Dacca Diaries by WSJ's Peter Kann

In 1972, he earned a Pulitzer for his coverage of the Liberation War of Bangladesh

A combination of handout photographs used in a report analyzing a sample of Johnson's Baby Powder from 1978, entered in court as a plaintiff's exhibit in a case against Johnson&Johnson, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters Nov 9, 2018. Mark Lanier/Handout via Reuters

What is talc and why could it lead to cancer?

J&J is facing several billion in damages after the carcinogenic asbestos was found in its baby powder

Christmas without mortar fire

The Syrian capital prepares to celebrate for the first time in years

Nadine Labaki in New York, Nov 6, 2018. Her film “Capernaum” explores the plight of a child in the Beirut slums. Labaki wants to harness the drama’s power to help other such children. The New York Times

The rallying cry of ‘Capernaum’

‘Capernaum’ explores the plight of a child in the Beirut slums

A construction worker cleans the pavement on the Champs Elysees Avenue on the eve of demonstrations by

French activists use Facebook to protest, plan

The yellow vest protesters no longer gather in town squares and on the streets

Mueller rebukes Flynn

The former national security adviser for Trump knew better than to lie, he says 

Princeton kept looted manuscripts?

Church leaders file suit demanding the university give back three Byzantine-era manuscripts

A German passport designating the holder’s gender as female. The Germany Parliament has passed a law introducing a third category: diverse. The New York Times

Germany adds ‘diverse’ gender options

German lawmakers approved a third option for legal documents in response to a landmark court case that said gender identity was a personal freedom

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during the APEC CEO Summit 2018 at the Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 17 November 2018. Fazry Ismail/Pool via REUTERS

Jerusalem can’t be called Israel capital: Mahathir 

Malaysia PM slams Australia decision saying no country has such rights  

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The headquarters of VEB, or Vnesheconombank, owned by the Russian government and overseen directly by Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, in Moscow, Dec 12, 2018. The bank is a client of McKinsey, the influential US-based consultancy which has for decades helped raise the stature of authoritarian and corrupt governments across the globe. James Hill/The New York Times

How a US firm is fuelling rise of tyranny

McKinsey & Co’s clients include the Chinese govt, Turkey’s Erdogan and Saudi Arabia

Final session of the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice. Reuters

Nations agree ‘week’ global climate pact

No urgency on increasing emissions cut targets - green groups

Shakira accused of tax fraud

She has failed to pay $16.3 million in tax, Spanish prosecutors allege