellers that it will get rid of waterlogging soon, UNB reports. Out of 57 canals, those are flowing through the city, several have already been re-excavated while others will ...

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Cat that lived 6 years in Alaska general store gets evicted

A cat named Stormy that has spent more than six years as a fixture in a remote Alaska general store is being forced out after officials notified the store owners that the cat’s presence violates food safety standards. WT24 Desk A cat named Stormy that has spent more than six years as a fixture in a remote Alaska general store ...

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Parade of 500 buses breaks Guinness World Record

WT24 Desk An Indian state broke a Guinness World Record when it gathered 500 buses into the world’s largest bus parade, UPI reports. The Uttar Pradesh government gathered the parade of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses, which captured the record from a 390-bus convoy convened in Abu Dhabi. The parade covered a distance of 2 miles from the Sahson toll plaza to the ...

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Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh says it will not accept any more Myanmar refugees

Foreign secretary tells UN the country paying the price for ‘showing empathy to a persecuted minority’ WT24 Desk Bangladesh has told the UN it cannot accept any more refugees from Myanmar, the first time the country has threatened to close its borders to Rohingya fleeing violence, The Guardian reports. Bangladesh is now sheltering more than a million Myanmar refugees in camps, some ...

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Curtain falls on month-long Ekushey book fair Saturday

WT24 Desk The month-long Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela, which brought together a diverse mix of the country’s well-known writers, as well as up-and-coming authors, thinkers, and entertainers on one stage, will come to an end tomorrow following extension of two-days, Agencies report. The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, an annual event arranged throughout February for bookworms, publishers and writers, is ...

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Atiqul elected DNCC mayor

WT24 Desk The ruling Awami-League (AL) nominated candidate Atiqul Islam was elected mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-election in unofficial results declared tonight, BSS reports. He secured 8,39,302 votes with ‘Boat’ symbol while his nearest contestant Shafin Ahmed of Jatiya Party bagged 52,429 votes with ‘plough’ symbol. Returning Officer (RO) of DNCC polls Abul Kashem announced the results ...

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