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Meet Kyuta Kumagai: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo

Among the young sumo wrestlers lifting weights in the ring, 10-year-old Kyuta Kumagai stands out. At 85 kilograms (187 lb),...

Egypt unveils 3000-year-old coffins

Egypt has unveiled a significant new archaeological discovery at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, including 54 wooden coffins, many...

Coronavirus found on ice cream in China

Ice cream has been found to have been contaminated with COVID-19 in China after three samples tested positive for the...

Nepali Sherpas complete 1st winter summit of K2 but Spaniard killed

A team of climbers from Nepal on Saturday become the first mountaineers to successfully complete a winter attempt on the...

Magicians mark 100 years of sawing people in half

He came, he sawed, he conquered. One hundred years ago on Sunday, illusionist P.T. Selbit put a woman in a...

Tintin painting tipped to fetch over 2m euros

A painting of comic book hero Tintin that for years was kept folded in a drawer is to go on...

What's in a bark, South Korean firm's smart dog collar tells owners

A South Korean startup has developed an AI-powered dog collar that can detect five emotions in canines by monitoring their...

No picnic for Hungarian teddy bears asleep in pandemic

In a small village in eastern Hungary, more than 20,000 teddy bears are “hibernating” in a warehouse, waiting for the...

Environmentalists iterate call for leaving fossil fuels

Economic, climate and healthcare upheavals point to the need to move toward developing cleaner energy sources, environmentally friendly jobs and...

'Science must determine company climate targets'

Companies must listen to scientists and align their plans to reach net zero targets with a global pact to fight...

Plagiarism allegation leads to exit of Austrian minister

Austria’s Labour Minister Christine Aschbacher has resigned after allegations that she plagiarised some of her university work, but denied any...

Stalin-themed cafe closed after Moscow outcry

A shawarma shop in Moscow was forced to close a day after it opened following an outcry over its provocative...

Dwarf giraffes discovered in Namibia, Uganda; scientists surprised

Being tall is the giraffe’s competitive advantage, giving it the pick of leaves from the tallest trees, so scientists were...

Louvre museum visitors fell by three quarters in 2020

The Louvre museum in Paris - home to the Mona Lisa and other world-famous works of art - suffered a...

Downward trend in Namibia rhino, elephant poaching

Namibia saw a continued downward trend in rhino and elephant poaching last year after stepping up patrols and sharply increasing...

Elon Musk replaces Jeff Bezos as the richest man on earth

Tesla chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk surpassed Amazon.com’s top boss Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest man, Bloomberg...

Mia Saheb's maidan  Khanqueh Sarif to hold religious discussion

Khanqueh-e-shaheed (RA) Mia Saheb's maidan  Khanqueh Sarif , situated at luxmibazar , the old city will hold religious discussion, Fateha...

Rare dinosaur fossils found in east China

A group of rare incubating dinosaur fossils has been unearthed in east China's Jiangxi Province, shedding light on reproductive research...

Tuna goes for $200,000 at Tokyo market auction

A bluefin tuna sold for 20.8 million yen ($202,197) in the first auction of the new year at Tokyo’s Toyosu...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg turns 18

Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, who pioneered a global climate change campaign as a 15-year-old, turned 18 on Sunday and promised to...

Woolly rhino remains found in Siberia

Russian scientists are poring over the well-preserved remains of a woolly rhinoceros that likely roamed the Siberian hinterland more than...

What to do before and after working out

Arnob is neither a fitness guru nor a health nut. He is simply someone who wants to lose weight and...

Thai baby elephant hit by motorcycle survives

Thailand’s Mana Srivate has performed dozens of resuscitation attempts in his 26 years as a rescue worker, but never before...

Lights! Models! Garbage! Taiwanese designer turns waste into fashion

Inspiration for high fashion can come from strange places. For one Taiwanese designer, it’s upcycling old wires and bolts from...

Old Dhaka’s loveletter

It can be called old-fashioned but he still thinks that there’s nothing as beautiful and romantic as a love letter....

How to put the green in greenback

Five years ago, many investors and executives would have politely told Jill Atkins to buzz off. Now they listen keenly...

Mia Saheb's maidan  Khanqueh Sarif to hold religious discussion on Saturday

Khanqueh-e-shaheed (RA) Mia Saheb's maidan  Khanqueh Sarif , located at luxmibazar, will hold religious discussion, Fateha khwani, zikir asker ,milad...

Climate heat on ad industry

The avuncular man in the TV ad has an urgent-sounding message from his employer, the oil giant Chevron Corp. “I...

'World's ugliest orchid' discovered in Madagascar in 2020

Orchids are not often called ugly, but that is how the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, described a new...

Kangaroos can learn how to communicate with humans: Researchers

Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans similar to how domesticated dogs do, by using their gaze to “point” and...

Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans, researchers say

Kangaroos can learn to communicate with humans similar to how domesticated dogs do, by using their gaze to "point" and...

British espionage writer John le Carré dies

British espionage writer John le Carré has died aged 89, following a short illness, his literary agent has said. The...

Carbon dioxide emissions drops by 7pc this year, green group says

A locked-down pandemic-struck world cut its carbon dioxide emissions this year by 7 per cent, the biggest drop ever, new...

92-year-old man finds college jacket with social media help

More than 60 years after Mal Osborn earned a varsity letter jacket from the University of Maine as a track...

US limits category of service animals on planes to just dogs

Under a new regulation issued Wednesday by the US Department of Transportation, airlines will no longer consider emotional support animals...

Indian forest officials build bridge to help reptiles, small animals cross road

Forest officials have built a unique bridge for reptiles and other small animals to cross a busy highway in India's...

'Pandemic' Merriam-Webster's 2020 word of the year

If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be? Ding, ding,...

Maradona's 'Hand Of God' shirt expected to sell for $2 million

The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored his famous 'Hand Of God' goal against England at the 1986...

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

The annual Urs marking the  Holy 881th Fateha-e-Yazdaham  (death anniversary) of Bara Pir Hazrat Gawsul Azam Shaikh Syed Abdul Kader...

Nearly 100 whales dead in New Zealand stranding

About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands, about 800...

Darwin’s notebooks worth millions ‘stolen’ from Cambridge University

Cambridge University Library has announced that two notebooks written by Charles Darwin, worth many millions of pounds, have been missing...

Spicy cuppa that may keep you warm during winter

Staying stuck at home for months amid the countrywide lockdown, many people, including those having a nine-to-five job schedule, have...

Abul Kasem’s fifth death anniversary today

Today (November 10) is the fifth death anniversary of Md Abul Kasem, a former high official of Defence Finance (Army)....

Ten youth changemakers share stories to inspire youth amid tough economy

Ten youth changemakers at a webinar marking the Bangabandhu National Youth Day on Sunday shared their personal experiences, struggles, and...

A cafe in Yemen is run by women, only for women

When Um Feras realised there were no leisure spaces for women in her city in Yemen, she founded her own...

Madame Tussauds throws Trump wax figure in the trash

The waxwork museum Madame Tussauds in Berlin loaded its effigy of TV star-turned Republican President Donald Trump into a dumpster...

Protect nature or face deadlier pandemics, say scientists

Pandemics will emerge more often, spread faster, cost more and kill more people than Covid-19 without bold action to halt...

Eid-e-Miladunnabi (sm) to be observed at Mia Shabe’s Maidan

Khanqueh-e-Shaheed (QuddsesaSirrahul Aziz ) Mia Saheb'sMaidan Khanqueh Sharif in old Dhaka will hold religious discussions, Hamd and Nat-e-Rasul (sm), milad...

Traditional dishes for Puja festivities

Whatever the festival is, Bangalee taste bud just needs some excuses to be pampered and at this phase we all...

Recreating your home with Puja-look

Puja is here and everyone seems to be busy making it more special. The tasks we set for ourselves include...

Holocaust survivor, Nazi sympathiser's son forge friendship

More than seven decades ago, their families were divided by war and hatred - Koenraad Tinel, the son of a...

'Digital upskilling' the pandemic era trend

This year has taught us a lot of things, but here is one major 2020 lesson: Tech skills are a...

‘Recognise crimes against Rohingya as genocide’

‘Fortify Rights’ on Wednesday said donor governments seeking to raise one billion dollars in aid for Rohingya should acknowledge the...

UNHCR stresses support, solutions for Rohingyas ahead of donor meet

On the eve of this week’s donor conference for the Rohingyas, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, today (Tuesday) stressed the...

US Embassy to accept concept notes for AFCP 2021 competition until Nov 14

The US Embassy in Dhaka is now accepting Concept Notes for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) of fiscal...

Rio woman survives on flower sales out of 1969 Volkswagen Beetle

You can’t miss the green 1969 Volkswagen Beetle parked at the corner, orchids and ferns crowding its open bonnet, sunflowers...

Two million stillbirths occur every year worldwide, says Joint UN report

Almost 2 million babies are stillborn every year or 1 every 16 seconds, according to a new joint report. A...

People with mental health problems living in chains, says HRW

Hundreds of thousands of people with mental health conditions are shackled around the world, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in...

Online abuse driving girls to quit social media platforms: Study

Online abuse is driving girls to quit social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, with nearly 60 percent experiencing...

Egypt unveils discovery of 59 ancient coffins

Egypt on Saturday put on show dozens of coffins belonging to priests and clerks from the 26th dynasty nearly 2,500...

Paris fashion eco-system on the edge

When Swedish fashion brand Acne Studios last hosted a catwalk show in Paris in January, it ordered dozens of vegan-friendly...

Nobel prize money increased this year

Winners of the prestigious Nobel prizes this year will receive an extra 1 million crowns ($110,000), the head of the...

90 of 270 stranded whales dead in Australia’s Tasmania

At least a third of 270 whales stranded off Tasmania have died and more are feared to be dying, rescuers...

Egypt discovers dozens of sarcophagi dating back 2,500 years

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered 27 coffins at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, a burial ground that is also home...

Universal Amity provides food for homeless, poor people

Universal Amity, a voluntary organisation, has been providing food for homeless and poor people under its ‘Food for Good’ project...

Urs on Thursday marking 12th death anniversary of Alhaj Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Hamidullah (RA )

The annual holy Urs marking the 12th death anniversary of Alhaj Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Hamidullah (RA) The programme will...

UN chief urges nations to stop construction of coal power plants

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for massive investment in cheaper and profitable renewable energy, saying that it is...

Gene-edited animals aimed to boost food production

Scientists have created gene-edited pigs, goats and cattle to produce sperm with traits such as disease resistance and higher meat...

UNESCO says journalism under fire

Clampdown on the media increased sharply in 2020, the UN’s cultural agency said on Monday, highlighting 21 protests around the...

Vultures inching towards extinction with only 260 remaining in country

About 99 per cent of the vultures have become extinct across the globe while only 260 vultures remain in the...

Over 40pc Bangladeshi children believe life will be more difficult after lockdown: Study

A global study recently conducted by Educo revealed that about 40 per cent of Bangladeshi children believe life after the...

Girl, 3, survives wild skyride caught in tail of giant kite

A three-year-old girl entangled in the tail of a giant kite survived a terrifying ride after being swept more than...

Researchers decode brain mechanism of taking risks

Israeli researchers shed light on the survival mechanism activated in the brain in conditions of uncertainty, stressful conflict with a...

40 dolphins die near Mauritius oil spill

At least 40 dolphins have mysteriously died in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil spill from a Japanese...

Discussions on Holy Ashura on Saturday at Mia Shaheb's Maidan Khankah Sharif

Holy Ashura and the death anniversary of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R) will be observed tomorrow (Saturday) at the Mia Shaheb's...

Global sea level to rise by over 10 cm in 80 years: study

Ice sheets covering three-quarters of Greenland, the world's largest island, are melting at such a pace that by the end...

Israeli archaeologists discover 1,200-year old olive oil soap workshop

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a 1,200-year-old olive oil-soap making workshop in southern Israel, the oldest one found in the country,...

'Secret' life of sharks: Study reveals their surprising social networks

Sharks have more complex social lives than previously known, as shown by a study finding that gray reef sharks in...

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

An Israeli jewelry company is making what it says the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering...

BBC radio host quits over use of racial slur in news report

British radio host Sideman has quit the BBC over the corporation’s decision to include a racial slur in a news...

Investors launch climate plan to get to net zero emissions by 2050

An investor group managing more than $16 trillion on Wednesday launched the world’s first step-by-step plan to help pension funds...

UK considering a coin to commemorate Gandhi

Britain is considering minting a coin to commemorate India’s independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, amid growing interest in recognising the contributions...

Eid-ul-Azha prayer timings

The Eid-ul-Azha prayer at Miya Saheber Maidan Khanka Sharif will be held at 7:00 am at Luxmibazar of Old Dhaka,...

India does away with MPhil in higher education under new education policy

The new National Education Policy (NEP) announced by the Indian government Wednesday brings in multiple reforms, including doing away with...

India opens door for foreign universities

India is going to allow foreign universities to open campuses in the country as part of efforts to boost education...

Harry and Meghan sue paparazzi to protect son's right to privacy

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, filed a lawsuit in California on Thursday against unnamed paparazzi photographers for allegedly...

Vietnam bans wildlife trade to curb risk of pandemics

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a directive to ban the Southeast Asian country’s wildlife trade with immediate...

Saima Wazed made CVF ‘Thematic Ambassador’

Saima Wazed Hossain, Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism, has been chosen as a “Thematic...

US embassy in Dhaka issues fresh travel guidelines for its citizens

The US embassy in Dhaka has issued a fresh travel alert for its citizens amid the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19....

Indian man wears $3,870 gold mask in pandemic

Different kinds of colourful facemasks have become a part of fashion across the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic. But a...

'Very little risk' that pets can infect owners with Covid: WHO

There is ‘very little risk’ that pets can infect their owners with Covid-19, the chief scientist of the World Health...

RU teacher suspended for derogatory FB posts about Nasim

The authorities of Rajshahi University suspended Kazi Jahidur Rahman, an assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department, after...

Fashion masks a hit as Indonesians, Malaysians seek style in safety

With no sign of the global coronavirus threat easing anytime soon, protective masks are fast becoming fashion accessories for Indonesians...

Hopes for hajj begin to fade in pandemic

Delwar Hossain, who registered for this year’s hajj trip, believes he will not be able to make the pilgrimage to...

101-year-old Gopalganj woman beats coronavirus  

When everyone across the globe is terrified of the coronavirus, Khabirunnesa, a one hundred and one-year-old woman from Gopalganj, has...

Oceanic birds make unusual visit to Rajshahi

Oceanic birds of four species are now on an unusual surprise visit to Padma River in this northwestern city, miles...

World's oldest man Bob Weighton dies, aged 112

World's oldest man Bob Weighton, from Alton of Hampshire, has died at the age of 112. He became the oldest...