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Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

Tehran, Jan. 16 -- An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States as helping the Is... Read More


Pregnant Tulip wheeled into parliament for Brexit vote

Dhaka, Jan. 16 -- Heavily pregnant British Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, a niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was pictured in a wheelchair after she postponed the date of a caesarean section ... Read More


Housewife beaten dead in Chattogram

Chattogram, Jan. 16 -- A housewife was beaten to death allegedly by her husband at Raufabad in the port city on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Tahera Begum, 32, a garment worker and wife of ... Read More


Bangladesh's role in UN Peacekeeping lauded

Dhaka, Jan. 16 -- UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix has appreciated and acknowledged Bangladesh's role in the UN peacekeeping. He was addressing a two-day "Pr... Read More


Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

Nairobi, Jan. 16 -- Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest... Read More


UK's May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

London, Jan. 16 -- British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-co... Read More


AL starts selling nomination forms for reserve seats

Dhaka, Jan. 15 -- Ruling Awami League on Tuesday started selling nomination forms to aspirants for its 43 reserved seats (women) in the 11th Parliament. The aspirants have thronged at the AL presiden... Read More


Gazipur RMG workers back to work Tuesday

Gazipur, Jan. 15 -- Welcoming the revised wage structure workers of all the readymade garment factories in the area have started to work at their workplaces since Tuesday morning. There was no report... Read More


US tells Saudis to hold 'accountable' killers of journalist

Riyadh, Jan. 15 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told the king and crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Monday that the Trump administration expects the kingdom to hold accountable "every sin... Read More


Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

Washington, Jan. 15 -- President Donald Trump on Monday denied he ever worked for Russia against U.S. interests, addressing an extraordinary question that has haunted his presidency and shows no sign ... Read More