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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo jointly win the Booker Prize for Fiction 2019 at the Guildhall in London, Britain Oct 14, 2019. REUTERS
Booker Prize shared by Atwood, Evaristo

They become the first authors to share the prize for ‘The Testaments’ and ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ respectively 

US industrial energy use falls as manufacturers struggle

It is contributing to the surplus of natural gas and diesel, and intensifying downward pressure on prices

Nadiya Hussain urges girls to speak out over abuse

The British-Bangladeshi baker addresses the mental health issues she had struggled with since being sexually abused as a young girl

People holding an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) and pictures of Catalan politicians as they walk through Via Laetana Avenue during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS

Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders

Nine separatist leaders are jailed for sedition over their role in a failed independence bid, sparking protests across the region

Congo to use J&J Ebola vaccine

It will complement another vaccine manufactured by Merck

Harley-Davidson's new electric motorcycle, LiveWire, is shown in this handout photo released by Harley-Davidson. Harley-Davidson Motor Company/Handout via REUTERS

Harley halts electric motorcycle production

It discovers a glitch in the final quality checks

This undated handout picture shows Thai Royal puppies related to the pet dog of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in Bangkok, Thailand. Royal Thai Palace via REUTERS

Puppies with royal pedigree

The eight are related to the pet dog of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

FILE PHOTO: A protester flashes a V-sign during a demonstration against Turkey's military action in northeastern Syria, in Strasbourg, France, Oct 12, 2019. REUTERS

The Kurdish struggle for rights and land

Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran all have large Kurdish minorities seeking varying degrees of autonomy from central governments after decades of repression

Newborn found buried alive in India

The suspected case of female infanticide highlights the country’s battle to protect girls

The shackled legs of suspected human traffickers are seen as they arrive for their trial at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Mar 15, 2016. REUTERS

Thai human traffickers flout orders to compensate victims

Their actions fuel fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked

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Apparel forum in Dhaka on Nov 5

More than 50 speakers from Bangladesh and abroad will share their expert opinions

FILE PHOTO: A protester flashes a V-sign during a demonstration against Turkey's military action in northeastern Syria, in Strasbourg, France, Oct 12, 2019. REUTERS

The Kurdish struggle for rights and land

Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran all have large Kurdish minorities seeking varying degrees of autonomy from central governments after decades of repression

Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian speaks at a public discussion during the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2019) in Yerevan, Armenia October 8, 2019. Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS

Kim Kardashian praises Thunberg

She hopes for meeting the climate activist