Xi hails China’s rule over Hong Kong

President Xi Jinping hailed China’s rule over Hong Kong on Friday as he led 25th anniversary celebrations of the city’s handover from Britain, insisting that democracy was flourishing despite a years-long political crackdown that has silenced dissent. 

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SC ruling casts cloud over US leadership

A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday limiting Washington’s authority to reduce carbon output from power plants will hurt global efforts to fight climate change by slowing America’s emissions cuts and undermining US leadership efforts on the international stage, according to diplomats.

Dialogue with Suu Kyi ‘not impossible’

Dialogue between Myanmar’s junta and ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the bloody crisis unleashed by the toppling of her government last year is “not impossible”, a junta spokesman told AFP yesterday.

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Djokovic schools Kecmanovic to reach last 16 again

Novak Djokovic clinically disposed of fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanovic as he continued his relentless pursuit of a fourth successive Wimbledon title with a 6-0 6-3 6-4 victory on Friday.

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Morata to return to Atletico

Alvaro Morata will return to Atletico Madrid after his loan at Juventus comes to an end on Thursday, the Serie A club have announced.

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Faraaz Ayaaz: Who redefined friendship, sacrifice during Holey Artisan attack

Today marks the 6th year of the militant attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital. We remember Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain and all the innocent lives lost on that fateful day.

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To Optimizely and Beyond

The concept of start-ups is now a household term in almost all corners of every city of Bangladesh. With their can-do attitude, young entrepreneurs push the envelope by consistently honing their skills to achieve higher and aim further. But if we look back, one and half decade to be exact, the term start-up unheard of. Shafqat Islam, CEO and Co-founder of NewsCred/Welcome, achieved ‘Unicorn’ status for his company by joining the Optimizely family. A milestone reached by the first Bangladeshi start-up. ‘Unicorn’ is an industry jargon meant to designate companies that reach a valuation of $1 billion without being listed on the stock market and to be one is the dream of any tech startup.

Water level increases in 61 rivers, falls in 41: FFWC

Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) has monitored the water level of the country’s rivers at 109 river stations and recorded a rise in level at 61 stations while a fall in 41 others.