A devastating fire raced through buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed at least 69 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday. About 50 other people were injured and the fire in Dhaka was mostly under control after more than nine hours of frantic efforts by firefighters. The Chawkbazar area where the fire was burning is crammed with buildings separated by narrow alleys. The neighborhood is a mix of residential and commercial, with buildings that commonly have shops, restaurants or warehouses on the ground floors. The blaze started late Wednesday night in one building but quickly spread to others, fire department Director General Brig. Gen. Ali Ahmed said. The death toll could still rise as the condition of some of the injured people was critical, said Samanta Lal Sen, head of a burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Bega Cheese (ASX:BGA) expects overall milk intake in FY19 to be between 1 and 1.1 billion litres of milk compared with total intake of 750 million litres in 2018. The dairy company says performance in FY19 is expected to be impacted by farm gate milk pricing pressure. Bega is forecasting normalized EBITDA in the range of $123 to $130 million as compared to $110 million in FY18. Bega says despite the current decrease in milk supply in the Australian dairy industry it is is very pleased with the integration of the Koroit facility, and, the forecast performance of that acquisition. Shares in Bega Cheese (ASX:BGA) are trading 12.3 per cent lower at $4.98.
Beauty treatments are not reserved for humans. DW visits a beauty pageant for dairy cows, and talks to a stylist who makes his clients udderly beautiful. The winners are not just cute but also very valuable as great mothers and milk machines.
The Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud speaks to the media in Canberra in relation to the wholesale price of milk paid to dairy farmers by supermarkets. The minister is not impressed with the statement from Coles "that it is prepared to act if everyone else does" regarding the milk prices paid by other supermarkets. Woolworths has offered to pay an extra ten cents per litre for milk at the farm gate. "All the supermarkets need to get on the journey and help sustain the industry," Mr Littleproud says.
President Donald Trump says he expects legal challenges to his decision to declare a national emergency to erect barriers between the U.S. and Mexico but says he'll be vindicated. Trump announced Friday that he has signed the appropriate paperwork to declare an emergency on the border so he can build the wall. In a sing-songy tone of voice, Trump then described how the decision will be challenged and work its way through the courts, including up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Critics have accused Trump of abusing his authority. Trump says he shouldn't be sued but predicted "we will be very successful in court." He adds: "Sadly, we'll be sued and sadly it will go through a process and happily we'll win."
Tonight on The Lead St Mary’s Echuca grade six students were learning about open water safety with Life Saving Victoria on Thursday. The program was teaching students CPR and how to assist drowning swimmers.
Colleen Radcliffe is looking for a buyer for Dude, a horse she rescued and is selling with the proceeds donated to Community Living and Respite Services’ Opening Doors Project in Moama.
Government and opposition stage rival events on either side of the border with Colombia.
What will be the impact on communities and the economy if the ban on hunting elephants is lifted?
Burberry, Gucci and Prada are among the brands facing controversy for recent campaigns deemed offensive.
Paul Whelan, a former US marine accused of spying in Russia, has spoken to the BBC for the first time since his arrest.
We asked BBC staff from around the world about time-keeping in their home countries.
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BBC Monitoring looks at how the demise of the Islamic State group is reported by opposing factions.
Nations strike a deal to implement the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming.
Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
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R&B star R Kelly attended the station hours after authorities announced multiple charges of aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.
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