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Obama urges 'credible' Myanmar vote

Obama urges 'credible' Myanmar vote

US President Barack Obama has called for an "inclusive and credible" process when Myanmar holds general elections next year. The comments were made in telephone talks with Myanmar's President Thein Sein, the White House said. Obama also urged the president to work to bring peace to Rakhine, the state where violence erupted in 2012. The opposition...

Russia, Ukraine agree gas deal

Russia, Ukraine agree gas deal

Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter in a deal brokered by the European Union. The deal will also ensure gas supplies to EU countries via Ukraine are secure. "There is now no reason for people in Europe to stay cold this winter,'' said European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. European...

Iraq IS: Scores found dead in mass graves in Anbar

Iraq IS: Scores found dead in mass graves in Anbar

Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State (IS) militants have been found in mass graves in western Iraq. The graves that were found in the province of Anbar may contain between 80 and 220 bodies, reports suggest. Many of the dead belong to the Al Bu Nimr tribe, which joined...

Fire at BSEC building in Dhaka

Fire at BSEC building in Dhaka

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Last date for FF's enlistment today

Today is the last day to submit application for enlisting name as freedom fighter (FF). "Those who did not apply yet for enlisting as freedom fighter, they have been asked to apply within the stipulated time by October 31," Minister for War of Liberation War Affairs AKM Mzammel Haq told BSS. "There is no need to submit new application for those FFs having certificates, or published their names through gazette notifications," he said. On line application should be submitted to www.jamuka.gov.bd for...

Published Date: October 30, 2014
Ebola quarantine test looms in US

Ebola quarantine test looms in US

A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will. In a test case for returning US health workers, Kaci Hickox has vowed to leave her home on Thursday if the state does not lift the restrictions. President Barack...

Published Date: October 30, 2014
Bangladesh tops 32 nations in climate risk chart

Bangladesh tops 32 nations in climate risk chart

Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and South Sudan led a ranking of countries facing extreme risks as a result of climate change, exacerbating the chances of civil conflict, according to a study by UK researcher Maplecroft. A total of 32 countries out of 196 surveyed face that level of threat, the Bath, England-based analyst said today...

Published Date: October 30, 2014
Samsung profit lowest in 3 years

Samsung profit lowest in 3 years

Samsung Electronics has seen its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales. The South Korean company said profit fell 60% to 4.1tn won ($3.8bn; £2.5bn) in the three months to September. The results were in line with the firm's preliminary estimates released earlier this...

Published Date: October 30, 2014
UN rebukes Israel over Jerusalem settlements

UN rebukes Israel over Jerusalem settlements

Israel has faced strong criticism at the UN Security Council over plans to build homes in occupied East Jerusalem. UN political chief Jeffrey Feltman said that the settlements would raise "grave doubts" about Israel's plans for durable peace with Palestinians. The meeting came a day after the Israeli PM's office ordered plans for over 1,000...

Published Date: October 30, 2014
Nidaa Tounes party wins Tunisia polls

Nidaa Tounes party wins Tunisia polls

Tunisia's secularist party Nidaa Tounes has won 85 seats in the country's parliament following Sunday's elections, official results show. The governing Islamist Ennahda party won 69 seats in the 217-seat chamber. The official results confirm earlier predictions and Ennahda officials have already urges Nidaa Tounes to form an inclusive government. Tunisia's transition to democratic rule after...