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...

US Post Office to pay $3.5m for using wrong Statue of Liberty on stamp

The US Postal Service has been ordered to pay $3.5 million (£2.6 million) for copyright infringement after mistakenly using the...

London approves giant floating ‘Trump Baby’ for president's visit

Plans to fly a giant inflatable figure depicting Donald Trump as a baby over London during the US president's visit...

Canadian father dies protecting children from polar bear

A father died protecting his children in a rare polar bear attack in Canada’s northernmost territory of Nunavut. Aaron Gibbons,...

Man shoots himself following girlfriend’s father challenge

A leader of the BJP’s youth wing allegedly shot himself at his girlfriend’s house in Bhopal on Tuesday night, after...

92-year-old mother kills son to avoid being put into care home

A 92-year-old US woman shot and killed her son, 72, in order to avoid being sent into a care home,...

Woman wakes up alive in morgue after being declared dead

A South African woman is recovering in hospital after being discovered alive in a mortuary fridge. The woman was taken...

Celebrity chef Tommy Miah faces £229,000 tax bill

Bangladeshi-born British celebrity chef Tommy Miah also known as ‘Curry King’, the owner of the award-winning The Raj Restaurant, and...

Eight-year-old boy heads off to university

A Belgian boy has graduated secondary school aged eight after completing six years' study in just a year and a...

Industrial wastes taking heavy toll on Halda River

The Halda River, the biggest natural fish breeding ground in South Asia, is facing ‘severe’ pollution by industrial wastes carried...

Robot serves up pizzas in France

For many people, the smell of a pizza fresh from the oven and lovingly crafted is a culinary delight that’s...

Argentina fan dies of heart attack in Rajshahi

A Bangladeshi Argentine football fan died of cardiac arrest while celebrating his team's victory after the Nigeria-Argentina match of 2018...

‘The Return of the Jedi’ gun sells for $550,000 at auction

A gun used by Han Solo in “The Return of the Jedi” sold for $550,000 at auction to the museum...

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin sues his children

US astronaut Buzz Aldrin has sued two of his children and his former business manager alleging they stole money from...

Belgium beach hosts Hollywood sand sculptures

On a Belgium beach, an artist adds the final touches to an imposing sand sculpture of the Incredible Hulk and...

English bulldog Zsa Zsa wins World’s Ugliest Dog contest

A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay...

India relocates 195kg Tiger

A male tiger weighing 195kg (420lb) was relocated from the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to a sanctuary in...

Rat in ATM eats $18,000 worth of cash

When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM (automated teller machine) had not been working...

Akon plans to launch currency, city after himself

Akon says he's planning to release a new cryptocurrency named after himself - called Akoin. Speaking at the Cannes Lions...

New Zealand PM Ardern gives birth to first child

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday, Ardern said in a...

Indian gives birth in Bangladesh toilet

An Indian woman has given birth to a baby boy at a toilet of Kamalapur Railway Police Station in Dhaka....

World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan dies in Australian zoo

The world's oldest known Sumatran orangutan has died in an Australian zoo aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants. Puan, described...

Confce on capacity building in green infrastructure in Pacific region begins June 25

    A three-day conference titled ‘Capacity Building in Green Infrastructure and Housing for Poverty Reduction in the Pacific Region’ begins...

Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python

An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near...

WDCD will be observed on June 17

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) will be observed worldwide on June 17 with the focus on sustainable land...

Reuters wins SOPA Award

The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), a Hong Kong-based not-for-profit organisation, named Reuters as the winner of the SOPA...

Son buries father in brand-new BMW

A Nigerian man has buried his father in a brand new BMW instead of a coffin in order to see...

Rare Hermes Birkin handbag fetches record price at auction

A second-hand Hermes Birkin bag has sold for £162,500 ($217,144) in London, a new European record for the most expensive...

Moroccans break Ramadan fast on beach with song, dance, food

In Morocco's capital, the beach is a favourite place during the holy month of Ramadan. Waves lap in a steady...

Mysterious deaths of Africa's oldest trees baffle scientists

A tree regarded as the icon of the African savannah is dying in mysterious circumstances. International scientists have discovered that...

Afghans shopping online ditching bombs

Shoppers in the Afghan capital are going online for everything from fashion to furniture to avoid bomb attacks and sexual...

Beckhams donate royal wedding outfits

David and Victoria Beckham are donating their royal wedding outfits to raise money for victims of the Manchester bombing. Twenty-two...

Auctioneer sells Van Gogh early landscape for €7.0m

An early landscape painting by Vincent Van Gogh has sold for €7 million (£6.2 million; $8.3 million) at an auction...

Int'l seminar on ICC and Rohingya crisis on June 4

An international seminar titled “Accountability: The International Criminal Court and the Rohingya Crisis” will be held on June 4 at...

The price for lunch with Warren Buffett: $3,300,100

An anonymous bidder has agreed to pay $3,300,100 at auction to have a private lunch with Warren Buffett, the billionaire...

Thailand to send stinky fruit to space

Imagine being trapped in a spaceship with the world's smelliest fruit. Thailand's space research agency has just announced plans to...

Why peaceful Sweden is preparing for war?

Over the last two weeks, every household in Sweden received a booklet of instructions on how to prepare for war....

French billionaire Serge Dassault passes away

French entrepreneur and politician Serge Dassault has died at the age of 93, his family has said. Mr Dassault led...

NZ to kill 0.15m cows to end bacterial disease

New Zealand plans to slaughter about 0.15 million cows aiming to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national...

Moon walking astronaut Alan Bean dies at 86

Former US astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died in Texas aged...

Forced marriage puts mother in jail in UK

A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into travelling to Pakistan to marry an older man was jailed for four...

Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85

One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker...

McDonald's faces sexual harassment complaints from its workers

Ten workers at McDonald's fast food franchises in the US have filed complaints of sexual harassment against the firm. The...

Inmates experience prison without guards or weapons in Brazil

On the first day in her new cell, Tatiane Correia de Lima did not recognise herself. "It was weird to...

Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals from five continents

Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 churchmen from five continents to the rank of cardinal, picking candidates...

Fish farming in the Sahara

In a corner of his sprawling farm, Milouda Mohammed proudly unveiled his latest venture - a pond full of catfish...

Mountain lion kills US cyclist, mauls another

US wildlife officers in Washington state have shot dead a mountain lion that killed a cyclist and mauled another. The...

Sbarro's 'Ramadan Unlimited Pizza' campaign begins

American Franchise Pizza Chain Sbarro Bangladesh Thursday announced unlimited pizza as exciting Iftar menu for the month of Ramadan. Like...

Rajshahi school brings hope for slum children

Antor, a 10-year-old boy shares his dreams and struggle to study just like any other children. Not long ago, it...

Kochipata celebrates founding anniversary

Kochipata, a magazine for children and juveniles, celebrated its first founding anniversary by awarding its junior writers and renowned personalities....

E-cigarette explosion leads to Florida man’s death

A US man died when a vape pen blew up and launched projectiles into his skull, found a post-mortem examination....

Rare blue diamond, with 300-year royal history, sells for $6.7m

A rare blue diamond that has spent the past 300 years in Europe's royal houses has been sold at auction...

69-year-old double amputee scales Mount Everest

A Chinese climber who was crippled by frostbite on Everest more than 40 years ago has scaled the summit at...

Hawaii braces for worse lava flows

The Kilauea volcano erupted on May 3, leaving the future of hundreds of people in Hawaii's Big Island uncertain. More...

US man faces $120m fine for making nuisance calls

A man has been fined a record-breaking $120m (£88m) for making more than 90 million automated marketing telephone calls in...

Rockefeller art auction fetches $646m on first night

A record-breaking sale of late billionaire David Rockefeller's private art collection has brought in over $646 million on its opening...

US boy wakes before doctors detach life support

A 13-year-old boy in the US state of Alabama regained consciousness just after his parents signed the paperwork to donate...

Candidate passes SSC exam writing without hands

Fighting great odds and overcoming seemingly insufferable obstacles, an SSC examinee secured a GPA of 3.61 in his exams writing...

Japan bullfighting now allows women into ring

A woman has been allowed to enter a Japanese traditional bullfighting ring for the first time after a ban was...

Doctors remove 132-pound tumour from woman’s abdomen

Doctors at a Connecticut hospital say they removed a 132-pound tumour from a woman’s abdomen, and she is expected to...

UAE turning desert sand into farmland

Faisal Mohammed Al Shimmari farms in some of the most extreme conditions in the world, at Al Ain, an oasis...

French museum discovers half of its collection are fake

A French museum dedicated to painter Étienne Terrus has discovered paintings it thought were by him are fakes. The Terrus...

1,500 new words added to Tibetan vocabulary

Nearly 1,500 new words and expressions have been added to the Tibetan vocabulary. A national committee on standardisation of the...

Archaeologists discover mass child sacrifice site in Peru

Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest single mass child sacrifice event in human history. More than 140 children...

Bangladeshi wins award for Asia’s largest tortoise conservation

Shahriar Caesar Rahman, a Bangladeshi conservation biologist specialising in reptiles, is one of the six who won the prestigious Whitely...

World’s only tropical-born polar bear dies

The only polar bear ever born in the tropics has died in Singapore of age-related ailments. "We have jointly made...

First Titanic menu fetches £100,000

A menu of the first meal ever served aboard the Titanic has fetched £100,000 at auction. The lunch, including consommé...

‘Diana would approve of Meghan’

Princess Diana would approve of her son Prince Harry’s marriage to US actress Meghan Markle, according to author Andrew Morton...

City cleanliness drive - what next?

It was a pulsating sight at the centre point of Dhaka city on Friday last when thousands of residents participated...