Jawar Mohammed waved to supporters in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, in Oct. The New York Times

After a massacre, Ethiopia’s leader faces a challenger

Abiy Ahmed, who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, now faces Jawar Mohammed, the founder of a media network and a former ally

Facebook, Messenger, Instagram down across UK

Previous outages, including one in March, have lasted up to 14 hours

FILE PHOTO: A United Nations logo is seen on a glass door in the Assembly Building at the United Nations headquarters in New York City Sep 18, 2015. REUTERS

US has world's highest rate of children in detention

Worldwide more than 7m people under age 18 are held in jails and police custody, a UN study finds

Alex Zhu, the head of TikTok, in New York, Nov14, 2019. Zhu, the head of the Chinese-owned viral video app, is trying to assuage Washington’s fears about the app owned by Chinese social media company. “I am quite optimistic,” he said. (Alexander Harris/The New York Times)

TikTok’s chief wants to prove it’s not a threat

Alex Zhu, the head of the of-the-moment video app TikTok, is worried about an image problem

FILE -- An aerial view of land cleared next to a cattle ranch in the state of Mato Grosso in Brazil, Aug 31, 2019. President Jair Bolsonaro has scaled back efforts to fight illegal logging, mining and farming, which have led to widespread destruction in the world’s largest rainforest. (Victor Moriyama/The New York Times)

Amazon deforestation rises sharply on Bolsonaro’s watch

The Amazon rainforest in Brazil lost an area about 12 times the size of New York City from August 2018 through July of this year

In a photo from the Office of the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, speaks to clerics in Tehran, Nov 17, 2019. The New York Times

Iran blocks nearly all internet access

Iran imposed an almost complete nationwide internet blackout on Sunday one of its most draconian attempts to cut off Iranians from each other and the rest of the world

From left, Christoph Gawenda, Laurenz Laufenberg and Renato Schuch in Thomas Ostermeier’s production of “History of Violence,” at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York, Nov 12, 2019. The New York Times

Fleeing home, but not homophobia

Two plays based on the autobiographical novels of Édouard Louis put the problem of violence against non-binary people in a larger social context

In an image provided by Jennifer Kingson, Jean Wyatt greets Tic at the Stockdale Residence and Rehabilitation Centre in Stockdale, Texas, in April. The charismatic llama is a welcome addition at some nursing homes and rehabilitation centers The New York Times

The llama as therapist

The charismatic llama is a welcome addition at some nursing homes and rehabilitation centres


BB raises home-loan limit to Tk 20m

Bangladesh Bank has raised the maximum limit for home loans to Tk 20 million from Tk 12 million due to rising apartment prices and the purchasing capacity of people.

File Photo: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van, after he was arrested by British police, in London, Britain Apr 11, 2019. REUTERS

Sweden drops Assange rape probe

A prosecutor says the evidence is “not strong enough” to form the basis for filing an indictment

Cast members Christian Bale (R) and Matt Damon pose for a portrait while promoting the film

‘Ford v Ferrari’ finishes first

Quick cars and charismatic celebrities sell tickets