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4 soldiers killed in Russia fighting

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Moscow, Jun 17 (AP) - Officials in the South Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh say four of their soldiers have been killed in fighting with Azerbaijan.
Nagorno-Karabakh is officially part of Azerbaijan, but since a separatist war ended in 1994 it has been under the control of forces that claim to be local ethnic Armenians. Azerbaijan claims the forces include regular Armenian military. Efforts to negotiate a settlement have failed, and frequent clashes have continued.
Three of the men were...
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Actor Tanvir Tonu lands in jail in rape case

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Court Correspondent
A court on Saturday sent film actor and model Tanvir Rahman Tonu in a rape case filed on May 6.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate M Sharafuzzaman Ansari passed the order rejecting both the bail and remand petitions.
On Friday afternoon, police arrested Tonu from his Mirpur...
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Tk 664.37cr DU budget

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Staff Reporter
The Dhaka University (DU) authorities announced a Tk 664.37crore budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 allocating Tk 14 crore, only 2 % of the proposed budget, for research.
DU treasurer Prof M Kamal Uddin placed the budget in the annual senate session at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury...
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Iraqi forces capture border crossing point from IS

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Bierut, Jun 17 (AP) - Iraqi forces captured Saturday a border crossing point to Syria from the Islamic State group, increasing pressure on the extremists and getting closer to meeting up with Syrian troops and their allies who reached the border earlier this month for the first time in...
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BD slips one step down in GPI

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Staff Reporter
Bangladesh has moved one step down in the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2017, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, ranking as the 84th most peaceful country in the world.
In 2016, Bangladesh was ranked 83 on the GPI index to advance from 84th position in 2015.
Yet...
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