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In a photo provided by Zeb Hogan, UNR Global Water Center, the giant devil catfish, or goonch, is found in the rivers of Southeast Asia, and can measure nearly seven feet long and weigh more than 200 pounds. Overharvesting and habitat loss endanger most of the world’s freshwater “megafauna,
The freshwater giants are dying

Some of the most astonishing creatures on Earth hide deep in rivers and lakes

My arrival in Dhaka, meeting Bangabandhu and the Rohingya crisis

The contrast between January 1972 and January 2020 cannot be more different or pronounced

Emergency workers attend the scene where a Turkish Airlines passenger plane with 135 people aboard which crashed while attempting to land at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport February 25, 2009. The plane broke up when it hit the ground next to the runway with the tail section of the fuselage broken off, and a wide crack in the fuselage just behind the cockpit. Reuters

How Boeing’s responsibility
in a deadly crash ‘got buried’

Dutch investigators focused blame on the pilots for failing to react properly when an automated system malfunctioned causing the crash more than a decade ago

Glenn Greenwald at his home in Rio de Janeiro, Aug 1, 2014. Federal prosecutors in Brazil on Jan 21, 2020, charged the American journalist with cybercrimes for his role in the spreading of cellphone messages that have embarrassed prosecutors and tarnished the image of an anti-corruption task force. The New York Times

US journalist charged with cybercrimes in Brazil

Greenwald is accused of being part of a ‘criminal investigation’ that hacked into the cellphones of prosecutors and public officials

A staff member wearing a mask monitors thermal scanners that detect temperatures of passengers at the security check inside the Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, Hubei province, China Jan 21, 2020. REUTERS

What we know about coronavirus

Here’s a quick rundown of what we know so far

Representational image. REUTERS

'I will continue to fight'

S Korea's first transgender soldier vows to oppose dismissal

Merchandise depicting Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are seen on display in a souvenir shop near Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, Jan 19, 2020. REUTERS

Where will the royals live in Canada?

Most of the speculation in the UK press centred on three places: Vancouver, Victoria and Toronto

Holocaust survivor Artemis Miron, 91, holds a family photograph during an interview with Reuters in Kfar Saba, Israel Jan 5, 2020. REUTERS

‘I stayed alive to tell’

Auschwitz's dwindling survivors recount horrors of Nazi death camp

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and his girlfriend TV presenter Lauren Sanchez pose after arriving at a company event in Mumbai, India, Jan 16, 2020. REUTERS

How Africa’s richest woman exploited Angola's wealth

A trove of over 700,000 documents shows how a global network of consultants, lawyers, bankers and accountants helped her amass that fortune and park it abroad

West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson during nets Mandatory. Reuters

Bangladesh appoint Gibson as bowling coach

The former West Indian cricketer is signed on a two-year contract

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AS CEO, David Glass increased Walmart annual revenues to $165 billion in 2000, up from $16 billion in 1988. Photo: Darren Rovell via Twitter

Walmart boss David Glass dies

As CEO, he led the world’s largest retailer through one of its greatest periods of expansion

Iran could withdraw from 2015 nuclear deal

Exiting the 2015 nuclear deal is one of Iran’s options, the Iranian president’s chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi, said on Wednesday.

Disney drops Fox from
Twentieth Century name

It wants consumers to not mistakenly think the movie studio has anything to do with Rupert Murdoch’s polarising Fox News media empire