Dhaka: 8:47 PM, Tue, 17 Sep, 2019

2 oilfields come under drone attacks in Saudi Arabia

International Desk: Drone attacks on two Saudi Aramco factories in Abqaiq and Khurais provinces on Saturday sparked fires that the state oil company brought under control, the Saudi interior ministry spokesman said without identifying the source of the drones.

Trump explains his distinctive orange hue

International Desk: It has been the subject of intense debate among late-night comedians and Donald Trump’s many online critics: why, under certain circumstances, does the president of the United States sometimes appear … orange?

Fire at Brazil hospital leaves 10 dead

International Desk: At least 10 people died when a fire ripped through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening, firefighters said.

CIA unveils Cold War spy-pigeon missions

International Desk: The CIA has declassified details of its secret Cold War spy-pigeon missions.

Four Indian men drown in Italian farm manure tank

International Desk: Four Sikh men from Punjab have drowned in a slurry tank on a dairy farm near Pavia in northern Italy.

11 dead as boat capsizes during idol immersion

International Desk: At least 11 persons drowned as a boat capsized in lower lake in Bhopal of India during Ganesh idol immersion early Friday morning.

World losing battle against deforestation

International Desk: A historic global agreement aimed at halting deforestation has failed, according to a report.

World’s first malaria vaccine released

International Desk: The world's first malaria vaccine is being rolled out in parts of Kenya from Friday (September 13).

Johnson denies lying to Queen about suspension

International Desk: Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen over the advice he gave her over the five-week suspension of Parliament.

50 killed after train derails

International Desk: At least 50 people have been killed after a train derailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said.

Indonesia forest fires spread smoke to neighboring countries

International Desk: Malaysian authorities distributed half a million face masks to residents on Tuesday after large-scale forest fires in Indonesia spread smoke and thick smog to neighboring countries.

Supreme Court approves Trump’s immigration plans

International Desk: The US Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to Trump administration plans that severely limit the ability of migrants to claim asylum.

Arab world condemns Netanyahu's Jordan Valley annexation plan

International Desk: Arab nations have condemned a plan by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to annex a third of the occupied West Bank.

Jamal Khashoggi was suffocated

International Desk: A Turkish newspaper has published new details of a recording which reportedly captured the final moments of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump fires national security adviser

International Desk: US President Donald Trump has announced he fired his hard-line national security adviser, John Bolton, saying he disagreed "strongly" with him.