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Husband accuses wife of abetting rape and forced marriage of 11-year old daughter in Dhaka

A man has charged his wife with abetting the rape of their 11-year-old daughter and subsequent forced marriage with the alleged rapist.

Spain prosecutor open to lifting Messi prison sentence

Football great Lionel Messi could have his 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud substituted for a fine after a Spanish prosecutor said on Friday it was open to dropping the jail term.

Afghanistan celebrates 'big dream' coming true

Afghanistan celebrated its entry into Test cricket on Thursday, saying it was a dream come true for the country which has suffered from years of violence and conflict.

Kohli steers clear of 'respected' Kumble's departure

Virat Kohli was in no mood to share any details regarding his role in the sudden resignation of India cricket coach Anil Kumble, the captain instead preferring to focus on the respect he has for the country's leading Test wicket-taker.

Australia players' association rejects new pay offer

Australia's cricketers rejected the board's offer of a revised pay deal on Friday as the bitter dispute over a revenue-sharing model rumbled on with just a week to go before the current agreement expires.

Emirati princesses convicted in Belgium for human trafficking in decade-old case

Eight Emirati princesses were convicted of human trafficking by a Belgian court on Friday and were given suspended jail terms and fines in a case stemming from their treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel nearly 10 years ago, their lawyer said.

If Baghdadi death confirmed, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were army officers under late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Shopper allegedly assaulted at Infinity store in Bashundhara City shopping complex

A customer in Bashundhara City shopping complex has allegedly been assaulted by the salespersons of the Infinity store, a shop located at the glitzy shopping mall in the capital.

Fish, meat, sugar prices soar in Dhaka kitchen markets before Eid

Prices of fish, meat and sugar have gone up inside capital Dhaka on the eve of the Eid-Ul-Fitr.

Railways minister claims Eid holidayers happy as trains running on schedule

Railways Minister Mazibul Hoque has claimed the Eid holidaymakers are happy as the trains to their town and village homes are leaving Kamalapur Railway Station on time.

BNP's Moudud 'regrets not using power' to keep Gulshan house

Moudud Ahmed has opened up about losing his Gulshan residence, first time since his very public eviction by the capital development authorities.

Bangladeshi man died of injuries in van attack on Muslims in London: Police

Police said on Thursday the cause of death of a man at the scene of a van attack on Muslim worshippers in London this week was his multiple injuries.

'Maybe it's time': actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination

Johnny Depp courted controversy at Britain's Glastonbury music festival with a joke about assassinating Donald Trump, pondering how long it had been since an actor had killed a US president.

Attack on Fakhrul: BNP leaders slam government for ‘counter case’

BNP leader Moudud Ahmed sees an ulterior motive of the government in the counter case that has been filed following attacks on Mirza Fakhrul Islam’s motorcade in Chittagong.

Tubelight: Shines but with low voltage

Salman Khan had once said, "Cinema should always be in touch with the soil of the country. My films celebrate the heartland of India." And probably with "Tubelight", he tries to be true to his words. So, he has dedicated the film to the families and friends of soldiers who are left behind to fight ...

Fridge fire led to deadly London tower blaze: police

A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London tower block started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, London police said on Friday.

Chittagong residents shaken up as muggings go unchecked

Muggers are on the prowl in Chittagong swooping on their preys at dawn and in the evening around the city during the Ramadan and ahead of the Eid.

North Korea says Warmbier's death a 'mystery to us as well'

North Korea said on Friday the death of US university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless."

Fridge fire led to deadly London tower blaze: police

A fire that engulfed a London tower block killing at least 79 people started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, London police said on Friday.

PM Hasina urges another term for Awami League

Bangladesh will prosper only if voters return the Awami League to power for another five years, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic State

Before they formed one of the most dreaded militant groups in the Philippines and pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the Mautes were a wealthy, political family in the southern region of Mindanao, largely influenced by the matriarch, Farhana.

Baghdadi death near 100 pct certain: Ifax quotes Russian senator

The likelihood that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted Viktor Ozerov, the head of the defence committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, as saying on Friday.

Car crash in Rajshahi kills BCSIR officer heading home for Eid

An official of the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research or BCSIR has died in a car crash in Rajshahi.

Ramadan shopping keeps Hyderabad bright and alive at night

Traffic jams are a common sight in parts of Hyderabad, especially in the Old City, during peak hours every single day. But during the holy month Ramadan, the city witnesses traffic snarls throughout the night.

Ron Howard enters 'Star Wars' after Han Solo movie directors depart

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is stepping into a galaxy far, far away for the upcoming "Star Wars" Han Solo spin-off movie, Lucasfilm announced on Thursday, after the film's production was thrown into upheaval by the surprise departure of its directors.

Suicide car bomber kills at least seven in Pakistan's Quetta: police

A suicide car bomber killed at least seven people, including four police officers, in an attack near a checkpoint in the volatile southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday, officials said.

Harry Potter still casts spell for fans 20 years on

Dressed in a long black gown and holding a wand, George Massingham is keen for everyone to know he is a Harry Potter super fan.

Homebound again: People rush to leave Dhaka before Eid

People headed home for Eid are filling up trains, buses and launches for a way out of Dhaka.

US total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday.

Good start, not enough say EU leaders about May’s Brexit offer

Theresa May offered fellow EU leaders a "fair" deal on Thursday for compatriots living in Britain after Brexit, though her peers sounded sceptical and demanded more detail from a prime minister weakened by an electoral misfire two weeks ago.

Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.

Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.

House of Saud unites behind king's son - for now

The elevation of Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has ended two years of speculation about a behind-the-scenes rivalry near the pinnacle of royal power, but he still has to win over powerful relatives, clerics and tribesmen.

Ecuador foreign minister says UK wants a solution to Assange standoff

Britain is interested in finding a solution to the standoff that has led to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for five years, the foreign minister of the South American country said on Thursday.

'I don't want you to get shooted': daughter of slain Minnesota man's girlfriend

The young daughter of a woman whose boyfriend was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer last year can be heard pleading with her mother to be quiet and cooperate with police, saying "I don't want you to get shooted," newly released video footage showed.

Tricks to pack jewellery while travelling

While travelling is fun but packing jewellery can be cumbersome. Disposable plates, buttons are some of the elements that can be used to save your jewellery and time, suggest experts.

Uber hires law firm to probe how it handled India rape case: source

Uber Technologies Inc has hired a law firm to investigate how it obtained the medical records of an Indian woman who was raped by an Uber driver in 2014. The review will focus in part on accusations from some current and former employees that bribes were involved, two people familiar with the matter ...

Heavy traffic at Meghna Bridge upends Eid bus schedule in Dhaka

At least three hours of wait at the bridges on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway has delayed start of bus journey for homebound Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers in the capital.

Trump says he did not tape conversations with former FBI head Comey 

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with James Comey, after suggesting last month that he might have recordings that could damage the former FBI director.

CEO Zuckerberg tweaks Facebook mission to focus on groups

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg revised the world's largest online social network's mission statement on Thursday to emphasise support for hobby clubs, civil society organizations and other community groups.

Detectives to investigate Highway Police ASP Mizan’s murder

The Detective Branch of police will investigate the murder of Highway Police official Mizanur Rahman Talukdar.

Saudi general amnesty for illegal residents ending June 25

The general amnesty for illegal residents in Saudi Arabia to go back to their countries without facing any penalties is ending before the Eid-ul-Fitr.

Visit Luxembourg: Honorary Consul Nasreen Zamir to Bangladeshis

The honorary consul of Luxembourg in Dhaka has urged Bangladeshis travelling to Europe to keep Luxembourg as a destination on the eve of its national day.

Attack on Fakhrul: BNP men sued in another case

An auto-rickshaw driver has started a case against BNP leaders and activists, alleging that a motorcade led by the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir hit two drivers in Chittagong's Rangunia.

The Lancet inspires vital midwifery solution worldwide

The Lancet series on midwifery published in 2014 has showed the way to how the profession can be developed in a new setting such as Bangladesh.

Shock and anger in Mosul after IS destroys historic mosque

The leaning al-Habda minaret that has towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq's prime minister said the act marked their final defeat in the country's second city.

Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves cross $33 billion

Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves have crossed $33 billion for the first time in the history of Bangladesh.

Foreign Secretary Haque meets USTR official Linscott

Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque has met Assistant United States Trade Representative for South and Central Asian Affairs Mark Linscott  on the last day of his visit to Washington.

Mexican Navy sailboat Cuauhtémoc docks in Mumbai after 15 years

The Mexican naval sailboat Buque Escuela Velero ARM “Cuauhtémoc” has docked in Mumbai port after 15 years.

Banks near shopping malls, commercial areas to stay open on Saturday

Banks in commercial areas, district headquarters and nearby big shopping malls will remain open on Saturday, the last weekend before the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays.