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Merkel tours Israel's Holocaust museum
AP, Jerusalem
German Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off the second day of her two-day visit to Israel on Thursday with an emotional tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum.
Israel was established three years after the end of World War II, and the German government has paid billions in reparations to Holocaust survivors and positioned itself as a leader in combatting anti-Semitism. Under Merkel's, it has been perhaps Israel's strongest European ally.

British minister slams 'pariah state' Russia
AFP, Brussels
Britain's defence minister on Thursday condemned Russia as a "pariah state" after London accused Kremlin spies of mounting a campaign of cyber attacks on civilian bodies around the world.
Cyber experts from the UK have identified operatives from Russia's GRU military intelligence as being behind a string of high-profile incidents, including an attempted hack on the World Anti-Doping Agency in Switzerland last year.

US pulls out of int'l accord over Jerusalem embassy case
AFP,  Washington:
The United States said Wednesday it was quitting an international accord related to the top UN court after the Palestinians challenged the US move of its Israel embassy to Jerusalem.
It was the latest attack on the international justice system by the administration of President Donald Trump, who last month at the United Nations virulently rejected the authority of the International Criminal Court.

7 Turkish soldiers killed in blast
AP, Ankara
Kurdish rebels on Thursday detonated an explosive device on a road in southeast Turkey, killing at least seven soldiers, a senior official said. Two other soldiers were wounded in the attack.
The explosion occurred on a road near the town of Gercus in the majority-Kurdish province of Batman. Numan Kurtulmus, a deputy chairman of Turkey's ruling party, said the soldiers, who were inside an armored military vehicle, were on their way to protect a construction site in the region.

South Carolina shooting leaves one officer dead
Reuters, Carolina
Five law enforcement officers were shot, one of them fatally, near the city of Florence, South Carolina, on Wednesday, before a suspect was arrested, according to local media and emergency management authorities.
No official details on the shooting were immediately available. But the Florence County Emergency Management Department said on Twitter that an "active shooting situation" reported in the area was "over and the suspect is in custody.

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Chairperson of the Women's Football Committee of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Mahfuza Akter Kiron speaking at a press conference at the conference room in BFF House on Thursday.


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Finally a big loan defaulter held: Others must be nabbed soon


AFTER letting many businessmen get away with loan defaults, the government has finally become stern towards loan default and loan scammers by arresting Chattogram-based SA Group's managing director. Also a director of Mercantile Bank, Sahabuddin Alam was arrested on Wednesday on at least five counts of loan irregularities. The irregularities ...

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US first lady`s plane lands safely after smoke filled cabin


Reuters, Philadelphia :U.S. President Donald Trump said his wife, first lady Melania Trump, was safe on Wednesday after a mechanical problem forced her airplane, which was headed for Philadelphia, to return to the Joint Base Andrews military facility in Maryland."They had a problem, but she's fine," Trump said in an ...

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Tale of a rock legend


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Ayub Bachchu, mostly known as AB, is the legendary name in the history of Bangladeshi band music. He was born in Chattogram on August 16, 1962. With tremendous fan acceptance Ayub Bachchu is famous for his fabulous guitar playing. He has started his music career from his ...

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A view of the protest meeting organized by United Students Forum held at the Jatiya Press Club demanding release of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and stoppage of giving farcical judgement in fake cases against Tarek Rahman on Thursday. Among others, Senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan was present on the occasion.


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Groeneveld scores as Netherlands draw 1-1 with Belgium


AP, Brussels :Arnaut Groeneveld celebrated his first start for the Netherlands by scoring a first-half equalizer Tuesday as the Dutch drew 1-1 with neighbor Belgium.The 21-year-old midfielder who plays for Belgium's Club Brugge rounded off a flowing Dutch move in the 27th minute, controlling the ball with his left foot ...

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Brazil's Miranda silences Argentina with last-gasp winner


AFP, Jeddah :Brazil snatched a dramatic 1-0 win over Argentina with an injury-time header from Miranda in their friendly match in front of a sell-out crowd in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.The Inter Milan centre-back was left all alone to thump in a 93rd-minute effort from Neymar's corner when the ...

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EC failed to prove its neutrality


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Irish author Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize


Reuters, London :"Milkman" by writer Anna Burns scooped the 2018 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, with the Northern Irish writer winning the literary award for her third full-length novel.Set in an unnamed city during the bloody "Troubles" of Northern Ireland, the "Milkman" tells the coming-of-age story of a young girl's ...

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Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) leaders covering their months with blackclothes, demanding amendment of 9 Sections of the Digital Security Act as black law in front of Jatiya Press Club on Wednesday.


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Affri Selina in three films


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Affri Selina is establishing her position in media slowly day by day. Earlier, she had interest to perform as a model in showbiz but later she became interested to acting. So, now she has full concentration to acting. Yesterday she took part in shooting of a music ...

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ICC WC Trophy to arrive in Bangladesh today


ICC World Cup (WC) Trophy will arrive in Bangladesh today as part of its worldwide 'Trophy Tour' ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 scheduled to be held in England.The trophy will be visiting Bangladesh's three cities - Dhaka, Sylhet and Chattogram over five days period. It will be displayed ...

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In this photo provided by the OIS/IOC, Russia's Mariya Kochanova competes in the Women's High Jump at the Athletics Field during the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday.


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Maldives court rejects Yameen's secret witnesses


AFP, Colombo :The Maldives' top court rejected on Tuesday three "secret" witnesses offered by President Abdulla Yameen in his petition to have his September election defeat annulled, in what is likely a major blow to his case.The refusal came as the Supreme Court concluded its hearings, which also saw Yameen ...

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies


AFP, San Francisco :Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65."My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul ...

 
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