Schools to be shuttered for air pollution

BEIJING, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) — China may adopt a flexible working hours system and suspend school classes in case of the highest air pollution warnings, a government circular said on Wednesday. The circular was issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection as China has been under growing pressure to curb air pollution, with heavy smog […]

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Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin says Bangladesh war crime trial was ‘corrupt’

A UK based Bangladeshi Muslim community leader, convicted of war crimes in Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence, has described his trial as “corrupt”. Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin was tried in absentia by a special tribunal and sentenced to death after being found guilty of crimes related to the abduction and killing of independence supporters. Mr Mueen-Uddin told […]

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Several killed as Bangladesh-bound boat sinks off Myanmar

A boat carrying 70 people capsized on Sunday off western Myanmar, an aid worker said. Only eight survivors have been found. The boat was in the Bay of Bengal and headed for Bangladesh when it went down early Sunday, said Abdul Melik, who works for the humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger. The incident comes after […]

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44 killed in bus fire in S. India

NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) — At least 44 persons were burnt to death Wednesday morning when a bus caught fire after its oil tank exploded in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, the police said. The Volvo private bus was coming from Bangalore to Hyderabad when it caught fire at Kothakota in Mahbubnagar […]

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Four Bangladeshis killed, 16 injured in Kuwait minibus crash

Labourers were on their way to work when tragedy struck Manama: Four Bangladeshi labourers were killed and 16 were injured in an accident in Kuwait. All the victims are believed to be Asians on their way to work. Initial reports said that the accident occurred when the minibus transporting the labourers and a truck were […]

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Online ‘Halal’ sex shop opens in Turkey

By James Reynolds and Zeynep Erdim BBC News, Istanbul. The front page of the Helal Sex Shop website is designed not to give fright. It features separate, generic silhouettes of a man and a woman in a headscarf. Browsers are directed to different pages for men and women. They are offered a range of condoms, […]

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Indian onion selling at Rs 45 in Bangladesh

New Delhi: Though onion prices have shot through the roof in India, it is selling at much cheaper price in the neighbouring Bangladesh. As per a national news daily, onions are selling at Rs 45 in Bangladesh, while onion prices continue to reign at as much as Rs 100 a kg in major cities in […]

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