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Tigers go 6th
for first time

The win over New Zealand gives Mashrafe and his men a huge boost in sealing a direct spot in the next World Cup

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Budgets . . . and irresponsible fiscal behaviour

A budget, whether of a government or of a household, is in deficit whenever actual revenue falls short of actual expenditure, M A Taslim writes

FILE PHOTO: An Indonesian man is publicly caned for having gay sex, in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia May 23, 2017. Reuters

Taskforce to target Indonesian gays 

With the exception of Aceh, homosexuality is legal in the Muslim-majority country

Propitiating a hedonistic God, Las Vegas has just one goal - to let you have fun. Music, dance, drama, fashion, gambling and sex are offered round the clock to those who seek it. Reuters

Sleepless in sin city

Las Vegas has one goal -- to let you have fun, whatever your idea of fun may be

China downgraded

Strength of economy expected to suffer with debt rising, Moody's says to cut its credit ratings for the first time in 30 years

Gold bars in wig

Passenger from Malaysia found carrying gold bars concealed on his head at Dhaka airport

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania meet Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican, May 24, 2017. Reuters

‘Be an olive tree’

Pope Francis tells Donald Trump in Vatican, hands him letter on the need to protect the environment

An electronic patients chart is shown on the wall to a hospital room in San Diego, California Apr 17, 2017. Reuters

23 mil to lose health coverage under Trumpcare

Bill would make it harder for the sick to buy insurance, de-stabilise insurance markets

The boy who met James Bond

Facebook post on two meetings – 23 years apart – reveal the grace and charm of the distinguished British actor

A cat wears SmartTag, a device manufactured by Suga International Holdings to monitor the activity levels of pets, in Hong Kong, China Mar 14, 2017. Reuters

Smart devices for China’s pets

Electronic device makers in China are looking to cash-in on a boom in smart devices for pets such as smart collars, leashes and feeders.

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Visitors looks at an electronic board showing the Japan's Nikkei average at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo, Japan, Feb 9, 2016. Reuters

Asian shares hit two-year high

Dollar, US bonds slip as Federal Reserve signals gradual tightening

Soldiers cross a road with a police officer in central London, Britain May 24, 2017. Reuters

Manchester attacker's father, brother arrested

The younger brother of the attacker is suspected to have Islamic State links

Sonu Nigam quits Twitter

The singer announces his decision in a series of 24 posts after singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s account was suspended over offensive tweets