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Netanyahu pledges to annex West Bank
settlements after vote
AFP, Jerusalem
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Saturday to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins the upcoming general election. His comments come just days before the closely-fought April 9 poll and could be seen as an appeal to rightwing voters, who do not believe in the feasibility of a peace agreement with the Palestinians. "I will apply (Israeli) sovereignty, but I don't distinguish between settlement blocs and isolated settlements," he said in an interview to Channel 12 television.

Algeria lawmakers to meet to name interim president
AFP, Algiers
Algeria's parliament is set to meet Tuesday to name an interim successor to president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, state media reported, after mass protests pushed the ailing leader from power.
"It was decided to hold a meeting of the two chambers of parliament on Tuesday… at 9:00 am (0800 GMT)," the upper house of parliament said Saturday in a statement carried by the official APS news agency. Algeria's constitution stipulates that the speaker of the upper house of parliament, currently 77-year-old Abdelkader Bensalah, should take the presidential reins.

Iran leader urges Iraq to demand US withdraw troops
AFP, Tehran
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Iraq to demand US troops leave "as soon as possible", warning that Washington is plotting to remove the Iraqi government.
The remarks came during a visit to Tehran on Saturday by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, whose country is under pressure from the United States to distance itself from Iran. "You should take actions to make sure the Americans withdraw their troops from Iraq as soon as possible because wherever they have had an enduring presence, forcing them out has become problematic," Khamenei told Abdel Mahdi.

15 killed as Syrian govt, rebels exchange fire
Reuters, Beirut
At least 15 people were reported killed on Sunday in shelling by government and insurgent forces in northwestern Syria, further straining a Russian-Turkish ceasefire deal for the region.
The northwest is the last major foothold of insurgents opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, many of whom were forced to retreat there after military defeats at the hands of Syrian government forces backed by Iran and Russia.

Pakistan frees 360 Indian fishermen
AP, Karachi
Pakistani officials say they will release the first batch of 360 Indian prisoners detained for fishing illegally in the country's territorial waters in the Arabian sea.
Prison official Munir Ahmed said Sunday that 100 prisoners will travel by train under police guard to the eastern city of Lahore before being handed over to Indian authorities at the Wahga border crossing Monday.

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Sri Reddy writes an open letter to Chief Minister


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Twitter user calls Priya Anand ‘bad luck’ for co-stars, actress hits back


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SIRAJDIKHAN (Munshiganj): Health Department, Sirajdikhan Upazila brought out a rally marking the National Nutrition Week yesterday .


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Probe shows Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch': Govt


AFP :Islamist suicide bombings that killed more than 300 people in Sri Lanka at the weekend were carried out in revenge for last month's attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, the government said Tuesday, citing an initial police probe.The revelation came as the death toll in the Easter Sunday ...

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Deadly gas pipe line blasts: Who will take responsibility?


THE gas line explosion that killed two garment workers and injured six others in a residential block in Narayanganj on early Monday is not an isolated incident, rather an explicit exposure of the danger of derelict, faulty and illegal gas connections and substandard gas burner uses. We observe that incidents ...

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Economist Debapriya Bhattachariya speaking at a media briefing on 'First One Hundred-Day of the Present Government: Independent Review of Bangladesh's Development' organised by CPD in CIRDAP Auditorium in the city on Tuesday.


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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) defends against Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (center left) in the first half during Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Salt Lake City on Monday.


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Ronaldo '1,000 percent' with Juventus


Cristiano Ronaldo said on Saturday he is "1,000 percent committed" to staying with Juventus next season after claiming his first Serie A title.Massimiliano Allegri's side needed just one point to nail down its eighth straight league championship, which helped ease some of the pain of its shock Champions League exit ...

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Top Democrats leave open option of Trump impeachment after Mueller report


Reuters, Washington :Top congressional Democrats left the door open on Sunday to the impeachment of US President Donald Trump, but said they would first need to complete their own investigations into whether he obstructed justice in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.Some party leaders have cautioned against impeachment just 18 ...

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PIROJPUR: Floating Watermelon Bazar at Swarupkathi Upazila has gained momentum as the district has achieved bumper production of the summer fruit. This snap was taken on Monday.


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SM Jaffar, DMD of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited (AIBL) and Azizunnessa Huq, Executive Director of Fintech Innovations International, UAE, exchanging an agreement signing document at the Bank's head office in the city Wednesday. Under the deal, AIBL becomes a subscriber of the digital platform "TradeAssets" which will enable AIBL to enhance its capabilities in reaching out to all foreign financial institution members of the platform, directly, with a view to executing trade finance related transactions instantly. Farman R Chowdhury, CEO of the bank and senior officials from both sides were also present.


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Ananya Panday is binging on between breaks


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The debt cycle must end


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