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Rouhani clashes with judiciary in run-up to vote
Agencies, Tehran
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has clashed with the country's powerful and conservative judiciary, in a rare public row as tensions rise ahead of this year's presidential election.
The moderate Rouhani, who is expected to stand for a second four-year term in the May vote, has targeted the judiciary in a series of public statements over the case of a billionaire businessman on death row for corruption.

Deep freeze grips Europe, threatens migrants
AP, Belgrade
Blizzards and dangerously low temperatures persisted in parts of Europe on Sunday, prompting Pope Francis to draw attention to the homeless suffering in freezing weather. In Serbia, aid workers scrambled to help hundreds of migrants sleeping rough in parks and makeshift shelters.
The extreme winter weather that has gripped Europe in the past days has caused more than a dozen deaths, left villages cut off, caused power.

Huge Catholic procession held in Manila
AP, Manila
A massive crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined an annual procession of a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ held Monday under tight security due to fears of possible retaliation for the killing of an Islamic extremist. The U.S. and British embassies asked their citizens to take precautions, and the police warned that local Muslim militants trying to align themselves with the Islamic State group may try to attack the procession of the wooden Black Nazarene along Manila's streets.

London commuters face stress in subway strike
AP, London
Millions of commuters are facing delays and frustration as a strike by London Underground station staff shuts down much of the city's subway network.
Several central London subway lines were closed during rush hour Monday morning, forcing many to walk, use overcrowded buses, or work from home if possible. Other Underground lines offered only sporadic service.

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John McEnroe (left) responds to a question while promoting the Laver Cup tennis tournament with Rod Laver (second from left), Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios Monday in Chicago.

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Self-belief is key to success: Ronaldo

AFP, Lisbon :Cristiano Ronaldo says the key to his staggering success is believing nobody is better than he is -- and he advised his Portuguese teammates to adopt the same attitude.The Real Madrid star made the comments as he accepted the Portuguese player of the year award in Lisbon."We should ...

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Sayali Bhagat reveals her Marathi Debut

Sayali Bhagat, the title holder of 'Femina Miss India World turned actress was last seen in 'Yaariyan' in 2014 is now enjoying motherhood and preparing for her next project simultaneously. She was recently seen at a book launch event of her dear friend, Sonia Golani at Marini queen exhibition at ...

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Amjad Hossain out of danger now

Entertainment Report :Amjad Hossain, a prominent Film director, actor, scriptwriter, the lyricist is known for making films like `Golapi Ekhon Trainey`, `Bhat De`, `Janmo Theke Jolchhi`, `Dui Poyshar Alta`, `Abar Tora Manush Ho`, `Nayanmoni`.So far, there are about 30 films of him, but there are numerous films made by his ...

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China ready to fight `bloody battle` to regain its rightful place in world: Xi

AFP, Beijing : President Xi Jinping delivered a blistering nationalist speech on Tuesday, warning against any attempts to split China and touting the country's readiness to fight "the bloody battle" to regain its rightful place in the world.Xi's address capped an annual session of the National People's Congress that paved the ...

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'Women are absolutely equal to men': Saudi Crown Prince

AP, Washington :Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that women are "absolutely" equal to men as he is set to arrive in the United States on Monday during which he will meet President Donald Trump and tour a number of American cities.On Sunday, CBS News programme "60 ...

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Developing nation status without reaching benefits to common people meaningless

DESPITE Bangladesh's positive achievements towards becoming a developing nation soon growing inequality, unemployment, lack of good governance, high cost of borrowing and less trade facilities are still the major challenges that need to be overcome to achieve the developing nation's status. The nation requires sustained efforts to fight back these ...

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Former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Dr. AK Azad Chowdhury, among others, at the inaugural ceremony of a programme on the debut of 'Green Environment Movement' on the premises of Public Library in the city on Tuesday.

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BNP Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, among others, at a discussion on 'Recovering of Democracy, Rule of Law and Role for Holding Impartial Election' organised by Bangladesh Jatiya Dal at the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday.

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N. Korea `in talks to free US detainees` as diplomacy escalates

AFP :North Korea is in talks with the US and Sweden to release three jailed Americans, reports said, as diplomatic activities intensified ahead of Pyongyang's planned summits with Washington and Seoul.The release of the three Korean-Americans is under discussion through multiple channels more than a week after President Donald Trump ...

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Bangabandhu in satellite era

THE country's first ever-satellite -- Bangabandhu-1 is ready for launch and likely to be sent into orbit next month. It is a defining moment for the country to enter into the satellite era of our own; which will be ready for commercial use in three months after the final launch, ...

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Ronaldo scores 4 goals as Madrid beat Girona 6-3

AP, Madrid :Cristiano Ronaldo extended his impressive scoring run by scoring four goals in Real Madrid's 6-3 rout of Girona in the Spanish league on Sunday.Ronaldo scored once in the first half and three times in the second, reaching 21 goals in his last 11 matches in all competitions. The ...

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Anushka tried something different for perfection!

These days all the actors try their best to be realistic and get into the skin of their character. From changing looks to mastering the art, they have tried everything. Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan who are shooting for their film Sui Dhaaga also doing the same. Anushka took to ...

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressing his reaction over the verdict of the Supreme Court on the bail appeal of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia at the party central office in the city's Nayapalton on Monday.

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From left: Natalia Maliszewska of Poland; Choi Min-jeong of South Korea and Qu Chunyu of China hold up their medals following the women's 500 meters at the ISU world short-track speedskating championships in Montreal on Saturday.

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