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Bush , Clintons to attend Trump's inauguration

AP, Washington
 Falling in line with tradition, Bill and Hillary Clinton plan to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. It's a decision that will put Hillary Clinton on the inaugural platform as her bitter rival from the 2016 campaign assumes the office she long sought.
The Clintons announced their decision to attend the Jan. 20 inauguration shortly after former President George W. Bush's office said Tuesday he would attend along with former first lady Laura Bush.

Israeli soldier convicted over Hebron death
BBC Online
An Israeli soldier filmed shooting dead a wounded Palestinian attacker after he had been disarmed of a knife has been convicted of manslaughter.
Sgt Elor Azaria, 20, shot Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, 21, in the head while he was lying immobile on a road.
The incident happened in Hebron in the occupied West Bank last March, after another soldier was stabbed.

Turkey again extends emergency rule
AP, Ankara
Turkey's parliament has voted to extend by a further three months a state of emergency that was declared in the aftermath of the failed July 15 coup.
Parliament late Tuesday approved extending the government's emergency powers until April 20 with the votes of ruling party legislators and the country's nationalist party. Turkey imposed the state of emergency to crack down on a network linked to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused of orchestrating the coup. Gulen denies any involvement.

Fire at China nursing home kills seven
Reuters, Beijing
A fire at a private nursing home in China killed seven people on Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, the latest deadly incident in a country struggling to improve its safety record.
The blaze broke out at 4:10 a.m. (2010 GMT) at the nursing home in Chaoyang township in the northeastern province of Jilin, and was put out 17 minutes later, the news agency reported.

Small plane crash in Arizona kills 4
Reuters, Phoenix
 A small plane flying from Arizona to Colorado crashed northeast of the Phoenix area, killing all four people on board, sheriff's department and aviation officials said on Tuesday.
The Cessna 210 crashed late on Monday in steep, rugged terrain about 15 miles north of Payson, Arizona, authorities said. The cause has not been determined.

Moise clinches Haiti presidency
Reuters, Port-Au-Prince
Haitian businessman Jovenel Moise was declared the official winner of November presidential elections in the impoverished Caribbean nation on Tuesday, after an electoral tribunal ruled out allegations of massive fraud at the polls.

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Before recapitalisation of Farmers Bank the looters must be punished

MEDIA reports on Friday said depositors in Farmers Bank have filed complaints with the Bangladesh Bank for failing to repay their deposits on maturity to the tune of around Tk 884 crore. It is feared more such complaints may continue to pour into the central bank as Farmers Bank's financial ...

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Isadora Williams of Brazil performs during women's short program at the Figure Skating World Championships in Assago, near Milan on Wednesday.


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Karan Johar could have cast any actor in his film: Kiara Advani

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EU blames Moscow for UK spy attack, recalls envoy

Reuters, Brussels :European Union leaders backed Britain on Thursday in blaming Moscow over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England and recalled their envoy to Moscow in a symbolic protest.The show of support from the EU, at a time when Britain is grappling with its departure ...

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Right conditions are to be created to sustain graduation process

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Australia`s Ellyse Perry (center) celebrates after Harmanpreet Kaur`s wicket against India during the Women`s T20 Triangular Series in Mumbai, India on Thursday.

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BNP Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury speaking at a discussion organised by Zia Parishad at the Jatiya Press Club on Thursday marking its 31st founding anniversary and demanding release of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia

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Nora Fatehi`s jaw dropping `impromptu` belly dancing!

Nora Fatehi, a self-taught belly dancing sensation has become a viral star because of her mesmerizing dance moves. With over 4.5 Million views on her videos on youtube, this star is taking the internet by storm. Her last video where she swayed to the moves of Swag Se Swagat from ...

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UN chief alarmed by chemical attacks in Syria

AP, New York :UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres voiced alarm yesterday over allegations of chemical attacks in Syria and urged the Security Council to take action to address "such serious crimes."The appeal came after Guterres met on Tuesday with the head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), ...

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Justice in Tonu murder, don't make our country safe for killers and rapists

TWO years have elapsed after the murder of college student Tonu, and justice seems elusive for her family. Investigators claimed to have failed to identify any suspect, let alone arrest any. But many believe powerful quarters in the Comilla cantonment area are stalling the progress. The investigators have repeatedly come ...

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Scotland players celebrate the wicket of West Indies batsman Shai Hope during their cricket World Cup qualifier match at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday. Zimbabwe is playing host to the 2018 Cricket World Cup qualifier matches featuring 10 countries.

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A delegation of Bangladesh-Egypt Friendship Association (BEFA) presenting a book on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to former Prime Minister of Egypt Prof. Dr. Essam Sharaf (2nd from left) at a function held in a Cairo hotel recently. BEFA President Advocate Faisal Reza (left), Better Bangladesh Foundation (BBF) Chairman and Founder Masud A Khan (2nd from right), Hossain Mazumder (extreme right), Director of BBF and Vice President of BEFA and also owner of Ali Air Travels joined the programme.

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Katrina Kaif is Bollywood`s most popular actress globally

Katrina Kaif has secured the top spot in a list of popular Bollywood actress outside India, according to a study. She is followed by Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kajol.The findings are a part of consumption trend study done by Spuul, a video-on-demand (VOD) streaming platforms for ...

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Trump faces legal storm over alleged sexual misconduct

Reuters, New York :US President Donald Trump faced legal challenges from women on two fronts on Tuesday as a defamation lawsuit brought by a former Apprentice TV show contestant moved forward and a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump sued to undo a confidentiality agreement.The ...

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