• Govt’s broken promises and infuriating inanities
  • Who bites?
  • The Economist article and New Age editorial
  • Group exhibition features women artists
  • BB warns banks of punitive action
  • Suu Kyi greets Myanmar migrants in Thailand
  • Pybus named coach, finally
  • Locals block Sylhet-Tamabil Road
  • 12 killed in Keraniganj traffic accident
  • Dhaka city corpn administrators serve out tenure today
  • A welcome ruling
  • Not accidents but killings
  • Timeless Nazrul songs presented
  • Micro-credit providers demand for Micro Credit Bank
  • Nepal Maoists call rivals ‘fascists’ in election row
  • Sahara set to sponsor Tigers
  • Non-govt teachers, employees rally for budgetary allocation
  • Challenge now to protect democracy: BNP leaders
  • ICT order today on SQC petition for bail to attend parliament
  • A fork in the path: growth or contraction?
  • HC asks eight policemen to appear
  • GPS tracker mandatory for trucks, vans
  • Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets migrant workers from Myanmar, as she visits them in Samut Sakhon province on Wednesday. — Reuters photo


Suu Kyi greets Myanmar migrants in Thailand

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets migrant workers from Myanmar, as she visits them in Samut Sakhon province on Wednesday. — Reuters photo
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Quake survivors’ misery as Italy counts the cost

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Libya women plunge into politics

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Indian PM dismisses fresh attacks over graft

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Iran denies US report it plotted assassinations

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Fears for safety of Pakistan ‘CIA’ doctor

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Police raid Maldives rally over ‘cursed chicken’

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Afghan tries to cut off pregnant wife’s tongue

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William’s heartache at royal wedding without Diana

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Dead Japan woman kept in freezer ‘up to 10 years’

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UK court backs Assange extradition to Sweden

Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden, but put his deportation on hold to give his lawyers a final chance to reopen the case. Full story

Australia moves to criminalise forced marriage

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