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Seven bombs hit India's Ahmedabad, two killed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

AHMEDABAD, India, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - At least seven small bombs exploded in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on Saturday, killing at least two people and wounding 55, just a day after another set of blasts in the country's southern IT hub, officials said.

On Friday, eight bombs exploded in quick succession in the southern IT city of Bangalore, killing at least one person and wounding six others.
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Tevez move to United to set British transfer record PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

LONDON, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Manchester United will sign Argentine Carlos Tevez for a British transfer record fee of 32 million pounds ($63.52 million), according to newspaper reports on Saturday.

The 24-year-old forward, who joined United on an initial two-year loan deal from West Ham United a year ago, is expected to sign a permanent deal shortly.
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NATO allies pledge help to Canada in Afghanistan PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

KABUL, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - NATO countries have agreed to send more troops to the volatile south of Afghanistan, Canada's foreign minister said on Saturday, and another 200 Canadian troops could also be deployed.

Canada has some 2,500 soldiers in Afghanistan, most of them stationed in the southern province of Kandahar where they have suffered one of the worst casualty rates fighting a resilient Taliban insurgency.
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Four bombs hit Ahmedabad, one killed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

NEW DELHI, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - At least four bombs exploded in Ahmedabad on Saturday, killing at least one person, just a day after another set of coordinated blasts in the country's southern IT hub, police said.

A local member of parliament, said there were between 20 and 30 injured people at a hospital in the city.
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Karadzic escaped arrest in Austria last year: report PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

VIENNA, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Radovan Karadzic evaded capture last year when Austrian police raided a Vienna apartment where he was staying but did not recognize the disguised war crimes suspect, an Austrian newspaper reported on Friday.

Karadzic, who was captured in Belgrade earlier this week after 11 years in hiding, was found disguised as a doctor. Serb authorities said the 63-year-old Karadzic, who had been indicted for genocide during the Bosnia wars, was barely recognizable in his white long beard.
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Pakistan, India trade fire on Kashmir border PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

ISLAMABAD (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Pakistani and Indian soldiers traded fire across the de-facto border dividing the disputed region of Kashmir on Saturday, Pakistan's military said, the second such clash in area this month.

Military spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas said the Indian army fired machineguns and mortar bombs at the Pakistani side of the so-called Line of Control in Battal sector of Rawalakot district, where troops had a similar exchange of fire on July 10.
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Karadzic escaped arrest in Austria last year: report PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

VIENNA, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Radovan Karadzic evaded capture last year when Austrian police raided a Vienna apartment where he was staying but did not recognize the disguised war crimes suspect, an Austrian newspaper reported on Friday.

Karadzic, who was captured in Belgrade earlier this week after 11 years in hiding, was found disguised as a doctor. Serb authorities said the 63-year-old Karadzic, who had been indicted for genocide during the Bosnia wars, was barely recognizable in his white long beard.
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Hamas arrest 120 Fatah men after six die in Gaza blast PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Gaza, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Hamas security forces in the Gaza Strip arrested 120 men aligned with the rival Fatah faction on Saturday after an explosion there killed five Hamas gunmen and a girl, the Islamist group's officials and Fatah said.

Friday's blast next to a car used by the armed wing of Hamas killed three gunmen and the girl, and two others later died of their wounds in hospital, Gaza's ruling Palestinian Islamist group and medical officials said.
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Taiwan to open five sectors to China by year end: report PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Taipei, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Taiwan is aiming to open five sectors of its economy to mainland Chinese by the end of the year, as part of a campaign by a new China-friendly administration to boost growth, media reported on Saturday.

The five areas are the financial, economic, transport, human resources and land sectors, Taiwan's two Chinese language business dailies reported, citing Premier Liu Chao-shiuan.
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Kosovo wants talks with Serbia; Belgrade says 'no' PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

United Nations, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Kosovo's foreign minister said on Friday he was ready for direct talks with Serbia, but his Serbian counterpart said Belgrade would not talk with a "secessionist" government.

Kosovo, which has an ethnic Albanian majority, declared independence from Belgrade in February. Some 43 countries, mostly Western, have recognized Europe's youngest state, although Serbia and its ally Russia say they never will.
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Chad rebels free US missionary after 9 months PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

N'Djamena, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Chadian rebels have freed a US missionary after holding him hostage for more than nine months in the remote north of the central African country, his US evangelical organization said on Friday.

Steven Godbold, who was captured by rebels in October while helping a local organization transport equipment to drill water wells, was freed late on Thursday, The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM), based in Wheaton, Illinois, said in a statement.
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Police say few clues over Bangalore bombings PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Bangalore, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Police have few leads into the eight bombings in quick succession across Bangalore that killed a woman and wounded at least six people on Friday, officials said.

An unexploded bomb was found near a shopping mall in Bangalore on Saturday, but it was unclear whether the bomb was newly planted or meant to have exploded during Friday's attacks, police said.
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War on terror is Pakistan's own war: prime minister PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Islamabad, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Pakistan is fighting al Qaeda and the Taliban for its own interests, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Saturday as he embarked on his first official visit to the United States.

Gilani, in office since March, is due to meet U.S. President George W. Bush in which militant sanctuaries along the Pakistani border with Afghanistan is expected to figure prominently.
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US voters give Obama's overseas trip mixed reviews PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Cincinatty, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Ohio sales manager Lucas Seltzer isn't thrilled that Barack Obama is overseas talking to foreigners instead of at home speaking to Americans, but he understands the politics behind the Democratic presidential candidate's high-profile international trip.

"I would rather see Obama running around this country talking about his issues than in Iraq talking to prime ministers about foreign policy," said Seltzer, 33.
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Karadzic escaped arrest in Austria last year PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Vienna, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Radovan Karadzic evaded capture last year when Austrian police raided a Vienna apartment where he was staying but did not recognize the disguised war crimes suspect, an Austrian newspaper reported on Friday.

Karadzic, who was captured in Belgrade earlier this week after 11 years in hiding, was found disguised as a doctor. Serb authorities said the 63-year-old Karadzic, who had been indicted for genocide during the Bosnia wars, was barely recognizable in his white long beard.
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Hopes of reaching world trade deal revive at WTO PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Geneva, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Ministers hailed an emerging trade deal on Friday, as compromise proposals revitalized deadlocked talks at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

But they warned that much work was still needed to get full agreement on the delicately crafted proposal.
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North Lebanon battle kills six, wounds 50 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Tripoli, Lebanon, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - At least six people were killed on Friday in heavy clashes between rival sectarian factions in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, medical sources said.

Another 50 were wounded by the fighting between gunmen from the Sunni Muslim Bab Tibbaneh district and the Alawite Muslim Jabal Mohsen area of Tripoli. The fighters exchanged machinegun and grenade fire, forcing residents to flee.
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Pakistan needs to do more to close Afghan border: Rice PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Perth, Australia, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday that Pakistan needed to do more to help curb the flow of militants across its border into Afghanistan as the Taliban had increased terrorist activity.

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith backed Rice's call, saying the porous northwest frontier between Pakistan and Afghanistan was the "current international hotbed of terrorism" and could not be regarded as a bilateral border issue.
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McCain meets Dalai Lama, presses China on rights PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Aspen, Colorado, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - US Republican presidential candidate John McCain urged China on Friday to address human rights concerns and free Tibetan prisoners after he met with the Dalai Lama in Colorado.

"I urge the Chinese leaders to engage in talks and make progress with his Holiness' representatives in addressing the just grievances of the Tibetan people," McCain said, with the Dalai Lama at his side.
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Obama wraps up foreign tour with London visit PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

London, July 26 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Presidential candidate Barack Obama, on a tour abroad where he has got a rock star reception, will wrap up his trip on Saturday with talks in London on the Middle East conflict, Iran and Afghanistan.

On earlier legs of his trip, Obama drew a crowd of 200,000 people in Berlin and elicited effusive praise from French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
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HC rules Aug 15 scrapping illegal PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

Assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

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The High Court ruled on Sunday that August 15, the day of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's assassination in 1975, be restored as national mourning day and a public holiday.

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