12m ago| South Asia

Post-Coup Myanmar: Military convoy hit by bomb

Myanmar anti-junta dissidents have carried out a bomb attack on security forces near Yangon, with several killed in an ensuing firefight, the military and media said.

12m ago| India

India seizes $20m heroin haul in drug bust at sea

Indian authorities seized over $20 million of heroin and detained seven Iranian men in a deep-sea drug bust off the country’s western coast, officials said yesterday.

12m ago| Asia

Hong Kong elite selects powerful new ‘patriots only’ committee

Hong Kong’s political elite began selecting a powerful committee yesterday which will choose the city’s next leader and nearly half the legislature under a new “patriots only” system imposed by...

12m ago| Bangladesh

UN worried with shrinking civic space, inequality

The UN is concerned over signs of shrinking civic space, growing inequality, and violence against women in Bangladesh.

12m ago| Bangladesh

Nations urged to recognise Bangladesh

The Bangladesh cabinet met today and discussed the budget of the Ministry of Defence. The acute shortage of winter clothing and other necessary items for the fighting forces and the youth camp...

12m ago| Crime & Justice

Court orders filing of case against imo hackers

A Natore court ordered police to file cases against a group in Lalpur upazila that has been hacking into different accounts on social media app “imo” and tricking people into sending them money.

12m ago| Europe

French daredevil takes hair-raising tightrope walk

A French tightrope walker has crossed the Seine in Paris 70 metres up in a breathtaking feat watched by cheering crowds on the Eiffel Tower and along the riverbanks.

Ex-Algerian president Bouteflika given state funeral

Former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted in 2019 after mass protests, was given a state funeral on Sunday attended by senior officials but received little of the attention given to...

12m ago| Europe

Vaccine bookings spike after Italy extends Covid pass

Bookings for coronavirus vaccines in Italy spiked this week after the government said all employees must show proof of a jab, negative test or recent recovery from Covid-19, authorities said.