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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 - 67%

  • No - 33%


Total number of votes: 69

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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

Sergio Romero celebrates winning the semi-finals against the Netherlands at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Reuters

Enjoy the moment: Romero

The Argentina goalkeeper saves two penalties in the shoot-out against the Dutch

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Tofail tells DCs to check prices

The commerce minister tells district administration chiefs to keep prices under control

Death toll climbs in Gaza

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

Mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato poses as she arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, in this Feb 12, 2012 file photo. Credit: Reuters

A minute with Joyce DiDonato

The 45-year-old American soprano says she practices kickboxing as she finds fitness machines boring