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Children suffering from dengue at the Holy Family Hospital in Dhaka. Photo: Abdullah Al Momin
Govt list shows fewer dengue deaths

At least 19 people have died from dengue this year, bdnews24.com has found, but the official list says five

Moon race could define humanity’s future

Fifty years after Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off for the moon, a new space race is on

Elected European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reacts during a news conference after the vote on her election at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Jul 16, 2019. REUTERS

MEPs elect first woman EU commissioner

Former German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen is set to face an array of global challenges and the bloc’s own internal divisions as EU commissioner

MP faces wrath after moral policing in park

Netizens ask whether it is an MP's job to lead a police drive or to publish photos of adolescents on social media

FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, US, July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

Republican support for Trump rises

A Reuters/Ipsos poll finds a slight increase in approval for the US president after his 'racist' Twitter attack on four Democratic congresswomen

Bangladesh 9th for graduate students in US

The number of Bangladeshi students in the US has doubled since 2013

Halda pollution: Hathazari power plant fined

The Department of Environment also ordered temporary shutdown of the 100MW plant for polluting the river by dumping industrial waste

Railway tracks leading toward Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, the site of a horrific derailment, Jul 23, 2013. On July 6, 2013, 47 people were killed when the derailing train exploded and incinerated most of downtown Lac-Mégantic. The New York Times

Deadly cargo still rides rails after fiery crash

In 2013, 47 people were killed when the derailing train exploded and incinerated most of downtown Lac-Mégantic, Quebec

Amit Shah, president of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) addresses party workers in Ahmedabad, India, February 12, 2019. Reuters

India will expel all illegal migrants: Amit Shah

He steps up a campaign that critics say could stoke religious tension

File Photo: Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq watches the team train during a practice session in Kingston March 20, 2007. Reuters

Inzamam to step down as chief selector

Pakistan finished fifth in the World Cup, his final assignment

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FILE PHOTO: Representations of virtual currency are displayed in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, 2019. REUTERS

G7 pours cold water on
Facebook's Libra plans

Ministers fret digital coins will rival sovereign currencies

Drug lord 'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prison

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug lord will spend the rest of his life in a US penitentiary, a federal judge said.

Elizabeth Gabler, whose Fox 2000 division was shut down by Walt Disney Studios, with Thomas E Rothman, chairman of Sony’s Motion Picture Group, in 2008. The New York Times

Sony revives literary film division

Elizabeth Gabler, the executive behind hit movies like ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ will run the venture