Dhaka: 3:56 PM, Sat, 21 Apr, 2018

4-month baby raped and murdered in India

International Desk: A four-month-old baby was raped and murdered in the historic Rajwada area of Indore in the wee hours of Thursday. The infant’s body was found in the basement area of the heritage Shiv Vilas Palace, blood smears on the stairs telling a horror story.

North Korea 'halts missile and nuclear tests'

International Desk: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he will suspend all missile tests and shut down a nuclear test site with immediate effect.

Malindo Airlines plane skids off runway in Nepal

International Desk: A Malaysian jet carrying 139 people that aborted its takeoff and skidded into mud forced Nepal's Kathmandu airport to shut down for more than 12 hours until the plane was moved Friday.

South African President leaves summit to deal with protests

International Desk: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home.

Iraq launches deadly strikes against ISIL inside Syria

International Desk: Iraq says it has carried out "deadly air strikes" against fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group, situated in pockets inside neighbouring Syria.

Kim’s wife makes public debut as first lady

International Desk: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given his young, stylish wife the title of "First Lady" in what analysts say is a major boost to her status ahead of back-to-back summits with South Korea and the United States.

‘North Korea wants total denuclearisation’

International Desk: North Korea has expressed a desire for the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula without attaching preconditions such as the withdrawal of US troops, the South Korean president has said.

Trump will walk out if North Korea talks not fruitful

International Desk: US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will ‘walk out’.

Cuba picks leader for post-Castro future

International Desk: Cuba's parliament has picked Raúl Castro's right-hand man, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the sole candidate to succeed him, ending the family's long rule.

21 dead as truck falls into river in India

International Desk: At least 21 members of a wedding party were killed after a mini-truck they were travelling in fell into the Son river in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi district, an official said on Wednesday.

CIA director meets with North Korea's Kim

International Desk: CIA director Mike Pompeo travelled to Pyongyang for a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US media report.

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies

International Desk: Barbara Bush, the former US first lady and literacy campaigner, has died at the age of 92.

Saudi in talks with US over troop deployment in Syria

International Desk: Saudi Arabia is holding talks with the United States about sending troops into Syria as part of a wider international coalition, the kingdom's foreign minister has said.

Reuters wins Pulitzers for Rohingya photography

International Desk: Reuters won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for international reporting and photography while the New York Times and Washington Post shared honors for exposing sexual harassment in America and detailing the U.S. investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site

International Desk: Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be permitted to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday, Russia has said.