Dhaka: 1:32 PM, Wed, 17 Jul, 2019

Khamenei vows response to British 'Piracy'

International Desk: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Tehran will retaliate over the seizure of an Iranian tanker by British authorities.

Malaysia to open labour market for Bangladeshi workers soon

International Desk: The moratorium on migrant workers from Bangladesh is expected to be lifted next month the soonest, says Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.

40 feared trapped in India building collapse

International Desk: At least 2 people were killed and over 40 people were feared trapped under debris as a four-story building collapsed in western Indian city of Mumbai on Tuesday, an official said.

India halts space mission an hour before launch

International Desk: The launch of India's second lunar mission has been halted less than an hour before the scheduled blast-off, due to a technical problem.

Sweden plane crash leaves 9 dead

International Desk: Nine people have died after a tourist plane smashed into a Swedish river on Sunday afternoon.

7.3 magnitude earthquake hits off Indonesia

International Desk: A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Sunday, sending panicked residents running into the streets. No tsunami warning was issued.

Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal 'to spite Obama'

International Desk: Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK's former ambassador to the US.

Floods kill 30 in Nepal

International Desk: Flash floods and landslides in Nepal triggered by monsoon rains have killed 15 people and injured 12 overnight while another 18 have gone missing.

12 dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel

International Desk: At least 12 people including a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist have been killed in an attack on a hotel in southern Somalia.

‘US regulators approve $5bn Facebook fine’

International Desk: US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media.

Plane skids off Nepal airport's runway, 2 injured

International Desk: Nepal's only international airport was closed on Friday after a plane skidded off the recently repaired runway, injuring two people, officials said.

Bangladesh now part of success in malnourished children treatment

Risingbd Desk: Bangladesh has become a part of the tremendous success in treatment of children who suffer from malnutrition.

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Rakhine

International Desk: India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it built in Myanmar's Rakhine state as part of a broader effort to help tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to return, an Indian official said on Thursday.

Trump retreats on citizenship question

International Desk: President Donald Trump will no longer pursue adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 US census questionnaire.

24 killed in Papua New Guinea tribal massacres

International Desk: Twenty-four people have died – including two pregnant women with their unborn children – in tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea’s lawless highlands, prompting the prime minister on Wednesday to promise swift justice.