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Update : 13 Dec 2015, 07:28 AM

Man commits suicide after killing wife in Gazipur

A person has reportedly committed suicide after killing his wife in Shafipur Purbopara area under Kaliakoir upazila in Gazipur.

The deceased are Raihan Ali, 38, and his wife Halima Begum, 30. Raihan was a rickshaw puller and Halima was a worker at a garment factory named Mahmud Denims.

COP21 climate change summit reaches deal in Paris

A deal to attempt to limit the rise in global temperatures to less than 2C has been agreed at the climate change summit in Paris after two weeks of intense negotiations.

The pact is the first to commit all countries to cut carbon emissions.

US Counselor Shannon arrives in Dhaka

US State Department's Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A Shannon has arrived in Dhaka.

Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque received Shannon at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday morning.

Kaler Kantho ex-deputy editor killed in road accident

Former deputy editor of the daily Kaler Kantho Abdullah Al-Faruk has been killed in a road accident in the capital’s Kakrail area.

Faruk died at Square Hospital in Dhaka around 5am Sunday.

One killed, 12 hurt in Bhola road accident

At least one person has been killed and 12 others injured in a road accident in Milon bazar area of Borhanuddin upazila of the district.

The accident took place on the Bhola-Charfasson regional highway on Sunday morning.

Russian mental health clinic fire kills 21

At least 21 people have died in a fire at a mental health clinic in western Russia, the emergency ministry says.

Another two people are still reportedly missing after the blaze in the Voronezh region.

France elections: FN seeks to build on gains in second round

France is due to hold the second round of regional elections in which the far-right National Front (FN) is seeking to consolidate its gains from a week ago.

Marine Le Pen's FN is leading in six of 13 regions in mainland France.

Death toll from day of clashes in Burundi capital rises to nearly 90

Nearly 90 people were killed during Friday's clashes in the Burundian capital, the army said on Saturday, the worst outbreak of violence in Burundi since a failed coup in May.

Blasts and gunfire echoed around Bujumbura for most of Friday and residents said officials spent the day collecting bullet-riddled bodies from city streets.

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