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Bin Laden sought US fame in TV interview: trial PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

GUANTANAMO BAY US NAVAL BASE, Cuba,July 30 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Osama bin Laden wanted to introduce himself to America with an ABC television interview months before al Qaeda bombed two US embassies in Africa, the interviewer testified on Tuesday.

Former ABC correspondent John Miller, testifying at the first Guantanamo war crimes trial, also recalled comparing bin Laden with US President Theodore Roosevelt as he made small talk during filming of the May 28, 1998, interview at an Afghanistan mountain hideout.
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Mistrust risks violence, interfaith meet told PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Tom Heneghan

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, July 30 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Christians and Muslims mistrust each other so much that a few terrorist attacks could trigger dramatic and violent religious tensions, a Jordanian prince told an interfaith conference on Tuesday.

Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal, sponsor of a Muslim appeal to Christian leaders to work together for peace, said the two religions must work together or face possible violence that risks turning into genocide.
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China seeks 'absolute security' in Tibet for Olympics PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Beijing,July 30 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Chinese police guarding restive Tibet have been mobilised to ensure "absolute security" there during the Beijing Olympics and are looking for stronger international support, an official newspaper said on Wednesday.

China says followers of the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled Buddhist leader, fomented riots and protests across the mountain region in March in a bid to derail the Games which start next Friday.
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US confronts Pakistan on links to militants: report PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Washington,July 30 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - A top Central Intelligence Agency official traveled to Islamabad and confronted senior officials with evidence of ties between Pakistan's spy agency and militants operating in that country's tribal areas, the New York Times reported in Wednesday editions.

The CIA envoy presented information linking members of Pakistan's Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) with some militant groups responsible for a string of attacks including the suicide bombing of the Indian Embassy in Kabul this month which killed 58 people, the newspaper said.
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Haitian ex-soldiers occupy former army buildings PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Port-au-Prince,July 30 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - About 200 ex-soldiers occupied former military buildings in northern Haiti on Tuesday to demand the reinstatement of the disbanded army and 14 years of back pay, the group's leader and witnesses said.

The men took over the buildings in Cap-Haitien, Haiti's second largest city, and in Ouaminthes, a town on the border with the Dominican Republic.
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Karadzic lands in Netherlands to face trial PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

THE HAGUE, July 30 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday to face trial at a U.N. tribunal on charges of genocide for his actions in the 1992-95 Bosnia war.

A Reuters television correspondent saw the plane carrying Karadzic land at Rotterdam airport.
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India braced for spinner's pitch in Galle PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

GALLE, Sri Lanka, July 30 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - India's batsmen have been warned to expect a "spinner's pitch" for the second test in Galle starting on Thursday as they aim to recover from their humiliating innings and 239-run first test loss to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka's new 'spin twins', Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis, created huge problems for the Indian batsmen in the series opener, claiming 19 wickets between them.
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Bush signs housing rescue plan into law PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

REUTERS, WASHINGTON - US President George W Bush on Wednesday signed into law a housing rescue plan passed by Congress as foreclosures rise and property values slump, including emergency backstop credits for the big mortgage lenders.

Despite opposition to a provision that offers $4 billion in grants to states to buy up foreclosed properties, Bush reversed his opposition to the bill because it included numerous other key housing reforms.
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Billion-dollar bankruptcies highest in US since2003 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

REUTERS, NEW YORK- Billion-dollar bankruptcies are at their highest in five years only half way through 2008, according to bankruptcy filing tracker BankruptcyData.com.

A total of seven U.S. companies with more than a billion dollars in assets have filed for bankruptcy protection so far this year, it said.
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Marathon WTO talks fall over farm row PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

REUTERS, GENEVA- Marathon talks on a new global trade pact collapsed on Tuesday as the United States and India refused to compromise over a proposal to help poor farmers deal with floods of imports.

Ministers from other countries expressed incredulity that the trade liberalization talks could have foundered in their ninth day over a technical measure to restrict imports.
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Next election will elevate democracy PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Says Chief Adviser

Our Correspondent

The forthcoming Jatiya Sangsad election will elevate the quality of democracy and state governance in Bangladesh, chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed said Wednesday.

"We hope that we'll be able to realise the goal we had envisaged at the start of our journey on 1/11/2007," Fakhruddin said while addressing a local level national dialogue session labelled 'In transit to democracy' in Sirajganj.
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Bhuiyan freed from jail PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Demands freedom for Khaleda

Staff Correspondent

BNP leader Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan Wednesday demanded release of former prime minister Khaleda Zia and better medical treatment for her son Tarique Rahman.

Shortly after his release from jail in the afternoon, Bhuiyan asked the government to send political leaders, including
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Bangladesh landmass 'is growing' PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

New research reveals

Desk Report

New research shows Bangladesh may not be as vulnerable to rising sea levels caused by climate change as previously feared, scientists in Dhaka say.

They say satellite images show the country's landmass is actually growing because of sediment dumped by rivers.
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Kuwait eyes higher minimum wage after workers strike PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

REUTERS, KUWAIT- Inflation-hit Kuwait is considering raising the minimum wage to 40 dinars ($151) after Bangladesh workers staged a strike demanding better pay, state news agency KUNA reported.

The Kuwaiti government reached an agreement with the workers on Monday to end a three-day strike over pay and working conditions against a backdrop of soaring inflation, which exceeded 11 percent in April and May.
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Bearing of licensed firearms banned PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Local Polls

Staff Correspondent

The home ministry announced Wednesday that no one will be permitted to move about carrying firearms, including licensed guns, to be enforced in election areas a day ahead of the city corporation and municipal polls until the day after.

"In the interest of public security, the government hereby proscribes all movements carrying licenced firearms in the election areas starting 02 August midnight till 05 August midnight," said a home ministry circular issued Wednesday.
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Saudi govt sends back 118 Bangladeshis PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Illegal immigrants

Staff Correspondent

The Saudi Arabian government has deported 118 illegal immigrants from Bangladesh back home, an immigration official said Wednesday.

"The 118 Bangladeshis returned by a Yemen Airlines flight Wednesday morning," immigration officer at Zia International Airport Rokonuzzaman told bdnews24.com.
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Justice Habibur Rahman Khan appointed chairman PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Truth Commission

Staff Correspondent

Justice Habibur Rahman Khan has been appointed to the Truth and Accountability Commission as chairman, an official said Wednesday.

Retired major general Manzur Rashid Khan and former CAG Asif Ali have been appointed as members of the commission.
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UK minister arrives in Dhaka today PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Staff Correspondent

The UK's Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Hazel Blears has said interests of Britain and Bangladeshi people depend on the restoration of democracy.

"Sustainable democracy has to be the ultimate goal for Bangladesh. The UK's interests in Bangladesh, and those of the Bangladeshi people, depend on establishing a stable and democratic Bangladesh," Blears said in a statement released Wednesday, on the eve of her visit to Bangladesh.
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Iftekhar underlines close connectivity with Sri Lanka PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Foreign affairs adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury Wednesday stressed the need for close connectivity with Sri Lanka, reports bdnews24.com.

Iftekhar, now in Colombo to attend the 15th SAARC summit, met his Sri Lankan counterpart Rohitha Bogollagama and sought cooperation in food technology, shipbuilding and other areas from the Island nation.
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4 die in Jessore road crash PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Our Correspondent

Four people died and six were injured in a head-on collision between two vehicles on the Jessore-Khulna highway on Wednesday, a police official said.

The accident occurred around 8am as a Khulna-bound bus from Jessore collided with a Jessore-bound tagger (local passenger vehicle) at Gopalpur Gate, leaving four people dead on the spot, Jessore Kotwali police chief Abul Bashar told bdnews24.com.
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Stocks end lower for a third day PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2008

Bdnews24.com

Indices on the Dhaka Stock Exchange ended lower for a third day due to a decline in blue-chips.

A fall in share prices of insurers, banks and mutual funds also influenced Wednesday's trading.

A sharp fall in the benchmark DGEN or general index marked the day's opening. It however returned from losses immediately before maintaining a downward curve across the trading session. It lost 24.57 points or 0.86 percent to end on 2801.42.
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