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'I just focussed on innocent lives' Said PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday said in parliament that her 50-day-old government focused more on saving thousands of innocent civilian lives while dealing with the Feb 25-26 mutiny, which she said was "completely pre-planned massacre".

"I decided to talk myself ... I'd talk with anyone, I thought, to save lives, to save the families, to save the soldiers," she said, replying to charges that she made a tactical mistake by not using force.

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Country
PM Seeks US, UN Help For Probe

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has said she has sought assistance from the US and UN to probe the Feb 25-26 BDR murders.

She told parliament Sunday that she had asked a senior US official for helping with the investigation into the incidents that saw 135 army officers killed or missing.

International
Iran Has Enough Nuclear Fuel To Make Bomb: United States

The United States believes Iran has stockpiled enough nuclear fuel to make a bomb, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said on Sunday.

"We think they do, quite frankly," Mullen said on CNN's "State of the Union" program when asked whether Iran has enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon.

 
Business
AIG Near Deal On New Terms Of Bailout

American International Group Inc is close to a deal with the US government that would ease the terms of its bailout, provide a further equity commitment and help it pay down debt, a person familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

The revision would be the latest sign of how federal regulators are having to tweak bailout packages for financial institutions deemed too big to fail as the economy and markets worsen.

Sports
Rookie Rubel new face in ODI squad

Dhaka, Jan 7 (bdnews24.com) – Selectors on Wednesday named rookie fast bowler Rubel Hossain in the 14-member one-day squad for the tri-nation series also involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

He was also picked for the squad for a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

 
Health
Obama's Health Budget Raises Hopes, Worries

Many Americans are crossing their fingers that President Barack Obama's ambitious $634 billion plan to reform the US healthcare system -- funded by a mix of tax increases and Medicare spending cuts -- will succeed, but they are worried, too.

"I think it's a major first step. Other than when Hillary Clinton tried and failed, I haven't seen any other politician take the initiative to seriously get healthcare under control," said George Oparanozic, a 46-year-old history teacher at a community college, while grading papers a coffee shop in Oak Park, Illinois.

Events
BCCS observes Cancer Day

Dhaka, Feb 3 (bdnews24.com) – Bangladesh Childhood Cancer Society will carry out a series of programmes to mark the World Cancer Day on Wednesday.

A human chain will be formed and a rally will start at 10 am from the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and a press conference will be held at 11 am at the National Press Club, said a press release issued on Tuesday.