Dacca Diaries by WSJ's Peter Kann

In 1972, he earned a Pulitzer for his coverage of the Liberation War of Bangladesh

FILE -- Flooded homes, roads and fields after Hurricane Florence, in Elizabeth City, N.C., Sept. 18, 2018. More records for both wet and dry weather are being set around the globe, according to a study published in December 2018. (Hilary Swift/The New York Times)

Climate change delivers more floods, droughts

More records for both wet and dry weather are being set around the globe

Representational Image: Cleaners and their children sort garbage at a dump site in Guiyang, Guizhou province, February 21, 2015. Reuters

Boy, 12, kills his
mother in China

He then returns to school, igniting an outcry

Faith Lapidus prepares for a radio broadcast at the Voice of America studio, in Washington, Dec 3, 2018. The agency that oversees Voice of America and other government broadcasting has endured a series of recent scandals. Soon a Trump appointee will take over. The New York Times

Voice of America braces for shift to the right

At risk from recent missteps, President Trump could impose his own vision of news on the agency that oversees the government network, media analysts say

A construction worker cleans the pavement on the Champs Elysees Avenue on the eve of demonstrations by

French activists use Facebook to protest, plan

The yellow vest protesters no longer gather in town squares and on the streets

Representational Image: Workers drill at an open cast coal field at Dhanbad district in Jharkhand September 18, 2012. Reuters

13 trapped in flooded India coal mine 

The mine is an old, illegal so-called rat-hole mine

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waits for her car after attending the wedding ceremony of Isha Ambani, the daughter of the Chairman of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani, at their residence in Mumbai, India, December 12, 2018. Reuters

Hillary joins Bollywood stars in Indian wedding

The marriage brings together two of India's most influential, super-rich families

AL removes female leader over viral video

The video of her assaulting a rickshawpuller has drawn criticism, triggered debate

Shakira accused of tax fraud

She has failed to pay $16.3 million in tax, Spanish prosecutors allege

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The front page of a report analysing a sample of Johnson's Baby Powder from 1978, entered in court as a plaintiff's exhibit in a case against Johnson & Johnson, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters Nov 9, 2018. Mark Lanier/Handout via REUTERS

J&J knew its baby powder contained asbestos

Popular talcum powder manufacturer knew for decades its product contained cancer-causing substance

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks at The Sydney Institute in Sydney, Australia Dec 15, 2018. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas via Reuters

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israel capital

However it will not move the embassy there immediately, PM Scott Morrison said

Shakira accused of tax fraud

She has failed to pay $16.3 million in tax, Spanish prosecutors allege