Sbarro introduces new campaigns

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

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...