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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

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Washington, Sept 20 (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the U.S. military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East.
Obama acted a day after a Senate vote capped congressional action on the request, which passed by wide margins despite reservation about whether his strategy will do enough to stop the surging terrorist group, which has seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria. Congress will revisit the...

President visits Medical College Hospital in Kishoreganj

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Kishoreganj: President Abdul Hamid visited President Abdul Hamid Medical College Hospital at Jafarabad in Karimgani upazila on Saturday.
Principal of the college ANM Nowshad Khan received the President.
Addressing the occasion, the President said the haor people will get treatment...

Man killed by robbers in Gazipur

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Gazipur: A man was stabbed to death and another injured by robbers during a robbery incident at Borober village in Kapashia upazila early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Mafiz Uddin,55, elder brother of Rafiqul Islam of the village.
Locals said a gang of robbers...

Tractor hits microbus, kills its driver

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Panchagarh: A microbus driver was killed and five more people were injured as a tractor slammed into his vehicle on the Thakurgaon-Panchagarh Highway in Atoari upazila early Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Omar Ali, 35, driver of the microbus and son of late Tamizuddin, a...

Housewife killed by husband for dowry

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Panchagarh: A housewife was beaten to death allegedly by her husband for dowry in Boda upazila of the district on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Mukti Rani, 25, daughter of Goynath Chandra Roy, a resident of Charpara village.
Family sources said Anukul Chandra Roy, 29, son...

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