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US govt doesn’t know Dr Kamal

A visiting State Department official had to ask Bernicat who Dr Kamal is

Beware the culture warriors of social media

The dominance of the old media is under threat from the new

Family members and others mourn over the bodies of civilians killed by Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Beni, eastern Congo, earlier this month. The rebels were blamed for a similar attack in the area over the weekend. The New York Times

Rebels kill 15 in Ebola outbreak area of Congo

The violence threatened to again force the suspension of health workers’ efforts to contain the virus, which may have killed more than 150 people since August

PRAN attends SIAL food fair

The Bangladesh-based group is displaying over 500 products

FILE PHOTO: People protest US President Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in any capacity in the US military, in Times Square, in New York City, New York, US, July 26, 2017. Reuters

US trying to roll back transgender recognition

The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth

For an admittedly unscientific matter, astrology demands that its professional practitioners master some pretty advanced mathematics. (The New York Times)

Astrology is hard, even if it’s fake

It is not for ‘morons’, an astrologer says

James Jude Courtney as the latest Michael Myers. He hit on his approach after watching the 1978 Michael walk through a backyard: “It was a vibrational thing.” The New York Times

Michael Myers is a terrifying acting challenge

From walking like wood through water to “breathing him in,” five actors explain their very different approaches to “Halloween’s” opaque villain

Police wield their batons against demonstrators during a protest against the lifting of ban by Supreme Court that allowed entry of women of menstruating age to the Sabarimala temple, at the Nilakkal Base Camp in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, Oct 17, 2018. REUTERS

Clashes as protesters block women from India temple

Protesters barred women devotees and journalists from Sabarimala temple

Richard Parsons speaks at a forum titled

Richard Parsons steps down as interim chief of CBS

Parsons took over after sexual misconduct allegations toppled former media mogul Les Moonves

President Donald Trump and King Salman of Saudi Arabia join Arab leaders for a family photo in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017. Trump said his administration has asked Turkish officials for an audio tape that they claim to have as evidence of the 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Audio record of Khashoggi killing found: Turkey

Senior Turkish official says they have evidence Saudi agents beheaded and dismembered the dissident journalist

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Emirates appoints new
manager to Bangladesh

Saeed Abdullah Miran will be responsible for overseeing Emirates’ operations, optimising revenue and expanding the airline’s footprint within Bangladesh

A Still image taken from CCTV video and obtained by A News claims to show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and his fiancee entering their residence on the day he disappeared in Istanbul, Turkey October 2, 2018. Courtesy A News/Handout via REUTERS

Khashoggi double sent to create false trail

Saudi Arabia sent to Istanbul a man who looked like the dissident journalist to create a misleading trail of surveillance camera images

Ayub Bachchu dies

The LRB frontman who popularised rock music in Bangladesh passed away on Thursday morning