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West Indies send inspection team to Bangladesh to assess Covid-19 plans and protocols

All-format tour scheduled for January 2021, pending successful health checks
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Bangladesh, West Indies, COVID


Americans can now travel to 47 nations for vacation and tourism — here's the list of every open country and how to get there

The US passport has lost its strength significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans are left with few options on where to travel. ShutterLibrary/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider While many countries are not allowing US travelers during the coronavirus crisis, some nations are open to Americans. The United Kingdom, Caribbean countries, and select international locales are allowing tourists from the US. Many countries require you to show a negative COVID-19 test and air...
Tags: Transportation, BITranspo, Caribbean, Europe, Features, Travel, CT Visual Features, Air Travel, COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus, Coronavirus, Flying, Tourism, Airlines, Aviation, BI Graphics


CWI willing to send 'best available' West Indies team to Bangladesh in January 2021

The three-Test series might also be reduced to two keeping the players' requirements in mind
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Bangladesh, West Indies


Angelina Jolie to Direct ‘Unreasonable Behaviour’, the Story of War Photographer Don McCullin

It’s been a few years since Angelina Jolie got behind the camera as a director. The last film she helmed was First They Killed My Father in 2017, but soon she’ll be working on another true story in Unreasonable Behaviour, the story of British war photographer Don McCullin. And this time she’ll be getting some help from another superstar actor, with Tom Hardy stepping up to produce. Based on Don McCullin’s autobiography published in 1992 (and updated in 2017), the film will tell the story of ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Movies, Drama, Berlin Wall, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Angelina-Jolie, Raf, Nikon, Don McCullin, Tom Hardy, Baker, True Story, north London, Dean Baker


When it comes to a family trauma, who gets to tell the story?

When Fariha Róisín started writing Like a Bird, she thought the traumatic event at its heart was just a dream. She explores the weight of a family secretIn her 1861 account , Harriet Jacobs exposed her sexual abuse by her master with lucidity and truth. Yet for more than 100 years, it was accepted academic opinion that Incidents was a novel, written by white abolitionist Lydia Maria Child. It was not until the 1980s that critic Jean Fagan Yellin proved Jacobs to be the true author; Incidents ha...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Fiction, Women, Life and style, Society, Culture, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Jacobs, Harriet Jacobs, Fariha Róisín, Rape and sexual assault, Lydia Maria, Jean Fagan Yellin, Moniza Alvi


Warren Buffett compared himself to Mike Tyson and sold life insurance to the boxing champion

AP Photo/Nati Harnik; Getty Images/Chris Hyde Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was Mike Tyson's life-insurance provider more than 25 years ago."We insured the life of Mike Tyson for a sum that is large initially and that, fight-by-fight, gradually declines to zero over the next few years," the famed investor said about the boxing champion in his 1995 shareholder letter.Buffett, speaking to a group of college students in 1996, also pointed to Tyson as someone with a lucrative skill in a ...
Tags: London, Trends, Peru, Bangladesh, Mitch McConnell, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Goldman Sachs, Mike Tyson, Biden, Berkshire, Buffett, University Of North Carolina, Lloyd, Nati Harnik, Tyson


Former Bangladesh Under-19 batsman Mohammad Sozib dies by suicide

He last played competitive cricket in the 2017-18 DPL for Shinepukur Cricket Clu
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Warren Buffett once compared himself to Mike Tyson and sold life insurance to the boxing champion

AP Photo/Nati Harnik; Getty Images/Chris Hyde Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was Mike Tyson's life-insurance provider more than 25 years ago."We insured the life of Mike Tyson for a sum that is large initially and that, fight-by-fight, gradually declines to zero over the next few years," the famed investor said about the boxing champion in his 1995 shareholder letter.Buffett, speaking to a group of college students in 1996, also pointed to Tyson as someone with a lucrative skill in a ...
Tags: London, Trends, Peru, Bangladesh, Mitch McConnell, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Goldman Sachs, Mike Tyson, Biden, Berkshire, Buffett, University Of North Carolina, Lloyd, Nati Harnik, Tyson


Bangladesh start a business? Top 5 Business Ideas for Girls

All Countries girls are very interested in starting their own business. Many business-minded girls are already in business but much less than men. Top 5 Business Ideas for Girls Why are you lagging behind because of our society? If a man can do it, don't worry! In this article I will talk about the top 4 best business ideas for women Why should women in Bangladesh start a business? Top 5 Business Ideas for Girls There are many reasons to have your own business or entrepreneur in Bangladesh ev...
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Facebook’s Snapchat-like ‘Vanish Mode’ feature arrives on Messenger and Instagram

Facebook today announced its new Snapchat-like feature for disappearing messaging, Vanish Mode, is arriving on Messenger and Instagram. The feature, meant for more casual conversations, allows users to set chats to automatically delete after the message is seen and the chat is closed. In Vanish Mode, Messenger and Instagram users can send text chats, emoji, pictures, GIFs, voice messages, and stickers, which will disappear after they’ve been seen and users leave the chat, Facebook expla...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Instagram, Social Networks, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Bangladesh, Messaging Apps, Instagram Facebook, Facebook To, Facebook Vanish Mode, U S Canada Mexico Peru


Bickey Russell finds inspiration from his native Bangladesh

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Having spent his childhood between London, Milan and Dhaka, Bangladesh, Bickey Russell began his career at Google in sales before pursuing his passion for developing technology to serve under-resourced communities. Today, he’s the founder and leader of Kormo Jobs. Guided by Google's commitme...
Tags: Google, UK, London, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Camden, Bangladesh, Ai, Googlers, Jakarta, Dhaka, Google Adwords, London Milan, Bangladesh Indonesia, Bangladesh India


Bangladesh selector Habibul Bashar tests positive for Covid-19

"I felt feverish from Monday, and then it got to 102 degrees."
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Mominul Haque, Bangladesh's Test captain, positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms

"I don't have a lot of symptoms except fever since the day before yesterday," Haque says
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Kolkata Police initiates legal action on allegedly misleading tweet by Madhu Kishwar

The Kolkata Police has initiated legal action on conservative commentator Madhu Kishwar for a tweet she posted which contained a video of a procession of Muslims protesting, claiming it was from Kolkata even though it was reportedly from Bangladesh. West Bengal is up for state elections in May 2021, and political parties are currently campaigning there. The video in question is actually from 2017 and was shot in Bangladesh — the protestors in the video were actually protesting against the violen...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, US, Social Media, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Donald Trump, Kerala, Kolkata, Trump, Misinformation, Fatah, West Bengal, Sharma, Quint


Transgender in Bangladesh: First school opens for trans students

More than 150 students will learn free of charge in Dhaka, in a landmark initiative.
Tags: News, Bangladesh, Dhaka


What can we laugh at and why? The philosophy of humor

People like things that make them laugh, but have we considered if that is a good thing?Some philosophers, including Plato, thought comedy was bad for you. Most modern thinkers tend to get away from that, but still debate what should and shouldn't be laughed at. Most people enjoy a laugh now and then. Some have posited that laughter is the best medicine. Others have achieved fame and fortune by making people laugh. Laughter is one of the great universals of the human experience, even if people ...
Tags: Florida, Comedy, Greece, Jokes, Innovation, Philosophy, Slavoj Zizek, Bangladesh, William, Aristotle, Laughter, Don, Mary, Plato, Thomas Aquinas, National Lampoon


Stung by number of moderate Muslims irked by its stance on Islam, France launches charm offensive

France was stung into launching a charm offensive to quell anti-French sentiment in some Muslim countries after receiving tens of thousands of messages of indignation from moderate believers on a government website, say reports. The French foreign ministry was said to be taken aback by the scale of accusations of “colonial arrogance” on its Arabic Facebook page from around 50,000 people from various countries. Usually, the site receives a few dozen likes or comments. According to Le Monde, the Q...
Tags: News, France, Turkey, Paris, Bangladesh, Al Jazeera, Mohammed, Le Monde, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Samuel Paty, Islam France, Abdelhadi Alijla, Ibrahim Fraihat, Doha Institute


Tens of thousands take part in anti-France rally in Bangladesh

Tens of thousands take part in anti-France rally in Bangladesh
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Tens of thousands take part in Bangladesh anti-France rally

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis took to the streets of the capital Monday to call for action against France, the latest protest by Muslims opposed to French President Emmanuel Macron's defence of the right to publish cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
Tags: News, France, Bangladesh, Emmanuel Macron


Massive Bangladesh protests outside French embassy

Protesters in the capital city of Bangladesh carried anti-France placards, some using their shoes to beat up a poster bearing Macron's photograph. Barricades set up by riot police failed to stop the march as people shoved past authorities. There have been similar protests in other mainly Muslim countries such as Indonesia over the dispute, which follows a knife attack outside a French school last month when a man of Chechen origin beheaded a teacher who had shown pupils the car...
Tags: News, Indonesia, France, Bangladesh, Macron


Far from home, Rohingya refugees face a new peril on a remote island

Bangladesh has begun relocating hundreds of refugees to a small remote island, against their will.
Tags: News, Bangladesh


American suburbs have radically changed in the last 20 years — and so have their politics

The makeup of US suburbs has shifted significantly in recent decades. GabrielPevide/Getty Images In 2020, US suburbs are no longer dominated by all white, middle-class families with traditional gender roles. Key swing states often contain 'swing suburbs,' where political opinions diverge from how the state generally votes, says Jan Nijman, professor of urban studies and geosciences at Georgia State University. Places like Seminole County in Florida and Cobb County in Georgia have leaned De...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Obama, US, Trends, Strategy, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Switzerland, Mitt Romney, Bangladesh, Suburbs, Orlando, Clinton, Nordic


Extremely violent mob lynching happened in Bangladesh. People beat a man to death then burned his body because he allegedly hurt...

The victim had searched a mosque, claiming that there were firearms hidden there, angering locals
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Far from home, Rohingya refugees face a new peril on a remote island

Bangladesh has begun relocating hundreds of refugees to a small remote island, against their will.
Tags: News, Bangladesh


Muslims protest against Macron after French attack

In Muslim-majority Bangladesh, tens of thousands marched through Dhaka, the capital, chanting "Boycott French products" and carrying banners calling Macron "the world’s biggest terrorist". Some Bangladeshi demonstrators also burned effigies of Macron and carried cutouts of the president with a garland of shoes around his neck, a severe insult according to Islam. In Lebanon, security forces fired tear gas to drive back so...
Tags: News, France, Jerusalem, Gaza, Bangladesh, Hamas, Beirut, Lebanon, Dhaka, Old City, Mohammad, Macron, Al Aqsa Mosque


Tens of thousands protest in Bangladesh over French cartoons

Tens of thousands of Muslims marched in Bangladesh’s capital on Friday to protest the French president's support of secular laws allowing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, burning effigies of him and calling for a boycott of French products. Protests were also reported across the country after Friday's weekly Muslim prayers. In Dhaka, tens of thousands of people from more than a dozen Islamist parties and groups poured into the streets near the Baitul Mokarram national mosque demanding that...
Tags: News, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Muhammad, Baitul Mokarram


Bangladesh mob beats, burns man to death on blasphemy charges

Angry locals in Lalmonirhat’s Burimari have burnt a man to death after beating him up for alleged blasphemy.
Tags: Bangladesh, Lalmonirhat, Burimari


Coronavirus hardship in Mexico, Nigeria and Bangladesh

Three people from around the world who lost their jobs during the pandemic explain how it has affected their lives.
Tags: News, Bangladesh, Mexico Nigeria


Toby Radford turns focus on Bangladesh's Test batting, especially in pacy overseas conditions

Bangladesh's new High Performance coach turns up the speed on the bowling machine at camp
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Protests grow across Muslim world against French president Emmanuel Macron – video report

Demonstrations are growing across the Muslim world against the French president Emmanuel Macron and his perceived attacks on Islam and the prophet Muhammad.In Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, about 40,000 people were involved in a demonstration organised by the country’s largest Islamist party, while protests took place in Pakistan, Palestine, Iran and Afghanistan.French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo republished cartoons of Muhammad in September, before the trial of 14 people accused of involveme...
Tags: Protest, France, World news, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Islam, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Charlie Hebdo, Emmanuel Macron, Muhammad, Macron, Pakistan Palestine Iran