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World finance officials facing host of problems

World

MNA Editorial Desk: The leaders of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister organization, the World Bank, are laying out their visions for the future, hoping to achieve a world with less extreme poverty and more economic growth. However, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank President David Malpass will likely find their discussions over the next two days consumed with more immediate problems, such as rising trade tensions that have sapped world growth. Both officials will deliver speeches at the opening session Friday of the annual meetings of the two organisations. Also Friday, Japanese Finance Minister Taro ...

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Bangladesh’s 2015 win over England named as greatest moment in WC history

Cricket

MNA Sports Desk: Another ICC Cricket World Cup is knocking at the door. So ahead of the World Cup, the global governing body of cricket International Cricket Council (ICC) is arranging different features and competitions to make it more interesting. Among them, one of the competition was “Bira 91 ICC Cricket World Cup Greatest Moments” competition. Bangladesh’s victory over England in the 2015 tournament was selected as the winner of the competition, reports bdcrictime. For selecting the winner of this competition, ICC arranged a pole in their official website. Cricket fans and followers from all over the world voted for ...

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Bangladesh finish Women’s World T20 with defeat

World

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh women’s cricket team finished their Women’s World T20I with all losing note as they suffered a 30-run defeat to South Africa in their group A last encounter held on Monday at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium at Gros Islet, St. Lucia. Salma Khatun produced a superb bowling display to restrict South Africa to a small total of 109 for 9 from their stipulated 20 overs. Marizanne Kappan top scored with 25 runs while opener Lizelle Lee followed her with 21 for South Africa. Chloe Tryon (18) and Dane van Niekerk (17) were the other notable ...

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World happiness levels hit 10-year low: Survey

happiness levels

MNA Life Style Desk: World happiness levels are at their lowest level in over a decade, with the number of people who say they feel stressed and worried rising, according to a survey published. Conflict-hit Central African Republic (CAR) was the world’s unhappiest place last year, with Iraq in second place, according to the ranking by pollsters Gallup. Gallup surveyed more than 154,000 people in 146 countries on whether they had felt pain, worry, stress, anger or sadness the previous day. It said the global mood was at its gloomiest since the first such survey in 2006. Sub-Saharan Africa led ...

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World Press Freedom Day today

World Press Freedom Day

MNA Feature Desk: World Press Freedom Day is being observed on Thursday, May 3, with the aim to pay tribute to the journalists around the world sacrificing their lives in the line of duty, reported news agency. Theme of the Day for this year is ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’. The Day focuses on an enabling legal environment for press freedom and gives special attention to the role of an independent judiciary in ensuring legal guarantees for press freedom and the prosecution of crimes against journalists. A function in connection with the day is ...

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World Egg Day produces Chaos in Dhaka

Egg

MNA Editorial Desk: A special egg sale in Dhaka has ended in chaos after police got involved against the violent people who formed disorderly queues, surprising organizers by turning up in thousands. The program of sales aimed to mark World Egg Day on Friday was jointly organized by the Department of Livestock Services and the Bangladesh Poultry Industries Central Council or BPICC. The prospect of buying an egg for just Tk 3 attracted thousands, who began queuing up in front of the Krishibid Institution at Khamarbari from 7am. The market price for a single egg is above Tk 8. The ...

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9/11 Today: Its Impact and Aftermath

9/11

Kaushik Ahmed Sixteen years have passed but it is still fresh in our memory today – the attacks of 9/11. There was multiple airplane attacks on World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania. These attaacks led to the famous ‘War on Terror’ by the US government which changed the scenario of the world, specially the Muslim world. No single figure since the Second World War has made so weighty an impact on world events as Osama bin Laden. Had the world responded to his 9/11 attack on America with control he would probably have disappeared, expelled from Afghanistan or killed ...

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Celebration of Eid ul-Fitr around the World

MNA Editorial Desk: With hard followings of the teaching of the Islam, Ramadan is completed and it is time to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with Muslims around the world. Millions of Bangladeshi Muslims begin to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on Monday, the festive celebration marking the end of Ramadan, which is the month of fasting and abstinence from worldly pleasures. Eid-ul-Fitr starts when the new moon is spotted in the sky, making the Eid holiday different around the world. Around the world, Muslims gather on the first day of Shawwal–the month following Ramadan on the Islamic calendar–for the Eid prayer to worship and ...

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The rise of conflict around the world in 2016

2016

MNA Editorial Desk: In 2016, the world is facing the prospect of more strategic competition between strong nations with conflicting interests on the one hand, and an increase in fragility and disintegration of states on the other. When these two trends merge, as they have done in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, for example, conflicts become more likely to take on regional and global dimensions. Pulling together a list of the wars most in need of international attention and support in 2016 is challenging for all the wrong reasons. For 20 years after the end of the Cold War, deadly conflict ...

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Work together against trafficking in persons

Trafficking

MNA Feature Desk: On this World Day against Trafficking in Persons, let us pledge to work together to give victims, as well as the many children, women, and men on the move, who remain far too helpless to trafficking, a much-needed voice and a helping hand. Ten millions of people are badly seeking refuge, many of them far from home and even farther from safety.  Migrants and refugees face imposing physical difficulties and administrative barriers. Miserably, they are also vulnerable to human rights violations and manipulation by human traffickers. Human traffickers target on the most desperate and vulnerable. To end ...

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2016 is a pivotal year for hepatitis

hepatitis

MNA Feature Desk: 2016 is a pivotal year for viral hepatitis. At the World Health Assembly in May, WHO Member States are set to adopt the first ever Elimination Strategy for Viral form of this disease, with ambitious targets and a goal to eliminate the disease as a public health threat by 2030. The theme for this year’s global campaign is ‘ELIMINATION’. This will be the first time national governments sign up and commit to the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis. To mark this historic moment we are using the theme of elimination for WHD 2016, which can be easily ...

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Malnutrition in Bangladesh remains a severe problem

malnutrition

MNA Editorial Desk: Over the years, even after several development projects, malnutrition in Bangladesh remains a severe problem. At least 53,000 children die every year in Bangladesh due to malnutrition as the country is exposed to the highest rate of child and maternal malnutrition in the world. Furthermore, 45% of deaths among the Under-5 children are caused by malnutrition since millions of children suffer from one or more forms of malnutrition, including low birth weight, stunting, underweight and Vitamin A and Iodine deficiencies. It is malnutrition that places the children into a state of pressure to regularly suffer from psychological ...

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Hawking with not-so-glad tidings of planetary disaster

Hawking

MNA Technology Desk: Enter Stephen Hawking with the not-so-glad tidings of a planetary disaster on Earth. The famous theoretical physicist said that a likely disaster on Earth is a ‘near certainty’ and linked this disaster to the ever-increasing risks due to advancing science and technology. Hawking was speaking to Radio Times and said that the genetically engineered viruses, global warming and nuclear war are threats that are just around the cornet to take the humanity out in the foreseeable future. He stated with the publication that these threats are real and although “the chance of a disaster on planet Earth ...

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Life after 100 years from today

Life

MNA Feature Desk: Do we ever think how life will be after 100 years from today? May be, few Sci-Fi books or movies can give some ideas. But what are the usual thoughts on that future? Let us see. We may able to communicate through thought transmission Transmission will be just as easy as other forms of brain augmentation. Life will be simple. Picking up thoughts and relaying them to another brain will not be much harder than storing them on the net. Synthetic telepathy sounds like something out of Hollywood but it is absolutely possible, so long as “communication” ...

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World Population day to raise awareness

population

MNA Feature Desk: World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987-approximately the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people. It encourages the activities, events and information to help make this right a reality throughout the world. World Population Day aims at increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance ...

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Celebrate Eid ul-Fitr with Muslims around the World

Muslims

MNA Feature Desk: With hard followings of the teaching of the Islam, Ramadan is completed and it is time to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with Muslims around the world. Millions of Bangladeshi Muslims begin to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on Thursday, the festive celebration marking the end of Ramadan, which is the month of fasting and abstinence from worldly pleasures. The Eid, as it is affectionately called, starts when the new moon is sited or according to scientific calculations of when the moon will appear. Around the world, Muslims gather on the first day of Shawwal–the month following Ramadan on the Islamic calendar–for ...

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David Cameron resigns as prime minister after Brexit

Cameron

MNA International Desk: David Cameron resigns as prime minister after Britain votes Brexit as it was inevitable. David Cameron paid the price for his failure to secure Britain’s future in the European Union announcing his resignation and admitting the country now needed “fresh leadership”. Flanked by his wife and at one stage close to tears Mr. Cameron said it would be wrong for him “to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination.” He declared that he would stay on in a caretaker capacity but expected a new leader to be in place by the time of ...

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Brexit pitches world into uncharted terrain

Brexit

MNA Editorial Desk: UK leaving the EU as the decision became obvious, Brexit pitches the world as we know it into uncharted terrain. Decelerating growth, a return to protectionism, inquiring for free trade agreements and worries over the solidity of the EU – the global economy is ingoing an era of bottomless uncertainty following Brexit. “We are moving into completely uncharted territory where the only certainty will be uncertainty,” said Jean-Michel Six, chief economist for Europe at SP Global Ratings. Britain voted by 52% to 48% for their country to leave the EU in spite of dire warnings from world ...

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