Archive for July 30th, 2014

Moscow fights back after sanctions branding it ‘destructive and short-sighted’

Russia called new US sanctions ‘destructive and short-sighted’ on Wednesday and said they would only aggravate ties between Russia and the United States, already at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War over the Ukraine crisis…

Israel offers unilateral ceasefire in Gaza

The Israeli military said on Wednesday it would hold fire unilaterally in limited areas of the Gaza Strip for four hours from 3:00pm (1200 GMT) for humanitarian purposes, an army statement said. Hamas described the truce as a media stunt because it only applied to some areas. ‘IDF (Israel Defence Forces) has authorised a temporary window in the Gaza Strip. […]

July 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Jacques Kallis - Reuters file photo

Kallis gives up World Cup dream, retires from all international cricket

South Africa’s Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup. The 38-year-old, one of the greatest all-rounders in the game’s history, retired from test cricket last year but had been planning to finish his South Africa career at the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in […]

July 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Sports
Palestinians collect the remains of bodies at a United Nation-run school sheltering Palestinians displaced by an Israeli ground offensive, that witnesses said was hit by Israeli shelling, in Jebalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.— Reuters photo

Carnage at UN school as Israel pounds Gaza refugee camp

Israel killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza’s biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, a UN official said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of fighting…

July 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
Fasting workers of Tuba group fall sick

Fasting workers of Tuba group fall sick

At least 15 among the workers of Tuba group, who are on a hunger strike since Monday evening demanding arrears, wages and festival allowance, have fallen sick…

July 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Russia’s EU envoy says sanctions “lead nowhere”

Russia’s envoy to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said on Wednesday that new sanctions imposed by the EU would lead nowhere and fail to help solve the Ukraine crisis…

AL to meet with its associate bodies Saturday

AL to meet with its associate bodies Saturday

Awami League (AL) central executive committee will hold a joint meeting with its all associate bodies, like-minded organizations and Dhaka city unit of the party at Dhanmondhi…

July 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Over forty houses are buried in a landslide triggered by heavy rains at Malin village in at Pune in Maharashtra of India that killed at least 10 people and 170 people went missing on Wednesday.— AP photo

10 dead, 170 trapped after massive landslide near Pune

A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and burying more than 150 people, an official said.

July 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
9 killed in 3 dists’ road mishaps

9 killed in 3 dists’ road mishaps

At least 6 people, including a woman and a child were killed in separate road accidents in Sylhet and Thakurgaon on the second day of Eid. In Sylhet, four people died and 20 others were injured as a Sunamganj-bound bus lost control and fell into a roadside ditch…

July 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
Nepal’s major parties agree to sign power deal with India

Nepal’s major parties agree to sign power deal with India

Nepal’s three major political parties agreeing to sign a separate power trade deal with India during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi formed a three-member cross-party panel on Tuesday to finalise the contents of the Power Trade Agreement…

July 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
A tiger, held by its keeper with a rope, walks past the podium during an "animal parade" to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of Yunnan Wildlife Park in Kunming, Yunnan province July 29, 2014. Picture taken July 29, 2014. – Reuters photo

Only 3,200 tigers left in the wild: WWF report

Of the 100,000 tigers that once roamed in the wild a century ago, only 3,200 are left behind, the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature has revealed…

ULFA for violent actions against Bangladeshis, other migrants

ULFA for violent actions against Bangladeshis, other migrants

The anti-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Assam has warned that they may go for armed actions to evict illegal migrants who have settled down in Assam…

July 30, 2014 · 0 comments · National
43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza

43 Palestinians killed as Israel maintains pressure on Gaza

Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised…

July 30, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East
24 killed in Guinea concert stampede

24 killed in Guinea concert stampede

At least 24 people were killed in a stampede at a beachside concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea’s capital, news agency AFP said, with Guinea’s presidency declaring a week of mourning after what it described…

In this August 25, 2010, photo, Theodore ‘Dutch’ VanKirk, navigator of the Enola Gay, talks about his experiences during World War II, at Park Springs, the retirement community where he was living in Stone Mountain, Ga. VanKirk, the last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died. – AP photo

Last US crew member of Hiroshima bomber dies

Theodore ‘Dutch’ Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay plane that dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, has died at a retirement home in Georgia at age 93…

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