Dhaka: 2:49 PM, Wed, 23 May, 2018

12 killed in police firing in India

International Desk:  A day after 12 people were killed in police firing during anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin, the opposition DMK compared the incident to the 1919 Jallianwalla Bagh massacre, in which British soldiers opened fire on crowds at a public meeting.


Venezuela expels US envoys in response to sanctions

International Desk: President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of two top U.S. diplomats in Caracas in retaliation for a new round of sanctions over Venezuela’s widely-condemned election, accusing them of a ‘conspiracy’ that was denied by the State Department.

Trump says summit with Kim Jong-un may be delayed

International Desk: US President Donald Trump has said there is a "very substantial chance" a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un next month may not happen.

Najib questioned by anti-corruption authorities

International Desk: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been questioned by anti-corruption authorities over a financial scandal after his shock election loss.

Pakistan heatwave kills 65 people in Karachi

International Desk: A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organization said on Tuesday, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist.

US toughens stance on Iran

International Desk: The United States demanded Iran make sweeping changes -- from dropping its nuclear program to pulling out of the Syrian civil war -- or face severe economic sanctions as the Trump administration hardened its approach to Tehran.

Dhaka-bound plane makes emergency landing at Jeddah

International Desk: A Dhaka-bound Saudi Arabian Airlines flight made an emergency landing at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah following a malfunction of hydraulic system and subsequent retraction of its nose gear.

Pence warns Kim Jong-un not to 'play' Trump

International Desk: US Vice President Mike Pence has warned North Korea's Kim Jong-un not to "play" President Donald Trump if they meet next month.

Archbishop guilty of child abuse cover-up

International Desk: An Australian court has found a Catholic archbishop guilty of concealing child sexual abuse.

Maduro wins re-election in Venezuela

International Desk: Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging.

Venezuela's Maduro re-elected amid outcry over vote

International Desk: Venezuela’s leftist leader Nicolas Maduro won a new six-year term on Sunday, but his main rivals disavowed the election alleging massive irregularities in a process critics decried as a farce propping up a dictatorship.

US to probe Trump campaign 'infiltration'

International Desk: The US Department of Justice will investigate whether FBI agents spied on President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign for "inappropriate purposes".

Trump misspells wife's name

International Desk: US President Donald Trump has welcomed the return of his wife Melania to the White House after a hospital stay for kidney treatment by misspelling her name in a tweet.

Trump, Moon discuss N. Korea's threat to scrap summit

International Desk: US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday discussed North Korea's recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit with Washington, Seoul's presidential office said.

Europe mulls new deal with Iran

International Desk: Diplomats from Europe, China and Russia are discussing a new accord to offer Iran financial aid to curb its ballistic missile development and meddling in the region, in the hope of salvaging its 2015 nuclear deal, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.