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Japan's Emperor Naruhito makes his appearance during a ceremony to proclaim his enthronement to the world, called Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, Oct 22, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Pool
Naruhito formally proclaims his enthronement

The centuries-old ceremony is being attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries

Impeachment and the Clinton legacy

While the Senate acquitted Clinton, impeachment became its own stain on him

FILE PHOTO: People walk past Japan's Fast Retailing Co Ltd's Uniqlo signboard at its shop in Tokyo, Japan January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Uniqlo faces consumer backlash after new ad

The Japanese clothing brand is accused of whitewashing colonial history with a bitter dispute between South Korea and former colonist Japan flaring up

The sun sets at Trump National Doral Miami, in Doral, Fla, Sep 9, 2016. President Donald Trump knew Democrats would criticise him for choosing his own luxury golf club in Miami for the G7 summit in June, but when he heard Republicans doing it he changed his mind. The New York Times

Why Trump dropped his idea to hold the G7 at his own hotel

He knew Democrats would criticise him. When Republicans started doing so, he changed his mind

A village forest in the West Sumatra region of Indonesia, Jul 25, 2019. Nearby forests have treetop surveillance systems using recycled cellphones and artificial intelligence software to listen for rogue loggers and catch them in the act. The New York Times

Using old cellphones to listen for illegal loggers

Nearby forests have treetop surveillance systems using recycled cellphones and artificial intelligence software to listen for rogue loggers and catch them in the act

A demonstration in Les Cayes, Haiti, Oct 13, 2019. Haitians say the violence and economic stagnation stemming from a clash between the president and the opposition are worse than anything they have ever experienced. (Meridith Kohut/The New York Times)

Crisis pushes Haiti to brink of collapse

Weeks of unrest, rampant corruption and economic malaise have led to soaring prices, a disintegration of public services and a galloping sense of insecurity and lawlessness

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, Oct 17, 2019. The New York Times.

Facebook finds new disinformation campaigns

Facebook on Oct 21 unveiled several new initiatives to reduce the spread of false information across its services, including an effort to clearly label some inaccurate posts that appear on the site

American military personnel at Camp Shorabak in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, last month. The New York Times

US is quietly reducing its troop force in Afghanistan

The reduction, which officials say could gradually drop the number of troops by several thousand, is happening even without any deal with the Taliban

Vaping at Harvest, a marijuana dispensary, in San Francisco, Oct 8, 2019. A technology initially promoted to help cigarette smokers has transformed marijuana use, too. Now, with cases of severe lung illness rising, health investigators are warning people to stop vaping cannabis. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Health hazards of vaping cannabis

Most of the patients in the outbreak of severe lung illnesses linked to vaping in US, which has left 1,479 people sick and 33 dead, vaped THC

In an undated photo via the Polak family, Dr Paul Polak with men operating a well-digging rig made largely of bamboo in Bangladesh in the 1980s. Polak, a former psychiatrist who became an entrepreneur and an inventor with a focus on helping the world’s poorest people create profitable small businesses, died on Oct 10 in Denver. He was 86. The New York Times

Social entrepreneur Paul Polak dies

The former psychiatrist and real-estate speculator turned to helping the poor make money by selling foot pumps, charcoal and clean water

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Bangladesh-EU agenda talks begin

They are discussing key priorities for the post-2020 cooperation agenda

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu gives up on forming new government

Benjamin Netanyahu gave up his effort to form a new government on Monday after failing to secure a majority coalition, creating an opportunity for centrist rival Benny Gantz to replace him

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