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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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BD lose to NZ in third ODI


Sports Reporter :Despite Sabbir Rahman's century Bangladesh lost to New Zealand by 88 runs in the third and last One Day International (ODI) match at Dunedin in New Zealand on Wednesday. New Zealand clinched the ODI series 3-0.Sabbir hit a marvelous 102. His 110-ball innings was laced with 12 fours ...

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True spirit of Ekushey must be reflected everywhere


THE nation solemnly remembers the supreme sacrifice of the valiant souls who laid down their lives to establish the right of our mother tongue Bangla as the state language of Pakistan on this day in 1952. As the pioneering movement that led to our ultimate independence, Ekushey invokes the emotional ...

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Palestinian President rejects tax money from Israel


Reuters, Ramallah, West Bank :The Palestinian Authority (PA) will no longer accept tax revenues collected on its behalf by Israel following its decision to trim the sum over the PA's financial support of militants' families, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, an interim self-government body set up following ...

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President of Bangladesh Diploma Student Nurses Union Sadia Akhter speaking at a press conference in DRU auditorium on Wednesday demanding Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's intervention in resisting conspiracy to ruin nursing education.


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Strong and confident female characters attract Kriti Sanon


Actress Kriti Sanon is all set for a superb 2019 with Luka Chuppi, Arjun Patiala, Housefull 4 and Panipat. The characters the actress is essaying are strong-minded and confident as she is drawn towards such empowered characters. Kriti’s role in Bareilly Ki Barfi as Bitti was that of an independent ...

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Prevent gas cylinder and pipeline explosions


GAS explosion has become very common in the country nowadays. Even if someone escapes death, the victim has to suffer burn injury or loss of valuable organs. The authorities concerned still did not take any effective step to control such incidents. In the latest incident, seven people including a couple ...

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Malaika Arora opens up about her divorce with Arbaaz Khan


Malaika Arora, who is recently making headlines for her relationship with Arjun Kapoor and the couples social PDA, recently opened up about her divorce with Arbaaz Khan on a radio show. Talking about her divorce she revealed that it was a mutual decision to part ways so that they could ...

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BNP Standing Committee Member Dr. Khondkar Mosharraf Hossain, among others, at a discussion organised by Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal at the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday demanding release of BNP Chief Begum Khaleda Zia.


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Pakistan PM urges talks on Kashmir blast, warns India against attack


Reuters, Islamabad :Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday Pakistan was ready to cooperate with India in its investigation of a deadly bombing in the disputed Kashmir region last week, which India blamed on Pakistan, but warned of retaliation if attacked.Tension between the nuclear-armed neighbors has risen sharply over the ...

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Al Amin Zumar and Mukhtar Hossain of Daffodil International University receiving the championship trophy of the Inter-University Badminton Tournament and a cheque of Taka 15,000 from Dr Mohammed Farashuddin, Chairman, Board of Trustees of East West University, at the playground of East West University in the city on Monday.


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Not memorization, students need analytical involvement


ABOUT one lakh students have applied to the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) of the Primary and Mass Education Ministry for reexamination of their results, claiming that justice will be established if the authorities work properly. Some of students who failed in the examination alleged that they did not get ...

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`Crime may have been committed` by Trump: Ex-FBI official


AP, Washington :Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a "crime may have been committed" when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia. McCabe also said in the ...

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Moury Salim prefers challenging roles


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Actress of present generation Moury Salim has been engaged with acting for many days. Though she has been busy with acting for long time but could not get the opportunity to work in challenging roles properly or the directors did not utilise her acting quality appropriately. On ...

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Girona beat Real Madrid


BBC Online :Real Madrid missed the chance to go second in La Liga as Girona came from behind to record a surprise away win on Sunday.Casemiro powerfully headed in from Toni Kroos' deep cross from the right wing to give the hosts a first-half lead.Cristhian Stuani's penalty made it 1-1 ...

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Director General of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute Dr. Abul Kalam Azad speaking at the inaugural ceremony of a training programme on 'Marker Assisted Selection' at its seminar room in Gazipur on Monday.


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