Pet crocodile mauls Indonesian woman to death

An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a pet crocodile in Sulawesi after she fell into its enclosure....

‘Too jolly’ Satan sculpture sparks outrage in Spanish city

A planned sculpture of Satan in the Spanish city of Segovia has been criticised for being too jolly. The bronze...

Pakistan University rebrands Valentine's Day as "Sister's Day"

A Pakistani university is rebranding Valentine's Day as "Sister's Day", and debating marking the holiday widely seen as a Western...

Pixmama recognises photo upload contest winners

The pioneering digital content marketplace for photography, Pixmama, has recognized the winners of an exciting photo upload contest. The contest...

World's longest aircraft permanently grounded

The world's longest aircraft has been permanently grounded as developers prepare to start work on a new model. The £32...

German WW1 submarine emerges off French coast

The wreck of a World War One German submarine is gradually resurfacing on a beach in northern France after decades...

Delhi to accommodate cows in hostels

In a rare gesture to animal welfare, the Delhi government has decided to open “PG hostels” for cows, build a...

Indian city installs tyre killers to curb wrong side driving

To check the menace of wrong-side driving, the Noida Authority in India installed tyre killers at the sectors 76/77 intersection...

‘A girl stole my heart’, a boy files complaint

Policemen in India’s Nagpur found themselves in a strange situation when a young man approached them with a complaint to...

Hilarious Photoshop fail gives Aussie PM two left feet

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has laughed off a Photoshop fail found in a portrait that was on his website....

Iron chest found under old building in Satkhira

An iron chest has been found underground during the demolition of an old building of the registry office in Tala,...

Bluebottle jellyfish sting thousands on Australian beaches

Vast numbers of bluebottle jellyfish have swarmed beaches in Queensland, Australia, stinging thousands of people and forcing the closure of...

Sushi tycoon pays record $3.1m for a rare bluefin tuna

The owner of a Japanese sushi restaurant chain on Saturday set a record by paying more than $3 million for...

Ex SA President Zuma in row over music album

South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma is embroiled in a new political row - after signing an unexpected record deal. The...

Man survives fight against adult Royal Bengal

A lion-hearted young man returned home alive after fighting with a Royal Bengal Tiger in the Sundarbans on Wednesday. The...

UK ticket-holder scoops £115m EuroMillions jackpot

A UK ticket-holder has scooped a jackpot of nearly £115 million in the New Year's Day EuroMillions draw. The National...

Air crash deaths mark sharp rise in 2018

Last year marked a sharp rise in fatalities from air crashes compared with 2017, however, in contrast, 2018 was still...

Thief calls police for help after getting locked inside car

A teen in Norway was forced to call the police for help after getting locked inside a car he was...

1,000 litres liquor disappears, police blame rats

Over 1000 litres of seized liquor kept in the storehouse of Bareilly’s Cantonment police station has disappeared and local policemen...

New York awe-struck as sky turns blue

An explosion at an electrical power station in New York City on Thursday evening lit up the sky with an...

Bangladeshi-born NY police officer’s video goes viral

A Bangladeshi-born police officer has received special commendations for fending off five men with kicks and a baton in a...

Abducted in 1980s, woman finally reunites with parents

An Argentine woman seized in the 1980s by people traffickers has been reunited with her family in a joint operation...

Trump asks boy if he believes in Santa

There are some questions no-one should ever ask. "What does this red button do?" "What do people say about me?"...

Thousands evacuate after tower 'crack'

As many as 3,000 people have been evacuated after residents of a newly completed tower block in Australia reported hearing...

Malta airlifts newborn from migrant ship

Malta has airlifted a newborn and his mother from a Spanish migrant rescue ship and rejected accusations that it had...

Dead woman returns after funeral

A woman believed to be dead appeared in front of police on Thursday after her family conducted her funeral in...

Bikroy announces the winners of #ILoveBangladesh Story Contest

Bikroy.com the largest marketplace of Bangladesh, announced the winners of #ILoveBangladesh story writing competition on the occasion of the Victory...

Australians are celebrating 'gravy day'

It's not exactly a national holiday - yet - but "gravy day" is being well celebrated in Australia, thanks to...

Dying elderly man leaves 14 years of Christmas gifts

The story of a dying elderly man leaving 14 years of Christmas gifts for his 2-year-old neighbour has gone viral...

Six seal pups found decapitated in New Zealand bay

The bodies of six fur seal pups have been found decapitated in a popular bay on New Zealand's South Island....

Mia Saheb's Maidan Khanqah Sharif observes Fateha-e-Yazdaham  

Khanqah-e-Shaheed (Quddesa Sirrahul Aziz) Mia Saheb's Maidan Khanqueh Sharif at Luxmibazar in the old city of Dhaka observed the 878th...

Poacher to watch Disney film in prison

A poacher in US has been ordered to watch the Disney film Bambi repeatedly after he was convicted of illegally...

Cyclone ‘Phethai’ weakens

The severe Cyclonic storm 'Phethai' over westcentral Bay and adjoining southwest Bay moved northwards and weakened, said a special bulletin...

Mother calls cops to wake son up for school

A Michigan mother employed an out-of-the-box solution when she was having trouble getting her son out of bed to go...

Egypt reveals ‘one of a kind’ tomb find

Archaeologists in Egypt have made an exciting tomb discovery - the final resting place of a high priest, untouched for...

Flight U-turns after human heart discovery on board

A US passenger plane travelling from Seattle to Dallas was forced to turn back hours into its flight because a...

Leopard kills meditating monk in forest

A monk meditating in a forest in the Indian state of Maharashtra has died in a leopard attack, officials say....

Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike

Vahid Sayadi Nasiri, an Iranian political activist jailed for his messages on social media has died after spending 60 days...

Delivery driver loses job for eating customer’s takeaway

Takeaway delivery firm Zomato has apologised after one of its drivers was filmed eating a client's food and resealing the...

Roger, the bucket crushing kangaroo, dies at 12

Roger, a kangaroo who won global fame for his enormous size and impressive physique, has died at the age of...

India police detain TV actress following diamond trader murder

A former aide of a Maharashtra minister and a policeman were among those arrested in connection with the murder of...

Senegal unveils Museum of Black Civilisations

President Macky Sall has inaugurated Senegal's new Museum of Black Civilisations in the capital, Dakar. It follows calls from Senegal...

Aging Japan: As one suburb grays, another grows

Katsuya Kodama’s wife died two years ago, and the 77-year-old keeps her ashes on a Buddhist altar in their suburban...

$500 DNA tests to catch $2 yoghurt thief

A woman has been charged with theft in Taiwan for stealing a yoghurt drink from her roommate after being identified...

Rare white reindeer calf appears in Norway

A Norwegian photographer has shared images of a rare white reindeer calf he encountered while hiking with friends. Mads Nordsveen,...

US embassy to remain closed Wednesday

The US Embassy in Dhaka, including the Consular Section, will remain closed tomorrow (Wednesday) in observance of National Day of...

China calls for end to expensive wedding gifts

The Chinese government has taken aim at the wedding industrial complex, calling for a “comprehensive reform” of the country’s increasingly...

Woman loses racial discrimination case over ‘Kiwi’ nickname

A New Zealand woman has unsuccessfully argued that she was a victim of racial discrimination after being labelled a ‘Kiwi’...

Police arrest woman for marrying ‘17-year-old’

Police in the Indian city of Mumbai have arrested a 20-year-old woman for marrying a 17-year-old boy. The woman and...

Thief steals laptop, writes apologetic email to owner

A thief has become an unlikely social media star after stealing a laptop and writing an apology note to the...

Free food to families who surrender smartphones

Family restaurant chain Frankie and Benny’s is to implement a No Phone Zone, where diners will be urged to hand...

Israel unveils 9,000-year-old mask

A 9,000-year-old stone mask has been revealed by the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA), one of only 15 in the world....

Coca-Cola cleans up St Martin’s Island’s Coastline

Coca-Cola Bangladesh, along with Kewkradong Bangladesh, has cleaned up the beach of St Martin’s Island as part of their global...

Slovenia gets first female army chief

Slovenia appointed Major General Alenka Ermenc as chief of the army, the government said on Tuesday, making her the only...

‘Asleep’ pilot overshoots Australian island

A small plane overshot its destination in Australia by almost 50km (30 miles) after its pilot fell asleep in the...

Dictionary.com chooses 'misinformation' as word of the year

Misinformation, as opposed to disinformation, was chosen Monday as Dictionary.com's word of the year on the tattered coattails of "toxic,"...

Egypt unveils previously unopened ancient female sarcophagus

Egyptian authorities on Saturday unveiled a well-preserved mummy of a woman inside a previously unopened coffin in Luxor in southern...

145 whales die in mass stranding on New Zealand beach

A group of up to 145 pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach on Stewart Island in...

Fashion show for underprivileged children

A fashion show will be held at hotel Le Meridien Dhaka on Saturday to raise funds for the underprivileged children...

Forest school in Brazil wins best building award

A boarding school for disadvantaged children in a remote forest area of Brazil has won this year's award for the...

South Korea shuts dog meat slaughterhouse

Officials in South Korea have started to dismantle the country's largest dog slaughterhouse. The Taepyeong-dong complex in Seongnam city, south...

Greenhouse gas levels hit record high

Concentrations of key gases in the atmosphere that are driving up global temperatures reached a new high in 2017. In...

Guatemala ex-soldier sentenced to over 5,000 years

A Guatemalan court sentenced a former soldier to 5,160 years in prison on Wednesday for the massacre of 171 people...

D&G cancels fashion show in China amid racism accusations

Dolce & Gabbana has cancelled its Shanghai fashion show amid accusations of racism over its latest ad campaign. The Italian...

Cows with or without horns? Swiss to vote on Sunday

Switzerland votes this Sunday on an issue of national importance that has divided the Alpine country - whether to subsidise...

India to introduce addl route endorsement service in Nov

Indian High Commission in Dhaka has taken an initiative for additional route endorsement at Indian Visa Application Centres (IVAC) that...

Delhi chokes on 5,000 weddings in a single day

Heavy traffic was witnessed at many places in India's capital Delhi as 5,000 weddings were scheduled to take place in...

India opens first-ever elephant hospital

India has opened its first-ever elephant hospital in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh recently. At the hospital, 49-year old...

Marilyn Monroe's Golden Globe sells for $250,000

Marilyn Monroe’s Golden Globe Award sold for a record-breaking $250,000 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, auction officials said...

Searchers find missing Argentine submarine a year later

The Argentine Navy said on Saturday a private company hired by the government has located the submarine ARA San Juan...

Hockney painting sells for record $90m

A celebrated painting by British artist David Hockney has been sold at Christie's in New York for just over $90...

Japan Airlines cracks down on drunk pilots

Japan Airlines will introduce a new breathalyser system at overseas airports after one of its pilots was arrested at Heathrow...

Monkey kills newborn in India

A 12-day-old boy has died after he was snatched from his mother and bitten by a monkey in northern India....

Pink diamond sells for world record price

A rare pink diamond has fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million; £38.5 million) at auction, a record price per...

Abul Kasem’s third death anniversary today

Today (Saturday) is the third death anniversary of Md Abul Kasem, DAFC (Retd). Abul Kasem died on November 10, 2015...

Video of ‘pushy dad’ goes viral

When Phil Hatfield was watching his six-year-old son play football, he could not resist giving him a ‘helping’ hand. Little...

Bhutanese conjoined twins separated at Australian hospital

Conjoined Bhutanese sisters were separated in a six-hour operation at an Australian hospital on Friday and the lead surgeon said...

Hundreds of buffaloes drown 'fleeing lions'

Hundreds of buffaloes have drowned in a river on the border between Botswana and Namibia. Early investigations suggest the herd...

Managers compel staff to drink urine, eat roaches

Managers at a Chinese firm have been jailed for making staff who failed to reach sales targets drink urine and...

Stinky durian fruit causes flight delay in Indonesia

An Indonesian plane was temporarily grounded after passengers complained about an overwhelming smell of durian in the cabin. Around two...

Ryanair sacks staff who 'slept on floor'

Six Ryanair cabin crew members pictured sleeping on the floor of a Spanish airport office last month have been sacked,...

Suicide rate among Japanese youth hits 30-year high: Survey

Suicides by Japanese youth have reached a 30-year-high, the education ministry said on Monday, even as overall suicide numbers have...

Yemeni teacher turns his home into school

Outside the home of Yemeni teacher Adel al-Shorbagy the queue of children lining up for education keeps getting longer. Almost...

Japanese island disappears

A small island, called Esanbe Hanakita Kojima, has unexpectedly vanished off Japan's northeast coast. The mysterious disappearance has prompted Japan's...

Police arrest drunk pilot at Heathrow Airport

Just 50 minutes before a flight from London to Japan was scheduled to depart, the pilot was arrested for having...

UK scientists count whales from space

UK scientists have demonstrated the practicality of counting whales from space. The researchers, from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), have...

India unveils world’s tallest statue

India has unveiled the world’s tallest statue, which cost 29.9bn rupees (£330m; $430m) to build. The 182m (600ft) high structure...

China eases 25-year ban on rhino horn, tiger bones use

Animal conservationists are alarmed over China's decision to partially reverse a ban on the trade of tiger bones and rhino...

Morocco abruptly drops clock change

Morocco has decided to scrap winter time and will instead keep its clocks at summer time, GMT+1, all year around....

SA students invent human urine bricks

Human urine has been used to create environmentally friendly bricks by university students in South Africa. They combined urine with...

Lioness kills father of her three cubs at US zoo

A lioness has killed the father of her three offspring, suffocating her mate by locking her jaws onto his neck...

Telugu, Bengali mark a rise in US

Think of the most commonly-spoken languages other than English in the United States - Telugu from southern India stood first,...

Munshiganj farmer grows world’s ‘biggest potato’

A farmer in Munshiganj claims to have grown the world's biggest potato on his farm in Sirajdikhan. The claim is...

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...