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  • DRCongo braced for anti-Kabila protest despite ban

    Church-backed protests against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's refusal to quit power were expected to go ahead yesterday despite a ban and bloody crackdowns on past rallies.

  • Inaction kills Dumni canal

    Years of public outcries, pledges of administration and the High Court's order had failed to save the natural canal Dumni Khal in the capital's outskirts.

  • Sridevi

    A superstar like no other

    Saying gone way too soon is not going to justify her legacy.

  • N Korea willing to talk to US

    Senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea yesterday said North Korea was open to talks with the United States, hours after it accused Washington of trying to stir up conflict on the peninsula with new sanctions.

  • AL Infighting: Opening of police station sees violence

    A violent scuffle broke out between two rival groups of Awami League during the inauguration of Bauphal Police Station building yesterday, leaving at least 10 party men injured.

  • Ancient necropolis found in Egypt

    Egyptian archaeologists have discovered an ancient necropolis containing 40 stone sarcophagi, about 1,000 small statues and a necklace charm bearing the hieroglyphic inscription "happy new year".

  • Man killed in broad daylight in Mohakhali

    Unidentified miscreants shot dead a construction contractor while he was overseeing the construction work of a mosque at Mohakhali Dakshin Para yesterday morning.

  • baily bridge collapse

    Two die as Bailey bridge collapses with truck

    Two transport workers were killed as a Bailey bridge with an iron sheet-loaded truck collapsed into a canal in Sunamganj's Chhatak upazila early yesterday.

  • ACC can't keep up

    A pervasive extent of corruption in the country is outsmarting the preventive measures taken by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), said Iqbal Mahmood, chairman of the anti-graft watchdog.

  • Scores on trial over failed Burkina coup

    More than 80 people go on trial before a military court on Tuesday over the failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso, including two top generals accused of masterminding the plot.

  • Merkel to appoint key party critic to cabinet: reports

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided to give a cabinet role to an outspoken critic within her conservative party, as she looks to quell surging discontent in the right wing of the group, local media reported.

  • UK Tory MP apologises to Labour's Corbyn over spy claim

    A vice chairman of Britain's Conservative Party on Saturday apologised to Labour's Jeremy Corbyn after tweeting that the opposition leader had "sold British secrets to communist spies".

  • Corporations key to rescuing nature

    A generation ago, the idea of a veteran international banker leading a global organisation charged with saving the planet's dwindling and besieged wildlife would have seemed far-fetched.

  • Philippines hunts for 12 inmates who escaped from jail

    Philippine police said yesterday they were hunting for 12 inmates who escaped from a jail on a southern island that is the stronghold of Islamist militants.

  • IS-claimed suicide attacks kill 3 in Yemen's Aden

    Two suicide car bombings against security forces in the southern Yemeni port of Aden killed at least three people Saturday, an official said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

  • UNSC calls for 30-day Syria ceasefire

    With Russia's backing, the UN Security Council yesterday unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations.

  • Pilkhana BDR Mutiny

    9 Years of BDR Carnage: Still waiting for justice

    With the country observing the anniversary of the BDR mutiny today, victims' families are still waiting for the execution of the verdict in a case filed over the killings of their near and dear ones nine years ago.

  • Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat

    Minister defends the army chief

    Indian External Affairs Minister VK Singh has come out in defence of army chief Gen Bipin Rawat's controversial remarks on illegal immigration of people from Bangladesh to the country's northeastern region.

  • Female Nobel trio arrive to meet Rohingya women

    Three female Nobel Peace laureates began a weeklong trip to Bangladesh yesterday to meet Rohingya women who were tortured and raped by soldiers in Myanmar before fleeing the country.

  • 2 hurt as building collapses on road

    Two people were injured when debris of a collapsing building fell on them in Lalbagh area of the capital last night.

  • Rosogolla

    Odisha files for rasagola patent

    Odisha has finally applied for a Geographical Indication (GI) for its own version of a beloved sweetmeat called “Odishara Rasagola” (Rasagola of Odisha).

  • Teen 'raped' in Habiganj

    A teenage girl was allegedly gang-raped and her mother was “tied up” for trying to save her in Chunarughat of Habiganj early Saturday.

  • Teen's burnt body found in madrasa bathroom

    Police recovered the burnt body of a madrasa student from Nishchintapur Darul Ulum Foyze Al Qawmi Madrasa in Thakurgaon municipality yesterday.

  • Modi to go tough on swindlers

    In his first public comments on the 1.77 billion dollar fraud that hit India's second-biggest public sector bank Punjab National Bank.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    No going back to post-75 darkness: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged all to stay alert so that the country was not plunged into the dark era of post-1975.

  • Attacks kill 23 in Afghanistan

    At least 23 people, mostly soldiers, were killed and more than a dozen wounded in a series of attacks and suicide bombings in Afghanistan yesterday, officials said, the latest assaults on the war-torn country's beleaguered security forces.

  • US Mass Shooting: Florida to station police officer at every school

    A police officer will be stationed at every public school in Florida, the state's governor announced Friday as part of a plan to improve security following last week's deadly high school shooting.

  • China ties 'best ever' but trade a problem

    Donald Trump papered over superpower rivalries with China on Friday, saying relations had never been better but trade was a major problem.

  • Deadly shoot-out in South Africa after 5 cops killed

    Seven suspects accused of killing five South African policemen were shot dead by officers late on Friday in a bloody gunfight outside a church, according to investigators.

  • Ex-Trump aide paid Europeans to lobby for pro-Russia Ukraine

    Donald Trump's ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort secretly paid a group of former senior European politicians more than two million euros ($2.5 million) to lobby for Ukraine's then-leader backed by Russia, according to an indictment filed Friday.