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Trump blasts Amash call for impeachment

Trump blasts Amash call for impeachment

Donald Trump yesterday lashed out at the first Republican congressman to call the US president’s behaviour impeachable, while Democrats warned Trump’s stonewalling of congressional probes is strengthening the case for an impeachment inquiry.

Lanka president vows to crush extremist threat

Lanka president vows to crush extremist threat

Sri Lanka’s president marked the 10th anniversary of the end of a protracted war with Tamil rebels yesterday by vowing to crush religious militants responsible for Easter bombings that killed 258 people.

Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate

Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate

The salt farmers of Hon Khoi rise before dawn as they have for generations, fanning out across shallow seawater pools in southern Vietnam to harvest the precious mineral, hoping for a better season than the last.

PM terms IMF deal the ‘best’

PM terms IMF deal the ‘best’

Prime Minister Imran Khan has termed a bailout agreement between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the “best” deal.

Deported Honduran migrant gives up on American dream

Deported Honduran migrant gives up on American dream

Honduran Ruth Elizabeth Gomez gave up on her American dream after US immigration authorities locked her in a cold cell and then deported her back home.

Austrian president calls for September election

Austrian president calls for September election

Austria’s president has called for fresh elections in September after a corruption scandal embroiling the far-right brought down the coalition government in spectacular fashion.

Freed Filipinos return home from Libya

Freed Filipinos return home from Libya

Three Filipino civil engineers taken hostage in Libya in 2018 arrived in Manila on Saturday. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr welcomed the three who flew to Manila along with ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hjayceelyn Quintana.

Aides deny rumours about Duterte cardiac arrest

Aides deny rumours about Duterte cardiac arrest

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s aides yesterday denied rumours that the 74-year-old leader had been rushed to hospital after suffering cardiac arrest. “There is no truth to the rumour circulating that President Rodrigo Duterte is confined in Cardinal Santos Medical Center,”

May to make MPs a final ‘bold offer’ on Brexit deal

May to make MPs a final ‘bold offer’ on Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday said she was preparing to make a “bold offer” to MPs in one final attempt to get them to back her Brexit deal. May said that when she brings the Withdrawal Agreement Bill before parliament early next month

102-year-old casts ballot in Himachal

102-year-old casts ballot in Himachal

Shyam Saran Negi, a 102-year-old voter who participated in India’s first general elections in 1951-52, cast his ballot yesterday at a picturesque hamlet in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh as elections were held to elect four members of parliament from the state.

Expel Pragya for praising Godse, Nitish tells ally BJP

Expel Pragya for praising Godse, Nitish tells ally BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party must expel its Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur for her statement praising Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said yesterday.

Violence flares again in W Bengal as marathon vote ends

Violence flares again in W Bengal as marathon vote ends

Violent clashes broke out in West Bengal again yesterday in the final phase of the staggered election that will decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second term. The police used batons to break up skirmishes between supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

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