Ecuador will not intervene with UK for Assange anymore

The matter has to be resolved between Assange and Great Britain, says Ecuador

Fear of a black continent

Efforts to raise the Western birthrate have been no more successful than Western-sponsored efforts to cut birthrates elsewhere in the world

French police and gendarmes check identity cards of two women for wearing full-face veils, or niqab, as they arrived to demonstrate after calls on the internet by Islamic groups to protest over an anti-Islam video, in Lille Sep 22, 2012. REUTERS

France's ban on Islamic veil violates human rights: UN

France had failed to make the case for its ban and ordered it to review the legislation, UN rights panel said in a statement

File Photo: Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma and Mridula Sharma arrive for the Time 100 Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, US, April 25, 2017. Reuters

3 held for ‘blackmailing’ Paytm founder

The trio includes the spokeswoman of India’s biggest digital payments company

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

An evening view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and its entrances to a cross sea tunnel, off Lantau island in Hong Kong, China Oct 21, 2018, before its opening ceremony on Oct 23, 2018. REUTERS

China opens world’s largest sea bridge

The bridge crosses the Pearl River Delta to link Hong Kong with Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai

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

Herath to retire next month

The most successful left-arm spinner in Test history will play the first match against England

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby is seen in this booking photo released by Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Maryland US, Sep 25, 2018. REUTERS

Bill Cosby hires 12th firm and 20th lawyer

Cosby, convicted of sexual assault this year, has hired an unusual number of lawyers to defend him in his criminal case

Child marriage survivors say UK law legitimises 'terrible' abuse

Campaigners say it makes no sense to invest in tackling forced marriage, while retaining a law that facilitates it


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Jordan's King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein attend the investment conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 23, 2018. Reuters

Saudi signs $50bn deals despite boycott

Many Western companies, politicians stay away from a major Saudi investment event after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

US revokes visas of some Saudis

President Donald Trump says Saudi authorities staged the "worst cover-up ever" in the killing of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi this month

Ayub Bachchu dies

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