Dhaka: 12:49 AM, Tue, 28 Jan, 2020

Iranian plane skidded off runway onto a city road

An Iranian passenger plane with 135 people on board has skidded off the runway and onto a road with its wheels still retracted -- and, miraculously, no one was hurt.

Passenger plane crashes in Afghanistan

A passenger plane has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, according to officials.

Coronavirus death toll rises to 80 in China

China has widened its travel restrictions in Hubei province - the centre of the coronavirus outbreak - as the death toll climbed to 80 in the country.

Afghan forces launch air, ground attacks on Taliban, killing 51

Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday that government forces had conducted 13 ground offensives and 12 air strikes in nine provinces, adding that 51 “terrorists” had been killed, 13 wounded and six arrested.

Trump rejects Iran’s proposal of lifting sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump rejected Iran's proposal to lift sanctions against Tehran Saturday.

US journo misidentifies Bangladesh for Ukraine

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lost his temper at a journalist after she questioned him on the administration's stance on Ukraine, the country at the heart of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

China coronavirus death toll rises to 56

The death toll from a virus in China has risen to 56 and the number of people infected across the country is nearing 2,000, authorities said Sunday.

Hotline for Bangladeshis in China

Bangladesh High Commission in Beijing opened hotline numbers for the citizens of the country for any support following the coronavirus outbreak in China.

2 Rohingya women killed as Myanmar army shells village

Two women, one pregnant, were killed and seven other people injured after Myanmar troops shelled a Rohingya village on Saturday, according to a lawmaker and a villager, two days after the U.N.’s highest court ordered the country to protect the minority.

34 US troops have brain injuries from Iranian strike

The Defense Department said Friday that 34 American service members have traumatic brain injuries from Iranian airstrikes on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, contradicting President Trump’s dismissal of injuries among American troops this week.

Coronavirus death toll rises to 41 in China

Health officials in China 15 more people have died from a coronavirus in the province of Hubei, where the outbreak first started.

18 killed in Turkey earthquake

At least 18 people have been killed and hundreds hurt in a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey, officials say.

Downtown Tokyo’s homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics

Shelters made of cardboard start popping up in the basement of Tokyo’s Shinjuku train station right before the shutters come down at 11 p.m., in corridors where “salarymen” rushing home and couples on late-night dates have just passed by.

China virus death toll rises to 25

China is rushing to halt the spread of a new coronavirus as the death toll rose to 25, even as the World Health Organization stopped short of calling the SARS-like disease a global health emergency.

Myanmar rejects ICJ ruling

Myanmar has responded defiantly to a ruling by the UN's top court ordering measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims.