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10 BD youths to attend Young World Summit

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Staff Reporter
Ten Bangladeshi young change-makers are going to attend the One Young World Summit 2018 at The Hague in Netherlands from October 17 to 20.
Like each year, the ten young people, who are contributing positively to the society, have been selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the OYW Summit accompanying Professor Muhammad Yunus who will deliver keynote speech at the summit on October 17. Other luminaries like Kofi Annan and Mary Robin-son are scheduled to attend as...
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UN at risk of running out of cash: UNSG

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Staff Reporter
The United Nations is at risk of running out of cash, warns UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, urging member states to pay their mandatory contributions on time and in full so that the world body can continue to deliver on its key mandates.
In a letter to UN staff on Thursday...
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4,152 trafficking cases recorded in 6 yrs

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A Correspondent
Since Bangladesh passed the Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act (PSHTA) in 2012, as many as 4,152 trafficking cases have been recorded in the country over the last six years.
But when it comes to meting out justice, the rate of convictions remained very...
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Staff Reporter
A human chain was formed on Saturday in front of the National Press Club by Bangladesh Cycle Lane Imple-ment Council (BDCLIC) and Socheton Nagarik Oikyo Parishad, to protest the suicide of a student, allegedly instigated by one of her school teachers.
The event was attended, among...
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California brush fire kills one, forces evacuations

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WASHINGTON A raging wildfire raced into a town
in northern California early Friday, killing one person and sending people
fleeing, authorities said.

The so-called Carr fire outside Redding swept across a river late Thursday
and is only six percent contained.

It killed a private bulldozer...
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