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Anarchists join climate rally, triggering clashes

Anarchists join climate rally, triggering clashes

A climate march in Paris turned violent yesterday when anarchist “black bloc” protesters joined and provoked clashes with police, prompting the rally’s organisers to call for demonstrators to leave the event.

Youth climate activists keep pressure on leaders

Youth climate activists keep pressure on leaders

Young climate change activists delivered a strong message to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday: If elected officials do not take strong actions to combat climate change, they will be voted out of office.

Area 51 raid lures festive UFO hunters to Nevada desert

Area 51 raid lures festive UFO hunters to Nevada desert

UFO enthusiasts drawn by alien-themed festivities poured into rural Nevada on Friday near the Area 51 US military base, but fears of a mass raid on the remote site or a public safety crisis proved unfounded, with only five people arrested.

Young climate leaders mobilise at UN meet

Young climate leaders mobilise at UN meet

A day after youth-led global climate strikes, several hundred young activists including Greta Thunberg gathered yesterday for a climate summit at the United Nations, hitting out at older generations for doing too little to curb carbon emissions.

UP farmers end protest after meeting officials

UP farmers end protest after meeting officials

Hundreds of farmers who staged a protest march at the Uttar Pradesh-Delhi border for hours, ended their action after the Agriculture Ministry promised action on five of their 15 demands.

Maharashtra, Haryana to hold elections on October 21

Maharashtra, Haryana to hold elections on October 21

Maharashtra and Haryana states will go to the polls in October, the Election Commission said yesterday, in a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity after he won a clear mandate in a general election in May.

Military exercises showcase amphibious assault vehicles

Military exercises showcase amphibious assault vehicles

The scenario was a terrorist takeover of a coastal district. The enemy had blocked all roads and access points. By land, the area was isolated, cut off from any help from the world outside. But there was the sea, broad and open.

Nigeria becomes Africa’s staging ground for the illegal pangolin trade with Asia

Nigeria becomes Africa’s staging ground for the illegal pangolin trade with Asia

In a rubble-strewn storage lot in the sprawling Nigerian port city of Lagos, customs agents crack open a shipping container crammed with scales from pangolins, a shy mammal prized in Asia for its use in medicines.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas after clashes with protesters

Hong Kong police fire tear gas after clashes with protesters

Riot police and protesters in Hong Kong fought brief skirmishes near the Chinese border yesterday, the latest clashes during huge pro-democracy protests that have battered the financial hub for more than three months.

Strong earthquake hits Albania, damage reported

Strong earthquake hits Albania, damage reported

A strong earthquake hit Albania Saturday afternoon, forcing residents into the street in several cities, triggering power cuts in the capital and the collapse of some buildings in a nearby village.

Malta murdered journalist's family fume over inquiry board composition

Malta murdered journalist's family fume over inquiry board composition

The family of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has protested over the composition of a board set up by the prime minister to conduct an independent public inquiry

Somali pirates free Iranian hostage captured in 2015

Somali pirates free Iranian hostage captured in 2015

An Iranian man held by Somali pirates for more than four years was flown to Ethiopia's capital Saturday after his captors released him because he needed urgent medical care.

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