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Heavy rains in India and Bangladesh as super cyclone bears down

Heavy rains in India and Bangladesh as super cyclone bears down

Heavy rains and winds lashed two eastern Indian states and parts of Bangladesh hours before a powerful cyclone made landfall on Wednesday ...

Steady supplies push down prices at Wholesale Market

Steady supplies push down prices at Wholesale Market

Fruit and vegetable prices at the Wholesale Market have dropped by almost 50% compared to prices last week, it is learnt. Vendors claimed that low prices stemmed from oversupply of goods.

Oil funds hold down risk; set sights on volatility after weak first half

Oil funds hold down risk; set sights on volatility after weak first half

Oil’s big rebound in the first half of the year was a squandered opportunity for most hedge funds with positions in crude...

Bangladesh cracks down on militants after priest killed

Bangladesh cracks down on militants after priest killed

Bangladesh police yesterday launched a deadly crackdown on Islamist militants as a 70-year-old Hindu priest

Diplomats get down to details of climate pact

Diplomats get down to details of climate pact

Five months after ushering in a landmark climate deal, diplomats kicked off a new round of talks yesterday

Turkey cracks down on Erdogan critics

Turkey cracks down on Erdogan critics

Turkish police yesterday detained at least 105 people, including top construction executives, in a new crackdown on supporters

Rebels shoot down second Syrian warplane in a month

Rebels shoot down second Syrian warplane in a month

Damascus and monitors say rebels used anti-aircraft missile; rebels deny missile used, say used anti-aircraft guns

Cyclist chased down and hit by driver

Cyclist chased down and hit by driver

A cyclist who was left lying critically injured after being mowed down by a road rage driver who tailed him for 200 yards yesterday said “I thought I was going to die”.