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  • Bangladesh: People want commission to unmask 1975 plotters, says Information Minister

    Information Minister of Bangladesh, Dr Hasan Mahmud said on Thursday that people wanted a commission to be set up to unmask the plot that led to the killing of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family in 1975. Speaking at a discussion organised on Thursday by the Film Archives of Bangladsh in Dhaka he said the […]

    14 killed in attack by insurgents from Myanmar’s ethnic minorities

    Insurgents from Myanmar’s ethnic minorities  attacked five locations in the east of the country, leaving 14 people dead and four police officers missing. Myanmar’s military says, the attacks occurred in the state of Shan and elsewhere yesterday. The targets included a military academy.  A coalition of armed groups demanding greater autonomy issued a statement claiming […]

    Renowned Bangladeshi novelist Rizia Rahman passes away

    Renowned Bangladeshi novelist and the Ekushey Padak winning author Rizia Rahman passed away today in Dhaka at the age of 79. She wrote in all genres of creative work including short stories, poems, essays and children’s fiction but she was renowned for her novels. Bong Theke Bangla, Rokter Okshor and Ghar-Bhanga-Ghar are among some of […]

    North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles into sea

    North Korea today fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea  which is latest in a series of such launches by Pyongyang. South Korean military said the projectiles were fired from near the city of Tongchon of Kangwon Province into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan. It is an extension of recent […]

    South Korea’s Moon calls for talks to end trade row with Japan

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in struck a conciliatory tone towards Japan today. He offered to join hands if Tokyo chooses dialogue as relations between the two countries have deteriorated. Moon said his country was willing to work with Japan to secure what he called fair trade and cooperation in the region. Seoul and Tokyo are […]

    Donald Trump urges China to humanely resolve Hong Kong standoff

    US President Donald Trump has urged China to humanely resolve the violent stand-off with pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. This comes amid growing concerns that Beijing is considering direct intervention in the crisis. In a series of tweets, Donald Trump linked a possible trade deal with Beijing to a peaceful resolution to the political unrest […]

    Powerful tropical storm lashes Japan

    A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan today, bringing strong winds and torrential rain. One person has died. Public broadcaster NHK and local authorities said at least 21 people sustained injuries. The storm prompted warnings of landslides and flooding. Authorities issued a voluntary evacuation advisory to around 430,000 people in the storm’s path. Severe Tropical Storm […]

    Passengers injured in emergency landing after Russian jet hits birds

    In Russia, a passenger plane made an emergency landing in a field outside of one of Moscow’s airports after colliding with a flock of birds. Health officials said at least 23 injured passengers, including five children, have been hospitalized. The aircraft carrying 226 passengers and a crew of seven hit the birds as it took […]

    Chaos erupts at Hong Kong’s airport for 2nd day as pro-democracy protesters stage protest

    Chaos erupted at Hong Kong’s airport for the second consecutive day as pro-democracy protesters staged a protest outside the airport that affected the operation of flights. To control the protesters, police fired pepper spray and beaten the protesters. All check-ins were cancelled on Tuesday after thousands of protesters wearing their signature black T-shirts made barricades […]

    US to delay new tariffs on Chinese electronics until December 15

    The United States today said that it is delaying until 15th December this year, the imposition of new 10 per cent tariffs on Chinese electronics, but going ahead with new duties starting 1st of September on 300 billion US Dollar in Chinese goods. US trade representative Robert Lighthizer, said in a statement in Washington, that […]