An apartment at 880 Gates Ave. in Brooklyn that was being used as a brothel, Sep 14, 2018. The New York Times
US brothel empire always one step ahead of the law

A former vice detective is at the centre of one of the New York Police Department’s worst scandals in recent years

Bangabandhu’s early letters from prison

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

Google defends Gmail data sharing

Gmail users must give their consent to activate extensions, which can help them send emails on a time delay, get price-match rebates from retailers and remove unwanted mailing lists

An Afghan National Army soldier trains with American troops at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Mar 22, 2016. The New York Times

The secret death toll for Afghan forces

The Taliban is killing Afghan soldiers and police officers in record numbers. Last week, 400 were killed, officials say

File Photo: Australian filmmaker James Ricketson speaks to journalists as he arrives at the Municipal Court of Phnom Penh, Cambodia Aug 20, 2018. Reuters

Jailed Australian filmmaker freed in Cambodia

James Ricketson, the filmmaker, was arrested while filming a street rally held by the country’s most popular opposition party in June 2017

Justice Wilfrida Okwany addresses a court session where she temporarily lifted a ban on

Kenya lifts ban on lesbian film

A Kenyan judge lifted a ban on an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian relationship making it eligible for Oscars 

Singer Elton John performs before announcing his final

Singer Elton John signs with Universal

He has signed a deal with for his back catalogue and any new work

Caption: Journalists are seen outside the morgue where relatives of missing persons attend a viewing of photographs of clothing, accessories and identification cards found on bodies recovered recently from mass graves in Xalapa, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, Mexico Sep 11, 2018. REUTERS

Mexican journalist killed while leaving home

It is the latest attack against the press in one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media workers

US church plans complaint hotline for sex abuse

A third-party hotline will be launched to field complaints about bishops who have sexually abused or harassed minors or adults


PRAN signs $5m export deal with the Netherlands

At present PRAN exports its products to 141 countries

Rescuers search to retrieve bodies from the water after a ferry overturned off the shores of Ukerewe Island on Lake Victoria, Tanzania Sept 21, 2018. Reuters

Tanzania ferry disaster toll hits 183

Rescuers searched for survivors from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry that capsized on Lake Victoria on Thursday

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”