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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...

WHO cancels Mugabe goodwill ambassador role

BBC October 23, 2017 12:30:33

The World Health Organization has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following a widespread outcry. "I have listened carefully to all who have expressed thei...

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...

Asian stocks mostly higher

-- October 23, 2017 11:08:59

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, with Japan’s benchmark rising on the back of an election victory by the prime minister’s ruling party, which had promised stability and growth. Jap...

Typhoon Lan batters Japan killing two

BBC October 23, 2017 10:50:28

Two people have died and more than 10 injured after a typhoon struck Japan. Typhoon Lan made landfall at Shizuoka, 175km (110 miles) south-west of Tokyo, at about 03:00 local time on Monday (18:00 GM...

Returning Rohingyas may lose land

Reuters October 23, 2017 10:41:11

Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to...

Airbus turmoil overshadows bid to rescue CSeries

-- October 23, 2017 01:21:41

PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters): Airbus's coup in buying a $6.0 billion Canadian jetliner project stunned investors and took the spotlight off a growing ethics row last week, but internal disarray has raised...

Women the mystery ingredient in Australia's job feast

-- October 23, 2017 01:20:27

SYDNEY, Oct 22 (Reuters): Women coming into Australia's workforce provide the answer to an economic puzzle that analysts and policymakers alike have been struggling to solve this year.  While th...

California judge tosses $417m talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson

-- October 23, 2017 01:19:44

A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson  in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products l...

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...

Sushma, Khaleda to talk tonight

-- October 22, 2017 12:43:13

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold a meeting with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at a city hotel tonight (Sunday). The meeting is set to be held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon at 8:00 pm...

Eight insurgents killed in Karachi shootout

Xinhua October 22, 2017 12:16:11

Troops in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi killed eight militants during a successful overnight operation, officials said Sunday. Paramilitary troops Rangers and the counter terrorism d...

Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

BBC October 22, 2017 12:06:30

America's five living former presidents gathered together for a concert in aid of victims of the hurricanes which ravaged the US this year. Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush a...

Gunmen kill 13 Niger gendarmes

Reuters October 22, 2017 11:39:28

Gunmen on pick-up trucks and motorcycles coming from Mali killed 13 gendarmes and wounded five more in an attack on their base in western Niger, security sources said on Saturday. The village is a fe...

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...

Indian army kills militant in Kashmir gunfight

Xinhua October 22, 2017 10:52:35

Indian army Sunday said it killed a militant in gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir. The gunfight broke out in Handwara area of frontier Kupwara district, about 90 km northwest of Srinagar...

British government borrowing at lowest September level for 10 years

BBC October 22, 2017 10:38:53

Britain saw its smallest budget deficit for any September in the last 10 years, according to official figures. Last month's deficit stood at £5.902 billion, down almost 11 per cent compared wit...

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...

Sensex gains 152 points in festive week

PTI October 21, 2017 14:01:39

The BSE Benchmark started the holiday truncated week with heavy gains, as both indices made fresh highs on positive trade data. The encouraging comments from the IMF chief on the outlook for Indian e...

Landslide hits Malaysian construction site, up to 20 feared buried

Xinhua October 21, 2017 13:11:51

Between 15 to 20 workers are feared to have been buried after a landslide hit a building construction site in the northwestern Malaysian state of Penang on Saturday morning. The state news agency Ber...

'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...

Tech master Scoble apologises over harassment allegations

BBC October 21, 2017 11:52:35

Renowned tech consultant and commentator Robert Scoble has apologised after multiple accusations of inappropriate behaviour towards women. In a post on Medium, journalist Quinn Norton accused Mr Scob...

10 die as goods truck overturns in India

Xinhua October 21, 2017 11:09:34

At least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured Saturday after a goods truck carrying tiles overturned in western Indian state of Maharashtra, police said. The accident took place near Tasagoan...

US stocks end modestly higher

-- October 21, 2017 11:05:07

US stocks closed modestly higher, lifting the S&P 500 index to its fifth record close in a row. The Dow Jones industrial average, which crossed past the 23,000 mark for the first time on Wednesd...

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...

Mogadishu car bomb toll rises to 358

BBC October 21, 2017 10:04:55

The death toll from last Saturday's huge truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 358, the information minister says. Some 56 people are also still missing, Abdirahman Osman says....

Complexity over commission payment delays Japanese ODA loan release

Rezaul Karim October 21, 2017 09:57:48

Release of nearly US$ 1.64 billion worth of pledged Japanese ODA loans for Bangladesh's six projects is being delayed due to complexity arisen over the payment of bank commission, officials said. "A...

Brazil police detain 108 in anti-paedophilia raid

BBC October 21, 2017 09:49:29

Police in Brazil say they have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against paedophiles in Latin America. Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia. Justice Minister...

IMED actions perfunctory

FHM Humayan Kabir October 21, 2017 09:33:36

The monitoring and evaluation of public sector development projects by a designated government agency produces substandard evaluation reports for lack of in-depth performance analysis, insiders said....