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England into RWC semis after record-tying win over Australia

Oita (AP/UNB) — The strains of English rugby anthem “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” were already triumphantly swirling around Oita Stadium when Anthony Watson intercepted a long pass out wide and bounded over for England’s fourth try that clinched a record-tying win over Australia. A 40-16 victory. A place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals. An unprecedented seven straight wins over ... Read More »

Bangladesh to face Maldives in last game on Sunday

Dhaka – Bangladesh U-16 will face Maldives U-16 in their third and last match of the four-team UEFA Assist Under-16 Development Tournament at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday. The match will kick-off at 7pm (BdST).In the day’s other match, Faroe Islands will play against Cambodia at the same venue at 4pm. After the day’s matches, President of South Asian ... Read More »

Real Madrid Foundation share Spanish football experiences of BD

Dhaka – The YKK Holding Asia Private Ltd (YHA) continued their collaboration with the Real Madrid Foundation (RMF) for the 13th edition of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, aiming to support the healthy growth of children through football clinics program. The YKK Holdings in co-operation with RMF arranged a three-day football clinic here, the fourth time in Bangladesh and ... Read More »

Anti-Brexit protesters march through London

London (AP/UNB) — Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters are marching through London as lawmakers debate Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new European Union divorce deal. Protesters, many wearing blue berets emblazoned with yellow stars symbolizing the EU flag, poured out of subway trains and buses for the march to Parliament Square on Saturday. In one side street, a group of ... Read More »

Ctg Abahani off to flying start, crush TC Sports 4-1

Chattogram– Former champions and hosts Chattogram Abahani Limited got off to a flying in the 3rd edition of Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup Football Tournament upsetting defending champions TC Sports Club of the Maldives by 4-1 goals in the opening match at the floodlit MA Aziz Stadium here on Saturday. Nigerian forward Chinedu Matthew scored twice while national defender Yeasin ... Read More »

Climate Chance Summit, Africa ends adopting Accra Declaration

2,000 participants, representing 25 African nationalities and the diversity of committed actors engaged in the fight against climate change (local governments, businesses, unions, environmental NGOs, farmers, women and youth organisation, researchers) gathered over 3 days of work and networking at the Climate Chance Summit Africa in Accra, Ghana. Read More »

World’s 1st female spacewalking team makes history

Cape Canaveral (AP/UNB) — The world’s first female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, floating out of the International Space Station to fix a broken part of the power network. As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir emerged one by one, it marked the first time in a half-century of spacewalking that a woman floated out ... Read More »

Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Kabul, Oct 18 (AP/UNB) — An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack underscored the record-high number of civilians dying in the country’s 18-year war. Read More »

Holding transnational corporations accountable for HR abuses

By Shayda Naficy and Ebuata Pholip Jakpor Geneva / Lagos, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) – In Geneva this week, a treaty process is underway that promises to usher in a new era for human rights around the globe. The process—the intergovernmental working group on the binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights—could mean that for the first time, human ... Read More »