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Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, stands outside one of the buildings at Wisley Garden Centre in Surrey, Britain, June 25, 2019. Reuters
Johnson's magniloquent
tongue reaps political gold

He uses what some linguists and observers say bombastic language, esoteric vocabulary, occasional crudity and episodes of bumbling bluster

How Democrats defeat Donald Trump

Frank Bruni wonders what would happen if the Democratic nominee simply refused to talk about Trump

Christopher Kraft at his director console in mission control during a flight simulation in 1965. The New York Times

Christopher Kraft dies

He directed the NASA’s first piloted orbital flights, orchestrated spacewalks, oversaw the first lunar landing and led the space centre in Houston

Singer Tapan Chowdhury performs at the Vivekananda Festival 2019 in London

Vivekananda Festival held in London

The event marks a milestone of 25 years there

A group of children participate in a Dutch tradition known as

A peculiarly Dutch summer rite

This is a scouting tradition known as ‘dropping’ in which groups of mostly pre-teens are expected to find their way back to base in a forest

Allied tanks move into a heavily bombed Munich on Apr 29, 1945. Knowing that the American troops were closing in, residents began looting earlier that day, taking food, furniture and parts of Hitler’s art collection. The New York Times

Hitler looted the art, then they looted Hitler

New research is helping the hunt for missing art, largely amassed by Hitler, then re-stolen by Germans in the closing days of the war

Costa Rica’s health ministry confiscated about 30,000 containers of alcohol, including from the brands Guaro Montano, Guaro Gran Apache, Star Welsh, Aguardiente Barón Rojo, Aguardiente Timbuka and Aguardiente Molotov. The New York Times

Tainted alcohol linked to 19 deaths in CR

Health officials confiscated 30,000 bottles of alcohol and suspect the deaths were caused by methanol poisoning

FILE PHOTO: Plastic bags of fentanyl are displayed on a table at the US Customs and Border Protection area at the International Mail Facility at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, US Nov 29, 2017. REUTERS

Bangladesh invents a green throw-away bag

The jute made bags come as a new hope as countries around the world try to cut down on throw-away plastic shopping bags

Don’t scoff at influencers

As social media expands its cultural dominance, the people who can steer the online conversation will have an upper hand

FILE PHOTO: Angelina Jolie arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, Feb 18, 2018. REUTERS

Marvel's Eternals cast revealed led by Jolie

The slate of superhero films also includes Mahershala Ali in a remake of ‘Blade’ and Natalie Portman as a female ‘Thor’

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DSEX sinks below 5,000-mark

Dhaka bourse tanks as panic sell-off spreads

Boris Johnson speaks after being announced as Britain's next Prime Minister at The Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, Britain July 23, 2019. Reuters

Johnson vows to
get Brexit done

He is replacing Theresa May as Britain’s prime minister after winning Conservative leadership

FILE PHOTO: Angelina Jolie arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, Feb 18, 2018. REUTERS

Marvel's Eternals cast revealed led by Jolie

The slate of superhero films also includes Mahershala Ali in a remake of ‘Blade’ and Natalie Portman as a female ‘Thor’