AIIB’s power sector project hailed by millions in rural Bangladesh

by Naim-Ul-Karim DHAKA, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — A power sector project of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is considered as a transformative milestone for rural Bangladesh, elating the country’s millions of people who live in areas which were earlier without any access to the national power grid. The AIIB-financed 165-million-U.S. dollar Power Distribution System […]

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Myanmar to start repatriation of Rakhine refugees from Bangladesh

by Feng Yingqiu NAY PYI TAW, Jan. 17 (NsNewsWire) — Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate refugees fleeing to Bangladesh to escape conflict in Myanmar‘s western Rakhine state starting from Jan. 23, reports Xinhua. Under the agreement on the repatriation reached at a meeting of foreign ministries of the two neighbors in Nay Pyi […]

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French salmonella baby milk scandal ‘affects 83 countries’

More than 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk have now been recalled in 83 countries in a salmonella scandal involving French company Lactalis, reports BBC. The dairy firm’s CEO, Emmanuel Besnier, confirmed the extent of the contamination risk to French media. The products have been subject to a recall since December, after salmonella bacteria […]

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AIIB, ADB to co-finance more projects this year: ADB president

MANILA, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao said on Friday that ADB and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) are exploring to co-finance several development projects this year. “We have been cooperating well,” Nakao told Xinhua at the ADB headquarters in Manila. Nakao said he met with AIIB officials […]

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Nearly half a million children being vaccinated against diphtheria in Cox’s Bazar

DHAKA, Jan. 14 (NsNewsWire) — Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 14 January 2018 – As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, WHO, UNICEF and health sector partners are working with the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements and surrounding areas. […]

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3 militants dead as Bangladeshi elite force storm hideout near PM office

DHAKA, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — Three militants were killed on Friday morning in a raid launched by Bangladesh’s anti-crime elite force on a militant hideout near Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s office in capital Dhaka. Anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General Benzir Ahmed confirmed the death of three militants. “Bodies of three militants […]

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Row over Trump’s mental health divides US

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/1/7 22:33:39 In his new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff portrays US President Donald Trump as a person with mental health issues. Quoting people like former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, the book shows Trump as impatient, unable to grasp policy, prone to rambling and […]

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