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Android phones in Iran get false quake alerts amid protests

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- False earthquake alerts went off Wednesday on Android smartphones in Iran as the country continues to grapple with nationwide protests. Authorities offered conflicting accounts as to ... Read More


Eight killed in continued shootings in Mexican border city

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- Seven suspected cartel gunmen and one soldier were killed in a shootout Wednesday between the army and gang members in the northern Mexico border city of Nuevo Laredo, authorities sai... Read More


US appeals ruling that would lift asylum restrictions

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- The US government said Wednesday it is appealing a court ruling that would lift asylum restrictions that have become the cornerstone of border enforcement in recent years. But there ... Read More


Dhaka's air quality 'very unhealthy' this morning

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- Dhaka has been ranked as the second most polluted city in the world with 'very unhealthy' air quality on Thursday morning. Dhaka's air quality index (AQI) score was 215 at 9:15 am to... Read More


Public transport thin in Dhaka; Commuters suffer

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- The presence of public transport was relatively thin in Dhaka on Thursday amid tension and fear of violence following Wednesday's clash between police and BNP men, causing suffering t... Read More


Rohingya repatriation to start next year, hopes Chinese ambassador

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Thursday said China hopes that the repatriation of displaced Rohingya people will start next year. The outgoing Chinese Ambassador expre... Read More


BNP to hold press conference this afternoon

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- Following yesterday's police action at Nayapaltan, BNP will hold a press conference on the incident this afternoon. The press conference will be held at BNP Chairperson's Gulshan off... Read More


PM opens 19th Asian Art Biennale in Dhaka

Dhaka, Dec. 8 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the 19th edition of the Asian Art Biennale, the longest-running international art biennale event in Asia, in Dhaka. The premier raised ... Read More


Meta oversight board urges changes to VIP moderation system

Dhaka, Dec. 7 -- Facebook parent Meta's quasi-independent oversight board said Tuesday that an internal system that exempted high-profile users, including former US President Donald Trump, from some o... Read More


Colorado gay club shooting suspect charged with hate crimes

Dhaka, Dec. 7 -- The suspect accused of entering a Colorado gay nightclub clad in body armor and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and wounding 17 others, was charged by pros... Read More