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Indonesia plane crash victims found dead PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2008

CNN, JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Officials found the bodies of 18 people who died in a military transport plane crash south of Jakarta, Indonesia, an Indonesian Air Force official said Saturday.

The CASA C-212 with 13 passengers and five-member crew disappeared Thursday over the Salak Mountains, according to Chaerudin Ray, a spokesman for the Indonesian Air Force.
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Euro 2008 Winter's Word: End of an era as John Motson hangs up mic PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2008

Shortly after England's epic 5-1 win over Germany, and that seems a life-time rather than seven years ago, John Motson was invited to a charity evening, reports The Telegraph.

"If you've got anything for the auction, that would be great," Motty was asked. So the BBC commentator took along his notes from Munich, and the bidding became so intense that the piece of paper eventually raised £1,900.

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Platini endorses Ronaldo pursuit PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2008

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Manchester United's hopes of fending off Real Madrid's interest in Cristiano Ronaldo have been dealt a blow by UEFA chief Michel Platini.

United have already had an official complaint against Real rejected by FIFA and now Platini has said the Madrid club's public wooing of the Portuguese players is part and parcel of the game.
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Arsenal striker rocks Wenger PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2008

EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR dropped a bombshell by signalling his exit from Arsenal.

The Togo striker has been strongly linked with a move to Italian side AC Milan or Spanish giants Barcelona.
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Gates leaves Microsoft PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2008

REUTERS, SEATTLE - Sensing the start of a personal computer revolution, Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard University in 1975 to start Microsoft Corp and pursue a vision of a computer on every desk and in every home.

Three decades later, Gates is set to step down on Friday from what is now the world's largest software company to work full-time at the charitable organization -- the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- built by his vast fortune.
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Credit scores hit by card limits PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2008

AP, NEW YORK -- Just as Americans grow more reliant on credit cards to help pay monthly bills, they're being hit with a one-two punch: Card companies are reducing borrowing limits for tens of thousands of consumers, which then can lead to lower credit scores.

Those facing this predicament might not even know it until they apply for a loan or another credit card, and then get denied because their credit score has dropped.

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Police, Indian farmers clash at car plant PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2008

AFP, KOLKATA - Police on Friday fired teargas at farmers protesting the acquisition of land in eastern India for a Tata Motor plant to build the world's cheapest car, the Nano, officials said.

Some 200 farmers tried to block visiting Tata executives from entering the Nano plant in West Bengal state's Singhur district, police officials said.
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Wall Street extends losses in volatile week PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2008

AP, NEW YORK -- Wall Street ended a depressing week with another big loss on Friday, with the Dow Jones industrials falling more than 100 points amid ever-escalating worries about high oil prices and fallout from the credit crisis. The major indexes are all down more than 3 percent for the week.

The Dow has fallen nearly 460 points in the last two sessions and reached its lowest point since September 2006.
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AL accepts Aug 4 local body polls PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Awami League will accept the holding of four city corporation and nine municipality polls ahead of national elections, the decision coming at a working committee meeting held Friday, said a senior party leader.

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Law adviser, bodyguard injured PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008

Road accident at Manikchhari

Staff Reporter

Law adviser Hassan Ariff was injured in a road accident returning to Chittagong from a political dialogue session in Khagrachhari Friday.

The adviser was injured when the vehicle he was travelling in skidded off the road at Manikchhari after the driver lost control of the steering.
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Industries still shunning capital market: Tamim PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The chief adviser's special assistant M Tamim says industries are still shunning the capital market despite its huge liquidity inflow.

"Industries are still dependant on banks for capital," the special aide said Thursday at a projection meeting on Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company ahead of its listing on the capital market, organised by Dhaka Stock Exchange.
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India likely to test bench strength PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008

Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup, Karachi

Cricinfo.com

Since beating India in the 2007 World Cup, Bangladesh have failed to carry the momentum forward and have lost to every major opposition in one-dayers.

India, on the other hand, used their World Cup exit to get their act together, winning more than they have lost, and reversed their fortunes with a CB Series victory earlier this year.

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Democracy depends on local polls: Abdur Rab PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Convenor of Unity for Political Reform (UPR) ASM Abdur Rab asked for upazila elections to be held by October, at a press conference Friday, saying all local government polls should be held before national elections in December.

People want change, their empowerment is at stake, he said.
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National poll schedule out in October: CEC PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008

The Election Commission will announce the schedule for the parliamentary elections in October, Chief Election Commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda said Friday, reaffirming that they will go ahead in December, reports bdnews24.com

"The parliamentary elections must be held in the third week of December, and its schedule will be announced in October," the CEC told reporters, after a meeting on the EC's proposed delimitation of electoral districts held at the Khulna deputy commissioner's office.
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Nasim's condition stable, says doctor PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008

Detained Awami League leader Mohammad Nasim, hospitalised after suffering a stroke, is now clinically stable, said chief of medical services at LabAid Specialised Hospital, Dr AKM Mahbubul Haque, on Friday, reports bdnews24.com.

"Mohammad Nasim has regained complete consciousness. He can talk and is eating normal food."
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Oil prices top 142 dollars PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008

AFP, LONDON - Oil prices struck record highs above 142 dollars on Friday as the US currency weakened and stock markets tumbled at the end of a volatile week for investors worldwide.

New York light sweet crude hit a historic peak of 142.26 dollars a barrel and Brent North Sea crude reached an all-time high of 142.13 dollars.
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SL says fighting kills 45 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008

REUTERS, COLOMBO - Sri Lankan troops killed 43 Tamil Tiger rebels in the island's far north while two soldiers died, the military said on Friday, as the country's 25-year-old civil war escalates.

"Troops killed 43 LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) terrorists and injured 42 in Thursday's fighting in Vavuniya, Mannar, Welioya. Two soldiers died and five were injured from the fighting," said a military spokesman at the Media centre for National Security.
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US dollar down in Europe PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008

AP, LONDON -- The U.S. dollar was mostly lower against other major currencies in European trading Friday morning. Gold rose.

The euro traded at $1.5764, up from $1.5760 late Thursday in New York.

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Militant leaders killed in Kushtia crossfire PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Two leaders of a banned militant outfit, one of them the brother of the late 'Tapan Dada', were killed in a shootout during a RAB raid in Kushtia, a Rapid Action Battalion official said Friday.

Golam Hossain alias Akash, brother of Tapan, and Abdur Rashid alias Tikka, the organisation's Kushtia district commander, were killed in an exchange of gunfire, RAB headquarters spokesperson Abul Kalam Azad told bdnews24.com.
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TI links water corruption to politicians PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Transparency International in a report published Thursday blamed corruption in Bangladesh's water sector partly on politicians.

"Influential persons with political links with the help of engineers and other officials get involved in corruption in irrigation, river dredging and flood prevention projects," the TI said in its Global Corruption Report 2008: Corruption in the Water Sector.
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Niko hearing deferred again till July 7 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

A Dhaka court Wednesday again shifted the charge framing proceedings in the Niko graft case filed against former prime minister Sheikh Hasina and others to July 7, reports bdenews24.com.

Judge Amar Kumar Roy of Special Judge's
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