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Bestselling author apologises over use of 'mongolism'

Bestselling author apologises over use of 'mongolism'

-- 2017-11-06 12:00:00

A bestselling author has recalled 20,000 copies of her new book, which used the term "mongolism" to describe Down's syndrome. Celebrity nutritionist Libby Weaver apologised and said she was "mortifie...

“Thor: Ragnarok” smashes weekend box office

“Thor: Ragnarok” smashes weekend box office

Reuters 2017-11-06 11:38:07

Disney-Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” is heading for a stellar opening weekend with $121 million at 4,080 North American locations -- the fourth best launch of 2017. The third Thor movie...

Belgium frees five Catalan leaders under conditions

Belgium frees five Catalan leaders under conditions

-- 2017-11-06 10:37:21

Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and four close separatist allies regained their freedom at the end of a tumultuous Sunday that started when they surrendered in Brussels to face possible ext...

BPC plans fuel oil imports borrowing $700m

BPC plans fuel oil imports borrowing $700m

Rezaul Karim 2017-11-06 10:26:24

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) moves to borrow US$ 700 million from International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) to import fuel oils for the calendar year 2018, officials said. The...

Tesla disappoints Wall Street investors

Tesla disappoints Wall Street investors

-- 2017-11-06 05:14:16

Tesla has disappointed Wall Street investors in the most recent quarter with a wider-than-expected loss. As a result, Tesla's stock is taking a pummeling. The reason behind the recent stress of Tesl...

German industrial orders rise in Sept

German industrial orders rise in Sept

-- 2017-11-06 03:24:32

German industrial orders rose unexpectedly in September, driven by strong demand for machines, cars and other capital goods, data showed on Monday. The data from the Economy Ministry also suggesting...

Italian services growth falls in Oct

Italian services growth falls in Oct

-- 2017-11-06 03:16:06

Growth in Italy’s service sector slowed for a third straight month in October, a survey showed on Monday, a sign a recent flurry in economic activity may be petering out. The Markit/ADACI Busin...

Trump slams 'unfair' Japan trade ties

Trump slams 'unfair' Japan trade ties

-- 2017-11-06 01:53:56

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Japan over trade and said he would push for a fairer economic relationship between the two countries. Speaking to business leaders in Tokyo on Monday he sa...

Asian stocks fall amid Trump trip

Asian stocks fall amid Trump trip

-- 2017-11-06 01:28:59

Asian markets slipped on Monday as weaker-than-expected US jobs figures dented sentiment. Investors were also keeping an eye on President Donald Trump’s visit to Asia. Japan’s Nikkei 225...

Libya navy rescues 200 illegal immigrants

Libya navy rescues 200 illegal immigrants

-- 2017-11-05 12:24:55

The Libyan navy rescued 200 illegal immigrants from a rubber boat that crashed into the western Libyan shores on Saturday, said a navy official. The rescued migrants include women who are of African...

Calorie intake falls, fuels twin fears

Calorie intake falls, fuels twin fears

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-11-05 12:00:00

Calorie intake by Bangladeshis was falling significantly, faster in urban areas, by official count. It fuels twin fears of adverse impacts on nutrition level and productivity programmes. Nutritionist...

WB to help promote job-centric growth

WB to help promote job-centric growth

-- 2017-11-05 12:00:00

The World Bank (WB) is assisting Bangladesh in establishing an 'Export Readiness Fund' to take newer sectors on the international market to promote job-centric economic growth. Officials said under t...

Saudi forces intercept missile targeting airport

Saudi forces intercept missile targeting airport

-- 2017-11-05 11:29:27

Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired Saturday by rebels in from Yemen toward one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riya...

Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam, killing 20

Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam, killing 20

Xinhua 2017-11-05 10:42:39

Typhoon Damrey has claimed 20 human lives and left 17 people missing after hitting Vietnam's central region on Saturday morning, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Cont...

SEU organises seminar on role of lawyers

SEU organises seminar on role of lawyers

FE Online Report 2017-11-05 02:49:58

Department of Law and Justice of the Southeast University (SEU) organised the ‘Constitution Day Seminar 2017' on “Role of Lawyers in the Administration of Justice” on Saturday. Md A...

Miscreants burgle Hilary Duff's house

Miscreants burgle Hilary Duff's house

-- 2017-11-05 01:28:20

Actress Hilary Duff had a fantastic vacation with family and friends in Canada but her house was burgled while she was away. Burglars took jewellery reportedly worth hundreds of thousands of dollars...

First US airstrikes against IS in Somalia

First US airstrikes against IS in Somalia

Reuters 2017-11-04 12:21:48

The United States carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia and killed “several terrorists,” the U.S. military said on Friday.  The Pentagon’...

Apple pushes US stocks higher

Apple pushes US stocks higher

-- 2017-11-04 12:07:38

A surge in shares of heavyweight Apple helped push up major Wall Street indexes on Friday, as investors also assessed a mixed US labour market report. Shares of Apple, the world’s most valuable...

World markets themes for the week ahead

World markets themes for the week ahead

Reuters 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. 1/TRUMP ON TOUR US President Donald Trump embarks on hi...

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy

BBC 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Bacteria living in the murky depths of the digestive system seem to influence whether tumours shrink during cancer therapy, say French and US researchers. They tested the microbiome - the collection...

Spain issues warrant for sacked Catalan leader

Spain issues warrant for sacked Catalan leader

Reuters 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Spain on Friday issued an arrest warrant on sedition and other charges against Carles Puigdemont, tightening the judicial net around the former Catalan leader who went Brussels after his government wa...

Twitter's rewritten rules published

Twitter's rewritten rules published

BBC 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Twitter has published a new version of its rules, which it says will clarify its policies and how it enforces them. It is part of a series of changes as the social network tries to address complaints...

IMF gives Venezuela six months to improve data

IMF gives Venezuela six months to improve data

-- 2017-11-04 11:56:58

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given Venezuela six months to improve the flow of economic data saying it had violated IMF rules on the timely provision of some statistics. The Fund said...

Zimbabwe police arrest American over ‘anti-government plot’

Zimbabwe police arrest American over ‘anti-government plot’

BBC 2017-11-04 10:22:20

Police in Zimbabwe charged an American woman over a tweet that appeared to insult President Robert Mugabe, her lawyer has said. Martha O'Donovan, 25, is accused of referring to Mr Mugabe as "selfish...

Japan jacks up lending rate to Bangladesh

Japan jacks up lending rate to Bangladesh

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-11-04 10:06:55

The much-cherished softest lending by Japan is all over as the donor has hiked the interest rate to 1.0 per cent from 0.01 per cent for Bangladesh, officials said. The Asian economic powerhouse has a...

Canada exports, imports drop in Sept

Canada exports, imports drop in Sept

-- 2017-11-04 03:29:29

Canada’s imports and exports dropped for the fourth consecutive month in September, resulting the trade deficit remained at C$3.18 billion ($2.48 billion), according to Statistics Canada data....

US unemployment rate falls to 17-year low

US unemployment rate falls to 17-year low

-- 2017-11-04 03:10:58

US unemployment fell to its lowest level in nearly 17 years in October, according to data released on Sunday, which President Donald Trump said was proof his policies were bearing fruit. Job creation...

Kunming University team meets DU VC

Kunming University team meets DU VC

FE Online Report 2017-11-04 02:16:55

A five-member delegation led by Zhang Zuwu, Vice-President of Kunming University, China met Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman at his office on Friday. Other members of th...

Singer Neil Young to auction model train collection

Singer Neil Young to auction model train collection

Reuters 2017-11-04 01:35:51

Rock singer Neil Young is selling some of his most prized possessions - part of his model train collection. The Canadian folk-rock star is putting more than 230 of his vast collection of Lionel train...

SE Asian stocks rise marginally

SE Asian stocks rise marginally

-- 2017-11-03 12:02:42

Philippine shares rose for a fourth session on Friday, buoyed by expectations of greater investments into the market and prospects of better-than-expected corporate earnings. MSCI's broadest index of...