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Opium dating back to 14th century BC found in ancient grave site in Israel

Vessels that contained opium in the 14th century BC, when it was used by Canaanites as an offering for the dead, according to a study by the Israel Antiquities Authority,…

3 bodies recovered after gunfight between ‘pirate groups’ in Hatia

Police have recovered three bodies after a shootout between “two groups of pirates” at Ghasiar Char in Noakhali’s island Upazila Hatia. The dead were identified as Md Kabir, Md Shahraz…

Sanctions to stay until Rab is accountable, reformed

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas has said sanctions imposed on Rab and seven of its current and former officials for alleged human rights violations will remain in place until…

Google is shutting down its game-streaming service Stadia

Less than three years after launching its cloud gaming service Stadia, Google is shutting it down. Stadia launched in November 2019 as part of Google’s aggressive expansion into gaming. But…

Putin set to proclaim annexation of seized Ukrainian territory on Friday

President Vladimir Putin will sign formal documents on Friday proclaiming Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions, as Moscow rushes to lock in territorial claims that the Ukrainian army is threatening…

IMF agrees $293m financing for Barbados, first deal under new trust fund

Bangladesh has also expressed interest in tapping funds under the trust, which offers 20-year financing REUTERS/Yuri GripasA man walks past the International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo at its headquarters in…

ANC blocks ad hoc committee to investigate Phala Phala

The ANC blocked the establishment of an ad hoc committee to investigate the scandal surrounding a break-in at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Limpopo game farm Phala Phala. After the motion, brought…

China and India among SCO states urging ‘balance’ in climate approach

Leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation called for a “balance” between reducing carbon emissions and allowing poorer states to catch up with economically developed countries in a joint statement on…

‘He redefined greatness’: Tributes pour in as Federer announces retirement

Roger Federer’s decision to retire may not have come as a surprise to the tennis world but Thursday’s announcement was still met with an outpouring of sadness as current and…

Women expect higher inflation than men, driven by food costs: ECB study

The gap in expectations between the genders is so big that women see overall inflation a full percentage point higher as they tend to place more emphasis on perceived inflation…