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IS on the defensive: UN

            The Islamic State group is militarily on the defensive, facing a drop in revenue from oil and extortion and a shrinking ability to attract new recruits, according to a new UN report released Monday, reports AFP UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned however in the report to the Security Council that IS jihadists continue to ... Read More »

5.6m quake jolts northern India

AFP, India A strong 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit northern India late Monday night, the US Geological Survey said, rattling cities as far away as the capital New Delhi.  The quake struck at 10:33 pm local time (17:03 GMT) with the tremor’s epicentre 35 kilometres (21 miles) northwest of the Himalayan town of Pipalkoti in northern India’s Uttarakhand state, the USGS said. ... Read More »

1,500 migrants rescued in Med in two days

International Desk Some 1,500 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean this weekend, an unusually high number for winter when crossings tend to slow because of difficult sea conditions, the Italian coastguard said Sunday.  The number of people pulled to safety in the past two days brought to 4,500 the total saved since Wednesday. The latest rescues came after EU ... Read More »

Trump to form voter fraud commission

         US president Donald Trump said Sunday he is creating a commission headed by vice president Mike Pence to investigate what the US leader alleges was massive voter fraud in the 2016 election, reports agencies. No public evidence has emerged of large-scale illegal voting in the November election, and Trump and the White House have failed to ... Read More »

25 drunken school bus drivers arrested in India

Police in Kerala took 25 school bus drivers into custody for drunken driving in an early morning inspection on Friday, police said, reports bdnews24.com  The action was carried out at 8.30am in the four central districts of Kottayam, Idukki, Alappuzha and Kochi following complaints of improper conduct, said an official. Inspector General of Police P Vijayan told the media that ... Read More »

Fire kills 18 at Chinese foot massage parlour

International Desk A fire at a foot massage parlour in eastern China on Sunday killed 18 people and injured two others, state media reported. Workers jumped out of windows to escape the blaze, which broke out at the Zuxintang parlour at around 4 p.m., and firefighters rushed to the scene, according to state broadcaster China Central Television. No cause of ... Read More »

China blocked $18bn of Iran’s petrodollars

International  Desk A report by a leading Iranian newspaper says the country has at least $18 billion still blocked in China in what appears to be a result of complications related to previous sales of oil to Beijing during the years of sanctions, reports presstv.ir on Sunday. The report by the Persian-language newspaper Sharq said the amount had been announced ... Read More »

Iran challenges Trump sanctions with launch of roaring missiles

International Desk Iran’s leaders shot off their mouths — and their missiles — on Saturday in a direct challenge to President Trump, who had imposed new sanctions on Tehran a day earlier to punish the country for an earlier rocket launch. The test firings took place during the country’s annual military exercises, Bloomberg News reported. Tehran’s leaders used the occasion ... Read More »

Here are all 41 accounts Trump follows on Twitter

International desk While his follower count rises — 23.2 million and growing — his following list is a fraction of the size. So what are the 41 accounts Trump follows? They’re his children, a bevy of Fox News hosts, and his own hotels and golf courses. Here are all the accounts Trump follows on Twitter. First lady Melania Trump Melania ... Read More »

Ban on Muslims: Lawyers in US airports working to help immigrants

businessnews24bd.com Lawyers and translators around the United States are still working to help immigrants and refugees coming into the country as several states including Washington, New York, and most recently California issue a stay on Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. A few days ago, a Kurdish family traveling to Nashville was sent back to Iraq because of the current ... Read More »