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‘BD does little against killing by security forces’ US condemns Rohingya cleansing in Myanmar

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The government of Bangladesh took limited measures to investigate and prosecute cases of abuse and killing by security forces in 2017, said a US report on Human Rights Practices released on Friday.
US acting secretary of State John J Sullivan at a press conference released the report.
While briefing journalists, the acting secretary condemned the brutal attacks on the Rohingya community in Myanmar. "We condemn the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar and the atrocities...

Clashes leave 300 villagers homeless in Khagrachhari

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Khagrachhari: More than 300 people from at least 25 villages in the hilly district have become homeless following factional clashes between two hill tracts-based political parties over establishing supremacy in the area.
Since long, a dispute between United People's Democratic...

Sheikh Hasina in Time's 100 most influential people's list

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DHAKA - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been included in the US-based Time Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people of 2018.

The international magazine put the Bangladesh premier on its annual high- status list of 100 most powerful people for her globally acclaimed...

Sheikh Hasina, Modi hold talks, discusses bilateral issues

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LONDON - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held a bilateral meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi here yesterday and discussed matters of bilateral interests.

"On the sidelines of the CHOGM, the two premiers held the meeting at Lancaster House here and discussed issues related to...

Russia sees 'solid foundation' for extending oil alliance

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JEDDAH - Russia said there was a "very solid foundation" for extending cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC countries at a meeting Friday of oil producers in Saudi Arabia.

Oil kingpin Saudi Arabia said a "consensus" was emerging for a long-term cooperation agreement.

"We have created a very...

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