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deadly attack has Bangladesh clothing industry on edge

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Nothing has stopped Shirin Begum from going to work every day at a garment factory for more than 10 years – but last month’s deadly attack by Islamic militants in the capital, Dhaka, could change that. She walked to work in Dhaka even during Bangladesh’s never-ending general strikes, political violence ...

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Russia accuses Ukraine of attempted Crimea ‘incursions’

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Russia has accused Ukraine of trying to carry out armed incursions into Crimea – the territory annexed by Russia in 2014 after an unrecognised referendum. The FSB intelligence agency said two attempted incursions had taken place over the weekend and a Russian soldier and an FSB employee had been killed. ...

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Libyan forces say they have captured Isis base in Sirte

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Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State from Sirte say they have made significant advances, gaining control of a large convention centre previously used as a base by the jihadi group. “Our forces have complete control of the whole of the Ouagadougou [convention] complex – they even advanced some distance ...

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Scientists develop dissolving battery

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scientists have developed a self-destructing battery capable of dissolving when exposed to heat or liquid. It delivers 2.5 volts and can power a desktop calculator for 15 minutes. It could be used to keep military secrets confidential, and in environmental monitoring devices . Iowa State University mechanical engineering professor Reza ...

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Texas baby dies from Zika-linked defect

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A baby born in Texas with the Zika-linked birth defect microcephaly has died, health officials say. The baby was infected in the womb while the mother was travelling in Latin America, though state officials have not identified where. The defect causes abnormally small heads and other developmental damage. Florida Governor ...

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