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Pope urges Chinese Catholics to heal past divisions

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Vatican City, Sept 26 (AP) - Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Chinese Catholics to overcome past divisions and open a new phase of faith following a landmark agreement over bishop nominations aimed at ending dec-ades of estrangement between the Vatican and Beijing that had split the church.
Francis announced that he had written a letter to the Chinese faithful aimed at encouraging them to "heal the wounds of the past and re-establish and maintain full communion." The letter was to be released...
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President visits dev works in Kishoreganj

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Kishoreganj: President on Tuesday witnessed the progress of development works of Austagram-Nawga and Austagram-Kastul-Banshtala Roads in Kishoreganj.
The under-construction Autagram-Nawga road will connect Chatalpar of Brahmanbaria district through a bridge while...
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Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness

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Male, Sep 23 (AP) - Huge crowds flocked to closely guarded polling stations on Sunday to vote in the Mal-dives' third multiparty presidential elections, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democ-racy.
Both President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and the opposition candidate, Ibrahim...
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Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

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Tehran, Sep 23 (AP) - Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade.
Women and children scattered along...
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Having failed to get a govt job, man 'kills self'

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Khulna: A former student of Khulna University allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a mess house near the university on Friday night as failed to get a government job.
The deceased was identified as Saikat Ranjan Mondol, son of Krishna Maondol, hailing from Shyamnagar...
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