NEWS OF THE DAYA Burmese journalist has been shot dead while trying to escape from custody, the army has said. A military statement said that Aung Naing was arrested in Mon state at the end of September while covering clashes near the border between Thailand and Myanmar, which is also known as Burma. The military accused him of working for an armed group in the area.
Three women were found dead in the city’s Pallabi, Shahbagh and Kuril areas on Friday. Of the victims, one was identified as Tania Akhter, 22, wife of a Bahrain expatriate named Ratan Miji, also a resident of 12/B, Uttar Kalshi under Pallabi police station, while identity of others could not be known immediately after the incident. In Pallabi, police recovered the body of Tania hanging from a ceiling fan around 10:30 am by breaking open the window of the bedroom of her Uttar Kalshi residence which was found under lock and key from inside. Contacted, sub-inspector (SI) Fakuzzaman Khan of Pallabi police station, said no injury mark was found on the body.... more ›
CAIRO: A car bomb killed 25 Egyptian soldiers and wounded 22 in an attack by suspected jihadists on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula Friday, a security official said. The sources, revising an earlier toll of 10 killed and 27 wounded, said the attack took place near El-Arish, the main town in the restive north Sinai. Jihadists in the Sinai have killed scores of policemen and soldiers since the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year. Friday’s attack was the deadliest against security forces in weeks, and most of those wounded were in serious condition. “Most of the wounded have been seriously injured and not all of them have... more ›
GENEVA: The conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 824,000 people from their homes, but the real number could be far higher, the United States said on Friday, as it scrambled aid to offset the impact of winter. At least 430,000 people had been displaced within Ukraine as of Thursday, according to the UNHCR refugee agency, up 170,000 since early September. “With the crisis in Ukraine entering its first winter, UNHCR is racing to help some of the most vulnerable displaced people cope with expected harsh winter conditions,” UNHRC spokesman Adrian Edwards told reporters. But he said the real picture is still emerging. “Ongoing fighting in the east, and the resulting... more ›
LONDON: Britain’s parliament will soon be taken over by a feline army. Cats in herds are being considered by the legislators to rid Britain’s most important building of a serious threat - rats. The cat plan has been given full and proper consideration by the authorities but some legislators say there were “very clear practical and technical difficulties” with the idea. A study found that due to the size of parliament, one or two cats would not be enough, while a herd of cats running wild would be unmanageable, lawmaker John Thurso reported to the lower House of Commons on Thursday. Earlier three cats - Bloom, Finn and Jill were handpicked for... more ›
Eating fruit before you go to bed cleans your teeth and all mouthwashes do the same job are some of the myths related to dental health, but experts rule them out as lack of knowledge.TePe, the experts in oral hygeine, have acknowledged that people find it difficult to differentiate between facts and myths, reports femalefirst.co.uk. According to a recent survey conducted by TePe, many of us struggle to know what is good practice when it comes to taking care of our teeth, with 20 percent of respondents questioned brushing only once a day and 45 percent having never heard... more ›
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