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More than 150 million people are gaining access to electricity every year, reducing the ranks of those who live

Washington legalizes human composting

Washington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a

US south 'still under the gun' after deadly storms

A storm system that blasted the US South was weakening on Tuesday but another was on its way

ADB's $750m for Indian railway track electrification

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement to provide $750 million equivalent in Indian Rupees in

Britain braces for defeat on Chagos

Britain is bracing for a crushing defeat at the United Nations on Wednesday when the General Assembly is

Trump nominates new Air Force head

US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he had nominated a former ambassador and Arizona businesswoman to lead the Air

GO-NGO concerted efforts needed to reduce urban poverty

Concerted efforts of all government and non- government entities concerned have become crucial for reduction of urban poverty

British Steel on brink of collapse with 25k jobs at risk

British Steel, the country's second largest steel producer, is on the brink of collapse unless the government agrees

Nicaraguan govt to release 100 political prisoners

The Nicaraguan government said on Monday it had begun the process of freeing another 100 political prisoners after

Mexico to go after all narco judges

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, looking to make good on a promise to clean up rampant corruption,

Man charged with throwing a milkshake at Farage

 A man has been charged with common assault and criminal damage after a milkshake was thrown over Nigel

Self-driving truck begin test for USPS

The US Postal Service on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving

New Zealand MP gets security cover

A New Zealand lawmaker was given a security escort on Tuesday after threats against her by white supremacists

S'pore, Malaysia suspend intercity rail project

Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to suspend the construction of a billion dollar train project linking the city-state

Venezuela opposition's envoy to United States meets Pentagon

The Venezuelan opposition's envoy to the United States said he met Pentagon and State Department officials in Washington

Two diagnostic centres sealed off in Rajshahi

 A mobile court here yesterday shut down two diagnostic centres as they were conducting their activities illegally. Two

Stock piling of goods in Khulna mills part of industry's 'chain of crises'

Stocks of finished goods in all nine state-owned jute mills of Khulna are piling up in the face

Argentina's Cristina Fernandez faces graft trial

Argentina's populist former leader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, fresh from shaking up the country's national election race with

Headmaster gets life for violating Christian teacher

A tribunal was sentenced yesterday to the head teacher of a secondary school in Meherpur in a case

Two bikers killed in road accident

Two motorcycle riders were killed as their motorcycle collided head-on with an auto rickshaw in Borhanuddin Upazila of

Coca-Cola ends plan to refranchise Africa

Coca-Cola Co said on Monday it had dropped plans to refranchise its Africa bottling business, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Beijing denounces US warship sail-by in South China Sea

China on Monday denounced a US warship sail-by near disputed islands in the South China Sea as a

Congolese opposition leader returns home

Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi returned home from three years in exile on Monday, one of a series

Britain prepares for new spying law after Salisbury poisoning

Britain is preparing to bring in a new spying law and is considering updating treason legislation to counter

Doctors start halting support for vegetative Frenchman

French doctors Monday began switching off the life support of a quadriplegic man who has been in a

Four held in Natore with stolen oil of railway

Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested four people along with 2,100 liters stolen oil of Bangladesh Railway from

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