Remembering the great Bhola cyclone of 1970

Cornelia Rohde’s book, ‘CATALYST’ graphically details the tragedy and the aftermath

 Representational Image: Samples of emergency contraceptive pills are displayed in this photo taken at a Buenos Aires public hospital January 2, 2007. Reuters

World set to miss contraception goal

The growth in number of women using modern contraception in Bangladesh is slow, experts say

Stan Lee. Reuters

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, dies

He dreamed up Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel superheroes

Hong Ruping, a dialysis patient who illegally imports generic drugs from India for himself and others, at his home in south-western China, May 11, 2018. It’s a desperation born out of necessity. China’s aging population is increasingly stricken with deadly diseases like cancer and diabetes, but many can’t find or afford drugs. The New York Times

In China, desperate patients smuggle or make own drugs

Despite health insurance, terminally ill patients have to hunt around the world and on the internet for ways to stay alive

Women should stand up: Annie Zaidi

The Indian writer, filmmaker and poet joins Dhaka Lit Fest

The strawberry contamination scare led Australian supermarkets to post warning notices like the one above in the town of Mudgee in September. Some markets stopped stocking the fruit entirely. Reuters

Australian woman accused of spiking strawberries with needles

The tampering fuelled a nationwide panic that severely hurt the industry, prompted copycat incidents and led some stores to stop stocking the fruit

A General Electric (GE) sign is seen during the China International Import Expo (CIIE), at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China November 6, 2018. Reuters

GE seeks asset sales to cut debt

It is pursuing assets sales with “urgency” to reduce its high debt

Let's Talk: Hasina to face youths

She will interact with the young generation on Nov 16

In January the China editor of the BBC, Carrie Gracie, quit her job to protest unequal wages and donated backdated pay she received from the organisation to a legal fund for low-income women. The New York Times

Britain’s equal pay day highlights gender gap

Women protest pay disparity by highlighting day at which women begin working 'for free' compared to male colleagues

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India’s doing business index jump ‘a lesson to Bangladesh’

Businesses blame the poor image of the country for its failure to woo investment

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Singapore, November 12, 2018. Reuters

Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of 'conscience' award

It accuses her of perpetuating human rights abuses against the Rohingyas

Stan Lee. Reuters

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, dies

He dreamed up Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel superheroes