Dhaka: 2:28 PM, Thu, 27 Jun, 2019

Woman watched her husband, daughter drown at Mexican border

International Desk: The bodies of Oscar Alberto Martínez and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria, lie face down in murky waters littered with reeds and discarded beer bottles. Their heads are wrapped in a black T-shirt, and her tiny right arm is draped over his shoulders.

Trump imposes sanctions on Khamenei

International Desk: US President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone.

Two rescued alive after 48 hrs

International Desk: In Cambodia, two people have been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building after 48 hours following Saturday's disaster.

Indonesia hit by 7.5 magnitude earthquake

International Desk: A deep earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck off the coasts of East Timor and Indonesia on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Rohingya issue likely to be discussed in ASEAN

International Desk: Southeast Asian leaders met Sunday for a second day of a summit in Bangkok, where they were expected to discuss pressing regional issues including the plight of Myanmar’s fleeing Rohingyas and the South China Sea dispute.

Ethiopia army chief shot dead in coup attempt

International Desk: The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa.

US to hit Iran with 'major' sanctions

International Desk: The US will impose "major" additional sanctions on Iran in a bid to prevent the country obtaining nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump says.

Internet service shut down in Rakhine

International Desk: Myanmar authorities ordered telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the region, where government troops are fighting ethnic rebels.

Hawaii plane crash kills all 9 aboard

International Desk: Nine people died when a small, twin-engine aircraft used by skydivers crashed Friday evening near Dillingham Airfield in Mokuleia on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, officials said.

‘Iran to face obliteration if war breaks out’

International Desk: President Donald Trump has said he does not want war but warned Iran it would face "obliteration" if conflict broke out.

Trump says US was 'cocked and loaded' to strike Iran

International Desk: President Donald Trump has said the US military was "cocked and loaded to retaliate" against Iran, but he changed his mind 10 minutes before planned strikes

Children among 30 killed in Indonesia matchstick factory fire

International Desk: At least 30 people, including several children, were killed when a fire ripped through a private home that operated as a matchstick factory in Indonesia on Friday (Jun 21), authorities said.

Thousands surround Hong Kong police headquarters

International Desk: Thousands of people in Hong Kong have surrounded police headquarters, calling for an extradition bill to be scrapped.

44 killed as bus plunges into gorge in India

International Desk: At least 44 people were killed when a bus in India’s mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh plunged into a gorge on Thursday, officials said.

Lightning strikes 1k times in an hour in South England

International Desk: A prolific thunderstorm in Eastbourne of South England last night saw lightning strike around 1000 times in one hour.