Dhaka: 4:38 PM, Mon, 19 Aug, 2019

Jakarta can be submerged by 2050

International Desk: Time is running out for Jakarta. One of the fastest-sinking cities on earth, environmental experts warn that one third of it could be submerged by 2050 if current rates continue.

Second Test ends in draw at Lord's

Sports Desk: England had to settle for a draw in the second Ashes Test, but not before Australia were given a huge fright by a Ben Stokes century and another electric Jofra Archer spell on a gripping final day at Lord's.

Gibraltar rejects US request to detain Iran ship

International Desk: Gibraltar has rejected a request by the US to again seize an Iranian tanker that it has been holding since July on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria.

UK PM in bid to get new Brexit deal

International Desk: Boris Johnson will tell EU leaders there needs to be a new Brexit deal when he makes his first trip abroad as PM later this week.

63 killed in Kabul wedding blast

International Desk: A bomb has exploded in a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 63 people and wounding more than 180.

Far right rallies in US city amid violence fears

International Desk: Far-right groups are rallying in the north-western US city of Portland, Oregon, amid fears of clashes with left-wing counter-protesters.

Seven killed in Indonesia ferry accident

Risingbd Desk: Seven people, including two children, were killed and four others missing after a ferry carrying dozens of passengers caught fire off Indonesia's Sulawesi island early Saturday, police said.

Two Bangladeshis killed in Kolkata road crash

International Desk: Two Bangladeshi nationals sheltering outside a Kolkata police traffic outpost to escape the rain, were crushed to death on Saturday, when a Jaguar car rammed into them after hitting a Mercedes sedan.

Fire breaks out at AIIMS Hospital in India

International Desk: A massive fire has broken out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. The fire has reportedly broken out on the first and second floors of a builing in thew PC block of AIIMS Delhi.

Kashmir issue: Imran Khan speaks to Trump over phone

International Desk: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday discussed the Kashmir issue with U.S. President Donald Trump over phone, as the U.N. Security Council held a closed door meeting to discuss India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Malaysia may revoke Zakir Naik's resident status

International Desk: The Malaysian government may soon revoke the permanent resident status of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik if it is proved that his actions have harmed the country’s well-being.

UN Security Council concludes closed-door meeting on Kashmir

International Desk: UN Security Council members believe India and Pakistan should refrain from taking unilateral action over the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir, China's UN envoy said on Friday after the council met on the issue for the first time in decades.

Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dies aged 79

International Desk: Peter Fonda, the star, co-writer and producer of the 1969 cult classic Easy Rider, has died at the age of 79.

US congresswoman rejects Israel's offer of visit

International Desk: US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has rejected Israel's offer to allow her to make a "humanitarian" visit to her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, reports BBC today.

Schools, govt offices in Kashmir to reopen Monday

International Desk: Schools and government offices in Kashmir will re-open on Monday, sources in the Jammu and Kashmir administration said.