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One in three girls from poor households has never been to school: UNICEF

Nearly one in three adolescent girls from the poorest households around the world has never been to school, according to...

Sikder Group sponsors ‘Chironjib Mujib'

Sikder Group signed a sponsorship agreement of Tk 50 million to make a full-length film titled ‘Chironjib Mujib’, based on...

WEO celebrates 2nd anniv

The Women’s Empowerment Organization (WEO), a non-profitable fraternity for women’s welfare in Bangladesh, has celebrated its second anniversary of emergence....

Villagers capture rare fishing cat in Magura

A rare fishing cat, locally known as ‘mechho bagh’, was trapped and captured at Shialjuri village of Sadar upazila of...

'World's oldest rhino' Fausta dies in Tanzania aged 57

A rhino thought to be the oldest in the world has died in Tanzania, aged 57. Fausta, an eastern black...

Bank robber throws cash in air, shouting ‘Merry Christmas’

A man with a white beard was being held on $10,000 bond for allegedly robbing a Colorado bank and throwing...

Mexican ambassador caught shoplifting resigns

Mexico’s ambassador to Argentina resigned on Sunday (local time) citing health problems following new allegations of shoplifting after video from...

Bronze Age royal tombs unearthed in Greece

Archaeologists have discovered two royal tombs in Greece containing jewellery and artefacts dating back more than 3,000 years. The finds...

Earth sees second hottest November on record: NOAA

November 2019 was the second-hottest November in the 140-year global climate record, according to scientists at the US National Oceanic...

UNESCO adds Thai massage to intangible heritage list

Thai Cultural Minister Itthiphol Kunplome on Friday announced that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has formally...

500-year-old eggs found unbroken in Chinese tomb

Archaeologists in southwest China's Sichuan Province said Monday they had found a jar of rice and unbroken eggs that date...

Mia Saheb Maidan Khanqah Sharif to observe Fateha-e-Yazdaham

The annual Urs marking the  Holy 880th Fateha-e-Yazdaham  (death anniversary) of Bara Pir Hazrat Gawsul Azam Shaikh Syed Abdul Kader...

Automating segregation: Disintermediating economic interactions

There are many legitimate complaints about work in the "gig economy." But, in time, many of the gigs will be...

Internet-famous cat Lil Bub dies

Lil Bub, one of the internet's most famous cats, has died aged eight. The cat's owner, Mike Bridavsky, announced her...

Amazon pulls Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments

Amazon has withdrawn a range of "Christmas ornaments" displaying images of a former concentration camp that sellers had posted on...

Paris auction offers chance to step into Napoleon's shoes

A pair of boots thought to belong to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is expected to fetch up to 80,000 euros...

Indian doctors remove 7.4kg kidney from patient

Indian doctors have removed a kidney weighing 7.4kg (16.3lbs) - as much as two newborn babies - from a patient....

Couple get married on flight

A couple got married on a plane 37,000 feet in the air— eight years after meeting while playing an online...

"Climate emergency" becomes word of year for 2019: Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries, part of Oxford University Press, has declared "climate emergency" the word of the year for 2019. According to...

Hitler's birthplace to become local police headquarters

The birthplace of Adolf Hitler in Austria will be used by the police, Austria's interior ministry said on Tuesday, putting...

Number of captive pandas increases to 600 globally

A total of 60 captive panda cubs were born, 57 of which survived this year, leading to a captive panda...

A new children’s book on Prophet (S)

A book titled ‘Rasulullah Sallallhu Aalihi Wassllam-er Shikkha O Adhunik Biggan’ (Teaching of Rasulullah Sallallhu Aalihi Wassllam and Modern Science)...

South Africa goes wild for KFC marriage proposal

South Africans have been offering to help a couple have the wedding of their dreams after a video of the...

South Koreans fake their funerals for life lessons

A South Korean service is offering free funerals - but only to the living. More than 25,000 people have participated...

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....