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  • Myanmar wiping out Rohingya homes, history

    Aerial photos of Rakhine state have emerged that appear to show several bulldozed Rohingya settlements, renewing accusations Myanmar is wiping out the homes and history of the Muslim minority.

  • STAR Day at a Glance | Monday, February 12, 2018

    Hello readers! How are you doing today? Here are the major headlines so far on February 12, 2018

  • Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain

    New CJ calls full court meeting Wednesday

    Newly appointed Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain convenes a full court meeting with the High Court judges tomorrow to take decision on few issues including promotion of 141 additional district judges to the post of district judges.

  • Thomas Bach

    No concerns over NKorea 'hijack': Olympics chief

    Olympics chief Thomas Bach dismisses concerns that North Korea has tried to "hijack" the Winter Games for political purposes, as officials reveal he will visit the isolated country after the tournament in South Korea.

  • London City Airport shut after WW2 bomb found in Thames

    All flights to and from London's City Airport were cancelled on Monday after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered in the River Thames at George V Dock, the airport said.

  • Egypt's army kills 12 militants in Sinai operation

    Egyptian security forces killed 12 Islamist militants in gun battles and arrested 92 suspects, while airstrikes destroyed dozens of militant targets in Sinai, the army says in a statement carried on state television.

  • Rohingyas facing more dangers for impending monsoon: IOM

    Despite escaping violence in their homeland, the impending cyclone and monsoon season mean the Rohingya refugees now face more life-threatening dangers from the weather and environmental conditions in Bangladesh, says the UN Migration Agency.

  • NY sues Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

    New York's attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio.

  • ‘I feel trapped’: Violence fuels fear among Myanmar Muslims

    For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmar’s state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being terrorists — nearly 250 photos each day.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM mourns death of Asma Jahangir

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expresses profound shock at the death of noted human rights lawyer and social activist of Pakistan Asma Jahangir.

  • Bicyclist killed, 3 cops hurt in Dhaka road crashes

    A bicyclist is killed and three policemen are injured in two separate road accidents in Dhaka.

  • Allow book stalls to accept all modes of payment: HC

    The High Court directs the authorities concerned of Bangla Academy, which organises the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, to allow its stall owners to accept payments from the customers and consumers using all methods of payment including online and mobile phone.

  • Alexis Sanchez and Lionel Messi

    ‘I saw Leo Cry’

    With the impending tie between FC Barcelona and Chelsea set to take place on February 21, Manchester United’s new signing and Lionel Messi’s former Barcelona teammate Alexis Sanchez reveals details about how emotional things got in the Barcelona dressing room after being knocked out by Chelsea in the semifinal stage of the 2012 UEFA Champions League.

  • BTRC to keep internet speed uninterrupted

    A day after deciding to block mobile internet and slash internet speed for two and a half hours on SSC exam days, the government backtracks on the decision and asks operators to ensure uninterrupted internet service.

  • How to support your partner through stressful times

    We all need some support from time to time, especially from our partners. However, it can be difficult to know what is the right thing to say or do to help, and sometimes you may even feel like you are making things worse.

  • Venus Williams and Serena Williams

    Rusty Serena defeated on long-awaited return

    Serena Williams made her long-awaited comeback to tennis but the 23-time Grand Slam title winner and former world number one suffers defeat, playing alongside big sister Venus in a Fed Cup dead rubber.

  • SSC question leak

    Question Paper Leak-Spree: HEADACHE? cut the head

    In an extraordinary move to stop question paper leak, the government yesterday decided to shut down internet service for two and a half hours on exam days. Mobile internet will remain fully shut and internet speed will be slashed to 25Kbps for other internet users from 8:00am to 10:30am on those days.

  • Mohila Dal president, secy get HC bail

    BNP’s women wing Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal President Afroza Abbas and its Secretary General Sultana Ahmed secure eight-week anticipatory bail from the High Court (HC) in three violence cases.

  • Orphanage Corruption Case verdict

    Khaleda's stay in prison may be longer

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia may have to stay longer in jail as her counsels are unlikely to get a certified copy of the verdict this week.

  • Midday Brief, Monday, February 12, 2018

    Hello readers! How are you doing today? Here are the major headlines so far on February 12, 2018

  • Intent cannot mask Tigers' deficiencies

    When we try to hide the reality we often come out with an excuse that belies logic. So when stand-in Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah

  • question paper leak-sters arrested

    SSC student, youth held for question leak in Ctg

    Rapid Action Battalion arrests two alleged members of a group involved in question paper leak, including an SSC examinee, in Raozan upazila of Chittagong.

  • Dubai opens world's tallest hotel, again

    Gulf metropolis Dubai, on its never-ending quest to break records, announces the opening of the "world's new tallest hotel", pipping another towering landmark in the city for the title.

  • Shakib Al Hasan

    Another muddled selection

    The chaotic scenario regarding team selection for the Sri Lanka series continues to dumbfound everyone as the Tigers' limited overs

  • Yerry Mina

    Barcelona frustrated in goalless draw with Getafe

    A disallowed Luis Suarez goal sums up a frustrating afternoon for Barcelona as the leaders of La Liga dropped points for the second week running after a 0-0 stalemate with Getafe.

  • Brendon Taylor.

    Zimbabwe thrash Afghanistan to level series

    Brendan Taylor scored a majestic 125 as Zimbabwe thrash Afghanistan by 154 runs in the second one-day international at Sharjah to level the five-match series.

  • 3 'arms dealers' held from Mohammadpur

    Lawmen today claimed arrest of three arms dealer, arrested from Mohammadpur area last night.

  • Thomas Fey

    Digital Transformation in Asia's education

    Digital transformation in learning is the 4th Industrial Revolution. Futurist Thomas Fey predicted that two billion jobs will disappear by

  • People's Doctor: Consultation, medicines for just Tk 40

    At 79, Dr Basanta Roy would surely be excused if he put away his stethoscope for good. Instead he works morning to evening, consulting

  • Russia plane crash

    Russia plane crash kills all 71 aboard

    All 71 people aboard a Russian passenger plane that crashed outside Moscow were killed in the disaster, investigators said yesterday.