New electric shocks inquiry in Australia

Australian trainer Ben Currie has been charged with several "serious welfare breaches" including giving electric shocks to horses. It follows...

Rare black leopard caught on camera for first time in 100 years

A photographer has captured high-quality images of a rare black leopard at a wilderness camp in Africa. Wildlife photographer Will...

300 cars go missing after global summit

Police in Papua New Guinea are seeking the return of almost 300 cars, which were loaned to officials during last...

Choosing honesty over Tk 500,000

A bank official found a bag containing almost a million taka on Monday evening in a CNG auto-rickshaw and turned...

Indonesia police apologise for using snake in interrogation

Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect...

Prince Philip, 97, surrenders driving licence

The Duke of Edinburgh is to voluntarily give up his driving licence, Buckingham Palace has said. It comes after the...

Tiger killed in fight with new mate at London Zoo

An endangered Sumatran tiger has been killed by another tiger at London Zoo. Male tiger Asim was brought to the...

2018 fourth warmest year since 1880: NASA

The global surface temperature in 2018 was the fourth warmest in the modern record, showed annual analyses released on Wednesday....

Dead newborn found under Shahbagh footbridge

The dead body of a newborn baby has been found at Dhaka’s Shahbagh. The body covered in a cloth and...

Best-selling author admits to lying about having cancer

Dan Mallory, author of the best-selling The Woman in the Window, has admitted to lying about having brain cancer. Mallory,...

Police arrest five boys over bizarre ritual in city

Police have arrested five teenaged boys who were conducting a bizarre ritual with the severed head of a dead baby...

Police detain couple for baby swinging act

Two Russians have been detained in Malaysia over a street act which involved swinging their baby by the legs and...

Customs detain air passenger carrying leopard cub

An air passenger who arrived in India from Thailand has been detained at the airport after customs officers found a...

Kushtia student sits for SSC exam at night

Ricky Halder, a Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinee from the Perfect English Version School & College in Kumarkhali upazila in...

Thailand shuts more than 400 schools

Toxic smog in Bangkok has forced more than 400 schools to close for the rest of the week, to protect...

Mia Saheb Maidan Khanqah Sharif to observe Urs

Mia Saheb Maidan Khanqueh Sharif, situated at Mia Shaheb Maidan in Luxmibazar of  Dhaka  south, will hold religious discussions, Hamd...

Trevor, the ‘world’s loneliest duck’, dies

Trevor, once dubbed the world's loneliest duck, has died after being attacked by dogs on the remote Pacific island he...

Banksy art stolen from Bataclan in Paris

A mural by British street artist Banksy on a fire-exit door at Paris’ Bataclan theater, where Islamist militants killed 90...

Challenger Umrah fair-2019 ends today

The three-day `Challenger Umrah Fair-2019’ ends today (January 26) at Westin Dhaka. Challenger Travels and Tours Limited arranged the fair...

Snake bites Australian woman in toilet

An Australian woman "jumped off her seat" after being bitten by a snake on the toilet, a reptile handler says....

Australia heatwave causes mass death of horses

An extreme heatwave in Australia has led to the deaths of more than 90 wild horses in the outback, authorities...

Drunken travellers on rise in Delhi

The number of tipsy travellers in Delhi's metro rail run by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) went up by...

Locals rescue endangered Nilgai in Naogaon

An endangered Nilgai - the largest antelope in Asia - was rescued from Jotbazar in Naogaon on Tuesday. Observing the...

Salman Khan look-alike video goes viral

A look-alike of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was spotted in Pakistan, and his video has created quite a buzz on...

Pakistan exports over 100,000 kg human hair to China

Pakistan has exported to China over 100,000 kg of human hair valued at USD 132,000 over the last five years....

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....

Bangladeshi gets accolades for heroism in UAE

Ajman Civil Defence honoured Farouk Islam Nour Al Haq, 57, a Bangladeshi national, for his exemplary bravery and heroism when...

New Zealand asks trouble-making tourist family to leave

A group of British tourists has been asked to leave New Zealand after they were reported for shoplifting, littering, threatening...

‘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...