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Three dead after multiple stabbing and shooting at shopping centre
A man stabbed two people with a knife at a home in Massachusetts in the US, before ram-raiding a nearby shopping mall and stabbing two more people.A car crashed into the shop Macy's at the Silver City Galleria mall in Taunton, near Boston, before "multiple" people were stabbed and shots were fired.At least two of the stab victims have died as a result of their injuries.Witnesses reported seeing people running out of the mall and heard gunfire. Police officers ran in with guns drawn."I heard shots and saw cops loading AR-15s and I ran for my life," one witness said. Another said shots rang out in the mall's Bertucci's restaurant.Massachusetts State Police said it was assisting local police with the incident.The shopping was evacuated as multiple shots were fired at about 7pm on Tuesday local time – midnight in Britain.
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The special bench of justices
The special bench of justices Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury, Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Md Ashraful Kamal gave the order by majority on Thursday over a petition challenging the validity of the 16th Amendment. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said that the State will file an appeal against the order. “We will move the Supreme Court’s chamber judge on Sunday against this verdict,” he told the media. The 16th Amendment was passed on Sept 17, 2014, allowing Parliament to remove judges by a two-thirds majority on grounds of incapacity and misconduct. It was notified by inclusion in the official gazette five days later. *Bangladesh’s Constitution drafted in 1972 gave MPs the power to impeach judges and decide their term in office. But after the Fourth Amendment in 1975, the power was vested with the president. *The Fifth Amendment, brought on during Gen Ziaur Rahman’s regime, legalised the formation of a Supreme Judicial Council to impeach judges. *The 16th Amendment, which was passed in September 2014, restored the Parliament’s power to sack Supreme Court judges. *Constitution’s Section 96 (2) says, “A Judge shall not be removed from his office except by an order of the President passed pursuant to a resolution of Parliament supported by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the total number of members of Parliament, on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity.” *Section 96 (3) says Parliament may by law regulate the procedure in relation to a resolution under clause (2) and for investigation and proof of the misbehaviour or incapacity of a Judge. *On Apr 25, 2015, the Cabinet cleared the draft of a law to address the issues of incompetence and misconduct of top court judges. In November the same year, nine Supreme Court lawyers filed a petition challenging the legal basis of the amendment. After that, the High Court issued a rule on the government asking why the amendment shall not be declared unconstitutional. Secretaries to the Cabinet, offices of the president and prime minister, ministry of law, justice and parliamentary affairs were asked to come up with explanations by two weeks. Hearings on the rule commenced on May 21 last year, when the court announced names of five senior lawyers as amici curiae, or friends of court, to hear their opinions on the matters. Of them, Kamal Hossain, M Amir-ul Islam, Rokanuddin Mahmud and Ajmalul Hossain QC gave their opinions to the court. After the hearings, which lasted for 17 days, the court fixed Thursday to give its decision on the matter.
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Empowering Parliament to impeach judges illegal, says High Court
The special bench of justices Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury, Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Md Ashraful Kamal gave the order by majority on Thursday over a petition challenging the validity of the 16th Amendment. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said that the State will file an appeal against the order. “We will move the Supreme Court’s chamber judge on Sunday against this verdict,” he told the media. The 16th Amendment was passed on Sept 17, 2014, allowing Parliament to remove judges by a two-thirds majority on grounds of incapacity and misconduct. It was notified by inclusion in the official gazette five days later. *Bangladesh’s Constitution drafted in 1972 gave MPs the power to impeach judges and decide their term in office. But after the Fourth Amendment in 1975, the power was vested with the president. *The Fifth Amendment, brought on during Gen Ziaur Rahman’s regime, legalised the formation of a Supreme Judicial Council to impeach judges. *The 16th Amendment, which was passed in September 2014, restored the Parliament’s power to sack Supreme Court judges. *Constitution’s Section 96 (2) says, “A Judge shall not be removed from his office except by an order of the President passed pursuant to a resolution of Parliament supported by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the total number of members of Parliament, on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity.” *Section 96 (3) says Parliament may by law regulate the procedure in relation to a resolution under clause (2) and for investigation and proof of the misbehaviour or incapacity of a Judge. *On Apr 25, 2015, the Cabinet cleared the draft of a law to address the issues of incompetence and misconduct of top court judges. In November the same year, nine Supreme Court lawyers filed a petition challenging the legal basis of the amendment. After that, the High Court issued a rule on the government asking why the amendment shall not be declared unconstitutional. Secretaries to the Cabinet, offices of the president and prime minister, ministry of law, justice and parliamentary affairs were asked to come up with explanations by two weeks. Hearings on the rule commenced on May 21 last year, when the court announced names of five senior lawyers as amici curiae, or friends of court, to hear their opinions on the matters. Of them, Kamal Hossain, M Amir-ul Islam, Rokanuddin Mahmud and Ajmalul Hossain QC gave their opinions to the court. After the hearings, which lasted for 17 days, the court fixed Thursday to give its decision on the matter. In November the same year, nine Supreme Court lawyers filed a petition challenging the legal basis of the amendment. After that, the High Court issued a rule on the government asking why the amendment shall not be declared unconstitutional. Secretaries to the Cabinet, offices of the president and prime minister, ministry of law, justice and parliamentary affairs were asked to come up with explanations by two weeks. Hearings on the rule commenced on May 21 last year, when the court announced names of five senior lawyers as amici curiae, or friends of court, to hear their opinions on the matters. Of them, Kamal Hossain, M Amir-ul Islam, Rokanuddin Mahmud and Ajmalul Hossain QC gave their opinions to the court. After the hearings, which lasted for 17 days, the court fixed Thursday to give its decision on the matter.
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Entire city evacuated amid massive Canada wildfire
A massive wildfire near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, that has grown to five times its initial size has spread south, forcing more evacuations on Thursday after 88,000 people fled the city in the nation's energy heartland. The weather forecast has called for cooler temperatures and possible rain, offering hope that controlling the blaze could become easier. Late Wednesday, flames fanned south from Fort McMurray, the main city in Canada's oil sands region. Officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for the Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and Fort McMurray First Nation communities, located about 50 km (31 miles) south of the battered city. Officials on the scene were forced to evacuate a make-shift emergency operations center for the second time in less than a day. Authorities said there had been no known casualties from the blaze itself, but fatalities were reported in at least one vehicle crash along the evacuation route. Thousands bunked down for the night on Wednesday in arenas, hockey rinks and oil work camps that were often short of fuel and food. RELATED COVERAGE › FACT BOX: Canada wildfire disrupts operations in oil sands region Fire also threatened the airport, and web cam images showed black smoke engulfing the area late Wednesday evening. Officials confirmed that a hotel north of the main terminal had caught fire, but as the sun rose on Thursday new images of the airport showed no obvious damage. Major oil sands facilities were not in the path of the flames, but companies' efforts to help employees and evacuees and protect pipelines affected production and helped boost the price of crude. Austrian consultancy JBC Energy estimated that some 500,000 barrels per day of capacity was offline. [O/R]
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The secrets of a lost Egyptian city were underwater
(CNN)Until 2001, two of Egypt's greatest cities were missing. Then along came French scuba diver Franck Goddio, who made an extraordinary discovery underwater. For 1,000 years, Thonis-Heracleion was completely submerged. Fish made their homes among the rubble of mighty temples; hieroglyphs gathered algae. Gods and kings sat in stasis, powerless, their statues slowly withdrawing from the world, one inch of sand at a time. Goddio spent years surveying this find, as well as neighboring Canopus, which was rediscovered by a British RAF pilot in 1933 who noticed ruins leading into the waters. Thanks to a new exhibition at the British Museum, Goddio's incredible finds will soon be open to the public. Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds opens May 19, and according to museum curator, Aurelia Masson-Berghoff, the exhibition pulls back the curtain on what was once one of archeology's greatest mysteries. "(Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus) were known from Greek mythology, Greek historians and Egyptian decrees, and now we know where they were." Why did they sink? Likely founded around 700BC, Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus acted as major trade hubs between ancient Egypt, Greece and the wider Mediterranean, located as they were at a handy intersection. But circumstances ultimately conspired against them, explains Masson-Berghoff. "Several natural phenomenon caused these cities to sink by a maximum of (32 feet) below the sea," she says, noting that a naturally rising sea level, subsidence and earthquakes (which ultimately triggered tidal waves) all played a hand.
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Lenovo's Yoga Book Aims for Top Shelf

Lenovo's recently unveiled 2-in-1, the Yoga Book, is available in Android Marshmallow and Windows 10 Home versions. Reviews have been mixed, with some praising its look and feel, but some considering its capabilities not up to scratch. Its Intel Atom processor doesn't provide enough power for a w

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Three dead after multiple stabbing and shooting at shopping centre

A man stabbed two people with a knife at a home in Massachusetts in the US, before ram-raiding a nearby shopping mall and stabbing two more people.A car crashed into the shop Macy's at the Silver City Galleria mall in Taunton, near Boston, before "multiple" people were stabbed and shots were fired.At least two of the stab victims have died as a result of their injuries.Witnesses reported seeing people running out of the mall and heard gunfire. Police officers ran in with guns drawn."I heard shots and saw cops loading AR-15s and I ran for my life," one witness said. Another said shots rang out in the mall's Bertucci's restaurant.Massachusetts State Police said it was assisting local police with the incident.The shopping was evacuated as multiple shots were fired at about 7pm on Tuesday local time – midnight in Britain.

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The special bench of justices

The special bench of justices Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury, Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Md Ashraful Kamal gave the order by majority on Thursday over a petition challenging the validity of the 16th Amendment. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said that the State will file an appeal against the order. “We will move the Supreme Court’s chamber judge on Sunday against this verdict,” he told the media. The 16th Amendment was passed on Sept 17, 2014, allowing Parliament to remove judges by a two-thirds majority on grounds of incapacity and misconduct. It was notified by inclusion in the official gazette five days later. *Bangladesh’s Constitution drafted in 1972 gave MPs the power to impeach judges and decide their term in office. But after the Fourth Amendment in 1975, the power was vested with the president. *The Fifth Amendment, brought on during Gen Ziaur Rahman’s regime, legalised the formation of a Supreme Judicial Council to impeach judges. *The 16th Amendment, which was passed in September 2014, restored the Parliament’s power to sack Supreme Court judges. *Constitution’s Section 96 (2) says, “A Judge shall not be removed from his office except by an order of the President passed pursuant to a resolution of Parliament supported by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the total number of members of Parliament, on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity.” *Section 96 (3) says Parliament may by law regulate the procedure in relation to a resolution under clause (2) and for investigation and proof of the misbehaviour or incapacity of a Judge. *On Apr 25, 2015, the Cabinet cleared the draft of a law to address the issues of incompetence and misconduct of top court judges. In November the same year, nine Supreme Court lawyers filed a petition challenging the legal basis of the amendment. After that, the High Court issued a rule on the government asking why the amendment shall not be declared unconstitutional. Secretaries to the Cabinet, offices of the president and prime minister, ministry of law, justice and parliamentary affairs were asked to come up with explanations by two weeks. Hearings on the rule commenced on May 21 last year, when the court announced names of five senior lawyers as amici curiae, or friends of court, to hear their opinions on the matters. Of them, Kamal Hossain, M Amir-ul Islam, Rokanuddin Mahmud and Ajmalul Hossain QC gave their opinions to the court. After the hearings, which lasted for 17 days, the court fixed Thursday to give its decision on the matter.

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Empowering Parliament to impeach judges illegal, says High Court

The special bench of justices Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury, Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Md Ashraful Kamal gave the order by majority on Thursday over a petition challenging the validity of the 16th Amendment. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said that the State will file an appeal against the order. “We will move the Supreme Court’s chamber judge on Sunday against this verdict,” he told the media. The 16th Amendment was passed on Sept 17, 2014, allowing Parliament to remove judges by a two-thirds majority on grounds of incapacity and misconduct. It was notified by inclusion in the official gazette five days later. *Bangladesh’s Constitution drafted in 1972 gave MPs the power to impeach judges and decide their term in office. But after the Fourth Amendment in 1975, the power was vested with the president. *The Fifth Amendment, brought on during Gen Ziaur Rahman’s regime, legalised the formation of a Supreme Judicial Council to impeach judges. *The 16th Amendment, which was passed in September 2014, restored the Parliament’s power to sack Supreme Court judges. *Constitution’s Section 96 (2) says, “A Judge shall not be removed from his office except by an order of the President passed pursuant to a resolution of Parliament supported by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the total number of members of Parliament, on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity.” *Section 96 (3) says Parliament may by law regulate the procedure in relation to a resolution under clause (2) and for investigation and proof of the misbehaviour or incapacity of a Judge. *On Apr 25, 2015, the Cabinet cleared the draft of a law to address the issues of incompetence and misconduct of top court judges. In November the same year, nine Supreme Court lawyers filed a petition challenging the legal basis of the amendment. After that, the High Court issued a rule on the government asking why the amendment shall not be declared unconstitutional. Secretaries to the Cabinet, offices of the president and prime minister, ministry of law, justice and parliamentary affairs were asked to come up with explanations by two weeks. Hearings on the rule commenced on May 21 last year, when the court announced names of five senior lawyers as amici curiae, or friends of court, to hear their opinions on the matters. Of them, Kamal Hossain, M Amir-ul Islam, Rokanuddin Mahmud and Ajmalul Hossain QC gave their opinions to the court. After the hearings, which lasted for 17 days, the court fixed Thursday to give its decision on the matter. In November the same year, nine Supreme Court lawyers filed a petition challenging the legal basis of the amendment. After that, the High Court issued a rule on the government asking why the amendment shall not be declared unconstitutional. Secretaries to the Cabinet, offices of the president and prime minister, ministry of law, justice and parliamentary affairs were asked to come up with explanations by two weeks. Hearings on the rule commenced on May 21 last year, when the court announced names of five senior lawyers as amici curiae, or friends of court, to hear their opinions on the matters. Of them, Kamal Hossain, M Amir-ul Islam, Rokanuddin Mahmud and Ajmalul Hossain QC gave their opinions to the court. After the hearings, which lasted for 17 days, the court fixed Thursday to give its decision on the matter.

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Entire city evacuated amid massive Canada wildfire

A massive wildfire near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, that has grown to five times its initial size has spread south, forcing more evacuations on Thursday after 88,000 people fled the city in the nation's energy heartland. The weather forecast has called for cooler temperatures and possible rain, offering hope that controlling the blaze could become easier. Late Wednesday, flames fanned south from Fort McMurray, the main city in Canada's oil sands region. Officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for the Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and Fort McMurray First Nation communities, located about 50 km (31 miles) south of the battered city. Officials on the scene were forced to evacuate a make-shift emergency operations center for the second time in less than a day. Authorities said there had been no known casualties from the blaze itself, but fatalities were reported in at least one vehicle crash along the evacuation route. Thousands bunked down for the night on Wednesday in arenas, hockey rinks and oil work camps that were often short of fuel and food. RELATED COVERAGE › FACT BOX: Canada wildfire disrupts operations in oil sands region Fire also threatened the airport, and web cam images showed black smoke engulfing the area late Wednesday evening. Officials confirmed that a hotel north of the main terminal had caught fire, but as the sun rose on Thursday new images of the airport showed no obvious damage. Major oil sands facilities were not in the path of the flames, but companies' efforts to help employees and evacuees and protect pipelines affected production and helped boost the price of crude. Austrian consultancy JBC Energy estimated that some 500,000 barrels per day of capacity was offline. [O/R]

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The secrets of a lost Egyptian city were underwater

(CNN)Until 2001, two of Egypt's greatest cities were missing. Then along came French scuba diver Franck Goddio, who made an extraordinary discovery underwater. For 1,000 years, Thonis-Heracleion was completely submerged. Fish made their homes among the rubble of mighty temples; hieroglyphs gathered algae. Gods and kings sat in stasis, powerless, their statues slowly withdrawing from the world, one inch of sand at a time. Goddio spent years surveying this find, as well as neighboring Canopus, which was rediscovered by a British RAF pilot in 1933 who noticed ruins leading into the waters. Thanks to a new exhibition at the British Museum, Goddio's incredible finds will soon be open to the public. Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds opens May 19, and according to museum curator, Aurelia Masson-Berghoff, the exhibition pulls back the curtain on what was once one of archeology's greatest mysteries. "(Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus) were known from Greek mythology, Greek historians and Egyptian decrees, and now we know where they were." Why did they sink? Likely founded around 700BC, Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus acted as major trade hubs between ancient Egypt, Greece and the wider Mediterranean, located as they were at a handy intersection. But circumstances ultimately conspired against them, explains Masson-Berghoff. "Several natural phenomenon caused these cities to sink by a maximum of (32 feet) below the sea," she says, noting that a naturally rising sea level, subsidence and earthquakes (which ultimately triggered tidal waves) all played a hand.

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Exclusive photos from Iraqi firefight that killed U.S. Navy SEAL

Russian officials said Wednesday that Moscow will create three new divisions of about 10,000 soldiers each to counter NATO’s planned troop buildup in Eastern Europe. “The Defense Ministry is taking a series of measures to counter the expansion of NATO forces in direct proximity to the Russian borde

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Russian envoy to NATO warns US over Baltic Sea incident

Russian officials said Wednesday that Moscow will create three new divisions of about 10,000 soldiers each to counter NATO’s planned troop buildup in Eastern Europe. “The Defense Ministry is taking a series of measures to counter the expansion of NATO forces in direct proximity to the Russian bor

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