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US President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, US, September 25, 2018. Reuters
Trump rejects meeting with Rouhani at UN

He, however, signals he is open to a future meeting despite simmering tensions over Tehran's nuclear deal

Bangabandhu’s early letters from prison

The character of great men and women are revealed when they are under stress, Salman F Rahman writes

Factory workers at the end of their shift in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 27, 2018. Companies are reconsidering where to put their factories as the trade war between the United States and China mounts, but few places can match China’s convenience and reliability. (Adam Dean/The New York Times)

Quitting China is hard despite Trump tariffs

Many companies are considering cheaper places like Bangladesh to make their products

In a photo provided by Julian Rademeyer, a Thai woman, who was hired to hunt rhino in South Africa, poses with her trophy in Nov 2010. The New York Times

To fight wildlife poaching, forget the ‘kingpins’

Authorities keep arresting people said to be bosses of wildlife trafficking, but that isn’t making a dent in the problem

Cervical cancer prevention strategy geared up

This is a coordinated approach to prevent the deadly disease

In an undated photo provided by Syed Tasfiq Mahmood, rice fields and a canal in southwestern Bangladesh. Rice farmers are shifting to new varieties of the crop that are bred to grow in saltier water. (Syed Tasfiq Mahmood via The New York Times)

Climate change adaptation speeds up

In Bangladesh, rice farmers facing rising seawater are changing what they grow

Kevin Systrom, left, and Mike Krieger, Instagram's co-founders, in their headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif, Mar 24, 2017. The New York Times

Instagram co-founders to step down

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram’s co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app

Nobel laureate Charles Kao dies

In the 1960s, Dr Kao outlined the potential capacity of fibre optic cables for storing information, laying the technical groundwork for modern communications

Letters from a scrabble game are seen in this illustration picture in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Nov 15, 2012. REUTERS

Scrabble players’ dictionary
adds 300 new words

The words, including ok, ew, bestie, twerk; were included in the sixth edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary

Actor Cate Blanchett after the Giorgio Armani show during Milan Fashion Week Spring 2019 in Milan, Italy, Sep 23, 2018. REUTERS

Celebrities to promote environmental sustainability

Italy's fashion elite and celebrities gathered at Milan's fashion week to urge greater environmental sustainability in the global fashion industry

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BGMEA asks US for fair price

It organises a farewell for outgoing Ambassador Marcia Bernicat

US President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, US, September 25, 2018. Reuters

Trump rejects meeting with Rouhani at UN

He, however, signals he is open to a future meeting despite simmering tensions over Tehran's nuclear deal

The actress Judy Greer, now making her directorial debut with the dark comedy “A Happening of Monumental Proportions,” in Los Angeles, Sep 11, 2018. The New York Times

Actor Judy Greer turns filmmaker

Beloved in the industry after more than 125 roles in TV and movies, the actress directed her first film, “just to see if I could do it”