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  • 37 inmates killed in Venezuelan prison

    Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor says.

  • Over 300 migrants rescued off Spanish coast

    Over 300 migrants were rescued in seven dinghies off Spain's southern coast after attempting to cross the sea from Morocco, the Spanish maritime rescue service says.

  • The Indian girl who Diana called 'my daughter'

    Wearing a traditional Indian dancing costume with her face painted and feet bare, she was the four-year-old whom Princess Diana described as 'my daughter'.

  • Midday Brief, August 17 2017

    Hello reader, how are you doing today? Here are the major headlines so far on Thursday August 17. 2017.

  • 2 lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015

    The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, a tally in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine says.

  • Teacher arrested for ‘raping Pallabi schoolgirl’

    A teacher is arrested hours after a case is filed against him on charge of raping a class nine student.

  • Raging Ronaldo feels 'persecuted' after ban was upheld

    Cristiano Ronaldo blasts his treatment by the Spanish Football Federation as "persecution" after his appeal against a five-game ban was rejected on Wednesday.

  • August 17 Serial Blasts 2005: Out of jail, into terrorism again

    Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh militant Tariqul Islam Tareq was arrested in Chittagong in connection with a 2005 countrywide series bomb blast case.

  • Real complete Super Cup rout of Barcelona

    Real Madrid shrug off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win.

  • Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to hajj pilgrims

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to facilitate the annual hajj pilgrimage, state media says, in the first signs of a thaw after the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years.

  • Darren Lehmann

    Lehmann remains tight-lipped on Aussie spin setup

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann is not giving too much away when it comes to Australia’s choice of spinners for the upcoming Test tour of Bangladesh.

  • Is there a solution at number three?

    Bangladesh's last Test in Sri Lanka was a historic one as the Tigers celebrated their 100th Test match with a victory. The Bangladesh

  • Teaching through Tech

    Smallfoot, a youth-driven initiative for educating underprivileged children, inaugurated its new social project titled "Smallfoot-Teach through Tech" on August 12, 2017. "Teach through Tech" is a technological education programme that aims to provide children from slums with training on necessary skills based on their passion.

  • Misery mounts in north; Dhaka at flood risk

    The village of Khidramatia in Belkuchi upazila, once a vibrant community with around 200 homes, now stands utterly deserted. Rising

  • '2007 World Cup memories the CPL highlight'

    A lot will depend on young off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz for the Tigers in the upcoming home Test series against Australia, with

  • 2 ‘bandits’ held after Sundarbans ‘gunfight’

    Two suspected bandits are arrested following a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Chandpai range of the Sundarbans.

  • PM meets president

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met President Abdul Hamid at the Bangabhaban yesterday and discussed the overall flood situation and the Supreme Court verdict in the 16th amendment case, among other issues.

  • Rice import gets boost

    Disclosing for the first time this year's crop loss figure, the government yesterday decided to slash the tax on rice imports to 2 percent from 10 percent.

  • Mayor Annisul now 'out of danger'

    The condition of Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq, admitted to a hospital in central London, is stable.

  • Earn people's trust

    Editors and senior journalists suggested that the Election Commission should take all-out steps to earn trust of the people and

  • Indulgence for the monsoons

    The time of the year when the monsoon rains throw caution to the wind and petrichor takes over our olfactory senses is here, and our bitter-sweet journey is accompanied by our favourite snacks! Be it the calming drizzle of the rain on the window pane

  • Tale of a butterfly man: A conversation with Murtaza Bashir

    A butterfly's origin is in its caterpillar beginnings. Soldiering through sunlight and rain for a certain period, suddenly it comes out of its cocoon as a colourful winged creature. And we come to love the once ugly entity in its new form. Like the painful transformation of a butterfly, the artist too undergoes a similar ordeal to produce a masterpiece.