'Queen of Soul' Aretha
Franklin dies

Franklin, who won 18 Grammy Awards and had some 25 gold records, died at the age of 76

The new face of Afghanistan’s war

Afghan troops and Taliban fighters battle for the future of the country

US man held on suspicion of killing wife, 2 children

He had earlier pleaded for safe return of his missing pregnant wife and their two young daughters

People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Oct 29, 2014. REUTERS

Facebook ‘too slow’ to fight hate speech in Myanmar

Authority says it is hiring more Burmese speakers and probing in technology to identify problematic content

A woman works at a textile mill in Mumbai, India Mar 8, 2018. REUTERS

Indian film sparks debate about textile industry abuses

The film “Call Me Priya” is scheduled to be screened in 405 villages in Tamil Nadu

The Bangladesh Observer on Aug 16, 1975

How media changed in a day

The issues of Aug 15 and Aug 16 in 1975 carried extremely different aspects

Pictures of Colorado

An 'amateur' painter’s works inspired by nature

FILE PHOTO: Madonna performs

Fans pay tribute as Madonna turns 60

Fans young and old send birthday wishes to the ‘Queen of Pop’

A woman smokes in the shadows outside Southwark Crown Court in central London, Mar 5, 2014. REUTERS

Weight gain hikes diabetes risk when smokers quit

The odds of developing type 2 diabetes rises in the first six years of quitting, a new study suggests


46% cotton from India in 2017

Leaders of the industry and Bangladesh Cotton Association meet the envoy

‘China likely training military to target US’

Pentagon says China’s military has expanded its bomber operations targeting the United States, says a Pentagon report

Caption: Ellen DeGeneres during a commercial break in taping of the Ellen Show in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, US Oct 13, 2016. REUTERS

Comedian DeGeneres teams up with Walmart

Ellen DeGeneres, also a talk show host, would tie up with the world’s largest clothing retailer to launch a women’s fashion line