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TIB remarks ‘slanderous’: Beximco

The TIB statement follows a report that the conglomerate was allowed to reschedule loan again

American universities are addicted to billionaires

Giving money to higher education amplifies a billionaire’s legacy

Men arrested for drug crimes are crammed inside a cell in the city of Zubair in Iraq's Basra province, on Jun 20, 2019. Growing addiction is the most recent manifestation of how Iraq’s social order has frayed in the years following the 2003 US invasion. The New York Times

Iraq faces a new adversary: Crystal meth

Growing addiction is the most recent manifestation of how Iraq’s social order has frayed after the 2003 US invasion

FILE PHOTO: Maurizio Cattelan’s “America,” a fully functional solid gold toilet is seen at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, US, August 30, 2017. Reuters

Golden, going gone

18-karat gold toilet is stolen

FILE PHOTO: Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger attends the European premiere of

Disney CEO resigns from Apple board

Bob Iger resign from Apple's board of directors as the two companies prepare to compete head-to-head in the streaming television business

Actress Felicity Huffman leaves the federal courthouse with her husband William H. Macy, after being sentenced in connection with a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, US, Sep 13, 2019. REUTERS

US actress punished in SAT fraud scandal

She is sentenced to 14 days in prison for inflating her daughter’s SAT score

FILE PHOTO: Actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas, speaks on stage at the Women In The World Summit in New York, US, Apr 11, 2019. REUTERS

'The Sky is Pink' stars honour real-life family's loss

The Bollywood film tells the true story of the Chaudhury family, narrated by their deceased teenaged daughter, Aisha

Women and children collect water in the village of Konduga, which hosts a camp for tens of thousands of people fleeing the war with Boko Haram, and was struck by a suicide bombing in June that killed 30 people, in Nigeria, Aug 20, 2019. The New York Times

Boko Haram is back with better drones

After a decade of devastating war with Boko Haram extremists, they are now better armed than ever and have more sophisticated drones than the demoralised Nigerian military

Kim Ye-na, 23, left, and Lee Jin-hui, 20, two North Korean women who were forced to perform cybersex in China, look out from their hotel room in Vientiane, Laos, on Aug 22, 2019. They were smuggled out of China in August. The New York Times

N Korean women trapped as cybersex slaves in China

A growing number of N Korean women are smuggled from their country and trafficked into the sex trade in China, and forced to perform sex acts online for clients

Mothers care for their newborns at the Anabah Maternity Centre, in Anabah, Afghanistan, Jul 17, 2019. The maternity centre bars patients’ families from the facility. Many patients say family members at other hospitals have demanded a caesarean section or other procedure for them, prescribed medicine or brought in unhealthy food. The New York Times

Wresting new lives from the jaws of war

A hospital in a remote area of Afghanistan is a haven for impoverished mothers and newborns in a country ravaged by war

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TIB remarks ‘slanderous’: Beximco

The TIB statement follows a report that the conglomerate was allowed to reschedule loan again

Workers in protective masks on the burned roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, Aug 26, 2019

Notre Dame’s toxic fallout

The April fire that engulfed Notre-Dame exposed many nearby areas to alarming levels of lead, and the French authorities' refusal to fully disclose the results of testing has sowed confusion and anxiety in the capital

FILE PHOTO: Actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas, speaks on stage at the Women In The World Summit in New York, US, Apr 11, 2019. REUTERS

'The Sky is Pink' stars honour real-life family's loss

The Bollywood film tells the true story of the Chaudhury family, narrated by their deceased teenaged daughter, Aisha