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UN chief urges to do more for refugees

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged all to think about what more they can do to help the refugees around the world or the people who are internally displaced as a result of conflict or persecution.
"On World Refugee Day, we must all think about what more we can we do to help. The answer begins with unity and solidarity," he said in a video message.
The UN Secretary General posed a question, "What would you do if you were forced to leave your home?
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Bus-pickup van collision leaves 9 dead in Nilphamari

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Nilphamari: At least nine people were killed and eight others injured when a bus hit a pickup van in Nilphamari's Syedpur upazila on Sunday night.

The road accident occurred at Dhalagach in Syedpur-Bypass area around 10:30pm while the identities of the deceased could not be known.

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Home-goers heave sigh of relief on highways

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Dhaka: The homebound people are heaving a sigh of relief as they are facing almost no traffic congestion on highways which makes their journey smoother ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr.

Because of the government’s different measures, the home-goers are not facing gridlock on highways or schedule...
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Khaleda seeks release on parole

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Dhaka: Khandker Mahbub Hossain, lawyer of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, has sought for her release on parole on humanitarian grounds.

Stating the jailed BNP chief’s deteriorating health, Khandker Mahbub requested the government to release her for better treatment.

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Rain hits 11,000 Rohingya people

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Torrential rains accompanied by storms hit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, causing 37 landslides and leaving one child dead and several people injured.
"Nearly 2,500 refugee families, with some 11,000 people in all, have been affected," said UNHCR spokesper-son Andrej Mahecic at a...
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