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Woman ‘kills husband’ for talking on phone at night

An Indian man took a call in the middle of the night and that angered his wife so much that...

Man arrested in case filed by ‘60th wife’

A 45-year-old man, who claimed to have married 60 women using fake names and identities, was finally arrested from his...

Musician reunited with £250,000 violin

A 310-year-old violin worth £250,000 that was left on a train in south London has been returned to its owner....

400kg drugs found in hot sauce bottles

Four men have been arrested after Australian police found 400kg (882lb) of crystal methamphetamine hidden inside imported hot sauce bottles....

Indian woman runs away from ‘eggless’ marriage

In a bizarre incident, a woman ran away from an 'eggless' marriage, after she was allegedly being denied eggs by...

$1.84m diamond stolen from Japan jewelry fair

Japanese police are investigating a 200 million yen ($1.84 million) diamond allegedly stolen from an international jewelry trade show near...

‘Panda’ cafe in China raising eyebrows

Animal cafes have been springing up all over the world for the last two decades as a place for animal...

Sheep with famously overgrown fleece dies in Australia

Chris the sheep, a merino famed for once being discovered with the world's heaviest fleece, has died in Australia. The...

Egypt unveils biggest ancient coffin find in over a century

Egypt on Saturday unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside discovered in the southern city of...

California launches statewide earthquake warning app

California unveiled the first statewide quake warning system in the United States on Thursday (local time), the state governor's office...

Atwood and Evaristo jointly win Booker Prize 2019

Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments” and Bernardine Evaristo’s “Girl, Woman, Other” jointly won the Booker Prize on Monday in a surprise...

12th death anniv of Obaidul Huq observed

The 12th death anniversary of veteran journalist Obaidul Huq was observed on Sunday. Obaidul Huq, a doyen of journalism, breathed...

California becomes first US state to ban animal fur products

California has become the first US state to ban the manufacture and sale of animal fur. Residents will no longer...

100-million-year-old dinosaur footprints found

Paleontologists announced Tuesday in Beijing they had discovered a group of 100-million-year-old fossils of dinosaur footprints in east China's Zhejiang...

Iranian Instagram star ‘arrested for blasphemy’

An Iranian Instagram star famed for posts which appeared to show she had gone to extreme lengths to look like...

Six elephants die trying to save each other

Six elephants have fallen to their deaths in Thailand while trying to save each other from a notorious waterfall. Officials...

Gandhi's ashes stolen, photo defaced on 150th birthday

Thieves stole some of Mahatma Gandhi's remains on what would have been his 150th birthday, police said on Thursday. The...

Giant panda research institute established in China's Sichuan

A research institute for giant pandas was established in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Sunday. The institute...

Urs making the 11th death anniversary of Alhaj Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Hamidullah (RA )

The annual   holy Urs making the 11th death anniversary of Alhaj Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Hamidullah (RA) The programme will...

Sea levels will rise faster than projected: IPCC

While global sea levels rose by about 15 centimetres during the 20th century, the IPCC report said sea levels are...

Man drowns after underwater proposal goes tragically wrong

An American man has drowned while proposing to his girlfriend underwater on holiday in Tanzania. Steven Weber and his girlfriend,...

Conflicts, climate crisis, mental illness big emerging threats to children: UNICEF

Protracted conflicts, the worsening climate crisis, a rising level of mental illness among young people, and online misinformation are some...

Bangladeshi refuses reward for €2,000 cash find in Rome

A young man who found a wallet containing €2,000 (£1770; $2200) in cash on the street in Rome refused a...

Solid gold toilet stolen from Churchill's birthplace

Thieves have stolen a unique solid gold toilet worth up to 1.0 million pounds ($1.25 million) from the birthplace of...

US baby born on 9/11 at 9:11 weighs 9lb 11oz

A US mother says her newborn daughter is a "little miracle" after she was born on the anniversary of the...

Woman’s viral tweet gets her free chicken for life

Two weeks ago, a tweet praising the fried chicken sandwiches at Roaming Rooster in the District of Columbia in the...

Modhumoti Bank donates Tk 1.9m to Khulna mosques

Modhumoti Bank Limited donated Tk. 10.00 (Ten) Lac to “Baitul Aman Jame Masjid”, Tk. 5.00 (Five) Lac to “Dinwali Madrasah...

73-year-old woman gives birth to twin girls

A 73-year-old woman in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has given birth to twin girls. Doctors delivered the...

Air Canada fined for not using French language

Air Canada has been ordered to pay a French-speaking couple 21,000 Canadian dollars ($15,700; £12,900) and write them a letter...

West Bengal govt to introduce law against mob lynching

The West Bengal government is planning to introduce a Bill in the Assembly to check incidents of mob assault and...

Shakib Al Hasan meets Friday Brunch quiz winners

Bangladesh's ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan met Friday Brunch quiz winners and dined with them at the Le Méridien Dhaka...

'China's religion policy is more democratic than other Muslim countries'

Indonesian Islamic scholar has claimed that China's religion policy is more democratic than other Muslim countries. "China's religion policy is...

Nepal bans single-use plastics in Everest region

Nepalese authorities have banned single-use plastics in the Everest region in a bid to cut down on waste left by...

Chinese ancient town to enter 5G era

Pingyao, an ancient town in north China's Shanxi Province, will enter the 5G technology era before October, local authorities said....

Modhumoti Bank observes National Mourning Day

Modhumoti Bank Limited observed National Mourning Day by paying tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman...

Waiter ‘shot dead over slow service’

A waiter near Paris has been shot dead by a customer who was reportedly angry because his sandwich was not...

IBBL organises discussion on National Mourning Day

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized a discussion and doa program observing the National Mourning Day and the 44th martyrdom anniversary...

SBAC observes National Mourning Day

South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce (SBAC) Bank Limited arranged a discussion meeting and Doa mahfil to mark the National Mourning...

Man rescued after being trapped in cave for four days

A man who became wedged between rocks while collecting bat droppings in the Cambodian jungle was rescued after being trapped...

IUB distributes mosquito nets among slum dwellers

Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) has distributed 1250 pieces of mosquito nets among the slum dwellers in Kalyanpur area of Dhaka...

‘Flying Man’ crosses English Channel on jet-powered hoverboard

French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, after a...

July hottest month in history: UN

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has shared new data from the World Meteorological Organization and Copernicus Climate Change Programme, including...

San Francisco airport to ban plastic bottles sales

San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles. The unprecedented move at one of the...

When financing retirement, balance emotion and math

With the US Congress poised to pass a bill allowing annuities to be offered in mainstream 401(k) plans, Americans soon...

S Arabia lifts travel restriction on its women

Saudi Arabia has issued new laws that grant women greater freedoms by allowing any citizen to apply for a passport...

Communication Summit  Saturday

Bangladesh Brand Forum is holding its flagship initiative ‘Communication Summit 2019’ at Le Méridien Dhaka on Saturday. The summit will...

Three-km-long calligraphy breaks records in China

A calligraphy artist in North China, who says he never took a day off for eight years, has finally completed...

Asia’s first Tyrannosauripus footprint found in China

A tyrannosaurid footprint was found by paleontologists in East China's Jiangxi Province, marking the first of its kind to be...

Woman dies trying to reach ‘Into the Wild’ bus in Alaska

A Belarusian woman who was trying to hike to an abandoned bus at the edge of Denali National Park in...

US embassy celebrates 50th anniv of first Moon landing

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller attended a daylong series of programes at the American Center on Tuesday to mark...

75-year-old man kicks gator to save pet dog

A 75-year-old Florida man says he kicked an alligator in the snout after it attacked his dog. Buddy Ackerman says...

Toxic lake in Siberia becomes selfie sensation

Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine...

Int’l photo exhibition begins at Novo Theatre

A month-long photo exhibition titled ‘People, Nature, Technology’ has begun at the Nuclear Energy Information Centre of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur...

Nine deer die at Japan park after eating plastic bags

Nine deer have died in Japan's Nara Park over the last four months after swallowing plastic bags, a wildlife group...

Countless lucky cats beckon at Tokyo temple

Countless cats beckon visitors at a temple in a quiet Tokyo neighbourhood. Legend provided by the Gotokuji Buddhist temple says...

UNESCO lists Iraq’s Babylon as World Heritage Site

The ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Iraq had been lobbying since 1983...

Man posed as woman on dating apps to carjack dates

A Northern California man posed as a woman on dating apps to lure men to a meeting place and then...

France’s Mirazur named world’s best restaurant

Mirazur in France has been crowned the world's best restaurant at an awards ceremony in Singapore. The eatery on the...

Woman wakes up alone on dark, parked plane

A woman has said she was left alone on an Air Canada plane after falling asleep during a flight. Tiffani...

Online cosmetics store Nandonik starts rebranding campaign

Nandonik Enterprise, an online cosmetics store in Bangladesh, has started a rebranding campaign to promote its platform. As a part...

Himalayan glaciers melting far faster this century: Study

Himalayan glaciers have been melting twice as fast since the start of this century, underscoring the threat the climate crisis...

US billionaire donates £150m to Oxford University

The largest single donation to a UK university has been given to Oxford for a new institute that will study...

Magician drowns in river after Houdini trick goes wrong

An Indian magician who was lowered into a river while shackled in a bid to recreate Harry Houdini's world-famous trick...

Baseball legend Babe Ruth jersey sells for record $5.64m

A jersey worn by legendary baseball player Babe Ruth has become the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold....

Son finds family after 40 years in Argentina

A man whose parents were abducted by Argentinean secret service agents in 1977 has been reunited with his biological family....

Nepal clears 11 tonnes of rubbish, dead bodies from Everest

A Nepal government expedition to Mount Everest has removed 11,000 kilograms of rubbish and four dead bodies from the world's...

Nepal to limit Everest access

Kathmandu: Under pressure after a deadly season on traffic-clogged Mount Everest, Nepal is considering tightening access to the world's highest...

Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino dies

The future of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino has been struck a blow, with the death of Malaysia's last male....

Amateur photographer's bald eagle picture goes viral

A Canadian amateur photographer says he is "overwhelmed" by the worldwide response to a photograph he took of a bald...

Opera based on life of Yunus staged in Italy

An opera based on Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus's life and his journey to bring financial services to the poor...

US museum apologises for racist ‘no watermelons’ remark

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has apologised after a teacher alleged her group of pupils suffered racist language and...

Sherpa sets record with 24th Everest summit

A Nepalese Sherpa has set a new Mount Everest record, making it to the top for the 24th time -...

Disabled dog rescues baby buried alive by teen mother

A dog in northern Thailand has rescued a newborn baby after it was buried alive, allegedly by its teenage mother....

French fashion group Kering to stop hiring models under 18

Fashion company Kering has announced that it will no longer use models who are under the age of 18. The...

Urs of Miah Saheber Maidan Khanqua held

The annual Urs marking the 282th death anniversary of Alhaj HazratMaulana Shah Sufi Sayed Abdur Rahim Shaheed (RA), founder of...

Dozens of trafficked seal pups released into wild in China

Dozens of spotted seal pups have been released into the wild, months after they were rescued by police from poachers...

300 snow-trapped yaks starve to death in India

At least 300 yaks have starved to death near India's border with China after getting trapped by heavy snowfall. Government...

Japan’s oldest jail set to reopen as luxury hotel

The historic former Nara Prison, the oldest in Japan and declared a cultural asset, is set to reopen in 2021...

Embarrassing typo on millions of Australian bank notes

Australia’s latest A$50 note comes with a big blunder hidden in the small print - a somewhat embarrassing typo. The...

Three-eyed snake found in Australia

Wildlife authorities have shared photos of a three-eyed snake that was found on a highway in northern Australia. The Northern...

Muslim cyclone survivors take shelter in Mozambique church

Next to a marble pulpit inside a Catholic church, a young Muslim girl chases around with other children. The church...

Bangladeshi artworks enthral Omani audience

Society for Promotion of Bangladesh Art, SPBA, in collaboration with Bank Sohar International, Oman, recently hosted a week long exhibition...

Gorillas pose for selfie with rescuers

Two gorillas have been photographed posing for a relaxed selfie with the rangers who rescued them as babies. The image...

Tk 4000 unpaid electricity bill lands man in jail

A Cumilla court has sent a day labourer to jail for failing to clear his dues against an electricity connection...

Teen couple jump off rooftop in ‘suicide bid’

A loving teenager couple sustained serious injuries allegedly after jumping off a five-storey building in Thana Rastar Matha area in...

One of the world's rarest turtles dies

One of the world's rarest turtles, a Yangtze giant soft-shell, has died in China, leaving just three known survivors of...

Inter-caste couple makes sacrifice for love in India

Most Indian families still prefer marriages arranged within their religion and caste. Marriages outside these rigid boundaries have often led...

Comedian dies on stage minutes after joking about death

Veteran British stand-up comedian Ian Cognito died on stage minutes after joking with the audience about his death. The 60-year-old...

Dog owners are much happier than cat owners: survey

The well-respected survey that's been a barometer of American politics, culture and behaviour for more than four decades finally got...

US mayor officiates couple’s wedding just before C-section

A US mayor and presidential hopeful held a last-minute wedding for a couple just before the woman headed to hospital...

Asian Paints paints walls in city on ‘Independence Day’

Asian Paints Bangladesh has painted walls in the capital, as part of its ‘Wall of Independence’ initiative, on the occasion...

BD govt, its people ‘true friends’ of India: Pranab

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said Bangladesh government and its people are the genuine friends, associates and well-wishers of India....

BD woman gives birth to twins 26 days after her first baby

A woman from Jashore gave birth to twins 26 days after the birth of her first child. The mother and...

World Meteorological Day being observed

The World Meteorological Day is being observed in Bangladesh today (Saturday) like other countries in the world commemorating the emergence...

Chinese cops trolled for posting childhood pic on ‘wanted poster’

Police in Zhenxiong county of China’s Yunnan province have apologised for posting a picture of a criminal - from when...

China goths post selfies in protest against subway incident

China's community of goths is coming together in protest online after a woman was made to remove her make-up before...

Bangladesh’s only female Nilgai dies at Ramsagar National Park

Bangladesh’s only female Nilgai, which was rescued from Ranisankail upazila of Thakurgaon district last year, died at Ramsagar National Park...