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A city corporation employee spraying insecticide with a fogger machine to exterminate dengue-carrying Aedes mosquitoes in Mirpur's Paribagh on Friday amid a massive outbreak of the disease. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove
Dengue: HC orders judicial inquiry

A committee will find reasons behind the authorities’ “failure” to control the mosquito-borne disease

Mexico’s fast track toward a failed state

Prisons are out of control. Municipal authorities cower before the cartels

A statue of Hindu monkey god Hanuman is seen next to security barricade as police officers take a break after Supreme Court's verdict on a disputed religious site, in Ayodhya, India, Nov 11, 2019. REUTERS

What India's BJP wants to achieve

So far, Jammu and Kashmir has been stripped of its autonomy and a Hindu temple is about to be built on a disputed site

Russian historian and professor Oleg Sokolov, who is accused of murdering his girl friend and former student, is escorted inside a court building in Saint Petersburg, Russia Nov 11, 2019. REUTERS

Historian found with body parts accused of murder

Russian professor Oleg Sokolov admits in court he killed ex-student lover in his St Petersburg flat

Financial Times names Khalaf as first female editor

She will replace Barber to lead the salmon-pink newspaper in January

FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US Jul 16, 2018. REUTERS

Poland reacts angrily to Netflix Nazi documentary

The prime minister asks the company to make changes to a map shown in ‘The Devil Next Door’

Japan's Emperor Naruhito rides in a car during the royal parade to mark the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo, Japan, Nov 10, 2019. REUTERS

Naruhito’s last major enthronement rite

The Japanese emperor will dress in pure white robes and be ushered into a dark wooden hall to spend symbolic night with goddess

Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive of Uber, at the annual New York Times DealBook Conference in New York on Nov. 6, 2019. (Jeenah Moon/The New York Times)

Uber is making some headway

It has introduced temporary hiring services and financial products for drivers

FILE PHOTO: Berkeley Medical Centre Laboratory Manager Tambry Harvey displays the Klebsiella pneumonia organism in Martinsburg, West Virginia, US, Dec 7, 2016. REUTERS

Pneumonia kills a child every 39 seconds

It killed more than 800,000 babies and young children last year, global health agencies say

A man holds a sign during a demonstration in support of Bolivian President Evo Morales after he announced his resignation on Sunday, outside the Bolivian Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 11, 2019. The sign reads,

How Morales' ambitions contributed to his fall

Bolivia prospered on the watch of its firebrand leftist president, but his refusal to step aside led to an ignominious downfall

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Vivek Agarwal, CEO of international business of UltraTech Cement, launches the product in Bangladesh at Radisson Water Garden Hotel on Thursday. Photo: nashirul islam/ bdnews24.com/ Dhaka, Apr 21, 2011

UltraTech Cement to
sell Bangladesh units

HeidelbergCement is buying the units for an enterprise value of $29.5 million

UK Labour Party hit by cyber attack

Britain’s opposition Labour Party said, it was subject to a large-scale cyberattack just weeks before a national election.

FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US Jul 16, 2018. REUTERS

Poland reacts angrily to Netflix Nazi documentary

The prime minister asks the company to make changes to a map shown in ‘The Devil Next Door’