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American soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division during a morning helicopter raid in the village of Alam Khel, Afghanistan, Jan 23, 2011. The New York Times
US officials misled public from early in Afghan war

The documents, obtained by The Washington Post, paint a stark picture of missteps and failures in the American effort to pacify and rebuild Afghanistan

Personalities outweigh issues at NATO’s testy birthday summit

It began with Trump branding Macron “nasty” and ended with the US president describing Trudeau as “two-faced”

For two decades, women have accounted for about 20 percent of enrolment at the University of Tokyo. The gender disparity extends across many top schools. The New York Times

At Japan’s most elite university, just 1 in 5 students is woman

Enrolment of women at the University of Tokyo has remained about 20% for years, an imbalance that extends across many top Japanese colleges

File Photo: Women sit among men in a newly opened cafe in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Aug 2, 2019. REUTERS

S Arabia ends gender segregation in restaurants

It had previously been mandatory to have one entrance for families and women, and another for men

File Photo: People wear masks as they wait outside a casualty ward at a hospital in Kozhikode in the southern state of Kerala, India, May 23, 2018. REUTERS

Experts warn of emerging threat of Nipah virus

The virus has ‘serious epidemic potential,’ global health and infectious disease specialists say

FILE PHOTO: Cast members Idina Menzel (L) and Kristen Bell pose at the premiere for the film

'Frozen 2' remains victorious, 'Playmobil' bombs

Those ticket sales boost its domestic tally to $337 million

FILE PHOTO: A boy receives polio vaccine drops, during an anti-polio campaign, in a low-income neighbourhood in Karachi, Pakistan Apr 9, 2018. REUTERS

Malaysia reports first case of polio since 1992

The country was declared polio-free in 2000

FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees gather at a market inside a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Mar 7, 2019. REUTERS

Rohingya refugees seek justice

They demand Myanmar be held to account at the United Nations' top court in The Hague

James Hamilton, who has planted no crops this year and plans to sell his livestock, at his farm in New South Wales, Australia, Oct 9, 2019. As a crippling drought and mismanagement have left more than a dozen Australian towns and villages without a reliable source of water, the country is beginning to confront a question that strikes at its very identity: Is life in Australia’s vast interior compatible with the age of climate change? The New York Times

As water runs low, can life in the outback go on?

In Australia’s vast interior, rivers and lakes are disappearing. ‘We are starting to glimpse what the future is going to be like,’ one scientist says

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UN chief to attend Dhaka business event

The International Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event on Tuesday in Bangladesh to mark its 100th anniversary

The Department of Justice in Washington, Dec 7, 2019. The New York Times

Report on FBI Russia inquiry finds serious errors

Investigators uncovered “no documentary or testimonial evidence” that political bias affected how officials conducted the investigation

FILE PHOTO: Cast members Idina Menzel (L) and Kristen Bell pose at the premiere for the film

'Frozen 2' remains victorious, 'Playmobil' bombs

Those ticket sales boost its domestic tally to $337 million