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Cautionary signal 3 for seaports

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DHAKA- The depression over Northwest Bay and adjoining West Central Bay moved slightly northeastwards and now lies over Northwest Bay and adjoining areas.

The depression was centred at 9 am today about 750 kms Southwest of Chittagong Port, 725 kms Southwest of Cox's Bazar Port, 570 kms Southwest of Mongla Port and 595 kms Southwest of Payra Port.

It is likely to move in a North or Northeasterly direction. Under its influence deep convection is continuing over North Bay, a met office...
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Mugabe makes first public appearance since army takeover

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HARARE - President Robert Mugabe attended a university graduation ceremony on Friday, making his first public appearance since military generals took control of Zimbabwe earlier this week.

In a display of defiance, Mugabe, 93, arrived at the ceremony in the capital Harare, dressed in a blue...
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PM witnesses Dhaka Opera House design

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DHAKA - The government has decided to set up a modern opera house at Hatirjheel, a popular recreational spot for the residents of Dhaka.

"The design of the project titled "Dhaka Opera House Complex" was placed before Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence here this...
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'Mounting evidence' of Myanmar genocide: watchdogs

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WASHINGTON - Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya and burned victims alive, watchdogs said in a report on Wednesday that cited mounting evidence of genocide against the minority group.

The report by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Southeast Asia-based...
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Swedish FM to visit Rohingya camps Sun

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Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallstrom will visit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar on Sunday where more than 620, 000 Rohingyas have fled from violence and abuse in Myanmar since August.
In addition to Rohingyas, Wallstrom will meet representatives of the government of...
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