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5 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo da Vinci

5 things you probably didn't know about Leonardo da Vinci

You may think you've heard all there is to know about the famed Renaissance man who painted the "Mona Lisa" and awed the world with sketches of flying machines. But chances are, there are a few little-known facts about Leonardo da Vinci's life that may surprise you. When da Vinci died in 1519, he...

PM returns home from Italy

PM returns home from Italy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home last night after wrapping up her four-day official visit to attend the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit-2014 in the Italian city of Milan. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage took off from Milan Malpensa International Airport at 11:30am (Milan time) and landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 11:50pm. Cabinet members, civil and military high officials received the prime minister at the airport.

Ethical fashion changing lives of Africa's poor

Ethical fashion changing lives of Africa's poor

The muddy streets of Kenya's crowded Korogocho slums are a far cry from the fashion boutiques of Paris, Milan, New York or London. But beneath a tin roof, workers from some of the country's poorest communities sew buttons and stitch cloth for top international designers, part of a not-for-profit "ethical fashion" project. "Before Ethical Fashion,...

Ex-Italian PM to begin community service for tax fraud

Ex-Italian PM to begin community service for tax fraud

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is due to start a year of community service at a care home near Milan. He was sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud last year, commuted to four hours work a week with elderly dementia patients. The Catholic care home says Berlusconi, 77, will be treated...

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