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Airstrike hits migrant detention center in Libya, 44 killed

Benghazi, Jul 3 (AP/UNB) — An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants in the Libyan capital early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N. mission to the war-torn country said. The airstrike raises further concerns about the European Union’s policy of partnering with Libyan militias to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean, which ... Read More »

Fire kills 14 Russian sailors aboard deep-sea submersible

Moscow, Jul 3 (AP/UNB) — Fire broke out on one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea research submersibles, and toxic fumes from the blaze killed 14 sailors aboard, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday, although it released few details about the disaster or the vessel involved. The Defense Ministry did not say how many sailors were aboard the vessel during Monday’s fire, ... Read More »

4 killed in BD spinning mill fire at Gazipur

Gazipur, July 3 – Three more bodies were pulled out of the wreckage of a spinning mill in Sreepur Upazila’s Faridpur on Wednesday, taking the death toll to four. Two of the deceased were identified as Shahjalal Mia and Anwar. Mohammad Aktaruzzaman, deputy director of Gazipur Fire Service Control room, said firefighters recovered the charred bodies of three more people ... Read More »

Daring Rifat murder key accused Nayon killed in ‘gunfight’

Barguna, July 2 (UNB) – Prime accused in the Rifat Sharif murder case Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Sadar upazila early Tuesday. Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Abir Mohammad Hossain said a team of police, led by Additional Superintendent of Police Shahjahan, conducted a drive in Purakata Ferryghat area around 4:15am ... Read More »

Holey Artisan Café tragedy Commemorated

Dhaka, July 01 – Three years after the deadly Holey Artisan tragedy, family members of the deceased in the terrorist attack on Monday gathered in front of the original two storied lakeside restaurant building in Gulshan and observed few moments of silence and remembrance there. The building that used to be the upscale eatery no longer houses it; rather remains ... Read More »

Writ for Rifat killers’ arrest to be placed in 3rd HC bench

Dhaka, June 30 (UNB) – Two High Court benches on Sunday declined to hear a writ petition filed seeking its directives to arrest the killers of Barguna youth Rifat Sharif within 24 hours. Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Eunus Ali Akond who filed the writ said it will be placed before another bench on Monday for hearing. He said the prime ... Read More »

BD woman, minor kid found dead in Chittagong; husband held

Chattogram, July 1 (UNB)- Police recovered the hanging bodies of a mother and her daughter from their house at Sholoshahar in the city on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Laxmi Rani Sarkar, 22, wife of Nandan Sarker, and their daughter  Ananya, 2, of Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Panchlaish Police Station Abul Kashem Bhuiyan said Nandan claimed that ... Read More »

Wall collapses on huts in western India, killing 16 workers

New Delhi, June 29 (AP/UNB) — A 23-meter (60-foot) high wall collapsed on a cluster of tin-roofed huts in western India early Saturday following heavy rains, killing at least 16 workers and their families living there. The wall dividing the car parking area of a multi-story residential apartment building collapsed in Pune, a city in Maharashtra state, fire officer J. ... Read More »

Lightning strikes kill 5 in Satkhira

Dhaka, June 28 (UNB) – At least six people, including three members of a family, were killed by lightning strikes in Kaliganj and Ashashuni upazilas of Satkhira and Sadar upazila of Magura on Friday. In Kaliganj upazila of Satkhira, a thunderbolt struck three members of a family when they were sitting in the courtyard of their house at Garaimahal village ... Read More »

Rifat murder in broad daylight was plotted for seven days

Dhaka, June 28 – The gruesome killing of Barguna youth Rifat Sharif in front of his wife was pre-planned. It was at least seven days’ plot of the murderers. The final meeting was held on Tuesday (June 25th), the day before the murder. Sources of the police, who are investigating the murder case of Rifat, told journalists after prliminary interrogation ... Read More »

Six deep wounds found on Rifat’s body: SBMCH physician

Dhaka, June 27 (UNB)- Rifat Sharif died of excessive bleeding from six deep wounds on his body, said Dr Jamil Hossain, an assistant  professor of Surgery Department of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital (SBMCH) on Thursday. He received injuries on his throat, head and chest and most of his important veins were severed that prompted his death, Prof Jamil told ... Read More »

Barguna youth hacked dead before his wife

Barguna, June 26 (UMNB) – A young man was hacked to death by miscreants in front of his wife in the district town on Wednesday morning. The deceased was identified as Rifat Sharif, 22, son of Dulal Sharif of Maitha Labongola in Sadar upazila. Witnesses said four miscreants, including Nayan and Rifat Farazi, swooped on Sharif at the main gate ... Read More »

Narsingdi fire-attack victim Fulan Rani loses battle for life

Narsingdi, June 26 (UNB) – Teenage girl Fulan Rani Barman, who was set afire by miscreants here on June 13, died on Wednesday morning after fighting for her life for 12 days. She succumbed to her burn injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital around 6am, said sub-inspector Abdul Gaffar of district Detective Branch of police. Fulan ... Read More »

Woman police constable commits suicide in Chittagong

Chattogram, June 24 (UNB) – A police constable committed suicide at her residence under Bayazid Bostami Police Station area in the city on Monday evening.  The deceased was identified as Kabita Rani, 22, wife of Mithun Kuri, also a police constable of Armed Police Battalion Line in Chattogram, said Ataur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bayazid Bostami Police Station.  “The mystery of ... Read More »

Moulvibazar train crash kills 4, injures over 200

Moulvibazar, June 24 (UNB) – An intercity train derailed at Baramchal in Kulaura upazila on Sunday night, killing at least four passengers and injuring over 200 others. Yardous Hasan, officer-in-charge of Kulaura Police Station, said six bogies of Dhaka-bound ‘Upaban Express’ train from Sylhet veered off the tracks around 11:40pm after a culvert over the Barochhara Canal, 200 yards off ... Read More »

Banani highrise fire case, Rupayan Group chairman secures bail

Dhaka, June 23 – Liakat Ali Khan alias Mukul, chairman of Rupayan Group, yesterday secured bail in a case filed over the deadly fire that ripped through 22-storey FR Tower in the city’s Banani area on March 28. Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka granted bail to Liakat after hearing on his ... Read More »

Two including a Rohingya killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Cox’s Bazar, June 23 (UNB) – Two people, including a Rohingya man accused of human trafficking, were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Katabunia in Teknaf upazila on early Sunday.  The deceased were identified as Md Rubel Hossain, 28, son of Rashid Ahmed of Naitonpara of the upazila; and Omar Faruk, 33, son of Habibulla, a Rohingya refugee ... Read More »

Building under construction topples in Cambodia, killing 17

Sihanoukville, Jun 23 (AP/UNB) — Cambodian rescuers combing through the rubble of a collapsed seven-story building recovered the bodies of 17 construction workers and pulled out 24 injured, as authorities questioned four Chinese who were involved with the project. Construction workers said the unfinished building in the coastal city of Sihanoukville doubled as their housing, with the crew spending nights ... Read More »

2 hanging bodies recovered in capital

Dhaka, June 22 – In separate incidents, police have recovered the hanging bodies of two people in Shahjadpur and Dhanmondi areas in the city. The deceased were identified as Pranta Pirich, 24, son of Ranjit Pirich, and Mohiuddin Jahangir, 55. Being informed, sub-inspector Anwar Hossain of Gulshan Police Station went to the residence of Pranta, a cook, at GP-Ka-69 of ... Read More »

At least 30 dead in fire at Indonesia home used as factory

Indonesia, June 21 (AP/UNB) — At least 30 people including children were killed in a fire that swept through a house that doubled as a match factory in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, a disaster official said Friday. Irwan Syahri, from the local disaster mitigation agency in Langkap district, said the dead included three children. He said many of the victims ... Read More »

Suspected robber’ killed in Gazipur ‘gunfight’

Dhaka, June 21 (UNB) –A suspected robber and a ‘drug trader’ were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ in Gazipur and Meherpur districts early Friday. In Gazipur, a suspected robber was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members at Dumbarichala in Sripur upazila early Friday. The deceased was identified as Babul Mia alias ‘Babul Dacoit’ of Jahangirpur village in ... Read More »

Mother’s folly, daughter’s death at hands of fake exorcist

Narayanganj, Jun 20 (UNB) – A housewife of an expatriate was allegedly tortured to death in the name of performing exorcism, that her mothgd in Chowdhuripara of Sidhirganj on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Shahnaj Aktar Sikha, 25, daughter of Shah Alam resident of Saddam Market area in Dhaka. Police held the couple Faruk Hossain and his wife Jesmin ... Read More »

39 killed as bus falls into deep gorge in northern India

New Delhi, Jun 21 (AP/UNB) — A bus fell into a deep gorge along a sharp curve on a mountainous road in northern India, killing 39 people, police said Friday. Twenty-one people with injuries were hospitalized in Kullu, a town in Himachal Pradesh state, police officer Amar Singh said. Singh said 25 people died at the scene of the crash ... Read More »

3 suspects killed in ‘gunfights’ in Dhaka, Comilla, N’ganj

Dhaka, June 20 (UNB) – Three people, including two suspected criminals and a ‘drug dealer’, were killed in alleged gunfights with law enforcers in Dhaka, Cumilla and Narayanganj on Thursday. In Dhaka, a suspected criminal was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Basila Garden City in Mohammadpur. The deceased was identified as Tanvir Ahmed Anik, 36. ... Read More »

War crimes suspect dies in hospital

Dhaka, June 19 (UNB) – A war crimes suspect died at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Wednesday morning. The deceased, 73-year-old Md Mojahar Ali Sheikh, was admitted to DMCH on June 13 after he fell sick at the Dhaka Central Jail. He hailed from Khulna’s Batiaghata upazila. The body was sent to hospital morgue for autopsy, said DMCH ... Read More »

Italian woman, Europe’s oldest person has died at 116

Milan, Jun 19 (AP/UNB) — A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died. The Italian news agency ANSA said Giuseppina Robucci died Tuesday in the southern Italian town of Poggio Imperiale, where she was born on March 20, 1903. She lived 116 years and 90 days. ... Read More »

Independently investigate Morsy’s death: HRW

Beirut – Egyptian authorities should be investigated for the mistreatment of former President Mohamed Morsy, who died on June 17, 2019, after years of insufficient access to medical care, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. The United Nations Human Rights Council, whose next session begins on June 24, should establish an investigation into ongoing gross violations of human rights in Egypt, ... Read More »

Washington waterfront owners asked to take dead whales

Port Hadlock, Jun 16 (AP/UNB)— At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to a request to allow dead gray whales to decompose on their property. So many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says it has run out of places to take them. In response, the agency ... Read More »