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Trees and peatland are pictured during a fire in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September 17, 2019. REUTERS
Indonesian wildfires choke region in blanket of smoke

After the Amazon fires, Indonesia is now compounding environmental concerns with blazes to clear forest on the other side of the world

Thousands more Jeffrey Epsteins are still out there

The problem isn’t one tycoon but many tens of thousands of men who pay for sex with underage girls

From left, Adina Verson, Aadya Bedi and Purva Bedi in “Wives,” at Playwrights Horizons. The New York Times

In ‘Wives,’ the other halves have their say

Jaclyn Backhaus’s slapdash comedy, at Playwright’s Horizons, travels through time to coax oppressed spouses out of their powerful husband’s shadows

Chimpu, a chimpanzee rescued from a smuggling operation, receives care at the Central Zoo in Kathmandu, Nepal, Dec 12, 2017. A Nepali court convicted five men on Sep 16, 2019, of smuggling baby chimpanzees in a high-profile case that bared the country’s emergence as a hot-spot for the trafficking of rare and endangered animals through South Asia. The New York Times

Baby chimpanzees’ case reveals Nepal as a trafficking hot spot

Five men were convicted of smuggling two baby chimpanzees through Nepal, which has become a hot-spot for traffickers

The Trump administration said Iran was most likely behind the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities on Saturday, citing intelligence assessments and satellite photographs showing what officials said was evidence of Iranian involvement. American officials have offered no evidence beyond satellite photos, which analysts said are insufficient to prove where the attack came from, which weapons were used and who fired them. The New York Times

Evidence, not proof, of who hit Saudis

American officials offered no evidence beyond satellite photos, which analysts said are insufficient to prove where the attack came from, which weapons were used and who fired them

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma LP sit on a counter at a local pharmacy in Provo, Utah, US, Apr 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy

The pharmaceutical company is the maker of OxyContin, the drug widely seen as igniting the opioid crisis

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrating his Likud Party's election night victory in Tel Aviv, Israel, Apr 9, 2019. For Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his former deputy Avigdor Liberman, Israel’s do-over election will cap a love-hate saga of three decades. The New York Times

Ugly breakup of Israel’s odd couple could turn an election

For Prime Minister Netanyahu and his former deputy Liberman, Israel’s do-over election will cap a love-hate saga of three decades

File Photo: Pakistan's paramilitary soldier and Indian soldier stand guard across steel sheets at the construction site of a bridge leading to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib (unseen) which will be open this year for Indian Sikh pilgrims, in Kartarpur, Pakistan Sep 16, 2019. REUTERS

Indian corridor to Pakistan Sikh temple to open in Nov

The visa-free border crossing will be inaugurated just ahead of the 550th birthday of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak

FILE PHOTO: Geoffrey Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photograph of Jeffrey Epstein as he announces the financier's charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors, in New York, US, Jul 8, 2019. REUTERS

Thousands more Epsteins are still out there

They operate with impunity, continuing to sexually exploit children

Ric Ocasek of The Cars performs in support of their album

Singer Ric Ocasek dies

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee updated classic sounds for a broader pop audience, making polished songs with sonic depth

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BB raises lending limits

The move aims to increase the flow of credit into the private sector

Top court to rule on British PM’'s suspension of parliament

The SC will hear two appeals that will determine whether PM Boris Johnson acted lawfully.

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