2019 : Some major events
Md Joynal Abedin Khan :
January 1 : A man watches New Year's fireworks explode over Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.
January 4: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic congresswomen pose together outside the US Capital. A record number of women elected to Congress were key to Democrats reclaiming the majority in the House.
January 7 : Awami League President Sheikh Hasina sworn for the fourth time as Prime Minister of the Government of Bangladesh. She will be serving as the 11th Prime Minister; her third consecutive term. Sheikh Hasina served as Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001; second term from 2009 to 2014; and the third from 2014 to 2019.
January 14 : A cargo plane crashed while landing at the Fath airport near Karaj, Iran. The crash killed 15 people on board, according to Iranian state media.
US President Donald Trump displays fast food for Clemson University's football team, which was at the White House to celebrate its national championship. The administration said Trump paid for the meal after much of the White House residence staff, including chefs, were furloughed because of the government shutdown. The shutdown lasted 35 days, making it the longest government shutdown in US history. It began in late December after the White House and Congress were at an impasse over money for a border wall.
January 15 : Militants stormed a Nairobi hotel, killing at least 21 people. The attack lasted hours, and the five militants committed suicide. Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming it was a response to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Diver Ocean Ramsey swims next to a great white shark near the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The shark was believed to be Deep Blue, a 20-foot-long female shark that Ramsey had studied years ago in Mexico. It is believed to be one of the largest great whites on the planet. Ramsey said her team had been monitoring tiger sharks feeding when Deep Blue made her surprise appearance. The divers "spent the entire day with her till the sun went down," Ramsey wrote.
January 19 : Many members of Burkina Faso's government resigned without giving reason. Among those who resigned was Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba and his entire Cabinet. President Kabore has said he hopes to form a new government soon.
January 27 : Two bombs went off in a church in the Philippines. Officials suspect the attack is linked to terrorism, and estimate that 20 people have died and another 100 have been wounded.
January 28: Members of a rescue team rest after returning from the site of a deadly dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil. Dozens of people were killed after the dam crumbled at an iron ore mine, unleashing a muddy sea of debris that all but buried Brumadinho.
February 12 : The country formerly known as the Republic of Macedonia officially changed its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, on paper ending a decades-long dispute that should pave the way for NATO membership.
The country can be called "North Macedonia" for short and the national language should continue to be referred to as "Macedonian,".
February 20 : The fire incident happened just 10 days after the fatal fire that broke out at a chemical warehouse in Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka on Febarury 20, leaving at least 71 people dead.
A devastating fire broke out at Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar area on leaving 67 people dead at the spot and many injured who rushed to the several hospitals and clinics. Autopsies found all the victims were burned alive.
February 25: A man who was killed while trying to hijack a commercial flight in Bangladesh was a 24-year-old passenger from a village near Dhaka who may not have been armed, concerned officials said, in a reversal of previous allegations that he was carrying a pistol. "There was no signal that he had something" when he went through airport security before the flight.
February 28 : Pakistan returned a captured pilot to India. However, India has stated that this may not be enough to de-escalate the tension between these two countries.
March 15 : A gunman entered two mosques and began firing. He killed 49 people and injured many more. The suspect, 28-year-old Brenton Terrant, is a self-proclaimed white supremacist and is currently in custody. The court judge has ruled his face to be pixelated in all photographs to ensure he gets a fair trial. Terrant also live-streamed the attack to Facebook, which has been shared many times and created outrage over social media measures.
At least 67 people were killed and 50 others wounded in a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, police announced.
March 17 : New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugs a woman at the Kilbirnie Mosque in Wellington, New Zealand. It was two days after the mosque attacks in Christchurch. Less than a month later, New Zealand's parliament voted 119-1 in favor of a ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons.
March 29 : Britain leaves the European Union, after 4 decades of membership, at midnight (2300 GMT) in Brussels, 11:00 pm in London, becoming the first country to quit the bloc.
April 6 : Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a student was set on fire on the roof-top of her Madrasoa at Sonagazi, allegedly by people loyal to the Principal SM Sirajuddoula whom she had accused of sexually harassing her. She succumbed to her injuries four days later at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. On October 24, 16 people including the Principal were given death penalty for their role in the murder.
April 10 : Researchers at the National Science Foundation announce that this is the first-ever picture of a black hole. The black hole is in the center of M87, a massive galaxy near the Virgo galaxy cluster 55 million light-years from Earth. It has a mass that is 6.5 billion times that of our sun.
April 11 : Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested in London. It is still undetermined whether or not Assange will be extradited to the United States.
April 15 : Smoke and flames rise from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. A catastrophic fire engulfed the 850-year-old structure, destroying its iconic spire and roof. The fire took a long time to put out, and it will likely take months to assess the damage. The blaze is suspected to be accidental. Macron hopes to rebuild it within five years.
April 21: On Easter Sunday, about 290 people died and hundreds more were injured in an explosion at churches in Sri Lanka. The bombings were coordinated and are believed to be terrorist related
April 23 : Harshani Sriyani weeps over the body of her daughter who was killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. A wave of suicide bombings hit churches and hotels across the country, killing more than 250 people.
April 30 : Ailing Emperor Akihito, 84, formally steps down in the first abdication in more than two centuries in the world's oldest imperial family. His eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito, ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne the following day.
May 6 : Anailin Nava, 2, suffers from severe malnutrition in Toas Island, Venezuela. Through nearly a decade of mismanagement, Venezuela has squandered its profound oil wealth, leaving its economy in tatters and Latin America reeling from a mass exodus of migrants in search of food and medicine. These shortages, which also include staples such as milk, flour and toilet paper, have been exacerbated by sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies. Millions of people have fled Venezuela since 2014, according to the United Nations. They are also fleeing because of rolling blackouts, rising unemployment and soaring violent crime.
May 7 : Students are escorted to buses following a shooting at their school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. One student, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, was killed trying to stop the shooting. Eight other students were wounded. Two suspects, both students, were taken into custody.
May 17: People celebrate outside the Legislative Yuan after Taiwan approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
May 18: People in Gaza City break their Ramadan fast near a building that had been recently destroyed by an Israeli airstrike.
May 24: British Prime Minister Theresa May tears up as she announces her resignation in London. May said she deeply regretted not being able to deliver Brexit, the issue that brought her to power in 2016 and consumed her premiership.
June 17 : Three suicide bombers detonated bombs in Nigeria, killing 30 people and injuring another 39. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
June 24 : The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto MartÃnez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter, Angie Valeria, lie on the bank of the Rio Grande near Matamoros, Mexico. They drowned trying to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. The shocking image was a grim reminder of the dangerous journey migrants take to get to the United States.
June 26 : Rifat Sharif, 22, was hacked with sharp weapons near the main gate of Barguna Govt College in board day light when his wife Ayesha Siddik Minni appeared to be trying to protect him. He succumbed to his injuries at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College in Barishal. 24 people were accused in the murder case filed by Rifat's father. Main accused Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayon Bond was killed in a reported gunfight with law enforcers on July 2. Police on September 1 pressed charges against 24 people including Minni in the murder case.
June 30: US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the two meet at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Trump briefly stepped over into North Korean territory, becoming the first sitting US leader to set foot in the nation. Trump said he invited Kim to the White House, and both leaders agreed to restart talks after nuclear negotiations stalled.
July 14 : England win the men's World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a super over in one of the most incredible games in cricket history.
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has passed away at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka. The 90-year-old deposed military dictator has been suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome or a low-level of haemoglobin in his blood for long. He was diagnosed with lung infection and kidney ailment after he was admitted to the CMH on June 22.
July 20 : Taslima Begum Renu, mother of 2 children, was beaten to death over a child -lifting rumour at North Budda, Dhaka. Thirteen suspects have so far been arrested in a case filed over the lynching.
July 24 : Britain's Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace, where she formally invited him to become Prime Minister. Johnson won the UK's Conservative Party leadership contest and replaced Theresa May, who was forced into resigning after members of her Cabinet lost confidence in her ability to secure the UK's departure from the European Union.
July 28 : An attack on people attending a funeral in Nigeria left 65 dead. Of those dead, 20 died on the scene and 44 died trying to chase the assailants. Officials believe Boko Haram is responsible.
August 17: A damaged stage is seen in Kabul, Afghanistan, after a suicide bomber targeted a wedding. The attack killed 63 people and wounded 182, said a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing.
September 5 : Homes in Abaco, Bahamas, are destroyed by Hurricane Dorian. The storm battered the Bahamas, obliterating houses and knocking out power. Dozens of people were killed, and tens of thousands were left homeless. When it made landfall, Dorian was a Category 5 hurricane with winds of 185 mph. That made it the strongest storm on record to hit the islands.
September 10 : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a history class while visiting the Pimlico Primary school in London.
September 22 : Afghan military forces attacked a Taliban hideout, accidentally killing 40 people who were attending a wedding next door. The government plans to investigate the incident.
September 23 : Haitian Senator Ralph Fethiere fires a gun in the air to disperse protesters outside the country's Parliament building. Associated Press photographer Dieu-Nalio Chery was wounded during the commotion. The chaotic scenes follow recent protests over fuel and food shortages, Reuters reported. Haiti has been struggling with power blackouts and rising fuel prices, sparking public anger against the government.
September 27 : The World Athletics Championships open in Qatar with evening-only sessions, a midnight marathon and an air-conditioned stadium among the measures in place to beat the hot and humid conditions. The games wind up on October 6.
Gallery assistants pose with the Banksy painting "Devolved Parliament" at the Sotheby's auction house in London. The artwork, which shows the benches of Parliament occupied by primates, sold at auction for a record-breaking Â£9,879,500 ($12,200,000).
October 1: Soldiers shout as they march in Beijing during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
October 7 : Abrar Fahad, 21, student of Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) was murdered. He was found dead on the staircase of Sher-e-Bangla Hall of the University on 7th October after some BCL leaders and activists beat him. Movement for justice continued. Finally the BUET authorities expelled 26 students over the murder. On Nov. 13 the DB of Metropolitan Police (DMP) pressed charges against 25 people in the BUET student Abrar Fahad killing case.
October 10: Female police officers, left, stand near women watching a soccer match in Tehran, Iran. A ban on women attending sports stadiums was put in place in Iran shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. But following pressure from human rights groups and soccer's governing body FIFA, Iran agreed to permit women to watch a World Cup qualifier between Iran's national team and Cambodia.
November 10 : the death toll of the Iraq protests rose to 319. The day before, security forces killed four people as they tried to push back protesters.
November 26: BNP backed Muktijoddha Dal carried out flash procession seeking release of the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia as she landed in jail since February 28, 2018. Later, a case was filed against 500 people in connection with November 26 clash between police and a group of BNP leaders and activists in front of the High Court.
December 9 : Finland elected Sanna Marin as Prime Minister, making her the world's youngest. Marin will be sworn in on December 10.
December 20: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of the world's largest non-government development organisation BRAC, died at the age of 83. He breathed his last at the Apollo Hospital in Dhaka around 8:30pm battling a brain tumour, the NGO said in a statement. He was laid to rest at Banany graveyard after on December 22.
December 21: At least 23 people reportedly died in protests against a new citizenship law since December 17 that grants amnesty to immigrants who are in the country illegally from three neighboring countries - unless they are Muslim. The exclusionary law has sparked outrage and violent protests across the country. Thousands of hundreds of students, professors, commoners demonstrated against the law, waving Indian national flags and chanting slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. Modi's government passed the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act earlier in December.