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Unstable future of a world full of men

October 27, 2011

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As the global population hits seven billion, experts are warning that skewed gender ratios could fuel the emergence of volatile “bachelor nations” driven by an aggressive competition for brides. The precise consequences of what French population expert Christophe Guilmoto calls the “alarming demographic masculinisation” of countries such as India and China as the result of […]

World population to hit 10 billion

October 27, 2011

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The world’s population of seven billion is set to rise to at least 10 billion by 2100, but could top 15 billion if birth rates are just slightly higher than expected, the United Nations said yesterday. In a report ahead of ceremonies on October 31 to mark the seven billionth human alive today, the UN […]

Libya wants Nato to stay longer

October 27, 2011

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Libya’s interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil yesterday urged Nato to continue its Libya campaign until year’s end, saying loyalists of slain despot Muammar Gaddafi still pose a threat to the country. Abdel Jalil’s comments, made at a Doha conference of military allies of his National Transitional Council (NTC), came a day after Gaddafi’s body was […]

Transport strike continues in 2 districts

October 27, 2011

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Transport workers have declared that they will continue their strike on 41 routes of Khulna and Jessore until their demand for the release of a bus driver is met. The strike is continuing on 18 routes of Khulna and 23 routes in Jessore, Shahadat Hossain Mridha and Mortuza Hossain, general secretaries of Khulna and Jessore […]

‘Last will’ of Gaddafi

October 24, 2011

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Muammar Gaddafi’s website, Seven Days News, said yesterday that it has published the last will of the deceased former leader of Libya. The document was reportedly handed to three of his relatives, one of whom was killed, the second arrested and the third managed to escape the fighting in Sirte. Here is the English translation: […]

Hearing on rule over Khaleda’s graft case

October 24, 2011

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The High Court on Monday fixed October 27 for hearing a rule issued over the proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust case. The bench of Justice Mohammad Anwarul Haque and Justice Mojibur Rahman Miah set the date following a prayer moved by Kurshid Alam Khan, a lawyer of Anti-Corruption Commission […]

Debutant Sunny dents West Indies

October 24, 2011

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Spinner Elias Sunny stamped his mark on debut picking up four key Caribbean wickets on the fourth day of the first test on Monday when the visitors took to the crease at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday. The visitors were 144 for 5 in 51 overs and are trailing by 206 runs […]