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Four charged in anti-Muslim bomb plot in New York


MNA International Desk: Three men and a teenager have been arrested after planning to bomb a Muslim community in upstate New York, and investigators have recovered three homemade bombs and nearly two dozen guns, authorities said on Tuesday. The alleged plot was uncovered after a student at Odyssey Academy, a school in Greece, New York, showed a classmate a photograph of another student and said, “He looks like the next school shooter, doesn’t he?” Greece Police Chief Patrick Phelan told reporters at a news conference. The remark was reported to school security, which along with local police interviewed both the ...

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PM leaves New York for home

New York

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left New York for London en route home wrapping up her weeklong official visit to the United States to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, reported news agency. A British Airways flight carrying the premier and her entourage members departed from John F. Kennedy International Airport here for London at 7:30 pm local time (BST 6.20 am on Sunday). Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Bangladesh Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen saw the premier off at the airport. The flight is ...

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PM arrives in New York to attend UNGA


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here to join the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). A British Airways flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage that left the Heathrow Airport at 11:05am (local time), landed at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey at 2:10pm on Sunday. Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Bangladesh permanent representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen received her at the airport. After the reception at the airport, a ceremonial motorcade escorted the Prime Minister to Hotel Grand Hyatt New York, where she will be staying during ...

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 9

Galaxy Note 9

MNA Tech Desk: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 “phablet” in New York in a key product launch that it hopes will attract younger customers with stepped-up features and services for gamers and music-lovers, reported news agency. Launching the Note 9 at 11:00am in New York, or Friday midnight in Seoul, Samsung also announced partnerships with global hit game Fortnite and music-streaming service Spotify Technology SA in a stepped-up challenge to Apple Inc in the premium-phone race. Samsung’s new focus marks a shift away from its previous positioning of the Note as a multi-tasking device popular with ...

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2 killed in NY river helicopter crash


MNA International Desk: A helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City’s East River on Sunday, killing at least two and sending three to the hospital in critical condition. Two of the five passengers died at the scene and three were taken to hospitals, New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said late Sunday at a press conference. The pilot freed himself and was rescued and in good condition after being taken to a hospital for observation, reported news agency. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Eurocopter AS350 went down near the northern end of Roosevelt Island at about 7 ...

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Grammys 2018: Full List of Winners


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: It was Bruno Mars’ night at the 60th Grammys Awards held in New York, with the three biggest wins – Album Of The Year and Record Of The Year for 24K Magic and Song Of The Year for That’s What I Like. He also won three other Grammys, maxing the six categories he had been nominated in. Other winners included two Grammys for Ed Sheeran, a couple for rapper Kendrick Lamar, posthumous wins for Leonard Cohen (Best Rock Performance for You Want It Darker) and Carrie Fisher (Best Spoken Word Album for The Princess Diarist). ...

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2 injured in fire at Trump Tower

Trump Tower

MNA International Desk: Two people were injured in a brief early-morning fire near the top of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan as the city’s workday rush began, the New York Fire Department said on Monday. US President Donald Trump was in Washington at the time. One firefighter was hospitalised with nonlife-threatening injuries and a building worker, who had an injury that was initially described as serious, was treated at the scene and declined further medical attention, the Fire Department said. Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, said on Twitter that it was a small electrical fire in the cooling ...

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Subway bomber wounds self in New York city

New York city

MNA International Desk: A Bangladeshi man set off a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York City commuter hub during the morning rush hour on Monday, officials said, immediately calling it an attempted terrorist attack. The suspect, Akayed Ullah, 27, was taken to a hospital after suffering burns from the explosive device, which was attached to his body with Velcro and zip ties and did not fully ignite, officials said. The blast, which occurred around 7 a.m. (1200 GMT) in a busy underground passageway between the subway station underneath the Port Authority Bus Terminal and ...

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Bilateral, global action to solve Rohingya crisis


MNA Exclusive Desk: Bangladesh has said not only bilateral, but the international community’s urgent action is needed for the permanent solution to Rohingya crisis. Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen made the remark at an event titled ‘Strengthening of the Coordination of Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Assistance of the United Nations, including Special Economic Assistance’ held at General Assembly, UN Headquarter in New York, said the Bangladesh Mission on Monday. Mentioning Bangladesh government’s continued engagement with the Myanmar authorities in good faith, the Ambassador said, ‘We stress that Bangladesh can bilaterally address only perhaps the ...

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New York attack: Eight dead as truck rams cyclists in Manhattan


MNA International Desk: A pickup driver killed eight people in New York on Tuesday, mowing down cyclists and pedestrians, before striking a school bus in what officials branded a “cowardly act of terror.” Eleven others were seriously injured in the broad daylight assault and first deadly terror-related attack in America’s financial and entertainment capital since the 11 September 2001 Al-Qaeda hijackings brought down the Twin Towers. President Donald Trump, who has curbed the number of migrants entering the United States, swiftly declared that the US “must not” allow Islamic State jihadists to “return, or enter, our country after defeating them” ...

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JLo donates $1m to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez on Sunday offered $1 million for Puerto Rico as she helped launch an effort by New York state to support the hurricane-battered US island. Lopez, born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents, said she was donating the money to assorted charities and would work with fellow Latin stars to do more after Hurricane Maria killed at least 33 people in Puerto Rico and Dominica just after the devastation of mega-storm Irma. “This was the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 20 years and the damage ...

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PM reaches New York to attend UNGA


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached New York on Sunday afternoon to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). An Etihad Airways flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at the JFK International Airport at 4:35 pm (local time), reported news agency. Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA M Ziauddin and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UN Masud Bin Momen received her at the airport. Leaders of USA Awami League and huge expatriate Bangladeshis living in the USA gathered at the airport to give a hearty welcome to the Prime Minister. From the ...

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PM flies to NY to attend 72nd UNGA

New York

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here on Saturday for New York to attend the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The prime minister will leave Dhaka for Abu Dhabi by a Bangladesh Biman flight at 2:00 pm. On Sunday morning, she will leave Abu Dhabi for New York by an Etihad flight, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. Bangladesh Ambassador to USA M Ziauddin and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UN Masud Bin Momen will receive the prime minister on her arrival in New York on Sunday afternoon. During her visit, the prime minister ...

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Bollywood stars shine at India film awards

Bollywood stars

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Bollywood stars lit up an American stadium Saturday with a dazzling celebration of dance, music and fashion at the International Indian Film Academy awards just outside New York. Held each year in a different city overseas, IIFA is India’s biggest media event and one of the world’s most-watched annual entertainment shows, with an audience of nearly 800 million people. Thousands of delighted fans, dressed to the nines in evening gowns, cocktail dresses, saris and jewel-encrusted shalwar kameez, shrieked with delight as the awards got underway at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, a ...

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New York’s annual concert to end poverty heads to Europe


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Global Citizen, New York’s annual concert that pushes for an end to extreme poverty, on Tuesday announced an expansion to Europe to press leaders at the G20 summit in Germany. Rockers Coldplay will headline the free concert on July 6 in Hamburg along with pop singer Ellie Goulding, chart-topping electronic duo The Chainsmokers and one of Germany’s biggest stars, Herbert Gronemeyer. Global Citizen, which has taken place since 2012 in Central Park as world leaders gather each September for the UN General Assembly, aims to build public support for foreign aid with an aim of ...

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Bangladeshi real estate trader stabbed dead in New York


MNA National Desk: A Bangladesh-born US citizen was stabbed to death in the Bronx of New York Wednesday night. The deceased, Zakir Hossain, 44, is a real estate businessman and came from Pathantila village in Fenchuganj upazila of Sylhet. Family sources of the deceased said Zakir was stabbed by his landlord following a long-standing altercation between them over house rent. Zakir was rushed to the nearby Jacobi hospital where doctors declared him dead. Police detained the landlord for his alleged involvement in the murder. It has been known that Zakir Khan was a registered Democrat supporter. Zakir came to America ...

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About 100 injured as commuter train crashes in Brooklyn


MNA International Desk: A New York City commuter train crashed at a downtown Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday’s morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 commuters in the metropolitan area. Emergency crews swarmed Atlantic Terminal after the Long Island Rail Road train went off the tracks inside the busy transportation hub at 8:20 am local time, reported news agency. While none of the injuries were life-threatening, at least 11 people were sent to the hospital, Deputy Assistant Chief Dan Donoghue said at a briefing at the crash site. The train, arriving from the Queens neighborhood of Far Rockaway, failed to stop ...

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Sajeeb Wazed Joy received ‘ICT for Development Award’

Sajeeb Wazed Joy

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has received ‘ICT for Development Award’ in New York. The award has handed over to Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed by Actor Robert Davi at a high-level reception in support of the first anniversary of the adoption of the UNSDGs and the Importance of ICT and Competitiveness as a tool for Sustainable Development. However, Sheikh Hasina, special guest of the ceremony, said: “Joy taught me how to operate a computer. Therefore, he is my teacher.”  “He is the mastermind behind the development of ...

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No Bangladeshis among New York blast injured

New York

MNA National Desk: There is no Bangladeshis among those injured by the explosion occurred at Chelsea in Manhattan of the USA, said a Bangladesh diplomat in New York quoting preliminary information on Sunday, reported news agency. However, at least 25 people were injured in New York explosion. “25 injuries to civilians confirmed at 133 W 23 St in Chelsea. None appear to be life-threatening at this time,” the Fire Department NY tweeted. “Explosion happened at roughly 8:30pm (0030 GMT Sunday) on 23rd street between 6th and 7th avenues,” in Manhattan, spokesman J. Peter Donald tweeted. “Several injured transported to area ...

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At least 25 people injured in New York explosion

New York explosion

MNA International Desk: At least 25 people injured in New York explosion that shook NY’s crowded Chelsea neighborhood, firefighters said Saturday. “25 injuries to civilians confirmed at 133 W 23 St in Chelsea. None appear to be life-threatening at this time,” the Fire Department NY tweeted. “Explosion happened at roughly 8:30pm (0030 GMT Sunday) on 23rd street between 6th and 7th avenues,” in Manhattan, spokesman J. Peter Donald tweeted. “Several injured transported to area hospitals.” However, the cause of the blast remains unknown, but some local media and social media reports said it appeared to come from a dumpster. The ...

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Poet Shahid Qadri died in New York

Shahid Qadri

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Shahid Qadri, the leading contemporary Bengali poet, has died in New York at the age of 74. The body of reputed Bangladeshi poet is expected to arrive in Dhaka early Wednesday. The poet breathed his last in North Shore University Hospital at 7am (local time) on Sunday, his wife Neera Qadri confirmed news agency. He was hospitalized with high blood pressure and fever a week ago. For his poetry, he was awarded Bangla Academy Award in 1973. He also received the Ekushey Padak for his contribution to language and literature in 2011. Born in Dhaka ...

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Two Bangladeshi shot to death in NY

Two Bangladeshi

MNA Editorial Desk: Two Bangladeshi citizens, including an Imam, were shot to death near a mosque of the Queens area in NY (New York) of US on Saturday afternoon. They were shot in the head from a short distance on their way back home after Zuhr prayers. Two Bangladeshi were recognized as Imam Alauddin Akhonjee, 55-year-old, and his friend Tara Mia, 64-year-old. Akhonjee was the imam of Al – Furqan Jame masjid of the Ozone Park area in Queens, New York. “The purpose of this killing is not yet clear,” deputy inspector Henry Sautner of New York police told news ...

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