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PM Hasina’s Delhi visit postponed

Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s proposed New Delhi visit has been postponed. “There have been some last-minute changes. We will soon finalize the new schedule...

Joy also defends child marriage in special cases

Prime Minister's ICT affairs adviser, also her son, Sajeeb Wazed Joy, has defended the government's decision to allow "conditional" child marriage, noting that several...

2 robbers killed in Dhaka ‘gunfight’

Dhaka: Two alleged robbers were killed in what police claimed to be a ‘gunfight’ at Keraniganj area early Thursday. Primarily the deceased were identified as...

NZ finance minister emerges as likely PM

New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English emerged on Friday as the country's likely next leader after his closest competitor for the prime ministership dropped...

Indonesia quake death toll jumps to 97

The army chief in Indonesia's Aceh province says the death toll in Wednesday's earthquake has jumped to 97 from 54 as rescuers pull more...

Venezuela opposition says talks off until govt fulfills agreement

Venezuela's opposition said on Tuesday talks with President Nicolas Maduro's administration were off until the leftist government keeps promises on elections and foreign aid,...

Aleppo battle: Syrian army presses advance against rebels

Syrian government troops pressed on with their offensive against rebel-held eastern parts of the city of Aleppo late into the evening. The government has already...

US ‘enduring’ interests in Asia-Pacific: defence secretary

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday the United States has "enduring" interests in the Asia-Pacific region and is working towards an orderly...

Yemen says UN roadmap to end conflict sets ‘dangerous precedent’

Yemen on Tuesday appeared to reject a UN plan to end its civil war, saying the roadmap would create a "dangerous international precedent" by...

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Comedian Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 oscars

Dhaka: Late night television presenter Jimmy Kimmel on Monday ended months of speculation over who would host the 89th Oscars in February -- announcing...

Dhaka Lit Fest 2016 begins

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ICC news: Du Plessis appeal hearing on December 19

The ICC has set December 19 as the hearing date for Faf du Plessis' appeal against his guilty verdict for ball-tampering. Michael Beloff QC has...

Canadian singer Leonard Cohen dies aged 82

Canadian singer Leonard Cohen has died aged 82, according to a statement on his official Facebook page. "It is with profound sorrow we report that...

2 killed in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’ with RAB

Two people were killed in a ‘gunfight' with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Sharankhola Range of the East Sundarbans on Wednesday. The deceased...

BB heist: Dhaka to share findings with Manila

Dhaka: Bangladesh will share findings from its investigation into how unidentified hackers pulled off one of the world's biggest cyber bank heists to help...

‘Majority rule not the only path to democracy’

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lost the election but will likely win the popular vote, an outcome that has frustrated many of her...

BNP leaders will land in jail if found guilty: Inu

Kushtia: Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu has said that the BNP leaders and workers will have to go to jail if they are found...

Thousands ‘miss out on stroke treatment’

Dhaka: About 9,000 stroke patients a year are missing out on a treatment that can prevent disability following a stroke, say UK experts. Clot retrieval...

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