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UN holds key meeting on food price concerns

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) organised an extraordinary meeting in Rome sparked by global fears about high food prices, according to a BBC report. Friday's meeting was to...

6 hurt in N’ganj bomb blast

At least six people were injured in a bomb explosion at a house in Fatullah of Narayanganj early Monday. Narayanganj Superintendent of Police Biswas Afjal Hossain suspected their link with...

Commonwealth Games head sees improved conditions

A lot of work has been done in recent days to get facilities ready for the Commonwealth Games, but much work remains to be done with the international sporting event...

NATO death toll in Afghanistan this year hits

KABUL: A NATO soldier was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the military alliance said on Monday, bringing the death toll among foreign troops this year...

Southern China braces for deadly typhoon

HONG KONG: Residents stockpiled food and ships were ordered to dock as southern China braced for a typhoon Thursday that...

NBR non-transparency riles CAG

The auditing watchdog has asked the revenue board to address the "non-disclosure" practice by its large taxpayer unit and field...

Iraq documents release exposes ‘truth’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has defended the unauthorised release of 400,000 classified US military documents on the war in Iraq,...

Cholera outbreak in Haiti ‘stabilising’

Health officials have said there are signs that the cholera outbreak in central Haiti may be stabilising. Although the death...