Comedian hospitalised for depression. Hilarity ensues

"If I were a comedy obsessive, I would already have known about the sneaky genius of Gary Gulman"

Newton District Court, where Judge Shelley Joseph, a former prosecutor and defence attorney, was a visiting judge at the courthouse, occasionally hearing cases on Tuesdays, in Newton, Mass., on Thursday, Oct 10, 2019. The New York Times

Judge who let man elude ICE is now in dock

Judge Shelley Joseph, who was accused of helping an undocumented immigrant escape detention, has signalled she will risk a trial

Thyrocare marks anniversary, US accreditation

It has recently become the first digitised lab in Bangladesh to achieve the College of American Pathologists accreditation

A protester hides behind a shield during clashes with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China Nov 17, 2019. REUTERS

Protesters hurl petrol bombs in fresh HK clashes

Violence erupts around a besieged university campus in the Chinese-ruled city

Joaquin Phoenix attends the premiere for the film

'Joker' to cross $1bn at the box office

It is on track to become Hollywood's first R-rated movie to reach the milestone

In a new book, Fatima Bhutto writes about the values and stories conveyed in Bollywood films, Turkish soap operas and South Korean pop music, and examines how they are eclipsing American soft power. The New York Times

Rise of Bollywood, K-pop and Turkish TV

Journalist Fatima Bhutto explains how the biggest migration in human history is affecting the dominance of American culture

Fuad returns with new album

Six female singers will lend their vocals on the record featuring leading musicians from around the globe

In an image provided by the British Museum, a depiction of Thoth, centre, an ancient Egyptian god of writing, who was depicted with the head of an ibis. Experts have put forth a number of explanations for how the ancient Egyptians possessed millions — yes, millions — of African sacred ibises that they mummified as offerings to the god Thoth. New DNA analysis undercuts the theory that they created large-scale ibis breeding farms. The New York Times

Millions of ibises mummified in Egypt

But where did the ancient country get them?

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Abdul Matlub Ahmad. File Photo

IBCCI reelects Matlub president

Shoeb Chowdhury is reelected vice-president

Sri Lanka People's Front party presidential election candidate and former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa waves to his supporters during the final election campaign rally in Homagama, Sri Lanka Nov 13, 2019. REUTERS

Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka election

The former wartime defence chief vows to tackle extremism

Joaquin Phoenix attends the premiere for the film

'Joker' to cross $1bn at the box office

It is on track to become Hollywood's first R-rated movie to reach the milestone