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Ancient Buddha statue discovered in China    

International Desk: A 600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China's Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work. A local villager first spotted the Read More

Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’

International Desk: US President-elect Donald Trump, in an interview with the Washington Post, has vowed ‘insurance for everybody’ as the US Congress prepares to replace President Barack Obama’s health reforms, Read More

Violence inside 2 prisons in Brazil leaves 26 dead  

International Desk: Twenty-six inmates were killed in eruptions of violence inside two prisons in northern Brazil, officials said Sunday as they quelled the latest in a string of jail disturbances Read More

20 died in Turkish Airlines cargo jet crashed:  

International Desk: A Turkish Airlines cargo jet has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing a pilot and at least 20 people on the ground. The Airlines crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Read More

Father of Chinese Romanization dies at 111

Staff Correspondent:Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang, who created the writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman alphabet, has died at the age of 111. Born Read More

23 people died to see kite flying  

International desk: At least 23 people drowned and another 12 were missing when an overloaded boat capsized in the Ganga near Patna on Saturday evening. Many were rescued and the Read More

Severe cold weather kills 5 in Pakistan

International Desk:At least 5 people have died due to severe cold weather conditions in Karachi after the season's first winter showers which also lead to gigantic traffic snarls. Rains lashed Read More

PM's WEF joining represents country’s strong position

Staff Correspondent:Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Saturday said the forthcoming annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) will coordinate Bangladesh encourage multinational companies and foreign investors to invest Read More

UN rights envoy starts probe into Rohingya abuse in Rakhine

International Desk: The UN's rights envoy for Myanmar reached in troubled Rakhine state on Friday for a trip north to investigate the allegations of horrific abuse of Rohingya Muslims by Read More

Viral post of a old woman, 92, kept in pigsty    

International Desk: Images of an emaciated elderly woman have rattled Chinese social media users, after papers in the southern Guangxi region reported that the 92-year-old had been kept in a Read More