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'Brace ourselves': Cyclone death toll tops 600 in Africa

Beira, March 23 -- With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies. The confirmed number of people killed i... Read More


Indonesian airline wants to cancel Boeing order after crash

Jakarta, March 23 -- In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia's flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer's 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence ... Read More


Momen mourns loss of lives in China

Dhaka, March 23 -- Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has expressed his heartfelt condolences for the loss of valuable lives during an explosion at Yancheng in China. In a message written to Wang Yi,... Read More


New Thai government may be unstable, short-lived

Bangkok, March 23 -- Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new ph... Read More


Venezuela beats Argentina 3-1 to spoil Messi's return

Madrid, March 23 -- Lionel Messi's international return didn't do much to help Argentina regain top form. Messi was back on Friday for the first time since the 2018 World Cup but couldn't stop his te... Read More


Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe with no new indictments

Washington, March 23 -- Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges Friday, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's... Read More


Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast

Beijing, March 23 -- A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 62 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously... Read More


2 held with 7 gold bars in Jashore

Benapole, March 23 -- Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested two suspected gold smugglers along with seven gold bars at Koyra village in Sharsha upazila of the district on Friday night. Th... Read More


Trump intervenes, reverses planned NK sanctions with tweet

Palm Beach, March 23 -- President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he had reversed his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea - a move that left officials at the Treasury Depar... Read More


'My heart fell' says New Zealand surgeon who treated girl, 4

Christchurch, March 23 -- As soon as vascular surgeon Adib Khanafer received the call March 15, he started running toward the operating theater at Christchurch Hospital. At that point, he had no idea ... Read More