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S Africa’s top court stands by order to jail Zuma

S Africa’s top court stands by order to jail Zuma

South Africa’s highest court yesterday stood by its order to imprison Jacob Zuma, accusing the former president of “litigious skullduggery” in a scathing ruling that accused him of undermining the courts.

West African leaders push Guinea strongman on swift elections

West African leaders push Guinea strongman on swift elections

West African leaders met Guinean coup leader Colonel Mamady Doumbouya in the capital Conakry yesterday, where they pushed for elections within six months, but apparently failed to receive firm commitments.

10,000 migrants packed under Texas bridge

10,000 migrants packed under Texas bridge

More than 10,000 undocumented migrants, many of them Haitians, are being held under a bridge in Texas yesterday, US officials said, piling new pressure on President Joe Biden’s immigration policy.

‘Threats of violence’ at US Capitol pro-Trump rally: police

‘Threats of violence’ at US Capitol pro-Trump rally: police

Washington was on high alert yesterday on the eve of a rally in support of the pro-Trump rioters who ransacked the US Capitol on January 6, with security forces better prepared to avoid a repeat of the mayhem.

Chess legend sues over 'Queen’s Gambit' portrayal

Chess legend sues over 'Queen’s Gambit' portrayal

The world’s first female chess grandmaster, Nona Gaprindashvili, has filed a $5mn defamation lawsuit against Netflix over a line in its The Queen’s Gambit series, which her lawyers say is false and sexist.

Second Dutch minister resigns

Second Dutch minister resigns

The Dutch defence minister has become the second cabinet member to resign over the Afghan evacuation debacle as the widening scandal claims a growing number of Western political scalps.

Google, Apple ‘censor’ Navalny app as Russian elections open

Google, Apple ‘censor’ Navalny app as Russian elections open

Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny have accused Apple and Google of “censorship” after they removed opposition voting apps at the start of a three-day parliamentary election in Russia.

UN extends Afghan mission mandate

UN extends Afghan mission mandate

The UN Security Council voted yesterday to extend the UN mission in Afghanistan for six months and called on the Taliban to create an inclusive government.

Pelosi cautions Britain over N Irish peace deal

Pelosi cautions Britain over N Irish peace deal

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday cautioned Britain that there could be no post-Brexit trade deal with the US if the Northern Ireland peace agreement was destroyed.

90% of Mumbai residents have Covid-19 antibodies: survey

90% of Mumbai residents have Covid-19 antibodies: survey

Nearly 90% of people in India’s financial capital, Mumbai, are estimated to have Covid-19 antibodies, according to the civic body survey released yesterday.

Pull back troops for better ties, India tells China

Pull back troops for better ties, India tells China

India has told China that their bilateral relations will only develop when both countries pull their troops back from a confrontation on their disputed Himalayan border, the Indian foreign minister said.

Sydney pilots home quarantine as Australia looks to reopen border

Sydney pilots home quarantine as Australia looks to reopen border

Australian officials will trial a home quarantine system for fully vaccinated international travellers arriving in Sydney, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday, as the country moves to reopen its borders despite persistent Covid-19 cases.

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