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File Photo: A boy uses a bamboo stick to adjust national flags at an overhead bridge ahead of Pakistan's Independence Day, in Islamabad, Pakistan Aug 10, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
Pakistan on terror financing ‘grey list’

Global watchdog FATF keeps the country off its blacklist

The life still inspiring art

If you have visited the Dhaka Art Summit, you couldn’t miss out on the exhibition

The aftermath of a car bomb attack, for which the Taliban claimed responsibility, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept 3, 2019. Officials say a partial truce over the next seven days will be crucial to a peace deal with the Taliban but the Afghan government is descending into acrimony. The New York Times

Countdown to end of US war in Afghanistan begins

But bitter conflict within the Afghan government clouds prospects for a lasting peace

A branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony is pictured in Daegu, South Korea Feb 21, 2020. REUTERS

Coronavirus: Shadowy church is at centre of outbreak in S Korea

As the country’s infection numbers soar, most cases have been connected to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, which mainstream churches consider a cult

A child plays with a tire amidst swarming locusts in Laisamis, Kenya, Feb 8, 2020. The country is battling its worst desert locust outbreak in 70 years, and the infestation has spread through much of the eastern part of the continent and the Horn of Africa, razing pasture and croplands in Somalia and Ethiopia and sweeping into South Sudan, Djibouti, Uganda and Tanzania. The New York Times

Locust swarms despoil Kenya

The country is battling its worst desert locust outbreak in 70 years

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels past hoardings with the images of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, as they take part in a rehearsal for a road show ahead of Trump's visit, in Ahmedabad, India, Feb 21, 2020. REUTERS

India set to dazzle Trump with pomp and circumstance

It could help paper over the two countries' growing friction over trade

People visit the East European Resource Centre in London on Oct 26, 2019. England’s new minimum salary requirements in its immigration system would particularly affect female migrants, who tend to cluster in lower-paid occupations. The New York Times

New UK immigration
law to affect women

With its minimum salary requirements, the new system would particularly affect female migrants, who tend to cluster in lower-paid occupations, experts warn

A train attendant waits to check passengers at the entrance of a nearly deserted railway station in Beijing, Feb 14, 2020. The New York Times

Fears of coronavirus pandemic rise

Health officials call the surge in reported infections in Iran and three more continents ‘very worrisome’

A photo provided by the Parks Canada Agency of a diver holding a decanter recovered from the HMS Erebus, one of two English naval ships that vanished more than 170 years ago while searching for a Northwest passage across the Canadian Arctic. The New York Times

Shipwreck yields artifacts of missing seafarers

The artifacts are recovered from the HMS Erebus, which set off from England in 1845 before vanishing in Canada's arctic

No Shaheed Minar at two-thirds of schools

Officials promise immediate initiative to build the language monument in every school

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Coronavirus to cost airlines nearly $30bn

Airlines in China and other parts of the Asia Pacific region are expected to take the vast majority of the impact

A woman wears a mask in Chinatown following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Chicago, Illinois, US January 30, 2020. REUTERS

US prepares for coronavirus pandemic

US is yet to see community spread of coronavirus, but health authorities are preparing medical personnel for the risk

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo, Thursday, Feb 20, 2020. The New York Times

Trump decries Oscar win for 'Parasite’

‘And the winner is a movie from South Korea,’ the president says at a rally. ‘What the hell was that all about?’