Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, speaks via video link to the founding conference of the Arab Council For Regional Integration, at a hotel in London, Nov 20, 2019. The group has brought together Arab journalists, artists, politicians, diplomats, Quranic scholars and others who share a view that isolating and demonising Israel has cost Arab nations billions in trade. The New York Times

Arab thinkers against Israel boycotts

They are pushing to engage with Israel on the theory that it would aid their societies and further the Palestinian cause

The home where Adolf Hitler was born, right, in the downtown area of Braunau am Inn, Austria, Feb 2, 2015. The New York Times.

Hitler’s birthplace to become a police station

Austrian authorities hope to send a clear message that it will not be a shrine to Hitler

A view of the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos in September. The Greek government said it would begin gradually closing the camp as well as the Vathi camp on Samos by July. The New York Times

Greece to shut down refugee camps

The government announces steps to replace overcrowded migrant camps on the Aegean Islands

Almaas Elman came from a prominent family of activists whose work has focused on social justice, women’s rights and rehabilitating children affected by Somalia’s decades-long war. The New York Times

Somali-Canadian activist killed in Mogadishu

Almaas Elman, a committed and tireless aid worker, was hit by a bullet while inside a car

The Sun sets during high tide in Venice, Italy NoV 17, 2019. REUTERS

What tourists need to know about floods in Venice

They are still welcomed but are advised to bring waders

Men of the Al Bunda tribe ride in a pick-up from Sadr City, a vast, impoverished neighbourhood of Baghdad whose residents have a history of defying the government, to join protests in the Iraqi capital's downtown area, Oct 30, 2019. For several weeks now, more than 200,000 Iraqis across the country have gathered on any given day to demonstrate against the government. The New York Times

Why Iraqis are protesting

They come in droves to Baghdad’s protests, driven by anger at the govt’s neglect and fuelled by their long history of defiance

“I find it an astonishing privilege that this is what I get to do for a living,” Susan Choi said during her National Book Awards acceptance speech. She is this year’s fiction winner for her novel “Trust Exercise.” The New York Times

Susan Choi wins National Book Award

She wins the fiction prize for ‘Trust Exercise’

One World Trade Center in New York, on Jul 30, 2018. With income inequality a focus of the current presidential candidates, workers in journalism, advertising and book publishing have anonymously posted salary information on crowdsourced spreadsheets, many of them hoping their efforts will lead to higher pay. The New York Times

Media workers call out pay gaps

They posted salary information on crowdsourced spreadsheets, many of them hoping their efforts will lead to higher pay

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Vegetable vendors eye windfall

An ongoing transport strike is feared to affect supply to the capital

Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, speaks via video link to the founding conference of the Arab Council For Regional Integration, at a hotel in London, Nov 20, 2019. The group has brought together Arab journalists, artists, politicians, diplomats, Quranic scholars and others who share a view that isolating and demonising Israel has cost Arab nations billions in trade. The New York Times

Arab thinkers against Israel boycotts

They are pushing to engage with Israel on the theory that it would aid their societies and further the Palestinian cause

Estrella Vasquez, a muxe woman who features on the cover of Vogue magazine, paints a Huipil, a traditional garment used on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, at her house in Juchitan, in Oaxaca state, Mexico Nov 19, 2019. Muxes are a third gender population traditional to Zapotec indigenous culture in southern Mexico. REUTERS

Vogue cover features transgender ‘muxe’ from Mexico

Muxes are a third gender population traditional to Zapotec indigenous culture in southern Mexico