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Australian army reservists begin emergency operations in fire-hit towns

International Desk: A contingent of 3,000 Australian army reservists were deployed on Monday to assist fire crews and emergency workers with evacuations and disaster recovery efforts, following a horror weekend of wildfires across the country. Although...

Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks 6th worst

Staff Reporter: Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka was ranked 6th worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Monday morning. It had an AQI score of 186 at 8am. The air was classified as ‘unhealthy’.  When the AQI...

Police bust fake cigarette gangs in central China

International Desk: Police have busted fake cigarette gangs in central China's Hubei Province. The authorities detained 31 suspects belonging to five gangs and confiscated items worth 147 million yuan (21 million U.S. dollars). Police also closed...

Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks 11th worst

Staff Reporter: Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka was ranked 11th worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Thursday morning. It had an AQI score of 169 at 8:18am. The air quality was classified as ‘unhealthy’. Australia’s Canberra, Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar and India’s Delhi...

Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks 4th worst, Australia’s Canberra tops list

Staff Reporter: Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked fourth worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday morning. It had an AQI score of 269 at 10:53am and the air quality was classified as ‘very unhealthy’. Australia’s Canberra,...

Raging wildfires trap 4,000 at Australian town’s waterfront

International Desk; Wildfires burning across Australia's two most populous states Tuesday trapped residents of a seaside town in apocalyptic conditions and killed at least two people while more property along the country's east coast fell...

Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks second

Staff Reporter: Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked second worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Tuesday morning. The air quality of Dhaka was classified as very unhealthy as it had an AQI score of 269 at 7:39am. Afghanistan’s...

Panchagarh temperature dips to record 4.5˚C

Staff Reporter: The temperature of Panchagarh district plummeted to 4.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday morning, the lowest in the country in this season, throwing the normal life into disarray. The country’s lowest temperature in the season...

Dhaka’s air quality 2nd worst in world

Staff Reporter: The capital city of Dhaka has ranked second worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI). Dhaka had a score of 289 at 8:06am on Sunday, indicating that the air quality was very unhealthy. India’s Delhi...

Temperature drops to 5.7˚C in Panchagarh’s Tetulia

Staff Reporter The temperature plummeted further to 5.7˚C in Panchagarh’s Tetulia on Thursday morning. “This is the lowest recorded temperature so far this year,” Arif Hossain, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department’s Dhaka office, told UNB. Tetulia,...