Tuesday, June 2, 2020 02:16:14 PM
Australian Cardinal's child sex conviction appeal hearing in June
Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell, convicted over child sex crimes, will get a second chance to clear his name this June, a court official said Wednesday, if a judge grants his appeal.
His appeal application has been listed for hearing on June 5-6, a Supreme Court of Victoria spokesman said.
S Korean ex-President Lee granted bail
Jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was granted bail on Wednesday, nearly a year after he was arrested over corruption charges.
The CEO-turned president, who served from 2008 to 2013, was found guilty on charges including bribery and embezzlement and sentenced to 15 years in prison last October.
But the Seoul High Court approved the request for bail that the 77-year-old Lee made on the grounds of ill health, the South's Yonhap news agency reported.
Indonesia mine collapse death toll rises to 16
The death toll from last week's collapsed gold mine in northern Indonesia has risen to 16, as hopes to find survivors fade, an official said Wednesday.
Eighteen people have been pulled alive but injured from the illegal mine on Sulawesi island, but it is unclear how many were inside when the accident happened last Tuesday.
Ghosn out on bail after more than 100 days
Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn left his Tokyo detention centre Wednesday after more than 100 days in custody, following a shock court decision granting him bail of one billion yen ($9 million).
Ghosn left the detention centre in northern Tokyo flanked by guards, wearing a blue cap, a white medical face mask and a work jacket with orange reflective stripes.
87 migrants rescued off Italy's Lampedusa
Eighty-seven migrants in a wooden boat have been rescued off the Italian island of Lampedusa and are due to arrive in Malta on Wednesday, officials said.
Malta's armed forces said one of its patrol boats took in the migrants late on Tuesday after an Italian vessel sent to rescue them broke down.
Italy has become engaged with a number of spats with Malta - the European Union's smallest country - over who should take in migrants found in the Mediterranean.
16 killed in Afghan suicide attack
At least 16 people were killed in a suicide attack early Wednesday on a construction company in eastern Afghanistan, an official said, the latest bloody assault in the war-torn country.
The hours-long assault in Jalalabad began early Wednesday when at least two blasts were heard, an AFP reporter said, before security forces rushed to the scene in the city, which is the capital of Nangarhar province.
THE overwhelming demand for Covid-19 tests has rendered the designated private facilities also unable to offer the tests to test seekers. Now 50 labs, including 17 private ones, are doing the Covid-19 RT-PCR tests after the number of government-run facilities was found inadequate to handle the pressure of the test ...
England winger Jadon Sancho scored a hat-trick and revealed a "Justice for George Floyd" protest message in Borussia Dortmund's 6-1 rout of bottom side Paderborn on Sunday that trimmed Bayern Munich's lead at the top of the Bundesliga to seven points.The outstanding Sancho, who now has 17 goals and 17 ...
National discard cricketer Sabbir Rahman denied the allegation of harassing a cleaner of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) physically as the news spread around social media outlets.Sabbir who earlier was banned a couple of times for his off the field misbehave, admitted, he had some verbal spat with the cleaner, something ...
Rishabh Tiwari is one of the brightest rising stars of the music industry today. The young singer, who has earlier delivered a couple of popular songs in the past, is back to regale the listeners with a new song titled Duniyadari. Talking about his new track, he says, “Presently, there ...
Entertainment Report :National Film Award winner actress Bidya Sinha Saha Mim had intention to launch her own YouTube channel many days ago. Due to her hectic working schedules she couldn’t launch the channel. At last, during the corona time she got the opportunity to launch her YouTube channel titled ‘Bidya ...
Alia Chughtai :On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the new coronavirus - which was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year - a pandemic.As of May 31, there were more than 6.1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to data collected by Johns ...
AMID rising infection and death due to Covid-19, the government mindlessly eased the clampdown in excuse of protecting the corruption-riddled economy, though millions of dollars poured for social safety net support went into the account of local political goons. A sharp contrast has been seen when the government opts to ...
Business Desk :Renowned industrialist and founder of Abdul Monem Group Abdul Monem Khan passed away at a city hospital on Sunday. He was 85.Sources said, he breathed his last at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka at around 10am.Monem left behind his wife, two sons, three daughters and a host ...
Former New Zealand captain and current Bangladesh spin bowling coach Daniel Vettori has asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board to give a part of his salary to low-income staffers to deal with the financial hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury said Vettori has officially communicated ...
MEDIA reports on Saturday said Bangladesh government has sought justice from the internationally recognized Libyan government for the killing of 26 Bangladeshi nationals and the infliction of fatal injuries to 11 more in an incident in which a group of unruly militias opened fire on them in a desert. They ...
Sports Reporter :Former national cricketer Mohammad Ashraful became father of a baby boy on Friday last. It is his second baby. Earlier, Mohammad Ashraful became father in 2016. She is a baby girl. Her name is Ariba Tasneem Ashraful. Mohammad Ashraful gave a status on his Facebook on Friday. He ...
ACCORDING to the International Labour Organization (ILO) job prospects for the youth have been vastly reduced in Bangladesh. For youths to be provided paths for a positive future, education and skills training are essential. Young women workers -- who were already struggling in low-paid and informal sector jobs -- are ...