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(L-R) Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez, Lionel Messi, Mariano Andujar and Sergio Aguero celebrate their win over the Netherlands at the end of their semi-finals. Reuters

Argentina end 24-year wait

The Albicelestes seal a spot in the final beating the Dutch 4-2 on penalties in a tense semi-final

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Too much of local govt?

Although the government has emphasised administrative decentralisation in the past, LGRD Minister Syed Ashraful Islam now says too many local government branches are not good for a democratic country. Do you think so?


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  • Yes - 84%

  • No - 16%


Total number of votes: 314

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BNP chief Khaleda Zia says the government cannot hold on to power using police and RAB.

Unite against govt: Khaleda

The BNP chief says the 20-Party Alliance will start fresh anti-government stir after the Eid

Argentina's Lionel Messi walks on the pitch during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Switzerland at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 1, 2014. Reuters

Stage set for Messi

A World Cup win will put him in the same category as his compatriot Diego Maradona and Brazilian Pele

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No DSE trading from Jul 27 for Eid

Official activities will also remain closed for seven days

Israel presses Gaza offensive, kills 8

Israeli air strikes shook Gaza for a third day and militants kept up rocket fire in Israel's heartland intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials say has killed at least 61 people

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber is pictured in police custody in Miami Beach, Florida January 23, 2014 in this Miami Beach Police Department handout released to Reuters on March 4, 2014.

Two years probation for Justin Bieber

The Los Angeles Superior Court also ordered the Canadian pop singer to pay $80,900 for damage caused to his former neighbour's mansion by egg pelting