US man 'fought snakes' to survive pitfall

An Arizona man has survived two days trapped alone in an abandoned mine shaft with rattlesnakes. He killed three of...

Norway apologises to WW2 'German girls'

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg has issued an official government apology to Norwegian women who were mistreated over World War...

Japan's cherry blossoms in surprise bloom

Some of Japan's famed cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, have bloomed unexpectedly this autumn. The famous pink and white...

Mechanic accidentally destroys F-16s with Vulcan cannon

A maintenance worker from Belgian air force accidentally fired a M61A1 20mm Vulcan cannon from an F-16 jet he was...

Hungary bans rough sleeping

Sleeping rough in public areas is now against the law in Hungary. The law was brought in by Prime Minister...

New Zealand votes tipsy pigeon bird of the year

New Zealand has voted for its bird of the year 2018 and it's one known for being "drunk, clumsy and...

Gulshan Club, Sylhet Club sign deal

Gulshan Club and Sylhet Club have signed an agreement with a view to share different issues. Gulshan Club President Mr...

Kangaroo brutally attacks family

An Australian wildlife carer has suffered a punctured lung as she and her family fought off a savage attack by...

Air India plane hits wall on take-off

A passenger plane travelling from the south Indian city of Trichy to Dubai sustained damage after hitting the airport wall...

Coke, Pepsi, Nestle ‘top plastic waste makers’

Drink companies Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle were found to be the world’s biggest producers of plastic trash, a report by...

Girl pulls 1,500-year-old sword from a lake

An eight-year-old girl found a pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden during the summer. The girl, Saga...

Sea snake bites man to death in Australia

A British man has died after being bitten by a sea snake on a fishing trawler in Australia, police have...

Police arrest headmaster for shaving heads of five students

Police have arrested the headmaster of a high school who allegedly shaved heads of five male students at Madhabpur village...

The school where kids need a passport

In the town of Puerto Palomas, Mexico, Melanie Figueroa wakes up around 07:00 to get ready for school, kisses her...

Court sends Turkish teenager to prison for kissing girlfriend

A 16-year-old boy in Turkey has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for kissing his 13-year-old...

Martian soil on sale for $20 per kg

The University of Central Florida (UCF) in the US has a unique product to sell - experimental Martian and asteroid...

$100m jet suffers first crash

The US military has suffered the first crash in its hugely expensive F-35 fighter jet programme. A F-35B jet came...

Bees in South African plane's engine delay flights

A swarm of bees flew into the engine of a Mango Airlines plane, forcing a delay in flights at the...

Police arrest man for chasing aeroplane

A passenger has been pinned to the ground by police at Dublin Airport after running out of the terminal towards...

Japan arrests woman for ‘leaving stillborn baby’ in locker

Tokyo police have arrested a 49-year-old woman suspected of leaving her stillborn baby in a coin locker for several years....

Rare Apple-I computer scores six figures at auction

An Apple-I computer, the first product made by the computing giant, has sold at auction for $375,000. The machine was...

Archaeologists find 400-year-old shipwreck in Portugal

Archaeologists have found a 400-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Portugal, in what one specialist called the ‘discovery of a...

Feature writers' conference held

A day-long conference of young feature writers was held recently at Dhanmondi area in Dhaka with the slogan ‘Lekhar Golpo,...

Needles found in New Zealand strawberries

The Australian scare over needles found in strawberries has spread to New Zealand after needles were found in a punnet...

A month after dengue, woman runs 100km

Anjali Saraogi, a 45-year-old businesswoman from Kolkata, who began running only four years ago and was the only woman to...

Belgian chips becoming shorter

Belgium's traditional potato "frites" could soon be 3cm (1.1in) smaller than normal, growers have warned. Pierre Lebrun, head of the...

Hurricane Florence’s rain a “1,000-year” event

The National Weather Service reported Thursday that the overwhelming amount of rain from Hurricane Florence over three days was a...

Airline spells own name wrong on plane

An airline has had to send a plane back to the paint shop after the company's name was spelled incorrectly...

Heartbreaking photo raises $43,000 in a day

A photograph of a boy weeping next to his father's body moved Indian social media users to raise more than...

Aboriginal man fights to stay in Australia

An Aboriginal man has launched legal action against Australia over what he argues is an attempt to deport him to...

Sbarro introduces new campaigns

Sbarro, an American Pizza Chain in Bangladesh, has introduced a new campaign ‘Weekend Fiesta’ for the customers to celebrate the...

Traditional ear cleaning fading away

Traditional ear cleaning, which was not uncommon for people to have their ears cleaned by experts working on the streets...

Archaeologists discover ancient sandstone sphinx in Egypt

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a statue of a lion's body and a human head in the southern city of...

Kenya islanders build recycled plastic boat

Kenyan islanders have built a boat made entirely of recycled plastic collected during clean-ups of the ocean to highlight the...

Deadly ‘shark attack’ at US beach leaves man dead

A man in his 20s has died after being injured in a suspected shark attack in the US state of...

Baatighar discussion on Hasan Azizul Huq on Sept 16

Baatighar, a leading publishing house of the country will hold a discussion meeting on the creative writings of Hasan Azizul...

Devotee makes 580kg laddu to honour Hindu god

To make the occassion of Ganesh Chaturthi yet more special, a Tapeswaram-based sweet firm prepared a special laddu, weighing 580...

Dead rat in soup costs restaurant $190m

A popular Chinese restaurant chain has lost around $190 million (£145 million) in market value after a pregnant woman found...

Malaysia’s deputy speaker visits Radio Amber

Deputy Speaker of House Representatives, Malaysia, Dato’ Haji Mohd Rashid Bin Hasnon has recently visited office of Radio Amber, a...

Vietnam urges people to stop eating dog meat

Officials in Vietnam's capital Hanoi are urging residents to stop eating dog meat as it could hurt the city's reputation...

Watchdog exposes Thai animal trade on Facebook

More than 1,500 listings of live animals for sale have been found on Facebook in Thailand by a wildlife trafficking...

Miners discover huge gold-encrusted rocks in Australia

Miners in Western Australia say they have discovered two huge gold-encrusted rocks that are each estimated to be worth millions...

World’s largest industrial machine abandoned under open sky

This industrial giant was built in the 1960s in East Germany. Poetically nicknamed the Blue Miracle, the huge bucket wheel...

Teen ‘dies taking selfie’ at Yosemite park

An Israeli teenager has fallen to his death in California's Yosemite National Park while trying to take a selfie, reports...

Paramedics fulfil dying man’s desire for an ice cream

Australian paramedics have been thanked for fulfilling a terminally ill man's desire for an ice cream sundae on his final...

Bali 3rd best Christmas destination for Indians

Christmas vacations among Indians is on the rise year over year, especially to short haul destinations and during long weekends....

World’s tallest statue taking shape

The world's tallest statue is nearing completion in India. It is designed to be a 182m (600ft) high tribute to...

France bans use of phone in schools

French children who are going back to school Monday after summer vacation will have to do so without their mobile...

Bangladeshi swimmer eyes Guinness World Record

Khitindra Chandra Boishya, a 64-year-old freedom fighter (FF), has started swimming to cross 186 kms of the Bhogai River, aiming...

Gaibandha holds traditional boat race

A traditional boat race locally known as ‘Nouka Baich’ was held at Kisamat Balua in the Ghagot river adjacent to...

‘Rent A Boyfriend’ app crashes after huge response

The ‘Rent A Boyfriend’ app claimed that in the past 48 hours its servers crashed due to the “hardcore” response...

The village that plans to ban all cats

A small village on the southern coast of New Zealand is planning to implement a radical plan to protect its...

Street children show latent talents

On August 11, Jhilimili, a volunteer organisation, hosted 'Shoishob'- an art exhibition with works prepared by street children, in the...

‘Rent A Boyfriend’ app to ‘cure depression’!

This may be one of the most bizarre things that you hear today. An app launched in India’s Mumbai -named...

Women's selfies linked to income inequality: Study

Women tend to post attractive selfies online more in environments with greater economic inequality, rather than where they might be...

Scientists uncover genetic secrets of dinosaurs

British scientists say they have pieced together what dinosaur DNA looks like. Researchers at the University of Kent say their...

Attending my first Hajj

On the plain of Arafat, I stood among hundreds of thousands of people who were all trying to reach the...

Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away

Kuldip Nayar, renowned journalist, author and human rights activist passed away on Thursday in Delhi. He was 95. Nayar, a...

Poorly equipped Rohingya camps hit hard by monsoon

The onset of monsoon rains in Bangladesh has brought further misery to Rohingya refugees living in makeshift shelters of bamboo...

16 ICU nurses expecting at once!

Pregnancy might just be catching at a hospital in Mesa, Arizona in the US where 16 nurses are expecting at...

You cannot text your will: French court

A French court has ruled that a person cannot change his or her last will and testament by text message,...

George Washington gold coin sells for $1.7 million

An 18th century gold coin featuring the likeness of first US President George Washington sold for $1.7 million at auction...

Scientists reveal mummification formula

Examination of a mummy has revealed the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe - first used to preserve bodies. A battery...

9.0pc UK shoppers buy clothes only to show-off on social media

Nearly one in ten UK shoppers (9 per cent) admit to buying clothing only to take a photo on social...

‘Lazy’ postman suspended for dumping 6000 letters over a decade

A postal worker in India has been suspended after he was found to not have delivered thousands of letters for...

China woman crashes BMW during test drive outside showroom

A woman in southern China’s Guangzhou City crashed a BMW during a test drive. The crash happened at the car...

£165,000 painting turns out to be 'fake'

A painting bought for £165,000 has been deemed to be nearly worthless by the leading authority on the artist. 'The...

Tigers’ survival, exposure critical in Sundarbans

In the last 18 years, fifty tigers were beaten to death in the areas adjacent to the Sundarbans while over...

Elderly men, missing from old-age home, found at heavy metal festival

Hordes of headbangers amassed in Germany for the world's largest heavy metal festival - among them, two elderly men who...

Germany jails couple for selling son to paedophiles

A woman who sold her son to paedophiles on the dark net for sex has been jailed for 12 years...

Japan marks 73rd anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan on Monday marked the 73rd anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima during the Second World War, with...

Power fault blacks out New Zealand's parliament

Parts of New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, ground to a halt on Friday after a substation fault cut off power...

Pilot daughter flies with mother on her retirement day

A woman, who fulfilled her air hostess mother's "dream" by piloting her final flight before retirement, says she feels "happy...

Blue diamond harbours some greatest secrets

  The Hope Diamond, a rare blue diamond that is one of the world's most famous jewels, has had a...

‘Troubled’ kangaroo jumps over 7.2 feet wall before disappearing into forest

A distressed kangaroo leapt over a 2.2 metre (7.2 feet) wall at a shelter on Tuesday and escaped into a...

Study finds how perceived future influences memories of the past

Vivid memories and emotions about things affect people’s perceptions of when they took place, a Chinese university study finds. In...

British couple face jail over forcing daughter to marry in BD

A couple who tricked their teenage daughter into travelling to Bangladesh in an attempt to force her to marry her...

Disappeared skier identified after 64 years

The body of a French skier who went missing in the Alps, near the Swiss border, more than 60 years...

Int’l tiger day being celebrated

The International Tiger Day also known as Global Tiger Day is being celebrated in the country, as elsewhere across the...

Killer whale pushes dead calf for two days

A killer whale whose calf died on Tuesday shortly after birth has been spotted pushing its body in waters off...

Cabin crew finds dead infant on board, arrests Indian woman

An Indian woman has been detained after a dead infant was found on board a domestic flight from Guwahati in...

Moving mosque welcomes Muslims in Japan

A large white-and-blue truck pulls up outside a stadium in central Japan and slowly expands into a place of worship....

Children fall sick after using eyeliner containing lead

Three children in Australia are suspected to have fallen ill from using eyeliner contaminated with lead, authorities say. The New...

Youngest WWII RAF pilot dies

The youngest Spitfire pilot to fly in the Battle of Britain during World War Two has died, it has been...

Burberry burns £28m of unsold luxury clothes a year

Upmarket British fashion label Burberry destroyed more than £28 million in unwanted products this year to stop them falling into...

Musk apologises for calling British cave diver a ‘pedo’

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has apologised to a British cave diver he called a "pedo guy" in a row over...

World Cup pitch intruders get 15 days in jail

A Moscow court has handed down 15-day jail sentences to four members of the Pussy Riot protest group who interrupted...

Indonesian villagers kill 292 crocodiles in revenge attack

Indonesian villagers have slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge for the death of a man killed by a crocodile at...

The 'vegetarian' mutton curry that unites Baangals and Ghotis

Bengalis, people from the Indian state of West Bengal and Bangladesh, constantly war over which of the two regions boasts...

Papa John’s to change logo after founder uses N-word

Papa John's founder John Schnatter will be removed from the pizza chain's branding after his use of the N-word forced...

Earthquake reveals ancient temple in Mexico

Archaeologists scanning a Mexican pyramid for damage following September's devastating earthquake have uncovered traces of an ancient temple. The temple...

Hungry rat sparks blackout at Australian ballet

A hungry rat has been blamed for a power failure during a ballet in Australia. Dancers and audience members were...

10 facts about world's population you must know

World Population Day, a United Nations' initiative celebrated every year on July 11 to raise awareness about the exploding world...

Scientists discover world's oldest colours in Africa

Scientists have discovered the oldest colours in the geological record, 1.1 billion-year-old pigments extracted from rocks deep beneath the Sahara...

Starbucks says goodbye to plastic straws

Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from its stores worldwide by 2020 to reduce environmental plastic pollution, the company says. The...

India train delay due to 'drunk' station master

Several trains were delayed in a railway station in Uttar Pradesh state of India after the station master got drunk...

Croatian president takes economy class flight to Russia to cheer WC team

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has flown economy class to Russia to cheer on her nation’s football team at the FIFA...