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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...

Adopted daughter to save father’s life by donating kidney

A woman in North Carolina in the United States will soon donate her kidney to the man who adopted her...

Flight forced to turn around after mother forgets her baby

A Malaysia-bound plane had to turn back to Saudi Arabia after a passenger realised she had left her baby at...

Scientists discover new wallaby-sized dinosaur in Australia

Scientists have identified a new dinosaur in south-eastern Australia. It’s thought that the Galleonosaurus dorisae was alive 125 million years...

Suits and ties now optional, Goldman Sachs relaxes dress code

Goldman Sachs Group Inc has said that it is relaxing the dress code for all its employees, a move once...

Rare sea creature washes up on US beach

A rare fish thought to live in the southern hemisphere has washed up on Santa Barbara in California in the...

Hailstorm kills several thousand birds in Narail

Several thousand birds, mostly migratory birds, were killed at a park in Kalia upazila of Narail in hailstorm accompanying rain...

Bride stabs husband on wedding night

A husband was stabbed allegedly by his wife on their wedding night at Lautoli village in Faridganj upazila of Chandpur...

Men rescue ‘dog’ from ice, finds wolf

Kind-hearted Estonian workers rushed to rescue a dog in distress from a freezing river on Wednesday - unaware of the...

World's biggest bee found alive

The world's biggest bee has been re-discovered, after decades thought lost to science. The giant bee - which is as...

Rohingyas assault German journalists

Rohingya refugees at a camp in Bangladesh have beaten up and injured three German journalists on “suspicion” that the foreigners...

WWII ‘kissing sailor’ dies aged 95

The US sailor famously photographed kissing a stranger in New York's Times Square to celebrate the end of World War...

Firefighters ‘rescue’ lion from tree

A very large cat has been rescued from a tree near a property in California in US after the homeowner...

Miscreants vandalise Karl Marx’s monument again

Karl Marx's memorial in north London has been vandalised for the second time in two weeks. The words "Doctrine of...

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...