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Dhaka Tribune

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Update : 02 Apr 2015, 08:07 AM

3 of a family die after having bread

Three members of a family have died and three others fallen sick after taking bread in Badam Mia area under Trishal upazila in Mymensingh.

Of the deceased, two were identified as Ruma and Salma.

EU: Stand against violent extremists in Bangladesh

The European Union (EU) has called upon all to stand together against the actions of violent extremists in Bangladesh.

The call was made in a statement issued on Wednesday from the office of EU.

BGB man killed in elephant attack

A member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has been killed in an attack by wild elephant in Pechar Dwip Pahari area under Ramu upazila of Cox's Bazar district.

The deceased is Md Habibur Rahman, 43, son of Abdur Rashid Gazi, of Kandi village in Jhalakathi.

3 die in Munshiganj trawler capsize

Three people have been killed when a trawler with 75 passengers on board capsized in Meghna River after being hit by a cargo vessel near Bhasanchar in Munshiganj’s Gazaria.

At least 15 others have gone missing in the incident.

54 killed in Russian trawler capsize

At least 54 people have died and 15 are missing after a Russian trawler sank late on Wednesday in the Western Pacific Ocean near the Kamchatka Peninsula, an officer at a maritime rescue coordination centre in the area said.

UN: 25,000 foreign fighters joined Islamist militants

More than 25,000 foreign fighters have travelled to join militant groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS), according to a UN report.

Experts have said that the flow of foreign fighters is "higher than it has ever been historically.”

Gunmen storm Kenyan college, students trapped

Masked gunmen stormed a college campus in northeastern Kenya on Thursday, setting off explosions and exchanging gunfire with security forces for several hours, and could have taken hostages after killing two guards, police and media reports said.

Police who encircled the campus at the Garissa University College were joined by Kenyan soldiers as the standoff continued over several hours, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper and Capital FM radio station reported.

Iran talks stretch into another day

Major powers and Iran stretched marathon talks on Tehran's nuclear program into a second day past their deadline, with diplomats saying prospects for a preliminary agreement were finely balanced between success and collapse in the coming hours.

The negotiations, aimed at blocking Iran's capacity to build a nuclear bomb in exchange for lifting sanctions, have become bogged down over crucial details of the accord, even as the broad outlines of an agreement have been reached.

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