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A fair Brexit

by Philippe van Parijs on 16th December 2019 @pvpbrussels For the free-market Tory right, Brexit is a means towards a beggar-my-neighbour buccaneering adventure—not ‘future relations’ to which the EU27 can agree. Read More »

Chinese TV pulls Arsenal game coverage after Ozil criticism

London (AP/UNB) — Chinese television pulled coverage of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Manchester City on Sunday after Mesut Ozil, a forward for the London club, criticized Beijing’s brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the country. China is the Premier League’s most lucrative overseas broadcast market, with the rights sold for $700 million in a three-year deal that runs ... Read More »

Mbappe scores 2 as PSG moves 7 points clear; Depay injured

Paris  (AP/UNB) — Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain moved seven points clear at the top of the French league with a resounding 4-0 win at 10-man Saint-Etienne on Sunday. Midfielder Leandro Paredes scored his first PSG goal before Mbappe’s brace took his club career tally to a whopping 102 a few days before his 21st birthday. An eventful ... Read More »

Benzema scores on last kick as Madrid draws 1-1 at Valencia

Barcelona (AP/UNB) — With Real Madrid facing defeat three days before its “clásico” at Barcelona, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois came to the rescue against Valencia — at the other end of the field. The Belgium goalkeeper abandoned his own goal and joined teammates for a corner kick Madrid had earned five minutes into stoppage time while trailing by a goal at ... Read More »

Ronaldo scores 2 as Juventus beats Udinese 3-1 in Serie A

Milan (AP/UNB) — Cristiano Ronaldo is back to his imperious best. The Juventus forward scored twice on Sunday to help the Bianconeri to a 3-1 win over Udinese in Serie A. Leonardo Bonucci scored the other goal. Ronaldo also hit the post late on.It was the fourth successive match Ronaldo has scored in, with the Portugal international having a fantastic ... Read More »

Georgetown wins NCAA title, beating Virginia on penalty kick

Cary (AP/UNB) — Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Romero stopped Virginia’s Axel Gunnarsson in the seventh round of penalty kicks to give the Hoyas their first NCAA men’s soccer championship Sunday night. The teams fought through two scoreless 10-minute overtime periods after finishing regulation tied at 3, leaving penalty kicks to decide the game. Both teams made their first six penalty kicks, ... Read More »

Opposition building against citizenship law across India

Thousands of university students flooded the streets of India’s capital, while a southern state government led a march and demonstrators held a silent protest in the northeast on Monday to protest a new law giving citizenship to non-Muslims who entered India illegally to flee religious persecution in several neighboring countries. Read More »

বিএনপিকে হেয় করতে রাজাকারদের এই তালিকা: মির্জা ফখরুল

বিএনপির মহাসচিব মির্জা ফখরুল ইসলাম আলমগীর রাজাকারদের তালিকা সম্পর্কে বলেছেন, এটা বিএনপিকে হেয় করতে করা হয়েছে। তিনি প্রকৃত তালিকা প্রকাশের দাবি জানান। মহান বিজয় দিবস উপলক্ষে আজ সোমবার শেরেবাংলা নগরে বিএনপির প্রতিষ্ঠাতা জিয়াউর রহমানের সমাধিতে ফুল দিয়ে শ্রদ্ধা জানানোর পর সাংবাদিকদের তিনি এসব কথা বলেন। Read More »

খালেদা জিয়া এখানে কীভাবে বাঁচবেন: স্বজনেরা

বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিব মেডিকেল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় (বিএসএমএমইউ) হাসপাতালে চিকিৎসাধীন বিএনপির কারাবন্দী চেয়ারপারসন খালেদা জিয়ার সঙ্গে দেখা করে তাঁর স্বজনেরা বলছেন, এখানে সে কীভাবে বাঁচবে। এ ছাড়া খালেদার ঠিকমতো চিকিৎসা হচ্ছে না বলে স্বজনরা দাবি করছেন। Read More »

রাজধানী দিল্লিতে সারারাত বিক্ষোভ করেছে বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় শিক্ষার্থীরা

রবিবার সংশোধিত নাগরিকত্ব আইনের বিরুদ্ধে হওয়া মিছিল নিয়ন্ত্রণে পুলিশের ভূমিকার প্রতিবাদে শিক্ষার্থী ও অ্যাক্টিভিস্টরা সারারাত বিক্ষোভ করেছে। Read More »

Major emitters accused of blocking progress at climate talks

By Matt McGrath BBC’s Environment correspondent Delegates from developing countries have reacted angrily to what they see as attempts to block progress at the COP25 meeting in Madrid. One negotiator told the BBC that the talks had failed to find agreement on a range of issues because of the blocking actions of some large emitters. Read More »

Satellites help track ocean acidification in the Bay of Bengal

by Sahana Ghosh on 13 December 2019 • Scientists are exploring the use of satellites to track ocean acidification in the Greater Caribbean, the Amazon Plume and the Bay of Bengal. • Under a European Space Agency funded project, researchers at IISER-Kolkata are merging satellite data and on-ground observations to monitor the health of coastal Bay of Bengal in the ... Read More »

Keraniganj plastic factory fire toll 17 as 5 more victims succumb

Dhaka, Dec 15 – Five more victims of Keraniganj plastic factory fire succumbed to burn injuries yesterday. Among the five, four at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), and another one died at his home after release from the hospital on the day of the fire, raising the death toll to ... Read More »

Napoli beaten 2-1 by Parma in Gattuso’s debut

Rome (AP/UNB) — Gennaro Gattuso has his work cut out for him as Napoli’s new coach. The Partenopei conceded an injury-time winner in a 2-1 loss at home to Parma on Saturday in Gattuso’s debut. Gattuso was hired midweek to replace the fired Carlo Ancelotti — his former coach at AC Milan — but couldn’t prevent Napoli from extending its ... Read More »

Tiger Woods and US team rallies to win Presidents Cup again

Melbourne (AP/UNB) — High emotions, fierce hugs from Tiger Woods, this time as a winner both ways in the Presidents Cup. Woods capped off a big year that began with his 15th major at the Masters by playing and leading his U.S. team to another victory in the Presidents Cup on Sunday at Royal Melbourne. The first playing captain in ... Read More »

Barcelona’s disputed draw adds fuel to upcoming ‘clásico’

Madrid (AP/UNB) — A disputed decision not to award a late penalty may have cost Barcelona the Spanish league lead entering Wednesday’s “clásico” against Real Madrid. Barcelona was held to a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad on Saturday, giving Madrid a chance to go into the midweek match at Camp Nou Stadium with a two-point lead if it beats Valencia ... Read More »