Dhaka: 10:19 AM, Sun, 17 Feb, 2019

US planes arrive with Venezuelan aid

International Desk: US military planes carrying humanitarian aid for Venezuela have arrived in the Colombian border town of Cucuta.

IS defeated in last bastion too

International Desk: US-backed forces have captured Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria “in a very short time” under a deal with the Daesh terrorist group, a UK-based monitoring group says.

60 feared dead in Zimbabwe gold mine flood

International Desk: At least 60 gold miners are feared dead in Zimbabwe after water flooded two disused shafts in a mining town southwest of Harare, a government minister has said.

US gunman kills 5, wounds 5 in Illinois

International Desk: A 15-year employee being fired from a manufacturing company opened fire in its suburban Chicago plant Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said.

Nigeria elections postponed for a week

International Desk: Nigeria's presidential and parliamentary elections have been delayed for a week.

Trump to declare emergency over Mexico border wall

International Desk: US President Donald Trump is to declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House has said.

House votes to end US involvement in Yemen

International Desk: The House of Representatives passed a resolution on Wednesday that would end the United States's support for the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen, a strong rebuke to US President Donald Trump.

Suicide attack kills 27 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

International Desk: Twenty-seven members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard were killed in a suicide attack in the southeast of the country on Wednesday.

Gay couples sue Japan over right to get married

International Desk: Thirteen same-sex couples across Japan are taking legal action on Thursday against the government, demanding the right to get married.

Drug lord 'El Chapo' found guilty in US

International Desk: Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug-trafficking trial at a federal court in New York.

17 dead in Delhi hotel fire

International Desk: At least 17 people were killed and several injured after a fire at a hotel in Delhi's congested Karol Bagh area early on Tuesday morning.

Saudi minister rejects UN probe into Khashoggi killing

International Desk: Saudi Arabia does not need a UN or international investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi because its "competent legal system" can handle the matter, said its minister of state for foreign affairs.

US shutdown talks stall ahead of deadline

International Desk: Talks between US Republicans and Democrats to reach a border security agreement and avoid another government shutdown have stalled.

Battle on to wipe out IS from last bastion

International Desk: The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Saturday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of the jihadist group's "caliphate" in the SDF's area of operations.

Shut detention camps, Turkey tells China

International Desk: Turkey has called on China to close its detention camps following the reported death of a renowned musician from the ethnic Uighur minority.

‘There will be no anomalies in DUCSU polls’

Secretariat Correspondent: “There is no chance for anomalies in the Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU) election slated for March 11,” said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.

Is Priyanka Chopra pregnant?

Entertainment Desk: Bollywood–turned-Hollywood diva, Priyanka Chopra, who tied the knot with boyfriend (now husband) Nick Jonas in a fairytale wedding last year, has been busy with the promotions of her upcoming film, Isn’t It Romantic?