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1 hr ago | Stars and Stripes

US Army-Bangladesh exercise hones earthquake disaster response

Col. Mohammad Tawhid-Ul-Islam of the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division delivers a presentation on the Dhaka City Earthquake Contingency Response Plan on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, the opening day of the Pacific Resilience Disaster Relief Exercise and Exchange in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Back home dead

Hajera Khatun breaks down in tears at the Dhaka airport yesterday over the coffin bearing the body of her son, Faruk Khan, killed in Monday's accident at a construction site in Malaysia.

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6 hrs ago | CPJ Press Freedom Online

Police raid newspaper office, arrest editor in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release the editor of a daily newspaper who has been held for two days without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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7 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

The world's most liveable cities

Melbourne tops the ranking as the world's most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running, but an Economist Intelligence Unit poll also finds that turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East have pushed other cities down the list.

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7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

The Silent Conversation

Bangladesh with more than 30 lakh hearing impaired people, lacks adequate opportunities for learning sign language.

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12 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Thirteen charged over deadly Dhaka attack

A Bangladesh court on Thursday charged 13 Islamists with murder over a 2001 bomb blast at a political rally in Dhaka that left five people dead.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Daily Star

Back from death, only to suffer

Everyone thought they were dead, as they lay like corpses on the spot of the August 21 grenade attack.

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The Daily Star

Flood in North worsening

Swelling rivers in the country's north inundated fresh areas yesterday, leaving more people displaced and houses, schools, croplands submerged.

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The Daily Star

Wheat imports from Canada on the rise

"We are proud to be contributing to Bangladesh's food security efforts as Canadian wheat is some of the best quality in the world," said Heather Cruden, Canadian high commissioner in Dhaka.

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The Daily Star

MBBS, BDS admission tests Oct 24

The admission tests for medical and dental colleges for the 2014-15 academic session will be held on October 24. The decision was taken at a meeting held at the health ministry in the capital today, Directorate General of Health Services ABM Abdul Hannan conformed this to Bangla daily Prothom Alo today.

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The Daily Star

Bodies of 3 Bangladeshi workers to arrive from Malaysia tomorrow

The Fire and Rescue Department's tweeted the photo on Tuesday showing a K-9 unit at the site.

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Big News Network.com

Bangladesh police arrest son of sunken ferry owner

Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion Friday arrested the son of the owner of passenger ferry that capsized earlier this month in the Padma river, leaving at least 46 people dead and 61 others still missing.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Asia News Network

DHAKA: Climate change takes toll on Bangladesh's GDP

Bangladesh could lose more than 9 per cent of its gross domestic product by the end of this century due to the impact of climate change, says the Asian Development Bank.

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Asia News Network

DHAKA : Weather goes haywire in Bangladesh

In just three days beginning Friday, Teknaf in the southern part of Bangladsh has experienced 482 millimetres of rain, exceeding what is usual for the whole of August.

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The Daily Star

Daulatkhan launch terminal 'risky',needs urgent repair

Birshreshtho Mostafa Kamal Launch Terminal in Daulatkhan upazila under the district is in dire need of repair as around 1500 passengers daily use it for going to and from different areas including Dkaka and Noakhali.

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Russia Taday

Outrage as Saudi Arabia beheads four men in execution

ARCHIVE PHOTO: Members of Magic Movement, a group of young Bangladeshis, stage a mock execution scene in protest of Saudi Arabia beheading of eight Bangladeshi workers in front of National Museum in Dhaka October 15, 2011.

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The Daily Star

Dhaka 2nd worst city

Dhaka has been ranked as the second least liveable city among the world's 140 cities in this year's Global Liveability Index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

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The Daily Star

Provide incentives to develop skilled workforce

Manish Pandey, director of Swisscontact's South Asia regional office, speaks at a conference organised by the SkillFUL project team at The Daily Star Centre in Dhaka yesterday.

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The Daily Star

Dhaka on Europeans' canvas

In 1808, Charles D'Oyly, Collector of Dhaka, wrote to Warren Hastings, "I shall offer you as companions, a few of the ruins of the city of Dacca which are exquisite for their magnificent elegance " About a hundred years of British rule by the East India Company saw many European painters finding their way to India.

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The Daily Star

After 3 years of war, Damascus 'least liveable' city

Buildings damaged during battles between Syrian troops and rebels stand along an empty street in Mliha, some 10 kilometers southeast of downtown Damascus, Syria August 15, 2014.

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