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Over half of Americans believe in guardian angels: study PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

AFP, WASHINGTON - More than half of Americans believe they are protected by a guardian angel and two in three are certain that heaven exists, according to a study of US religious beliefs released Thursday.

The survey, conducted by researchers at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, asked 350 questions about religion to 1,648 adults across the country.
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Local baby from frozen embryo born PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

The first case in the country

Agency

A baby was born on Friday from a frozen embryo implanted in the mother's womb, a first in Bangladesh.

Dr Rashida Begum said at a news conference Salma Begum, 36, and Afzal Hossain, who have been married for five years, decided to take a baby through test tube last year. But the first attempt failed.

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Governor, economist differ on inflation forecast PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

The central bank governor and a top economic researcher have different views on whether inflation will come down amid the price fall on international market as July saw another jump in the official rate to nearly 11, reports bdnews24.com

Inflation accelerated again to 10.82 percent in July due to what the Bangladesh Bank governor said price hike of commodities on international market.
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Hasina-Khaleda may meet after Eid PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Dialogue bid

Barrister Huq hopes

Staff Correspondent

Barrister Rafique-ul-Huq Friday said he was optimistic about a dialogue between the two former prime ministers once the Awami League chief returned home after the Eid.

"The public opinion about the two leaders sitting together across the table is very strong. Can they ignore it if the public opinion is strong?" barrister Huq said to bdnews24.com on Friday evening after returning from a seven-day private trip to Singapore.

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CA leaves for NY today PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Staff Correspondent

Chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed leaves for New York on Saturday night to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), an adviser said on Friday.

Foreign adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury said he would also will fly with Fakhruddin.

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Plans afoot for unelected govt PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Says Ershad as he hints to a meaningless dialogue between two major political parties

Staff Correspondent

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad thinks the government wants to bring the two former prime ministers across the table to form a national government, forgoing general elections.

"We hear about the meeting between the two leaders. As far as our knowledge goes water and oil don't mix. So what's the meeting for?" the former president said at a rally before iftar at a community centre at Jatrabari on Friday.
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4 'suspects' held PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

ACI mugging

Staff Correspondent

Detectives have detained four suspects on charge of mugging Tk 52 lakh of ACI company in Tejgaon industrial area, a police officer said on Friday.

Police also retrieved Tk 1.3 lakh on their confession, deputy commissioner of Detective Branch of police Mainul Hasan said at a news briefing at the DB headquarters.
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Amu protests re-arrest of Azam PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Staff Correspondent

Awami League presidium member Amir Hossain Amu on Friday protested the arrest of Awami Jubo League general secretary Mirza Azam from the jail gate immediately after his release on bail on Thursday.

Amu aired his anger at a meeting held at the party's headquarters on Bangabandhu Avenue.
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Oil rises near $100 a barrel PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

AP, NEW YORK -- Oil prices rose past $100 a barrel Friday, gaining for a third day as a government plan to absorb billions of dollars of banks' toxic debt emboldened investors to put money back into the markets.

Light, sweet crude for October delivery rose $2.64 to $100.52 a barrel in early trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange after earlier rising as high as $103.64.
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Bangladesh faces uphill tasks ahead of polls PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

REUTERS, DHAKA - With Bangladesh likely to announce the date for a long-overdue parliamentary election next week, the country's army-backed interim government faces a hard battle to ensure all feuding parties participate.

Political analysts and diplomats said the election would not be credible if any of the major parties were left out, and urged them to put aside bad faith and differences to give the impoverished country a chance at real democracy.
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Govt making general elections uncertain: AL PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Bdnews24.com

Awami League on Friday said the caretaker government was making the general elections uncertain.

"The government is showing friendliness to a broken force. Efforts are on to rehabilitate that force," acting AL president Zillur Rahman said at a discussion prior to an iftar gathering at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh.
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Gold climbs as dollar slides PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

REUTERS, LONDON- Gold rose more than 2 percent on Friday, recovering from earlier losses, as the dollar slipped sharply versus the euro and oil rallied more than $5 a barrel.

Gold slipped more than 3 percent earlier in the session after the US government said it was considering a plan to deal with toxic banking assets, potentially stabilizing the markets.
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Pakistan close to boosting atom bomb means report PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

REUTERS, VIENNA - Pakistan is close to completing a second plutonium-producing reactor, is well into building a third and these could increase its ability to make atomic bombs, a U.S. think-tank said on Thursday.

"The wider implication ... (is that) there is a real risk this will exacerbate an India-Pakistan nuclear arms race and increase tensions more broadly between the two," the Institute for Science and International Security said in a report.
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Khoka meets Khaleda PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Bdnews24.com

Dhaka mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka met BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at her cantonment home on Thursday night.

"I went to meet the madam at her home. We talked about one hour. She enquired about the city BNP leaders and workers," Khoka told bdnews24.com at 10.40pm.
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5 students killed by blast inPak madrasa PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

REUTERS, QUETTA, Pakistan - An explosion killed five students at an Islamic school near the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, police said.

Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan, a southwestern province bordering Afghanistan, where a large number of schools, or madrasas were set up in the 1980s to raise volunteers to fight against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in a war covertly funded by the United States and Saudi Arabia.
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Asia Rethinks American Investments Amid Market Upheaval PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

KEITH BRADSHER

HONG KONG — Tremors from Wall Street are rattling Asian confidence, leading many investors to question the wisdom of being invested in the United States to the tune of trillions of dollars.

Asian investors were starting to show hesitation even before the financial earthquake of the last week. Now, a wariness toward the United States is setting in that is unprecedented in recent memory, reaching from central banks to industrial corporations, from hedge funds to the individuals who lined up here to withdraw money from the American International Group on Wednesday.
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Melamine 'found in milk sold in Chinese shops' PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

AFP, BEIJING - Chinese authorities have found melamine in milk sold in stores, state television reported Thursday, widening a scare over contaminated powdered milk in which four people have died.

A nationwide inspection found traces of the industrial chemical in products from three of the country's biggest dairies, CCTV reported, citing the quality control administration.
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Fed steps up action to stem global crisis PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

AP, WASHINGTON -- Scrambling to break the grip of a worsening global credit crisis, the Federal Reserve stepped up action Thursday pumping billions into financial markets here and abroad.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in two operations, injected $55 billion into temporary reserves in the United States, a move aimed to help ease a strained financial system in danger of freezing up.
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Jobless claims rise due to Hurricane Gustav PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

AP, WASHINGTON -- New applications for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week due to the impact of Hurricane Gustav, the government said Thursday.

The Labor Department reported that initial jobless claims rose to a seasonally adjusted 455,000, up 10,000 from the prior week. Analysts had expected claims to fall slightly to 440,000.
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Israel's Livni now in battle for premiership PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

AFP, JERUSALEM - Fresh from her election as the head of Israel's governing Kadima party, Tzipi Livni on Thursday set out to become the country's second woman prime minister and avert snap elections that could stall Middle East peacemaking.

In her victory speech, the foreign minister said she wanted to form a new government as quickly as possible, a daunting challenge for the new leader of a party dogged by corruption scandals and involved in uneasy alliances.
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Central banks launch $300 billion assault on credit crisis PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

AFP, NEW YORK - Central banks around the world on Thursday threw more than 300 billion dollars into the fight against the credit crisis as speculation grew over Wall Street legend Morgan Stanley and a top British bank was forced into a merger.

The US Federal Reserve led a desperate operation to douse the financial firestorm, putting up an extra 180 billion dollars to relieve "elevated pressures" in global markets amid mounting political calls for decisive action to end the chaos.
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