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FILE PHOTO - A worker cuts up joints of beef at the Marfrig Group slaughterhouse in Promissao, 500 km northwest of Sao Paulo October 7, 2011. Reuters
No Brazil beef without
scrutiny: minister

Brazil seeks to export beef to Bangladesh in exchange for garment

The scandal of a Nobel laureate

Why has the reaction to Handke’s Nobel been so neuralgic?

The astronauts Jessica Meir, left, and Christina Koch, aboard the International Space Station. The New York Times

NASA conducts first ever all-female spacewalk

Jessica Meir and Christina Koch ventured outside the International Space Station to replace a power controller

A man rides a bicycle on a smoggy morning near India Gate in New Delhi, India, Oct 17, 2019. REUTERS

Delhi air quality hits 'unhealthy' level

The situation is exacerbated by the burning of crop straw and stubble in surrounding states ahead of the sowing season

FILE PHOTO: A bottle of Zantac heartburn drug is seen in this picture illustration taken October 1, 2019. Reuters

Zantac recall widens as Sanofi pulls its drug

Versions of the drug contain low levels of a cancer-causing contaminant

A Hong Kong gay parade in Hong Kong in 2017. The New York Times

HK court rules against LGBT unions

The decision is a setback to efforts to expand recognition of same-sex partnerships in Asia, after Taiwan’s recognition of gay marriage

File Photo: A Pakistani flag flies on a mast as paramilitary Frontier Corps soldiers talk while guarding at Karachi's District Malir prison, Aug 23, 2013. REUTERS

Journalism watchdog official denied Pakistan entry

Immigration officials say the interior ministry placed the director of the Committee to Protect Journalists on a ‘stop list’

The house where Jolly Joseph lived with Roy Thomas, a husband she is now accused of poisoning, in Koodathayai, a small town in the Indian state of Kerala. The New York Times

India's 'Black Widow' serial killer

Her name is Jolly Joseph and the authorities say she has confessed to killing six family members over a 14-year span, including her husband and his parents

FILE PHOTO: A bird flies past a Reliance Industries logo installed on its mart in Ahmedabad, India January 16, 2017. Reuters

Reliance reaps record profit

It says strong growth in its consumer-facing businesses lifted second quarter net profit by 18.3% year-on-year

Bangladesh unblocks PUBG

The government “doesn’t want to interfere in the people’s personal freedom”, Mustafa Jabbar says

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FILE PHOTO - A worker cuts up joints of beef at the Marfrig Group slaughterhouse in Promissao, 500 km northwest of Sao Paulo October 7, 2011. Reuters

No Brazil beef without
scrutiny: minister

Brazil seeks to export beef to Bangladesh in exchange for garment

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Parliament TV via REUTERS

Lawmakers disrupt Johnson’s Brexit plan

They adopt a measure that delays a vote on his Brexit deal with Brussels

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