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by | March 29, 2019 | 01:50

Witness Sajib Hasan said some people were seen shouting for help from windows on the upper floors of the building. "We have so far confirmed death of six people in the fire", SM Mostak Ahmed, deputy commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police said, according to the Daily Star newspaper.

by | March 28, 2019 | 06:24

A gag order was lifted as Boyle's trial in Ontario court began, revealing that all but one of the 19 charges against him are associated with his estranged Pennsylvania-raised spouse Caitlan Coleman. The identity of the second alleged victim is still protected by a court-ordered publication ban, according to the CBC . Their story captivated the country and the couple met prime minister Justin Trudeau in his office on Parliament Hill.

by | March 28, 2019 | 05:52

Shortly after his disappearance a year ago, Beijing informed the global police organisation that Meng had resigned as president, and that he had been charged with accepting bribes. Upon his 2016 election to the Interpol presidency, there were concerns by rights groups that Beijing could use the organisation to round up Chinese dissidents overseas.

by | March 28, 2019 | 05:55

Failing to rapidly remove footage classified as "abhorrent violent material" by authorities would also be made an offence. A Facebook vice president said the original footage was viewed at least 4,000 times before Facebook could remove it, according to NPR .

by | March 28, 2019 | 05:19

Maduro, who succeeded revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez after his death in 2013, won last year's presidential election amid accusations of irregularities, suppression of critics and a boycott by much of the opposition. Venezuela is once again finding itself in the dark in another massive power outage, weighing further on the South American country that is struggling to maintain its oil output and oil exports amid USA sanctions.

by | March 28, 2019 | 04:58

After Guaido declared January 23 he was constitutionally the interim president on the argument that fraudulent elections a year ago left Maduro illegitimate, the United States and its allies in Latin America and Europe endorsed him. President Trump has warned that tougher sanctions are yet to come. "Venezuela is in crisis after years of dictatorship and oppression", Pence said.

by | March 28, 2019 | 03:42

More than 100 lawmakers have put their name to the amendment, put forward by Conservative former minister Oliver Letwin. Each vote takes around 15 minutes and the result is read out in parliament. In another sign of the momentum behind the anti-Brexit movement, thousands of people converged on central London on Saturday for a " People's Vote " march, calling for a second referendum.

by | March 28, 2019 | 03:26

Rodel and her daughter are not the only people seeking asylum in Canada after having sheltered Snowden following his escape from the states - there are five others who are looking to gain refugee status in Canada. "And we can't comment on personal cases". "The reality is that there's room for discretion", he said. She described Snowden as a nice, friendly man and said he gave her HK$200 (US$25) when he left.

by | March 28, 2019 | 03:33

One Nation's image is taking a battering after undercover video aired showing senior party figures seeking millions of dollars in funding from United States gun lobby groups to help loosen Australia's tough firearms laws. The second part of Al Jazeera's How To Sell A Massacre investigation, which aired overnight, showed Hanson discussing the NRA's meeting with One Nation chief of staff James Ashby and Queensland leader Steve Dickson .

by | March 28, 2019 | 03:31

In a video posted online on Monday, Mr Sellner said he had received an email containing a "disproportionally large" donation from a person named "Tarrant". Two of the accused were, however, found guilty on lesser charges over anti-immigration stunts by the group's members, including storming a university lecture hall during a refugee policy talk in 2016.

by | March 28, 2019 | 02:53

Saudi Arabia firmly rejected Trump's decision, and affirmed its position that the Golan Heights is occupied Syrian land in accordance with relevant worldwide resolutions. The FO said Pakistan shares the worldwide outrage and remains "deeply concerned over the potentially grave repercussions of this decision for the region and beyond".

by | March 28, 2019 | 02:50

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday the country had successfully shot down a low-orbit satellite, joining what he described as the " super league " of space powers . The United States and the former Soviet Union carried out their first successful anti-satellite missile tests in 1985, and China in 2007. Election Commission officials said they will find out if "national security" can be invoked by the ruling NDA over its urgency for PM Modi's address.

by | March 28, 2019 | 02:04

Plans to mandate automakers to fit nearly 30 advanced safety systems on all new cars in Europe, including speed limiters and monitors that detect drowsy or distracted drivers, were welcomed by suppliers and safety groups. Negotiators from the European Parliament and European Commission agreed with representatives of EU Member State governments on Monday night on the final shape of the regulations first announced by the European Commission in May previous year.

by | March 27, 2019 | 05:35

Trump wrote in his order on January 23, 2017. Pro-life groups welcomed the move. "This Reagan-era directive ensures US taxpayer dollars aren't used to support foreign and non-governmental organizations that perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning", Pompeo said.

by | March 27, 2019 | 04:05

It said the North did not offer details on why they had returned or pulled out in the first place. Earlier on Monday, around 40 South Korean officials crossed the western land border on their way to the liaison office in the North's border town of Kaesong although North Korea vacated the office based on instructions from a superior authority on Friday.

by | March 27, 2019 | 04:00

US airlines are allowed to shuttle the planes but can not carry passengers. "The Crew followed protocol and safely landed back at the airport". The FAA is not expected to allow dozens of 737 MAX planes it grounded to fly again until it learns more about the causes of the Ethiopian Air crash, the source said.

by | March 27, 2019 | 03:03

MEPs were sharply divided on the issue, with both sides subjected to some of the most intense lobbying the European Union has ever seen from tech giants, media firms, content creators and online freedom activists. Google also tweeted its dismay, saying that the new laws will cause "legal uncertainty". "Startup" platforms are also being allowed some leeway, which would seem to indicate that the law was primarily targeted toward big firms like Google, Facebook, and others.

by | March 27, 2019 | 02:46

The name means " minimum income scheme " in Hindi, while the acronym means "justice". Dikshit said Congress will implement the scheme for five crore poor families in the country after it forms the next government in the country. Running the welfare schemes and the minimum income guarantee concurrently would mean an expenditure of nearly 10 per cent of the GDP.According to experts, a political parties would be hesitant to withdraw the existing welfare schemes.

by | March 27, 2019 | 02:27

The tourist was trying to smuggle the animals out of the country, said police, adding they found the baby monkey sound asleep after it was allegedly been given anti-allergy tablets. "[Zhestkov] seemed prepared, like he was transporting a baby", Bali conservation official I Ketut Catur Marbawa said of the scene, revealing that the Russian man had also packed baby formula and blankets.

by | March 27, 2019 | 01:54

French President Emmanuel Macron rolled out the red carpet for Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a state visit that included the signing of a multi-billion euro deal between European aircraft maker Airbus to China. "That's what we are doing on strategic investments", he said in a joint address with his Chinese counterpart. "Beyond the bilateral relationship, we have placed at the centre of our discussions the question of the partnership between China and Europe", he added.

by | March 27, 2019 | 02:46

All Boeing 737 Max aircraft have been grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration and are only allowed to fly in special circumstances, such as being transferred to a storage facility. The news came in the wake of two fatal crashes in the space of a few months involving MAX jets. Arment expects a software solution to the 737 Max within days and implementation to begin immediately for grounded aircraft and those awaiting delivery.

by | March 27, 2019 | 01:49

Around 5:40 p.m. on March 22, a neighbour at the mobile home park knocked on the couple's door on Birdie Lane, and found it unlocked. Broward Sheriff's detectives have released few details. Neighbours recalled to CBC that the couple was trying to sell their mobile home after the recent death of their daughter, who lived back in their Quebec hometown.

by | March 27, 2019 | 01:37

He said another nearby Fulani village, Welingara, had also been attacked, causing "a number" of deaths, but he did not yet know how many. The militants said it was in response to violence against Fulani herdsmen. A further 55 civilians were hurt in the attack in Ogossagou in the Mopti region. Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga said that the ethnic-Dogon Dan Nan Ambassagou group had been dissolved, and told to hand over their weapons.

by | March 27, 2019 | 01:02

The vote came as Trump was across the Capitol, having lunch with Senate Republicans. Democrats who control the House did not attract enough Republican support to reach the two-thirds majority vote needed to overturn Trump's veto. The entire House of Representatives voted to make it public, and several of her fellow 2020 candidates have made statements that share her sentiment on the report.

by | March 27, 2019 | 02:26

Acting secretary of defence Patrick Shanahan said in a memo to secretary of homeland security Kirstjen Nielsen that the Department of Defence had the authority to support counter-narcotics activities near worldwide boundaries. Democrats have complained that the Pentagon did not seek permission from relevant committees before telling Congress about the funding. "The $1bn reprogramming that the department is implementing without congressional approval constitutes a dollar-for-dollar theft ...

by | March 26, 2019 | 04:38

According to BBC , Peter Tabichi was awarded the fifth Varkey Foundation $1 million Global Teacher Prize at a ceremony hosted by actor Hugh Jackman in Dubai on Sunday. When Nation spoke to him after he was shortlisted among 10 finalists, he said most of his students are from poor families and single-parent homes.

by | March 26, 2019 | 04:03

He said few MPs would like to campaign for European elections. She refused to do that, it seems. "We will only bring the vote back if we believe that we would be in a position to win it", May's spokesperson said before her confirmation the votes were still note there.

by | March 26, 2019 | 02:59

Venezuela has been suffering from a severe political crisis for around two months, after the leader of the country's opposition, Juan Guaido , illegally proclaimed himself interim president, contesting the re-election of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro previous year.

by | March 26, 2019 | 04:11

The explosion occurred near the city of Baghouz , one of the last ISIS-controlled cities in Syria . More than 66,000 people, mostly civilians, have quit the last IS redoubt since Jan 9, according to the SDF. The SDF's main support has been the worldwide military coalition launched by the United States in mid-2014 to counter the expansion of Daesh. "Going forward, the US military remains committed to working closely with our Coalition and regional partners to ensure the lasting defeat of ...

by | March 26, 2019 | 02:29

Trump in the past has called for investigations of Hillary Clinton , the Democrat he defeated in 2016. Barr wrote in a memo previous year, before Trump considered him for the top Justice Department job, that because presidents supervise the Department of Justice, it's legally impossible for them to obstruct any of the agency's criminal probes.

by | March 26, 2019 | 01:58

However, the premier's White House signing ceremony with Trump could be overshadowed by the expected release of details from a confidential report into an investigation into possible collusion between the president and Russian Federation in his 2016 United States election campaign.

by | March 26, 2019 | 02:30

He made an appearance on the Christian Broadcasting Network recently and made a statement that some people are considering extremely bold. Drawing a comparison between modern-day Iran and ancient Persia, CBN's Chris Mitchell said: "We're talking about the fact that Esther, 2,500 years ago, saved the Jewish people with God's help from Haman, and now 2,500 years later, there's a new Haman here in the Middle East that wants to eradicate the Jewish people just like Haman did, the state of ...

by | March 26, 2019 | 01:57

The issue of Xinjiang adds another irritant to already strained ties between Washington and Beijing, which are trying to end a bitter trade war, and have several other areas of disagreement, including the disputed South China Sea and U.S. Xi said that both as countries with an ancient civilization, China and Italy have profound historical relations. China's official position is that Belt and Road is exclusively an economic initiative with no political motives.

by | March 26, 2019 | 01:17

He added, "The update will only be released on certification but placing an order is a standard step to start the delivery process for any software or hardware change". It also is to include a new warning system so pilots know when the automated MCAS system has been activated, and limits on how far down the system can point the plane.

by | March 26, 2019 | 01:40

On Tuesday, Netanyahu will give a speech, as well as Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelodi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and David Friedman, US ambassador to Israel . Omar last month started a debate that his split the party when she said she felt pressure to pledge "allegiance" to Israel. "Not three", Hoyer added, in anapparent swipeat Reps.