Ozone layer recovery: Jury is still out, but verdict likely soon

It is a protective screen about 8-50 kms from Earth’s surface

A letter written on April 13, 1912 and recovered from the body of Alexander Oskar Holverson, a Titanic victim, was due to be auctioned on Saturday, and is seen in this photograph received via Henry Aldridge & Son, in London, Britain on October 20, 2017. The letter was written by Holverson the day before the ship sank. Henry Aldridge & Son/Handout via REUTERS

'If all goes well...'

Titanic victim's last letter sells for record $166,000

Stories of low-profile game changers

Joy Bangla Youth Award ceremony brings out the stories of the youth who are changing society

Champions League - FC Barcelona vs Olympiacos - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - October 18, 2017 Fans in the stands display the Estelada (Catalan flag of independence). Reuters

Barca want to stay in La Liga

The club wishes to continue playing in the Spanish league even if Catalonia is granted independence

Slow internet for 3 days

Repair work on submarine cable from Oct 24 to Oct 26 may lower speed

A traffic policeman wearing a mask controls the traffic at a busy road on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, October 20, 2017. Reuters

Study links pollution to millions of deaths

Pollution kills through diseases including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study

Neruda ‘did not die of cancer’

Chilean poet and Nobel Laureate had strong communist views, died days after Pinochet’s coup

WHO cancels Mugabe
ambassador role

Comes after major Western donors and rights groups voiced outrage at the hastily-announced appointment

Mohamed Hedi Mejai, director of enterprise development at the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 22, 2017. Reuters

IDB plans to use blockchain technology

The plan aims to support financial inclusion efforts across its member countries by developing sharia-compliant products


2m free Teletalk SIMs for women

SIMS will offer discounts and affordable rates for calls and internet services

Jimmy Carter would travel to N Korea

Former US President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration.

Bengal Classical Music Festival cancelled

The popular event did not secure its usual venue at Army Stadium this year