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'World's bravest duck' swims with tiger (video)

International Desk: An incredibly brave duck managed to survive an extended swim with an intimidating Sumatran tiger at an Australian zoo

Many feared dead in Italian avalanche

International Desk: Up to 30 people were feared to have died Thursday after an Italian mountain hotel was engulfed by a powerful avalanche in the earthquake-ravaged centre of the country.

Hackers threaten Trump to expose secret info

International Desk: Famous Hacker group Anonymous, has targeted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, threatening to expose his "personal and financial ties with Russian mobsters."

18 children among 25 dead in India road crash

Risingbd Desk: At least twenty five people including 18 children are feared dead after a school bus they were traveling in collided with a truck in Etah district of India's Uttar Pradesh.

Gambia President refuses to leave office as deadline passes

Risingbd Desk: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite efforts to persuade him to leave office ahead of a deadline set by Senegal.

Earthquake Strikes Italy, Tremors Felt in Rome

Risingbd Desk: A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday morning, a representative from the Civil Protection Department confirmed on Italy's RAI TV.

Former US President George Bush Sr hospitalized

International Desk: Former president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized, his spokesman told CNN early Wednesday morning.

Putin blasts fake allegations against Trump

International Desk: Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations.

Fatah, Hamas to form unity government

Risingbd Desk: The Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority (PA) has agreed to form a unity government with rival organisation Hamas, a new agency has learned.

Antonio Tajani new president of European Parliament

Risingbd Desk: Italian conservative Antonio Tajani has been elected the new president of the European Parliament.

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's prison sentence

International Desk: President Barack Obama has commuted a 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the soldier who leaked thousands of secret documents to Wikileaks in 2010, setting her on track for release in May.

Nigerian air force kills 50 in strike on refugee camp

Risingbd Desk: Nigeria's air force killed at least 50 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country's northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants.

China's Xi Jinping defends globalization at Davos

International Desk: In a major speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Chinese President Xi Jinping positioned himself as a defender of globalization and free trade.

Russia wants Trump administration at Syria talks

International Desk: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s administration should be invited to take part in Syria peace talks on Jan. 23, taking a parting shot at the Obama administration.

Mystery remains as MH370 search called off

International Desk: The massive underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was called off Tuesday, leaving unsolved one of the most enduring mysteries of the aviation age.