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...

Hungary bans rough sleeping

Sleeping rough in public areas is now against the law in Hungary. The law was brought in by Prime Minister...

New Zealand votes tipsy pigeon bird of the year

New Zealand has voted for its bird of the year 2018 and it's one known for being "drunk, clumsy and...

Gulshan Club, Sylhet Club sign deal

Gulshan Club and Sylhet Club have signed an agreement with a view to share different issues. Gulshan Club President Mr...

Kangaroo brutally attacks family

An Australian wildlife carer has suffered a punctured lung as she and her family fought off a savage attack by...

Air India plane hits wall on take-off

A passenger plane travelling from the south Indian city of Trichy to Dubai sustained damage after hitting the airport wall...

Coke, Pepsi, Nestle ‘top plastic waste makers’

Drink companies Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle were found to be the world’s biggest producers of plastic trash, a report by...

Girl pulls 1,500-year-old sword from a lake

An eight-year-old girl found a pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden during the summer. The girl, Saga...

Sea snake bites man to death in Australia

A British man has died after being bitten by a sea snake on a fishing trawler in Australia, police have...

Police arrest headmaster for shaving heads of five students

Police have arrested the headmaster of a high school who allegedly shaved heads of five male students at Madhabpur village...

The school where kids need a passport

In the town of Puerto Palomas, Mexico, Melanie Figueroa wakes up around 07:00 to get ready for school, kisses her...

Court sends Turkish teenager to prison for kissing girlfriend

A 16-year-old boy in Turkey has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for kissing his 13-year-old...

Martian soil on sale for $20 per kg

The University of Central Florida (UCF) in the US has a unique product to sell - experimental Martian and asteroid...

$100m jet suffers first crash

The US military has suffered the first crash in its hugely expensive F-35 fighter jet programme. A F-35B jet came...

Bees in South African plane's engine delay flights

A swarm of bees flew into the engine of a Mango Airlines plane, forcing a delay in flights at the...

Police arrest man for chasing aeroplane

A passenger has been pinned to the ground by police at Dublin Airport after running out of the terminal towards...

Japan arrests woman for ‘leaving stillborn baby’ in locker

Tokyo police have arrested a 49-year-old woman suspected of leaving her stillborn baby in a coin locker for several years....

Rare Apple-I computer scores six figures at auction

An Apple-I computer, the first product made by the computing giant, has sold at auction for $375,000. The machine was...

Archaeologists find 400-year-old shipwreck in Portugal

Archaeologists have found a 400-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Portugal, in what one specialist called the ‘discovery of a...

Feature writers' conference held

A day-long conference of young feature writers was held recently at Dhanmondi area in Dhaka with the slogan ‘Lekhar Golpo,...

Needles found in New Zealand strawberries

The Australian scare over needles found in strawberries has spread to New Zealand after needles were found in a punnet...

A month after dengue, woman runs 100km

Anjali Saraogi, a 45-year-old businesswoman from Kolkata, who began running only four years ago and was the only woman to...

Belgian chips becoming shorter

Belgium's traditional potato "frites" could soon be 3cm (1.1in) smaller than normal, growers have warned. Pierre Lebrun, head of the...

Hurricane Florence’s rain a “1,000-year” event

The National Weather Service reported Thursday that the overwhelming amount of rain from Hurricane Florence over three days was a...

Airline spells own name wrong on plane

An airline has had to send a plane back to the paint shop after the company's name was spelled incorrectly...

Heartbreaking photo raises $43,000 in a day

A photograph of a boy weeping next to his father's body moved Indian social media users to raise more than...

Aboriginal man fights to stay in Australia

An Aboriginal man has launched legal action against Australia over what he argues is an attempt to deport him to...

Sbarro introduces new campaigns

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

Traditional ear cleaning fading away

Traditional ear cleaning, which was not uncommon for people to have their ears cleaned by experts working on the streets...

Archaeologists discover ancient sandstone sphinx in Egypt

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a statue of a lion's body and a human head in the southern city of...

Kenya islanders build recycled plastic boat

Kenyan islanders have built a boat made entirely of recycled plastic collected during clean-ups of the ocean to highlight 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...