Dhaka: 7:35 PM, Mon, 25 Sep, 2017

World's 'heaviest' woman dies at 37

International Desk: Eman Ahmed, formerly the 'heaviest' woman in the world, passed away at 4.35am on Monday due to comorbid conditions, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, according to medical experts at the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, The National reported.

Malaysian actor fined RM1,200 for punching Bangladeshi

International Desk: Malaysian Actor Sharnaaz Ahmad was today slapped with a RM1,200 fine by the magistrate's court for assaulting a Bangladeshi man.

US expands travel ban to include N Korea

International Desk: The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad.

Merkel wins fourth term in Germany

International Desk: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term in federal elections, exit polls suggest.

North Korea won't be around much longer: Trump

International Desk: US President Donald Trump has made new threats against North Korea in response to the country's foreign minister's fiery speech at the UN on Saturday.

UN see evidence of rape in Myanmar army cleansing

International Desk: Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, U.N. clinicians and other health workers said.

Fresh London acid attack injures 6

International Desk: Six people were believed to have been injured on Saturday after a group of males reportedly sprayed a noxious substance in a number of attacks in an area around a shopping center in east London, police said.

US bombers fly off North Korea's coast

International Desk: U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday, in a show of force the Pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to President Donald Trump.

UNHCR chief meets Rohingya refugees

International Desk: The head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Saturday he was shocked by the “terrible violence” inflicted on Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar, and said their suffering would last far longer than the time it took to satisfy their basic needs.

58-year-old Thai man has 120 wives

Risingbd Desk: A 58-year-old man from Thailand has shocked many as it was found out that he has 120 wives and 28 children. The case remained out of media’s attention for such a long time as polygamy is prohibited in Thailand.

'Process for taking back Rohingya refugees anytime'

International Desk: Facing worldwide outrage over ethnic violence that forced over four lakhs of Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said her country is willing to start the verification process “any time” to take back some of the Rohingya refugees.

Alarm as super malaria spreads in South East Asia

International Desk: The rapid spread of "super malaria" in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning.

China imposes limits on oil supply to North Korea

International Desk: China is limiting its oil exports to North Korea to comply with new sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council last week, which include fuel import restrictions.

21 migrants killed as boat sinks in black sea

International Desk: A fishing boat carrying migrants sank Friday off Turkey’s Black Sea coast, killing at least 21 people and leaving up to five others missing, the Turkish coast guard said.

21 US states targeted by Russian hackers

International Desk: Wisconsin, Ohio, California and 10 other states said on Friday they were among 21 states that Russian government hackers targeted in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump though no votes were changed.