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Bangladesh unblocks PUBG

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

The scandal of a Nobel laureate

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

Zorica Rebernik, obsessed with the red color, drinks coffee in her house in the village of Breze near Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina October 16, 2019. Reuters

Bosnia's lady in red plans for the afterlife

Zorica Rebernik has spent her life in red and plans to stay that way even after she dies

Turmeric used in the Always Sunny cocktail served at Decca Restaurant in Louisville, Ky., May 10, 2019. Turmeric, a spice long used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking, turns the drink a golden yellow and is the latest ingredient to make the leap from kitchen to cocktail glass. (Aaron Borton/The New York Times)

What are the benefits of turmeric?

Native to South Asia, it is one of the fastest-growing dietary supplements

Artist Kalidas Karmakar dies

His body will be kept at BIRDEM Hospital until his daughters return from the US

Pakistan axe Sarfaraz as captain

Azhar Ali is their new Test skipper and Babar Azam is in charge of the T20 squad

FILE -- British flags outside a home in Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 12, 2018. Unionists in Northern Ireland feel betrayed by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to sign off on a Brexit deal with the European Union without support from the lawmakers who represent them. (Andrew Testa/The New York Times)

Brexit deal 'betrays' N Ireland unionists

The new deal ignores red lines set out by the influential Democratic Unionist Party rejecting a separate Brexit arrangement for Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK

Mobile phone towers can predict rain

It is a potential game-changer for farmers in developing countries

FILE PHOTO: Oracle CEO Mark Hurd speaks to the audience at Oracle Open World in San Francisco, California, US, September 22, 2010. Reuters

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies

The unexpected development comes as the business software maker is transiting to cloud computing

Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni leaves the prison in Sale, near the capital Rabat, Morocco Oct 16, 2019. REUTERS

Moroccan king pardons journalist in abortion case

The journalist was arrested with her fiancé as they were leaving a gynecologist’s office in the capital last August

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Bangladesh invites German car makers

The foreign minister is visiting Germany on an official tour

Men carry an injured person to a hospital after a bomb blast at a mosque, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan October 18, 2019. Reuters

62 dead in Afghan mosque blasts

The victims gathered for Friday prayers

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