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At least 19 people dead as boat sinks in Bangladesh river
At least 19 people were killed after a boat capsized in a river in Bangladesh's Brahmanbaria district, some 109 km east of the capital Dhaka, on Friday night, a police official said.
"The bodies of 19 travelers have already been recovered," Mohammed Anisur Rahman, the district's police chief said.
The boat capsized at around 6:00 p.m. local time on Friday as it collided head-on with a sand-laden vessel, which got hit by another sand-laden vessel from behind.
According to the official, the boat was carrying scores of travellers.
"We've come to know that many of the travellers managed to swim ashore after the boat capsized," he said.
A search is underway for the missing, he added. The official could not give immediately the exact number of missing passengers.
Over 100 arrested in Spain and Italy in major money-laundering sting
More than 100 people have been arrested in Spain and Italy following a joint investigation into money laundering.
A single EU anti-money laundering rulebook
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Dubai plays host to the InClassica International Music Festival
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A Year After The FinCEN Files, The Biggest Change Is Still A Work In Progress
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Mark Zuckerberg reacts to NYT report on Facebook using news feed to promote positive stories about itself
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ICC Authorizes Investigation Into Philippines' ‘War on Drugs’
The International Criminal Court (ICC) green-lit an investigation Wednesday into how the Philippine government waged its ‘war on drugs’ between 2011 and 2019.
A Spanish Architect Transforms a Medieval Townhouse Into a Stunning Rental
In the medieval city of Girona, Catalonia, a Spanish architect saves a 16th-century townhouse by converting it into a five-bedroom rental.
‘It’s France’s and will remain so’: Paris denies UK media report claiming it could give up its UN Security Council seat
France has rejected a report by the Daily Telegraph that it was proposing to hand its seat at the UN Security Council over to Brussels in exchange for European governments suppo...
NFTs Are the Building Blocks of the Metaverse - Here’s How It’s Being Built
The metaverse is aiming to establish complete decentralization infrastructure at its very foundation. This is already happening with NFTs.
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