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Deadly fire rips through Bangladesh shopping centre | In Pictures News

At least 45 people have been killed and dozens of others wounded in a blaze at a six-story shopping mall in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, officials said on Friday. The fire started late on Thursday at a restaurant on the first floor of the Green Cozy Cottage Shopping Mall in central Dhaka. Fire Service and […]

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US Senate approves spending stopgap to avert government shutdown

Short-term spending bill averts shutdown of agencies that would have kicked in on Saturday. The United States Congress has approved a short-term spending package to avoid a government shutdown, the fourth such stopgap measure in several months. The bill, which passed the Senate in a bipartisan 77-13 vote, provides funding for some federal government agencies

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Israel’s Netanyahu says he will pave way to conscript ultra-Orthodox

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday his government would find a way to end exemptions for ultra-Orthodox Jews from Israeli military service in the face of political pressures that threaten his narrow coalition’s future. “We will determine goals for conscripting ultra-Orthodox people to the IDF and national civil service,” Netanyahu said

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What role does parliament play in Iran? | Government News

Iranians are choosing a new legislature and many hope it will pave the way for reform. Iran’s parliamentary elections look set to be a major test for the government. While anti-establishment candidates are not expected to win many seats, a low voter turnout could indicate widespread discontent. In 2022, the country was rocked by mass

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Funeral Homes Refuse to Bring Navalny’s Body to Memorial Service – Allies

Funeral homes in Moscow are refusing to transport the body of opposition activist Alexei Navalny to the church where his public memorial ceremony will take place on Friday, his allies said. “All the hearse services are getting calls from unknown people who threaten them so that they don’t take Alexei’s body anywhere,” Navalny’s spokeswoman Kira

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Iran launches ‘domestically developed’ imaging satellite from Russia

The launch of Pars 1 is fourth this year, with West accusing Iran of plans to use tech for military purposes. Russia has launched an Iranian-made research satellite into orbit amid rising tensions with the West. The Pars 1 remote sensing and imaging satellite was launched on Thursday by a Russian Soyuz rocket from the

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Ghana’s parliament passes an anti-LGBTQ bill : NPR

Speaker of Ghana Parliament Alban Sumana Bagbin speaks at the Parliament House in Accra, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. Ghana’s parliament passed a highly controversial anti-LGBTQ+ bill on Wednesday that could send some people to prison for more than a decade. Misper Apawu/AP hide caption toggle caption Misper Apawu/AP Speaker of Ghana Parliament Alban Sumana Bagbin

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Red Bull F1 boss Christian Horner cleared of misconduct allegations

Red Bull Racing issues a statement after an independent probe clears Horner of alleged misconduct towards a female employee. Christian Horner will remain the boss of Formula One (F1) champions Red Bull Racing after the team’s energy drink parent company said he had been cleared of alleged misconduct towards a female employee. Red Bull issued

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Moscow Vows Response to Sweden’s NATO Accession

Russia will take measures against Sweden following its accession to NATO, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Sweden on Monday cleared the final hurdle to become the 32nd member of the U.S.-led military alliance after Hungary, the last holdout in accession talks, ratified the Nordic country’s membership. Stockholm dropped years of military non-alignment when it applied for

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