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Burundi bans women drummers Burundi bans women drummers

Burundians on Twitter slams the decree as an "authoritarian slide" and a "sign of increasing efforts to control Burundian society"


Hidden chamber discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid Hidden chamber discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid

An international team says the 30-meter void deep within the pyramid is situated above the structure's Grand Gallery and has a similar cross-section



The Lion King: Beyonce confirms role in remake Beyonce to star in Lion King remake

She will voice the role of lioness Nala, next to lead character Simba, played by Donald Glover


Miss Universe Malaysia to wear nasi lemak dress Miss Universe Malaysia to wear nasi lemak dress

The dress, which has delighted and confounded Malaysians, may be a quirky choice


Kevin Spacey: Netflix halts House of Cards production Netflix halts House of Cards production

The Old Vic theatre in London, where Spacey worked for 11 years


UNESCO recognises Bangabandhu’s 7 March speech as world’s documentary heritage UNESCO recognises Bangabandhu’s 7 March speech

The historic speech of the Father of the Nation urging the Bengalis to prepare for the liberation war is now part of the world’s documentary heritage


Kevin Spacey apologises over Anthony Rapp 'sexual advance' claim Kevin Spacey apology over 'sexual advance'

Anthony Rapp, who was 14, said Spacey invited him to a party and seemed drunk when the alleged incident happened


Bangla, Rabindranth close to Chinese people's hearts Bangla, Rabindranth close to Chinese people's hearts

Chinese people still practise works of Rabindranath Tagore, the Indian literary giant, and do research on his creative works


Professor Stephen Hawking's PhD viewed two million times Hawking's PhD gets two million views

More than 500,000 people have also tried to download the paper, titled "Properties of expanding universes"


Book Review: Melody of Body Book Review: Melody of Body

The book’s title juxtaposes the tangible body to the abstract harmony of our universe


Bangabandhu's autobiography to be published in Assam language Bangabandhu's autobiography to be published in Assam language

The minister says the people of Assamese language and culture will get opportunity to know the history of Bangali nation through Asamiya language


Read the original Harry Potter pitch that publishers rejected from J.K. Rowling The original Harry Potter pitch

Rowling has previously revealed that her manuscript was rejected by 12 different publishing houses before Bloomsbury took a gamble on it


Rock and roll legend Fats Domino dies Rock and roll legend Fats Domino dies

Domino's daughter earlier announces the death to a local television station, saying that the rock legend died peacefully around family


Moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000 Moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000

Marcel Duchamp's reproductions of Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa", on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache, sold for $750,000 at Sotheby's in Paris


Letters of French author Proust to be posted online Letters of French author Proust to be posted online

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is leading the project to digitize the collection, with collaboration from the University of Grenoble Alps

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