Dhaka: 5:10 AM, Wed, 23 Jan, 2019

Taliban attack kill 126 at military base

International Desk: A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan yesterday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the most deadly insurgent attacks in months.

KSA to deport 250 Rohingya to Bangladesh: Activist group

International Desk: Saudi Arabia is planning to deport 250 Rohingya men to Bangladesh, in what will be the second forced deportation by Riyadh this year, an activist group has told Al Jazeera.

Israel targets Iranian positions in Syria

International Desk: Israel's military says it has started hitting Iranian targets in Syria.

World’s oldest man dies in Japan aged 113

International Desk: The world’s oldest man has died at his home, a hot spring on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, at the age of 113.

Mexico fuel pipeline blast toll rises to 73

International Desk: At least 73 people were killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico, authorities said on Saturday, as president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended the army despite its failure to clear the site before the blast.

Trump offers 'compromise' to end shutdown

International Desk: US President Donald Trump has set out new plans on his Mexican wall project to try to end a partial government shutdown lasting more than four weeks.

'Yellow Vests' march through Paris

International Desk: Five thousand "Yellow Vest" demonstrators marched through the French capital on Saturday, marking a tenth consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government.

Indonesia to free radical cleric linked to Bali bombings

International Desk: Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, will be granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds, Indonesia’s president has said.

Mexican pipeline explosion kills at least 21

International Desk: At least 21 people were killed and 54 were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as people were trying to fill up containers, the government of Hidalgo state said.

Trump, Kim to meet for second nuclear summit

International Desk: The White House announced Friday that a second summit will take place between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February.

Prince Philip unhurt in car crash while driving

International Desk: British Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip has escaped unhurt in a car crash on Thursday while driving near the Queen's Sandringham estate.

Car bomb blast at Colombia police academy kills 10

International Desk: At least 10 people have been killed and dozens wounded after a car bomb exploded at a police academy in the Colombian capital, Bogota, according to officials.

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

International Desk: UK Prime Minister Theresa May has seen off a bid to remove her government from power, winning a no-confidence vote by 325 to 306.

Chinese New Year 2019 opening ceremony at Shilpakala Academy

Desk Report: The Chinese New Year cultural performance will open at the Bangladesh national theater on January 17.

Brexit: May's deal rejected by huge margin

Desk Report: Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes - the largest defeat for a sitting government in history.

Seriously ill Ershad flies to Singapore Sunday

Senior Correspondent: Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad has fallen seriously ill. He has become weak alarmingly and cannot move easily. His physical condition has been deteriorating day by day. Currently, he cannot talk and recognise the acquaintances properly.

Chinese New Year celebrated in Dhaka

Entertainment Correspondent: It was Chinese New Year on Thursday (January 17). The event is celebrated in around 400 towns of 130 countries every year.