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The Bangladesh Observer on Aug 16, 1975
How media changed in a day

The issues of Aug 15 and Aug 16 in 1975 carried extremely different aspects

White House rewrites case law to curb asylum seekers

Trump wants to end asylum for Central Americans to keep his campaign promise of halting immigration along the southwest US border

Four among the six assassins of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who have been at large since they were sentenced to death, have yet to be found in the nine years since the verdict.

Four Bangabandhu
killers still missing

The govt is negotiating with different countries for extradition of the two other convicts

FILE PHOTO: The sun rises behind the entrance sign to the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park before the company's IPO launch, May 18, 2012. Reuters

Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar

The platform ‘turned into a beast’, a UN investigator said

Vermont Democratic Party gubernatorial primary candidate Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman, poses on College Street in Burlington, Vermont, US, Aug 8, 2018.

Transgender woman wins nomination for Vermont governor

She is the first openly transgender person who wins a major party nomination for statewide office in the history of US

Stokes cleared after trial over street brawl

A fight outside a nightclub last year had left two men unconscious, prosecutors said

Caption: Ellen DeGeneres during a commercial break in taping of the Ellen Show in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, US Oct 13, 2016. REUTERS

Comedian DeGeneres teams up with Walmart

Ellen DeGeneres, also a talk show host, would tie up with the world’s largest clothing retailer to launch a women’s fashion line

Tourist guide Daniel Hernandez, 26, sits on his Russian-made car as he speaks to his girlfriend who lives in Britain, at an internet hotspot in Havana, Cuba, Sept 24, 2017. REUTERS

Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for a day

Cuba’s government provided free internet for a day to mark the nationwide internet service for first time 

FILE PHOTO: Protesters demonstrate during the Women's March on Washington outside the White House in Washington January 21, 2017. Reuters

US state legislatures poised to change

More women are running for office

Dhaka: Second least liveable city

Dhaka ranks 139th among 140 cities, according to 2018 Global Liveability Index

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Bangladesh important market
for StanChart: CEO

Standard Chartered Bangladesh CEO Naser Ezaz Bijoy says new home buyers will expand the mortgage market

An Afghan policeman keeps watch near the site of a suicide bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2018. Reuters

Dozens killed in Afghan attacks

Up to 44 killed in Taliban attack on an army outpost while suicide blast in Kabul kills 48

Caption: Ellen DeGeneres during a commercial break in taping of the Ellen Show in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, US Oct 13, 2016. REUTERS

Comedian DeGeneres teams up with Walmart

Ellen DeGeneres, also a talk show host, would tie up with the world’s largest clothing retailer to launch a women’s fashion line