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Golden cape made with silk from a million spiders

Golden cape made with silk from a million spiders

A cape made from the silk of 1.2m Golden Orb spiders from Madagascar will be on display at the V&A in London this month. The piece took eight years to create and uses fabric not woven in more than a century.   A models displays the golden cape, made from the silk of more than [...]

January 24 2012 | Posted in Fashion | Read More »

Real spot on, Messi mauls Malaga

Real spot on, Messi mauls Malaga

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties as Real Madrid restored their five-point La Liga advantage with a 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday as the club reeled from allegations of a player revolt. Ronaldo took his season’s league tally to 23, just hours after Lionel Messi had hit a fifth hat-trick of the season in [...]

January 24 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Forex reserves cross $9b

Forex reserves cross $9b

The country’s foreign currency reserve passed the US$9 billion mark on January 17, thanks to sharp increase in remittance inflow in the first two weeks of the month. According to statistics from the Bangladesh Bank (BB), over the course of 13 consecutive days, the foreign currency reserve went up by $544.12 million, bringing the total [...]

January 24 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Turkish fury at French vote on Armenian genocide law

Turkish fury at French vote on Armenian genocide law

Turkey has reacted with anger after the French Senate approved a bill making it a crime to deny genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks against Armenians during World War I. The Turkish foreign ministry branded the decision “irresponsible” and threatened swift retaliatory measures. Armenia says that up to 1.5 million people died in 1915-16 as [...]

January 24 2012 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »

Iran oil sanctions spark war of words between Tehran and Washington

Iran oil sanctions spark war of words between Tehran and Washington

Tehran on Monday escalated its threats against the west after Europe struck at the Islamic republic’s lifeblood by agreeing to impose an oil embargo on it. Tehran threatened to respond by closing the strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of global oil supplies pass, while a senior US official vowed that the west could [...]

January 24 2012 | Posted in Europe, Middle East, U.S & Canada, World | Read More »

Romney Paid $3M in Federal Income Tax in 2010

Romney Paid $3M in Federal Income Tax in 2010

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010. Romney’s tax returns show most of his $21.7 million income came from his investments. He also gave nearly $3 million combined to charitable causes and the Mormon Church, helping reduce his effective tax rate to about 14 percent. The former [...]

January 24 2012 | Posted in U.S & Canada, World | Read More »

EU to lift travel restrictions on Myanmar leaders

EU to lift travel restrictions on Myanmar leaders

European foreign ministers said Monday that they would loosen travel restrictions on senior members of the Myanmar government in recognition of the Southeast Asian country’s recent efforts at political reform after decades of military rule. Describing the Myanmar government’s program of changes as “remarkable,” the foreign ministers said they had decided to suspend a visa [...]

January 24 2012 | Posted in Asia, U.S & Canada, World | Read More »

AL forgets pledges for a strong Sangsad

AL forgets pledges for a strong Sangsad

The Awami League-led government seems to have forgotten its electoral pledge to make parliament effective. It has clearly done quite the opposite over the last three years, as evidenced by its rejection of some crucial proposals to strengthen the house. In the run-up to the December 29 parliamentary polls, the AL promised to take “all [...]

January 24 2012 | Posted in Bangladesh | Read More »


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