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Romania set for third PM in seven months

Romania set for third PM in seven months

Romania’s ruling Social Democrats (PSD) has put forward European Parliament lawmaker Viorica Dancila to become prime minister, after power struggles within the party forced out the second premier in seven months.

No more migrant ‘Jungle’ camps, Macron pledges

No more migrant ‘Jungle’ camps, Macron pledges

President Emmanuel Macron has vowed that France would no longer allow migrant camps like the notorious “Jungle” in Calais as he defended a tougher line on immigration that has attracted sharp criticism from some of his allies.

Brussels recreates rape victim outfits for exhibition

Brussels recreates rape victim outfits for exhibition

A new exhibition in Brussels showcases the stories of student rape victims by recreating the outfits they wore during their assault, inspired by a project created by students at the University of Kansas.

Danish inventor charged with journalist’s murder

Danish inventor charged with journalist’s murder

Danish prosecutors will seek to have inventor Peter Madsen jailed for life for killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his homebuilt submarine in a premeditated murder, possibly by either cutting her throat or strangling her, police said yesterday.

Rohingya’s return to be completed in two years

Rohingya’s return to be completed in two years

Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed yesterday to complete within two years the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled an army crackdown last year in Myanmar.

Bangladesh singer dead

Bangladesh singer dead

Bangladesh’s national award-winning singer Shammi Akhtar passed away in Dhaka yesterday.

Pope apologises for Chile abuse scandals

Pope apologises for Chile abuse scandals

Pope Francis yesterday expressed his “pain” and “shame” over child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the church in Chile, as he made his first speech during a visit to the South American country.

Rogue pilot, rebels killed in Venezuela police raid

Rogue pilot, rebels killed in Venezuela police raid

Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez was killed in a police operation on Monday along with six other anti-government militants, the interior minister said yesterday, spurring opposition complaints of human rights violations.

Tourist arrivals at record high

Tourist arrivals at record high

A tourist takes a photograph at the Galle Face beach in Colombo yesterday.

Nepal poll panel calls meeting of political parties

Nepal poll panel calls meeting of political parties

The Election Commission (EC) in Nepal yesterday called a meeting of five political parties and apprised them of the preparations, programmes, and processes of the February 7 National Assembly (NA) elections.

Teenagers spend most of their budget on fast food

Teenagers spend most of their budget on fast food

The teenagers of the twin cities of Pakistan are spending the biggest chunk of their “budget” on eating out in fast food restaurants with their friends and colleagues, a survey claimed yesterday.

Delimitation exercise begins

Delimitation exercise begins

Despite various stumbling blocks, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) began yesterday the extensive exercise of redefining the boundaries of provincial and national assembly constituencies in light of the provisional results of the census which was conducted last year.

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