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France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires In a sharp escalation of tensions with Brazil, France is accusing President Jair…
Brazil's Bolsonaro mulls deploying army to combat Amazon fires Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he is considering deploying the…
Security in Kashmir tightened following call for march Authorities intensified patrols Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city…
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2 killed in Dhaka road crashes
Two people were killed in separate road accidents in Dhaka’s Rampura and Jatrabari areas on Friday.   The victims were identified as Abdul…
UPDF leader killed in Rangamati 'gunfight' A leader of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) was shot dead during a reported gunfight with army men at Baghaihat Ujubazar in Baghaichhari…
  • Woman dies of dengue in Satkhira
  • Hundreds stand threatened by flooding in Kurigram
  • 3 killed in Thakurgaon road accident
  • Bangladesh
    Janmashtami celebrated with religious fervour Members of the Hindu community today (Friday) celebrated the Janmashtami marking the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna, a central figure of the Hinduism, with due religious fervour and enthusiasm. On the occasion, colourful Janmashtami processions displaying blissful events of the life of Krishna were brought…
    Language Movement veteran Dr MA Gafur dies
Language Movement veteran Dr MA Gafur passed away on Friday at a Dhaka hospital. He was 85. He breathed his last at Samarita Hospital, said his eldest son Dr Shakil Gafur. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, and Advocate Nurul Amin Ruhul, MP, extended condolences to the bereaved family. Gafur is survived…
  • 'Rohingyas' gun down Teknaf Jubo League leader
  • 24,735 Hajj pilgrims return home
  • Politics
    BNP blames govt for failure to repatriate Rohingyas BNP on Friday alleged that the government has diplomatically failed to initiate the repartition of Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar. “The government couldn’t do anything to start the repatriation of Rohingyas. It's been a long time since they (Rohingyas) came here, but you (govt)…
    BNP forms forum to support victims of rape, repression Amid the growing incidents of rape and violence against women and children, BNP has formed a forum to stand by the victims of such repression with legal and other support, and create a social movement to prevent these menaces. Party standing committee member Selima Rahman has been made convener of the…
  • Quader urges BCL to be more dynamic
  • BNP says govt misleading people
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    • Germany : Two baby snow leopards walk through their enclosure at the Wilhelma zoo in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on August 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Saudi Arabia : Muslim pilgrims look at pigeons at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca at the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage on August 13, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Taif, Saudi Arabia : A Saudi woman rides a horse during the Souk Okaz Festival in the Saudi city of Taif on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : Two starlings play in a fountain at Moscow's Manezhnaya Square on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Paris : A boat cruises on the river Seine during sunset in Paris, on August 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, as the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage approaches yesterday. Arafat is the site where Muslims say the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon about 14 centuries ago after leading his followers on the pilgrimage. The ultra-conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is undergoing dramatic social and economic reforms, has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, one of the five pillars of Islam. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Fair attendees walk past the Ferris wheel as rain begins the fall at the Iowa State Fair on August 8, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This picture taken on August 5, 2019 shows Stern Caugek birds on Tatihou island, northwestern France. FP PHOTO
    • Netherlands : People with a dog take a boat ride on a river in Giethoorn, a well-known destination for tourists and day-trippers, on August 6, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • France : This picture taken on August 4, 2019 shows a seagull and ruddy rurnstones on the rocks of the Tatihou island, northwestern France. AFP PHOTO
    Motijheel, the busiest business district of the capital as well as the country, yesterday stays partially devoid of usual busyness
of the traffic and economic activities on the first day after Eid-ul Azha holiday. PHOTO: SUMANTA CHAKRABORTY Motijheel, the busiest business district of the capital as well as the country, yesterday…
    Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a polythene factory in the capital’s
Lalbagh area last night with no casualties till filing this report. INDEPENDENT PHOTO Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a polythene factory in the capital’s…
    This photo shows workers pile up rawhide of sacrificial animals in Barisal city on
Eid-ul-Azha on Monday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO This photo shows workers pile up rawhide of sacrificial animals in Barisal city on Eid-ul-Azha…
    Schedule collapse forces hundreds of people to wait on platforms as well as on rail tracks at Kamalapur Railway
Station in the capital yesterday ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Most of the trains reached the station six-to seven hours behind
schedule causing immense sufferings to people. FOCUS BANGLA PHOTO Schedule collapse forces hundreds of people to wait on platforms as well as on rail tracks…
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    Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

    Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

    Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step closer to bringing the species back from the brink of extinction, scientists said…
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    Black hole gobbles up neutron star, causing ripples in space and time
    In the same decade when gravitational waves and a neutron star merger have…
    India's 2nd Moon Mission enters lunar orbit
    India's second Moon Mission, or Chandrayaan-2, successfully entered into…
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