Trudeau ‘assures’ India Canada won't support Sikh separatists

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled to the holiest site of Sikhism in northern India on Wednesday where government leaders said he assured them his country won't support anyone trying to

At least 44 die in Peru after bus plunges into ravine

At least 44 people died in Peru on Wednesday when a bus hurtled some 100 meters into a ravine in the mountainous south in the country's second major bus crash this year, a local official said.

Floating island: New home for Rohingya refugees could leave them stranded

Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top

US students protest gun laws, Trump considers arming teachers

Students galvanised by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested

Real rise to third in La Liga after beating Leganes without Ronaldo

Real Madrid came from behind to win 3-1 at neighbours Leganes on Wednesday, despite coach Zinedine Zidane resting Cristiano Ronaldo, as they climbed into third place in the Liga standings for the

Nokia sees no path for 'struggling' digital health business: Memo

Nokia does not see meaningful potential for its “struggling” digital health business which includes activity trackers and smartwatches, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

British government braces for Unilever move to Netherlands: FT

The British government is bracing for Unilever, one of the country’s biggest companies, to shift its headquarters to the Netherlands after months of political pressure from both sides, the Financial

Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters: Sources

Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it may purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp in the United States rather than

Demand for action against Bangladeshis named in Paradise Papers growing

A growing chorus of politicians have called on the government to take action against Bangladeshis who have secretly invested in offshore tax havens following recent revelations.

AL gave Saber Hossain Chowdhury ticket to win seat, not for ideology: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says nominating Saber Hossain Chowdhury to win the parliamentary seat in 1996 was a 'strategic political' decision though his party's ideology was called

We mustn’t forget to honour our mother language Bangla: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged Bangladeshis to uphold the dignity of the mother tongue and emphasised using Bangla in all levels to retain the Bengali traditions.

Artificial intelligence poses risks of misuse by hackers, researchers say

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial

Amending party constitution for personal interests is contradictory to BNP’s stance on corruption: Analysts

Political observers see the BNP's tweaking party constitution ahead of Khaleda Zia's graft verdict to enable any person convicted of corruption to sit on the committees as self-defeating.

BNP to protest denial of rally permission with black flag march in Dhaka

The BNP will protest the authorities' refusal to grant permission for its planned rally in the capital with a 'black flag' march.

Pakistan Supreme Court rules ousted PM Nawaz Sharif cannot lead his party

Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered on Wednesday that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif be removed as head of the political party he founded, six months after the court removed him as premier.

Billy Graham; preacher to millions, adviser to presidents, dies at 99

US evangelist Billy Graham, who counselled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years on the pulpit, died on

A tour of the Garden Isle of Hawaii

Lying on the beach, I was looking at the sapphire waters curving along the vast expanse of pale-yellow sands. The white frothy waves swelled and broke apart at the shores, going back and forth in a

Bodies recovered from Iran plane crash site

The bodies of seven victims of Sunday’s air crash in Iran were brought down from the mountainous crash site on Wednesday, according to Mizan, the official news site of the Iranian judiciary.

More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls missing after Boko Haram attack: sources

More than 90 Nigerian schoolgirls are feared missing after Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram attacked a village in the northeastern state of Yobe, two sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Syria's Ghouta residents 'wait to die' as bombs fall

Residents of Syria’s eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their “turn to die” on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government forces on the besieged,