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Eight insurgents killed in Karachi shootout

Eight insurgents killed in Karachi shootout

Xinhua 2017-10-22 12:00:00

Troops in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi killed eight militants during a successful overnight operation, officials said Sunday. Paramilitary troops Rangers and the counter terrorism d...

DU publishes 'Gha' unit admission test result

DU publishes 'Gha' unit admission test result

-- 2017-10-22 12:00:00

The Dhaka University (DU) result of 'Gha' unit (combined unit for science, business studies and humanities group students) admission test under 2017-2018 academic session has been published as 14.35 p...

Gunmen kill 13 Niger gendarmes

Gunmen kill 13 Niger gendarmes

Reuters 2017-10-22 11:39:28

Gunmen on pick-up trucks and motorcycles coming from Mali killed 13 gendarmes and wounded five more in an attack on their base in western Niger, security sources said on Saturday. The village is a fe...

British government borrowing at lowest September level for 10 years

British government borrowing at lowest September level for 10 years

BBC 2017-10-22 10:38:52

Britain saw its smallest budget deficit for any September in the last 10 years, according to official figures. Last month's deficit stood at £5.902 billion, down almost 11 per cent compared wit...

Oil heads towards for weekly loss on profit-taking

Oil heads towards for weekly loss on profit-taking

-- 2017-10-21 12:36:39

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters): Oil prices fell on Friday and were set for a weekly loss as investors sought to book profits, despite tensions in the Middle East that have slashed supplies of crude. Brent...

IMED actions perfunctory

IMED actions perfunctory

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-10-21 12:00:00

The monitoring and evaluation of public sector development projects by a designated government agency produces substandard evaluation reports for lack of in-depth performance analysis, insiders said....

Tech master Scoble apologises over harassment allegations

Tech master Scoble apologises over harassment allegations

BBC 2017-10-21 12:00:00

Renowned tech consultant and commentator Robert Scoble has apologised after multiple accusations of inappropriate behaviour towards women. In a post on Medium, journalist Quinn Norton accused Mr Scob...

'Neruda did not die of cancer'

'Neruda did not die of cancer'

BBC 2017-10-21 12:00:00

Chilean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of prostate cancer, forensic experts have said. The Nobel Laureate was said to have died of cancer in 1973, less than two weeks after a military coup led by Gene...

Landslide hits Malaysian construction site, up to 20 feared buried

Landslide hits Malaysian construction site, up to 20 feared buried

Xinhua 2017-10-21 12:00:00

Between 15 to 20 workers are feared to have been buried after a landslide hit a building construction site in the northwestern Malaysian state of Penang on Saturday morning. The state news agency Ber...

Sensex gains 152 points in festive week

Sensex gains 152 points in festive week

PTI 2017-10-21 12:00:00

The BSE Benchmark started the holiday truncated week with heavy gains, as both indices made fresh highs on positive trade data. The encouraging comments from the IMF chief on the outlook for Indian e...

Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

AP 2017-10-21 12:00:00

A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000. Julien’s Auctions says the 12-inch-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York...

10 die as goods truck overturns in India

10 die as goods truck overturns in India

Xinhua 2017-10-21 11:09:34

At least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured Saturday after a goods truck carrying tiles overturned in western Indian state of Maharashtra, police said. The accident took place near Tasagoan...

US stocks end modestly higher

US stocks end modestly higher

-- 2017-10-21 11:05:06

US stocks closed modestly higher, lifting the S&P 500 index to its fifth record close in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average, which crossed past the 23,000 mark for the first time on Wednesd...

Apple hit with trademark lawsuit

Apple hit with trademark lawsuit

Reuters 2017-10-21 10:36:59

A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term “animoji”, alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPh...

Mogadishu car bomb toll rises to 358

Mogadishu car bomb toll rises to 358

BBC 2017-10-21 10:04:54

The death toll from last Saturday's huge truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 358, the information minister says. Some 56 people are also still missing, Abdirahman Osman says....

Complexity over commission payment delays Japanese ODA loan release

Complexity over commission payment delays Japanese ODA loan release

Rezaul Karim 2017-10-21 09:57:48

Release of nearly US$ 1.64 billion worth of pledged Japanese ODA loans for Bangladesh's six projects is being delayed due to complexity arisen over the payment of bank commission, officials said. "A...

Brazil police detain 108 in anti-paedophilia raid

Brazil police detain 108 in anti-paedophilia raid

BBC 2017-10-21 09:49:29

Police in Brazil say they have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against paedophiles in Latin America. Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia. Justice Minister...

Asian shares perk up after US budget plan pass

Asian shares perk up after US budget plan pass

Reuters 2017-10-20 12:00:00

Asian shares shrugged off early sluggishness and gained on Friday, and the dollar rose after the US Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans t...

Asian shares push higher

Asian shares push higher

-- 2017-10-20 11:33:09

Asian shares pushed higher on investor optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over the outcome of political events in China and Japan. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 crept less th...

China posts solid economic growth in Q3

China posts solid economic growth in Q3

-- 2017-10-20 02:25:37

China posted relatively solid economic growth in the third quarter (Q3), driven by a stronger services industry, data showed on Friday. China’s property sector grew 3.9 per cent in the Q3 from...

India’s tightened consumer goods standards could hurt China imports

India’s tightened consumer goods standards could hurt China imports

Reuters 2017-10-19 12:00:00

India is tightening quality controls for consumer and capital goods, officials say, a move that follows calls to curb cheap imports from China amid diplomatic tensions between the world's two most pop...

One dies as fire guts Myanmar luxury hotel

One dies as fire guts Myanmar luxury hotel

AP 2017-10-19 12:00:00

A fire has nearly destroyed a luxury hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon. A body bag was carried out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on Thursday morning and firefigh...

Chinese co gets contract to build 4.5km elevated structure of BRT

Chinese co gets contract to build 4.5km elevated structure of BRT

Munima Sultana 2017-10-19 12:00:00

A Chinese company is set to get Tk 9.35 billion contract for construction of 4.5-kilometre elevated structure from Uttara House Building to Cherag Ali Market of the bus-based mass transit line from Ga...

Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniv

Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniv

Reuters 2017-10-19 12:00:00

A new exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book’s publication is offering ‘muggles’ with an interest in magic the chance to view rare memorabilia, co...

Labour newcomer to head NZ government

Labour newcomer to head NZ government

BBC 2017-10-19 12:00:00

New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country's youn...

Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss

Reuters 2017-10-19 12:00:00

Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, th...

Airline sued for not serving champagne

Airline sued for not serving champagne

BBC 2017-10-19 11:51:38

A Canadian man has filed a lawsuit against Sunwing Airlines for promising a champagne service and instead serving sparkling wine. Daniel Macduff booked a holiday to Cuba through Sunwing that advertis...

Mandela's autobiography sequel launched in SA

Mandela's autobiography sequel launched in SA

BBC 2017-10-19 11:08:44

The new instalment of Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, has been released in Johannesburg. Dare Not Linger tackles his five years as South Africa's president after the collapse of...

China’s economy grow 6.8pc in Q3

China’s economy grow 6.8pc in Q3

-- 2017-10-19 10:52:47

China’s economy grew at 6.8 per cent in the third quarter year-on-year, down marginally from the previous quarter's 6.9 per cent, government data showed Thursday. The second largest econom...

Asian markets mixed after China data

Asian markets mixed after China data

-- 2017-10-19 10:31:36

Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after Wall Street closed at record highs. Data showed that China’s quarterly growth slowed slightly but was in line with expectations. Japan’s Nikkei 2...