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Day: November 7, 2014

UN experts urge halt on Kamaruzzaman execution
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UN experts urge halt on Kamaruzzaman execution

  Two United Nations human rights experts today urged the Bangladesh government to stay the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman who has been handed death penalty for crimes committed against humanity during Liberation War in 1971. UN special rapporteurs on summary executions, Christof Heyns, and on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, expressed serious concern on reports that Kamaruzzaman could be executed as early as November 6 midnight. In a press release issued today, Heyns and Knaul said that capital punishment “may be imposed only following a trial that complied with the most stringent guarantees of fair trial and due process.” On Monday, the apex court upheld the death penalty for Kamaruzzaman, a key organiser of the infamous Al-Badr Bahin...
Tigers seal Test series win: Shakib makes history
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Tigers seal Test series win: Shakib makes history

Tigers seal Test series win: Shakib makes history    Bangladesh 433,248/9d; Zimbabwe 368, 151 DAY- 5 Bangladesh 433 (158.5 overs) & 248/9d (83.5 overs) Zimbabwe 368 (135.1 overs) & 151/10 (51.1 overs) Bangladesh win by 162 runs. Bangladesh sealed the three-match Test series 2-0 beating Zimbabwe by a massive 162 runs at Khulna’s Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium today. Shakib Al Hasan clipped five wickets, including the prize wicket of Masakadza, for the second time in this match helping Bangladesh pack Zimbabwe at 151 shortly after play resumed following tea. This was the first ever series win in Khulna, their sixth Test win, what is expected to raise the Test ranking of Bangladesh one place to ninth position. Shakib Al Hasan celebrates after Zimbabwean opener Sikandar on...
How old is your brain? Take the dementia test
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How old is your brain? Take the dementia test

The Week © MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty How old is your brain? Take the dementia testPublic Health England has announced that it's working on a tool to help calculate people's "brain age" by looking at lifestyle factors such as how much they drink, smoke and do exercise.Doctors believe that the computer-based test could help identify the risk of dementia in later life.Charles Alessi, Public Health England's lead on dementia, told The Guardian that the test was designed to be educational. "We are offering people an opportunity to know exactly how risk factors can influence the rate of decline of their cognitive functions," he said. "Dementia is a whole group of conditions and we can manage some of the risks. We know, for example, smoking can accelerate cognitive decline." A similar test has ...