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Climate activists block traffic in US capital, chain themselves to sailboat

Climate activists block traffic in US capital, chain themselves to sailboat

Activists seeking to pressure US politicians to fight climate change blocked major traffic hubs in the US capital on Monday - chaining themselves to a sailboat in one location - as they sought to draw attention ...

Tens of thousands stranded as travel company Thomas Cook collapses

Tens of thousands stranded as travel company Thomas Cook collapses

The collapse of British travel company Thomas Cook left tens of thousands of holidaymakers stranded on Monday in the Mediterranean region.

Afghan officials investigate reports 40 civilians killed in airstrike

Afghan officials investigate reports 40 civilians killed in airstrike

Afghanistan is investigating reports that 40 civilians, including children, were killed in an airstrike during a wedding celebration in southern Helmand province, officials said Monday.

Qaeda terror suspect arrested in Jharkhand

Qaeda terror suspect arrested in Jharkhand

Jharkhand police have arrested Al Qaeda terror suspect Mohamed Kalimuddin Mujahiri, a senior official said yesterday. “Kalimuddin is most wanted terrorist of Al Qaeda. He was arrested from Tatanagar railway station. He was preparing and motivating the youths for jihad on the subcontinent.

Congress playing politics over Kashmir, says Shah

Congress playing politics over Kashmir, says Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah yesterday attacked the Congress and its former president Rahul Gandhi on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, accusing them of playing politics on a question involving “national security”.

Mayor humbled by Modi’s choice to visit Houston

Mayor humbled by Modi’s choice to visit Houston

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner yesterday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was humbled by the Indian leader’s choice to visit the city. Turner said the contributions of the Indian diaspora are “huge” in the field of education, science and technology

Impatient to take India to new heights, says PM

Impatient to take India to new heights, says PM

US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a stage and showered each other with praise yesterday at a “Howdy, Modi!” rally attended by upward of 50,000 people, a rare mass showing for a foreign leader on American soil.

Infrastructure projects ‘to create 1mn jobs each year’

Infrastructure projects ‘to create 1mn jobs each year’

Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte’s goal to generate enough jobs to stop Filipinos from seeking work abroad can be obtained through the implementation of major infrastructure programmes that is seen to create 3mn jobs in three years.

Billions to be spent next year on heritage schools’ restoration

Billions to be spent next year on heritage schools’ restoration

The Department of Education (DepEd) will spend P2.4bn in 2020 to preserve heritage public schools nationwide, Cebu Rep. Eduardo Gullas said.

Party will decide our Brexit stand, says Corbyn

Party will decide our Brexit stand, says Corbyn

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday said his party would guide him on how to campaign in a second Brexit referendum, pledging to offer voters a choice between staying in the European Union and a “credible” deal.

Number of dengue cases rises above 10,000: govt

Number of dengue cases rises above 10,000: govt

At least 10,000 people have tested positive for dengue in Pakistan with the number of victims of the epidemic sweeping the country expected to rise in the coming days.

Bolivia firefighters lose hope of taming blazes

Bolivia firefighters lose hope of taming blazes

Bolivian volunteer firefighters, exhausted from battling blazes sweeping rapidly across the country’s lowlands, are starting to lose hope and retreat from the front lines of some infernos in the drought-stricken region.

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