Dhaka: 11:59 PM, Thu, 18 Jul, 2019

Tiger taking rest on bed!

International Desk: The photograph of a Royal Bengal tiger lying on a bed at a house near Kaziranga national park in Assam is being widely shared on Twitter. Over 95% area of the park is submerged due to the floods displacing many animals.

Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested

International Desk: Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, drawing a furious response from opposition parties, which accused the government of trying to silence its opponents.

‘Ban on 4 Myanmar army officers not enough’

International Desk: A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and three other top officers for their role in orchestrating a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims does not go far enough, a UN rights investigator said Thursday.

Myanmar filmmaker charged over military comment

International Desk: A Myanmar judge on Thursday charged filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi for Facebook posts he made about the powerful military, meaning he will stand trial despite concern over his health and an outcry from human rights groups.

23 killed in Japan animation studio fire

International Desk: At least 23 people are dead and dozens injured after a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, local emergency officials have said.

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz arrested

International Desk: Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamat ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has been arrested.

US bans Myanmar army chief

International Desk: The United States on Tuesday banned visits by Myanmar's army chief and three other top officers due to their role in the "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya minority, urging accountability for their brutal campaign.

Khamenei vows response to British 'Piracy'

International Desk: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Tehran will retaliate over the seizure of an Iranian tanker by British authorities.

Malaysia to open labour market for Bangladeshi workers soon

International Desk: The moratorium on migrant workers from Bangladesh is expected to be lifted next month the soonest, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.

40 feared trapped in India building collapse

International Desk: At least 2 people were killed and over 40 people were feared trapped under debris as a four-story building collapsed in western Indian city of Mumbai on Tuesday, an official said.

India halts space mission an hour before launch

International Desk: The launch of India's second lunar mission has been halted less than an hour before the scheduled blast-off, due to a technical problem.

Sweden plane crash leaves 9 dead

International Desk: Nine people have died after a tourist plane smashed into a Swedish river on Sunday afternoon.

7.3 magnitude earthquake hits off Indonesia

International Desk: A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Sunday, sending panicked residents running into the streets. No tsunami warning was issued.

Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal 'to spite Obama'

International Desk: Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK's former ambassador to the US.

Floods kill 30 in Nepal

International Desk: Flash floods and landslides in Nepal triggered by monsoon rains have killed 15 people and injured 12 overnight while another 18 have gone missing.