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Cricketers go on strike for pay hike

They announce the strike from a news conference in Dhaka

Impeachment and the Clinton legacy

While the Senate acquitted Clinton, impeachment became its own stain on him

Front pages of major Australian newspapers show a 'Your right to know

Australian newspapers redact front pages

The nation’s biggest media rivals unite to protest against legislation that restricts press freedoms

The sun sets at Trump National Doral Miami, in Doral, Fla, Sep 9, 2016. President Donald Trump knew Democrats would criticise him for choosing his own luxury golf club in Miami for the G7 summit in June, but when he heard Republicans doing it he changed his mind. The New York Times

Why Trump dropped his idea to hold the G7 at his own hotel

He knew Democrats would criticise him. When Republicans started doing so, he changed his mind

A village forest in the West Sumatra region of Indonesia, Jul 25, 2019. Nearby forests have treetop surveillance systems using recycled cellphones and artificial intelligence software to listen for rogue loggers and catch them in the act. The New York Times

Using old cellphones to listen for illegal loggers

Nearby forests have treetop surveillance systems using recycled cellphones and artificial intelligence software to listen for rogue loggers and catch them in the act

A demonstration in Les Cayes, Haiti, Oct 13, 2019. Haitians say the violence and economic stagnation stemming from a clash between the president and the opposition are worse than anything they have ever experienced. (Meridith Kohut/The New York Times)

Crisis pushes Haiti to brink of collapse

Weeks of unrest, rampant corruption and economic malaise have led to soaring prices, a disintegration of public services and a galloping sense of insecurity and lawlessness

Nadiem Makarim, founder of the Indonesian ride-hailing and online payment firm Gojek waves to journalists as he arrives at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct 21, 2019. REUTERS

Gojek CEO quits to join Indonesian cabinet

The ride-hailing and payments company says two senior officials would jointly take over running operations of the $10b firm

American military personnel at Camp Shorabak in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, last month. The New York Times

US is quietly reducing its troop force in Afghanistan

The reduction, which officials say could gradually drop the number of troops by several thousand, is happening even without any deal with the Taliban

Vaping at Harvest, a marijuana dispensary, in San Francisco, Oct 8, 2019. A technology initially promoted to help cigarette smokers has transformed marijuana use, too. Now, with cases of severe lung illness rising, health investigators are warning people to stop vaping cannabis. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Health hazards of vaping cannabis

Most of the patients in the outbreak of severe lung illnesses linked to vaping in US, which has left 1,479 people sick and 33 dead, vaped THC

In an undated photo via the Polak family, Dr Paul Polak with men operating a well-digging rig made largely of bamboo in Bangladesh in the 1980s. Polak, a former psychiatrist who became an entrepreneur and an inventor with a focus on helping the world’s poorest people create profitable small businesses, died on Oct 10 in Denver. He was 86. The New York Times

Social entrepreneur Paul Polak dies

The former psychiatrist and real-estate speculator turned to helping the poor make money by selling foot pumps, charcoal and clean water

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Bangladesh-EU agenda talks begin

They are discussing key priorities for the post-2020 cooperation agenda

EU to delay Brexit until February

Extension options range from just an additional month until the end of November

File Photo: Gamers and visitors take a rest at the booth of Netflix during Europe's leading digital games fair Gamescom, which showcases the latest trends of the computer gaming scene in Cologne, Germany, Aug 21, 2019. REUTERS

Netflix shares jump ahead of streaming wars

It comes amid fears that the company could lag behind as Disney and Apple prepare to ramp up the streaming video wars