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Indian investigators seize billionaire jeweller's luxury cars

Indian investigators seize billionaire jeweller's luxury cars

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), an Indian agency focused on foreign exchange and money laundering offences, has been conducting separate searches at homes and offices of Nirav Modi.

Explosive device thrown into US embassy compound in Montenegro

Explosive device thrown into US embassy compound in Montenegro

Authorities in Podgorica have not released any theories as to the motive for the attack in the country which recently joined Nato despite opposition from some of the population.

Embattled Australian deputy PM urged to quit as party leader

Embattled Australian deputy PM urged to quit as party leader

Australia's embattled deputy prime minister, under pressure over an extramarital affair, faced a call to step down as leader of his party, the first such call from a member of the party, which is part of the ruling coalition.

French police clear nuclear waste protest site in swoop

French police clear nuclear waste protest site in swoop

French police launched a surprise operation at dawn on Thursday to evict protesters from a site earmarked for storage of nuclear waste in the Bure area of eastern France.

Soul-searching as symbol of 1970s Singapore faces demolition

Soul-searching as symbol of 1970s Singapore faces demolition

The looming demolition of a horseshoe-shaped tower block that symbolised Singapore's growth from a port town to an affluent city-state has sparked soul-searching about whether enough is being done to protect the country's recent history.

Ivanka, North Korean general to attend Olympic closing

Ivanka, North Korean general to attend Olympic closing

The Pyeongchang Games have become a venue for geopolitics as much as sports as the nuclear-armed North mounts a charm offensive.

Oil that reached Japan shores likely from sunken tanker

Oil that reached Japan shores likely from sunken tanker

Samples of oily matter that washed up on February 8 on the shores of the Okinoerabu and Yoron islands in the Amami chain were found to be linked to the Sanchi's sinking, the Coast Guard said.

Four arrested over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery

Four arrested over Taiwan's 'first' bitcoin robbery

Bitcoin is a virtual currency created from computer code that allows anonymous transactions and its value has soared since it came into being in 2009.

Students push lawmakers for a ban on assault rifles

Students push lawmakers for a ban on assault rifles

Dozens of teenaged survivors of the second-deadliest public school shooting in US history marched yesterday on Florida’s capital to ask lawmakers to ban sales of assault rifles of the sort used to kill 17 students and educators last week.

Govt ‘concerned’ over US intelligence tag for Duterte

Govt ‘concerned’ over US intelligence tag for Duterte

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is not an autocrat and is taking seriously a report by the US intelligence community that names the firebrand leader among the threats to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said yesterday.

Labour dept officials to visit Kuwait

Labour dept officials to visit Kuwait

Philippine officials are headed to Kuwait today. Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello told reporters yesterday one of his deputies would lead the delegation, which is also due to stop in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Three-month reprieve by FATF: foreign minister

Three-month reprieve by FATF: foreign minister

Pakistan has narrowly avoided being targeted by a global watchdog over terrorism financing, the foreign minister said, after reports that the US had supported a motion to place its ally on the group’s watchlist.

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