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Fire breaks out at CMCH

Blaze brought under control WT24 Desk A fire broke out at Chittagong Medical College Hospital on Tuesday morning, Agencies report. Jasim Uddin, deputy assistant director of Fire Service, said that the fire broke out at ward number 16 around 10:45am. Ten vehicles of four firefighting units are trying to extinguish the fire. “The fire is under control now,” Jasim said, ...

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Humanity has truly lost its way if we’re weaponising beluga whales

It’s a sad indictment when highly intelligent marine mammals are exploited for military aims Jules Howard Last week, a curious scene played out in the small Norwegian fishing village of Inga. Here, a mysterious white beluga whale appeared from out of the water and proceeded to behave very strangely. Upon the body of this whale there was a strap. Upon the fabric ...

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Jail Time or an Odd Sentence? The Choice Is Yours

Judges are increasingly giving defendants the option of choosing alternative punishments that are unique to the crime — and rife for embarrassment. WT24 Desk With her slip-on Keds, hot pink socks, and spaghetti strap tank top, 18-year-old Victoria Bascom didn’t exactly look like she was ready for a workout — let alone one that would last 48 hours. And yet ...

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Two suspects linked to 2016 Dhaka cafe attack killed

Police cordoned off the area after receiving information about the presence of suspected members of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, a home-grown militant group that killed 22 people in the cafe attack. WT24 Desk Bangladesh security forces on Monday killed at least two people suspected of belonging to an Islamist militant group behind a deadly cafe attack in Dhaka in 2016, police ...

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Fourth-wave feminism can learn a thing or two from the 1980s play Top Girls

The play reminds us that any feminism worth its salt needs to transcend questions of individual identity WT24 Desk There has been a trend in fourth-wave feminism for exploring the stories of women overlooked by history; but almost 40 years before Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Top Girls did it, for grownups. Caryl Churchill’s 1982 play, now revived at the National Theatre by Lyndsey Turner, ...

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Cut delay in case proceedings: PM

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed the authorities concerned to ensure that case proceedings are not delayed as many people are still behind bars without knowing their faults, Agencies report. “The delay in case proceedings has to be reduced because there’re many people in jail who don’t know why they are behind bars. They don’t know what ...

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8 killed in road crashes in 4 districts

2 others injured WT24 Desk At least eight people were killed in separate road accidents in Chandpur, Feni, Chuadanga and Laxmipur on Sunday morning, Agencies report. In Chandpur, at least five people, including a woman and her son, were killed after a bus hit an autorickshaw in Shahrasti upazila. The deceased were identified as Jannatul Ferdous, 28, her son Ruman, ...

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Forty years ago, Thatcherism swept Britain. Could our new parties repeat the trick?

The Brexit party and Change UK could learn from political insurgencies that are gatecrashing governments the world over Tim Bale Forty years ago this week, the Conservative party won the UK general election with 44% of the vote, netting the country’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, a comfortable overall majority of 43 seats and setting her up nicely for what ...

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Man walks narrow ledge to retrieve cat from neighbor’s balcony

WT24 Desk A Toronto man was caught on video walking across a narrow ledge six stories above the ground to retrieve his cat from a neighbor’s balcony, James Powell, who lives across from the building where the scene unfolded, captured video of the man walking across the narrow ledge between balconies to retrieve the cat. Powell said he wanted to urge the ...

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