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Indian artiste's photo chosen as UAE's National Day logo
Dubai: Forty-one years after he captured the historic event, 75-year-old Ramesh Shukla's photo has been chosen as the logo for UAE National Day celebrations. He captured the UAE rulers jointly hoisting the flag after signing the union agreement in 1971 which brought the seven Emirates into a union. This rare photograph has now been picked as the iconic theme for the event being commemorated as part of the UAE National Day celebrations.
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Dhaka: The nationwide strike by Jamaat-e-Islami Tuesday, demanding release of its top brass being tried for 1971 war crime charges, left one dead and led to sporadic incidents of violence in which a US embassy vehicle was damaged. Mojahidul Islam, 18, was killed in a police firing in Dinajpur.
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Manila: At least 43 villagers and soldiers drowned in a southern Philippine town Tuesday when torrents of water dumped by Typhoon Bopha cascaded down a mountain, engulfing emergency shelters and an army truck, officials said. The deaths raised the toll from one of the strongest storms to hit the country this year to at least 74.
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