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    Bangladesh: Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims

    Dhaka: An official says a visiting Myanmar minister has told Bangladesh’s president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence there. Presidential spokesman Joynal Abedin said Friday that Myanmars Home Minister Kyaw Swe told President Abdul Hamid in Dhaka that Myanmar was ready to take back Rohingya under a deal signed by the countries late last year.

  • US slams Russia for ‘most destructive, costly cyber-attack’ in history

    Washington: The US has slammed Russia for “the most destructive and costly cyber attack in history” that crippled computers worldwide and said it “will be met with international consequences”, media reports said. The attack, titled NotPetya, initially targeted computers in Ukraine last year but affected companies around the globe, like British advertising group WPP, Oreo maker Mondelez, drugmaker Merck and global shipping company FedEx, reports CNN. “It was part of the Kremlin’s

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    US Senate rejects immigration plans, Dreamers’ fate uncertain

    Washington: The US Senate has summarily blocked four proposals to resolve the fate of Dreamers, leaving hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants in America facing an uncertain future. A bipartisan bill from a group led by Maine Republican Susan Collins on Thursday fared best, garnering 54 votes, six short of the 60 needed to be assured of passage.

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    US says Russia to face international consequences for ‘NotPetya’ cyber attack

    Washington: The United States today pinned the blame for the massive 2017 ‘NotPetya” cyberattack firmly on Russia and warned Moscow it will face “international consequences.” The attack, which started in Ukraine and Russia before spreading globally, affected thousands of computers, particularly affecting multinational companies and critical infrastructure. The Kremlin has denied involvement.

  • Beijing witnesses longest dry spell in 47 years

    Beijing : Beijing is witnessing the longest dry spell in 47 years, as it has not received “effective precipitation” in the past 115 days, Met officials said here on Thursday.

  • Myanmar govt under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

    Bangkok : When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decade-long prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi then an opposition lawmaker condemned the harsh punishments as “very excessive.” The journalists, from the now-defunct Unity publication, had been convicted for violating the nation’s Official Secrets Act the same colonial-era law now being leveled against a pair of

  • Transgender woman is first to breastfeed baby

    New York : In a breakthrough, US doctors have reported the first-ever case of a transgender woman successfully breast-feeding her baby.

  • K P Sharma Oli becomes Nepal PM for second time 

    Kathmandu : K P Sharma Oli on Thursday  became Nepal’s Prime Minister for the second time, over two months after his Left alliance with former Maoist rebels swept the country’s historic parliamentary polls, kindling hopes for the political stability in the Himalayan nation. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari appointed 65-year-old Oli as the country’s 41st prime minister. Oli, who is known for his pro-China stance, had served as the country’s prime minister from