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BNP has vowed to face the High Court verdict against Tarique

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has vowed to face the High Court verdict against Tarique Rahman`s money laundering case through legal and political processes. Tarique was sentenced to seven years` imprisonment and fined Tk 20 crore by the HC on July 21 in the case. In reaction to the HC verdict, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that the …

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Eight days remand each for Karim and Tahmid Hasib

A court in Dhaka has granted police eight days remand each for former North South University teacher Hasnat Karim and Canadian university student Tahmid Hasib for questioning them on Gulshan terror attack. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nurunnahar Yasmin on Thursday passed the remand order after police produced them before the court and sought 10-day remand for them. Traceless for over a …

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3,000 villagers who were fleeing violence in northern Iraq

The UN`s refugee agency says it has received reports that the Islamic State (IS) extremist group may have captured up to 3,000 villagers who were fleeing violence in northern Iraq. The UNHCR says the internally displaced people from villages in the Hawiga district were seeking safety in the nearby city of Kirkuk when they were captured on August 4. Reportedly, …

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Missile into Japanese-controlled waters for the first time

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the launch as a “grave threat” to Japan and said Tokyo “strongly protested”. Japan also said its self-defence force would remain on alert in case of further launches. North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday that landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters for the first time, the latest in a series of launches …

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Neymar will captain Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic football tournament

Barcelona forward Neymar will captain Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic football tournament, the team’s head coach said on Friday. The 24-year-old has led Brazil’s senior national team for the past two years but there was speculation he might be stripped of the skipper’s armband in Rio. Brazil coach Rogerio Micale said Neymar had “exceeded his expectations” after meeting him …

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