Dhaka: 2:09 PM, Sun, 22 Jan, 2017

Powerful quake hits off Papua New Guinea

International Desk: A powerful but deep quake has hit between Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, however there is no tsunami threat for New Zealand.

India train crash: Death toll rises to 32

International Desk: The eight coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand express train derailed near Kuneru station (Andhra Pradesh) 30 km from Rayagada in Odisha at around 11PM on Saturday night.

More than one million protesters vow to resist Trump

International Desk: More than 1 million people gathered in Washington and in cities around the country and the world Saturday to mount a roaring rejoinder to the inauguration of President Trump.

India train crash: 23 killed in Andhra Pradesh

International Desk: At least 23 people were killed and 50 others were injured as seven coaches of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh in India late Saturday night, officials said.

Two 'terrorists' blow themselves in Saudi Arabia

International Desk: Two suspected militants blew themselves up in a confrontation with security forces in Saudi Arabia's second city of Jeddah early on Saturday, Saudi media reported.

20 killed as blast rocks market in Pakistan

Risngbd Desk: A bomb blast ripped through a vegetable market in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area, killing at least 20 people and wounding 50 others.

Italy school bus crash and fire leaves 16 dead

Risingbd Desk: A bus carrying schoolchildren has crashed and caught fire in northern Italy, killing at least 16 people, emergency officials say.

UN official criticizes Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown

International Desk: A United Nations human rights investigator on Friday criticized Myanmar's crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority and urged the military to respect the law and human rights.

Trump begins overhaul as first executive orders signed

Risingbd Desk: Donald Trump has taken his first steps as president, signing an executive order which targets the signature health care reforms of his predecessor.

US air strike kills 100 al Qaeda members

Risingbd Desk:  A U.S. air strike on Thursday targeting an al Qaeda training camp in Syria's Idlib province killed more than 100 militants, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

Yahya Jammeh agrees to step down

Risingbd Desk: The Gambia's long-term leader Yahya Jammeh says he will step down, after refusing to accept defeat in elections.

Trump vows to end ‘American carnage’

Risingbd Desk: President Donald Trump has painted a bleak picture of a broken country after being sworn in as US president.

Trump ready to take oath, tight security in Washington

International Desk: Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

Scotland will vote for independence in two years

International Desk: Scotland will vote to become independent within two years due to the hardline position being taken by British Prime Minister Theresa May over Brexit, former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said on Friday.

Jammeh given last chance to resign as troops close in

Risingbd Desk: West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh a final opportunity to relinquish power after Senegalese troops entered The Gambia.

AL never pardons criminals: Law Minister

Brahmanbaria Correspondent: Law Minister Anisul Huq said Awami League (AL) never pardons criminals. It is BNP government that granted clemency after sentencing criminals to death penalty.

Dangal actress Zaira Wasim gets death threats

Entertainment Desk: Dangal star Zaira Wasim got trolled to the point of getting death threats for her meeting with Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, but she is now receiving support as well.