Messi named FIFA player of the year

The Argentine forward beats Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to the prize

Americans are not the Saudis' mercenaries

The upshot is that hawks are urging Trump to be tougher this time and to consider bombing Iranian targets

Women poop. Sometimes at work. Get over it

Why must the bathroom continue to be fraught?

19 held at 3 ‘illegal parlours’

They include 16 female staff members of three parlours in Dhaka

Pedestrians near a mosque with its Arabic style minarets and dome brightly lit at night, in Linxia, China, Sept 14, 2019. The New York Times.

A crackdown on Islam across China

In China’s northwest, the government is stripping the most overt expressions of the Islamic faith from a picturesque valley where most residents are devout Muslims

Facebook suspends thousands of apps

The move forms part of the company’s ongoing app developer investigation in response to the Cambridge Analytica row

Is it time to quit vaping?

Health officials have recommended that people refrain from using e-cigarettes as they investigate a severe lung illness that has killed eight people

Socarvin Omuoha, 55, shown Thursday, Sept 19, 2019, has returned to Nigeria from South Africa. The Nigerian man who had owned a cellphone shop in South Africa for more than a decade said “I would have died,” if I stayed. (KC Kenechukwu/The New York Times)

South Africa's anti-immigrant venom

More than 300 Nigerians return home from Johannesburg after fleeing mob attacks and the torching of their stores

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

Tim Sherno in the desert near Rachel, Nev., where thousands gathered for an event that started as an internet joke, Sept. 20, 2019. Sherno came for the gathering outside the secretive Area 51 military base that, despite starting as a viral online joke, was bewitched to life by people who committed to making it happen. (Jessica Pons/The New York Times)

At Area 51, they come in peace

Plenty of invaders, no aliens


Govt upbeat on onion prices

Commerce Secretary Md Jafar Uddin plays down fears over the price hike

35 people killed by Afghan forces

Afghan government says five Pakistanis and one Bangladeshi national were among those arrested

Winners Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Bill Hader speak onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 22, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Getty)

'Fleabag,' 'Game of Thrones' win top Emmy awards

The awards are Hollywood's top honors in television.