Comedian hospitalised for depression. Hilarity ensues

"If I were a comedy obsessive, I would already have known about the sneaky genius of Gary Gulman"

Randy Santos, who was charged with killing four homeless men, at his arraignment at New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, Oct 28, 2019. Santos claims he cannot recall killing the four men — doing little to clear up the mystery surrounding the motive behind one of the most horrific quadruple murders in New York’s history, a seemingly senseless attack on random homeless men sleeping on sidewalks. (Jefferson Siegel/The New York Times)

Murder suspect claims memory lapse

However, past victims remember him

Cyberattacks on the
rise despite security

Number of cyberattacks rose to 156 in October from only 127 in the previous month

Matteo Salvini, left, and Matteo Renzi, right, facing off last month in a televised debate. The New York Times

Duelling Matteos battle for the future of Italy

Former PM Matteo Renzi and the popular anti-migrant leader Matteo Salvini may be out of power, but their sparring has come to dominate Italy’s political life

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

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

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

Fuad returns with new album

Six female singers will lend their vocals on the record featuring leading musicians from around the globe

In an image provided by the British Museum, a depiction of Thoth, centre, an ancient Egyptian god of writing, who was depicted with the head of an ibis. Experts have put forth a number of explanations for how the ancient Egyptians possessed millions — yes, millions — of African sacred ibises that they mummified as offerings to the god Thoth. New DNA analysis undercuts the theory that they created large-scale ibis breeding farms. The New York Times

Millions of ibises mummified in Egypt

But where did the ancient country get them?

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Action against 2,500
onion ‘racketeers’

The onion market will return to normal very soon, says the commerce secretary

Campus clashes as Hong Kong protest intensifies

Many protesters, dressed in regular clothes and without gas masks, made runs for it, dodging tear gas canisters and sponge grenades, only to be forced back inside.

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