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  • IS vows ‘new phase’ of attacks focused on Israel

    The Islamic State group vowed to shift its focus from the remnants of its “caliphate” towards Israel, in its first audio statement since confirming the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

  • Laminated posters not removed in the capital

    Even after the High Court order to immediately stop production and use of laminated city polls campaign posters, they are still seen across the capital.

  • Basketball legend Kobe Bryant

    World mourns Kobe Bryant

    Basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash along with his teenage daughter sparked an outpouring of grief across the worlds of sports and entertainment yesterday.

  • Child Rape in Dhaka

    3 schoolgirls raped after abduction

    Three schoolgirls were allegedly raped after being held hostage in Tangail’s Ghatail upazila on Sunday.

  • Secondary Level Edn: Govt thinking of common syllabus

    The government mulls abolishing the three streams -- science, humanities and business studies -- at the secondary level to equip students with the knowledge of all the three academic disciplines.

  • 5,000 sued over clash with police in Tentulia

    Police yesterday sued some 70 named and four to five thousand unnamed people in two cases filed over Sunday’s clash between stone extraction workers and law enforcers in Bhajanpur area of Panchagarh’s Tentulia.

  • 3 rockets hit US embassy in Iraq

    Three rockets slammed into the US embassy in Iraq’s capital on Sunday night in the first direct hit reported after months of close calls, as thousands of protesters kept up anti-government sit-ins across the country.

  • Death toll from torrential Brazil storms rises to 44

    The death toll from days of intense storms and flooding in southeastern Brazil has risen to 44, authorities said Sunday.

  • China world’s second biggest weapons producer: researchers

    The opaque Chinese arms industry has made the Asian nation the world’s second largest producer of munitions, a clear shift from a decade ago when China relied on imports, researchers said in a new report yesterday.

  • Portuguese hacker says he is behind Angola corruption leaks

    Lawyers for a Portuguese computer hacker said yesterday he was responsible for revealing the dealings of Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, a corruption scandal with fallout across Europe and Africa.

  • UK unveils new visa scheme for scientists after Brexit

    Britain on Sunday announced a new fast-track visa scheme for top scientists, researchers and mathematicians as it prepares a new immigration system for life outside the European Union.

  • Erdogan says Libya crisis cannot be solved by ‘military means’

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Libyan crisis could not be solved by “military means”, after talks Sunday with his Algerian counterpart in Algiers.

  • No level-playing field in city polls

    Top BNP policymakers yesterday told diplomats that there is no level-playing field ahead of the elections of Dhaka north and south city corporations scheduled for February 1.

  • India’s NRC, CAA: Dhaka closely observing situation

    Bangladesh is closely observing Indian’s internal situation regarding the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told parliament yesterday.

  • Women in Agriculture: Invisible they remain

    Sharifa Begum of Kapasia in Gazipur is the sole caretaker of her one-bigha homestead garden. In addition to doing all the household chores alone, 55-year-old Sharifa grows more than 20 species of pesticide-free fruits and vegetables -- mango, lychee, banana, palm, jackfruit, gourd, green chilis, garlic, pumpkin, cucumber and more -- every year.

  • ‘Let people decide’

    White House lawyers began their defence of Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial on Saturday, saying the president did nothing wrong in his dealings with Ukraine and American voters -- not Congress -- should decide his fate.

  • 12 lakh to get cholera vaccine in Dhaka

    At least 12 lakh people in Dhaka will get two doses of cholera vaccine next month, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said yesterday.

  • 93k migrants abroad have expired visas

    The validity of visas of over 93,000 Bangladeshi migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt, South Korea and Iran has expired, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen informed parliament yesterday.

  • Illegal Stone Extraction: Workers, law enforcers clash

    A stone extraction worker was killed and about 20 others were injured in clashes between workers and law enforcers in Bhajanpur area of Panchagarh’s Tentulia yesterday.

  • Cox’s Bazar gunfight

    2 ‘criminals’ killed in ‘gunfights’

    Two alleged criminals were killed in what law enforcers claimed were gunfights in Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar early yesterday.

  • Pompeo accuses radio reporter of ‘shameful’ lying

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused a National Public Radio reporter of lying to him and violating “the basic rules of journalism and decency” after she said Pompeo repeatedly cursed at her following a testy interview.

  • Several countries have breached arms embargo agreed at Libya summit: UN

    Several countries backing rival factions in Libya have violated an arms embargo which they had agreed to uphold a week ago at a summit in Berlin, the United Nations said on Saturday.

  • Properly renovate shabby rail bridges

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed the Railways Ministry to take up a project to properly repair shabby rail bridges across the country.

  • Cuba says Trump admin pressured Bolivia to worsen ties

    A day after Bolivia suspended diplomatic relations with Cuba, Havana accused its interim government of having sought to sabotage bilateral ties ever since it took power last year, partly under pressure from the Trump administration.

  • Britain’s Prince Charles wants to visit Iran: report

    The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, would like to make an official visit to Iran, he said in an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper.

  • Migrants stranded in Mexico cling on to hopes of reaching US border

    Guatemalan migrant Wilfredo Gomez said on Saturday he had been asking God to make him “invisible” as Mexican security forces started rounding up and detaining other US-bound Central Americans who had illegally crossed into the country.

  • No govt responsibility if one killed while smuggling cattle

    The government will not take the responsibility if anyone is shot to death along the border while bringing in cattle from India, said Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder yesterday.

  • Padma Bhushan: India honours Muazzem Ali posthumously

    Bangladesh’s former foreign secretary and high commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali was posthumously honoured tonight with India’s third highest civilian title Padma Bhushan on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day today.

  • Innocent RU student in jail for 2 months

    A Rajshahi University student has been languishing in jail for more than two months after police wrongfully arrested him in a murder case.

  • ICJ Ruling: Revisit relations with Myanmar

    The provisional ruling to protect the persecuted Rohingyas by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should make all countries, especially those close to Myamnar, to revisit their relationship with the country, speakers at a discussion said yesterday.