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5.2 quake shakes Myanmar

-- April 21, 2018 14:20:05

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 has shaken Myanmar’s Bago region on early Saturday. The quake, with an epicentre of 40 km southwest of Phyu city, struck at 04:58:42 local time, said the Meteorol...

‘Fake WhatsApp’ fools one million Android users

BBC November 07, 2017 11:16:35

A fake version of the WhatsApp messenger app was downloaded more than a million times from the Google Play Store before it was removed. The app, "Update WhatsApp Messenger", appeared to have been dev...

Chandpur man ‘violates’ minor girl

-- October 31, 2017 12:55:54

A seven-year-old girl was violated allegedly by a young man in Sontoshpur area of Faridganj upazila of Chandpur district on Monday afternoon. The detainee was Nurul Islam (32), son of late Chelamat U...

DTCA amending metro law to suit subway construction

Munima Sultana October 31, 2017 10:09:47

Within over two years of enactment, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Act is being amended to suit construction of subway as government high-ups want the high-speed train lines installed underground. Offi...

Deputy governor of Afghan province kidnapped in Pakistan

Reuters October 29, 2017 15:20:23

Unidentified kidnappers bundled the deputy governor of Afghanistan’s northwestern province of Kunar into a car in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and took him away, police sources said on Sunday....

New AI system can predict earthquakes: Study

-- October 29, 2017 12:14:37

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system to successfully predict earthquakes, an advance that may help prepare for natural disasters and potentially save lives. The study, pub...

BD's per capita protein consumption soars

FHM Humayan Kabir October 29, 2017 10:37:33

Bangladesh's per capita protein consumption especially chicken and egg has increased significantly as the local poultry industry plays a vital role in this regard, experts said Saturday. Bangladesh B...

Japan teen 'forced to dye hair black' for school

Reuters October 28, 2017 14:53:13

A Japanese teenager is suing the government of Osaka, saying her public high school repeatedly forced her to dye her naturally-brown hair black or be banned from attending school, local media reported...

Rose McGowan breaks silence after Harvey Weinstein allegations

AP October 28, 2017 12:59:12

In her first public comments since accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, actress Rose McGowan said Friday she has been “silenced for 20 years” but won’t remain quiet about...

Q1 foreign aid flow surges by 71pc

FHM Humayan Kabir October 28, 2017 10:19:51

Foreign aid flow into Bangladesh picked up significantly by 71 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) this fiscal, largely with a Japanese funding splurge, officials said. Economic Relations Division (ER...

Facebook to disclose more on political ads

BBC October 28, 2017 10:00:03

Facebook has announced measures to make political advertising on the social media platform more transparent. Political advertisers will have to verify their identity and location and their posts will...

US sailors rescued after five months adrift

BBC October 27, 2017 13:45:06

Two US yachtswomen and their two dogs have been rescued by the US Navy after spending nearly five months adrift in the Pacific Ocean, officials say. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba had set off in a s...

Body clock 'affects surgery survival'

BBC October 27, 2017 12:19:36

Open heart surgery appears to be safer in the afternoon because of the body's internal clock, scientists have said. The body clock - or circadian rhythm - is the reason we want to sleep at night, but...

Mental health costs UK economy dearly

BBC October 26, 2017 13:57:10

Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says. It also claims poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year. Prim...

'Ichthyosaur' fossil discovered for first time

BBC October 26, 2017 10:59:50

Scientists in India have discovered a 152 million-year-old fossil of an ichthyosaur - an extinct marine reptile - in the western state of Gujarat. This is the first time an ichthyosaur fossil has bee...

Maghbazar Flyover’s other parts open today

-- October 26, 2017 10:44:29

The remaining parts of the much-awaited Maghbazar-Mouchak Flyover will open to traffic today (Thursday), bringing an end to the sufferings of the commuters and the residents of the area. They are bei...

Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political party

BBC October 25, 2017 15:04:51

A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay NZ$600,000 ($412,000) in compensation in a breach of copyright suit filed by US rapper Eminem. The National Party used a track with a similar mel...

Twitter promises more ad transparency

BBC October 25, 2017 12:55:23

Twitter has pledged to make advertising more transparent as it attempts to fend off proposed new regulations. It said it would be clearer about who funded ads and to what end, especially those pushin...

Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'

BBC October 25, 2017 11:18:24

A new vaccine that could prevent up to nine-in-10 cases of typhoid fever has been recommended by the World Health Organization. Experts say it could have a "huge impact" on the 22 million cases, and...

Canadian man fined for singing 'too loud'

BBC October 24, 2017 12:39:37

A Canadian man is contesting a C$149 (US$118) ticket for "screaming in a public place" after being caught singing in his car. The tune that got him grooving - and in trouble - was C+C Music Factory's...

Bumpy start for Google Pixel

Reuters October 24, 2017 10:53:11

The launch of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing and shipping issues, prompting the company to open an i...

38 women accuse James Toback of harassment

-- October 23, 2017 14:42:11

Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing “Bugsy,” has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women, AP reported quoting by The Los Angeles Times. In...

CO2 rise ‘will affect all sea life’

BBC October 23, 2017 11:12:20

All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say. The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists f...

DU publishes 'Gha' unit admission test result

-- October 22, 2017 13:53:40

The Dhaka University (DU) result of 'Gha' unit (combined unit for science, business studies and humanities group students) admission test under 2017-2018 academic session has been published as 14.35 p...

Titanic victim's final letter sold at $166,000

Reuters October 22, 2017 10:58:45

A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for 126,000 pounds ($166,000), a record price for correspondence from the doomed liner. T...

WHO chief 'rethinking' Mugabe's appointment

BBC October 22, 2017 10:11:38

The new head of the World Health Organization (WHO) is rethinking a plan to appoint Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's original proposal spar...

Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

AP October 21, 2017 14:09:32

A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000. Julien’s Auctions says the 12-inch-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York...

'Neruda did not die of cancer'

BBC October 21, 2017 12:27:02

Chilean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of prostate cancer, forensic experts have said. The Nobel Laureate was said to have died of cancer in 1973, less than two weeks after a military coup led by Gene...

Apple hit with trademark lawsuit

Reuters October 21, 2017 10:36:59

A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term “animoji”, alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPh...

Labour newcomer to head NZ government

BBC October 19, 2017 13:59:32

New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country's youn...