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Former Botswana president Khama quits ruling party

Former Botswana president Khama quits ruling party

Botswana’s former president Ian Khama on Saturday evening quit the governing BDP which has ruled since independence more than half a century ago, citing a fall-out between him and his successor.

2 killed as tornado tears through Oklahoma community

2 killed as tornado tears through Oklahoma community

A tornado devastated a small community near Oklahoma City late on Saturday, killing at least two people and injuring several more, officials said yesterday, as a succession of violent storms kept pounding the Central Plains states.

Hiker found after two weeks in Hawaii forest

Hiker found after two weeks in Hawaii forest

An American yoga instructor who spent two weeks lost in the wilds of Hawaii, surviving on plants and water, has been found alive after an ordeal she described as “the toughest days of my life.”

Three killed in Nepal capital explosions

Three killed in Nepal capital explosions

Three people were killed and six others injured yesterday in two separate explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, and police said they suspected a Maoist splinter group may have been responsible.

Bangladesh fishermen protest two-month ban on fishing

Bangladesh fishermen protest two-month ban on fishing

Hundreds of Bangladeshi fishermen staged a protest in the country’s south yesterday, police said, after the government imposed an unprecedented two-month long fishing ban on the Bay of Bengal.

Papua New Guinea PM Peter O’Neill resigns amid gas deal tensions

Papua New Guinea PM Peter O’Neill resigns amid gas deal tensions

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill resigned yesterday following a string of high-profile political defections that threatened his leadership.

Trump, Abe bond over burgers, sumo and golf

Trump, Abe bond over burgers, sumo and golf

US President Donald Trump yesterday played golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and presented a trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament, turning to personal diplomacy for the second day of a Japan visit shadowed by tough trade talk.

Hong Kong protesters demand China be held to account for Tiananmen Square crackdown

Hong Kong protesters demand China be held to account for Tiananmen Square crackdown

Thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong yesterday as part of annual demonstrations demanding that China be held accountable for its democracy crackdown in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago.

Time to get back to work as Aussie PM names cabinet

Time to get back to work as Aussie PM names cabinet

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison named his new cabinet yesterday, with most positions staying the same, saying the government had “a significant agenda” to deliver and it was time to get back to business.

More Tories vie to succeed May amid ‘stop Boris’ drive

More Tories vie to succeed May amid ‘stop Boris’ drive

Three more eurosceptics declared their bids to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May as leader of the ruling Conservatives yesterday, amid reports that moderates are campaigning to stop the favourite, former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.

Raab defends calling feminists ‘bigots’

Raab defends calling feminists ‘bigots’

Dominic Raab has defended his claim that feminists are some of the most obnoxious bigots and that men are getting a raw deal, saying he does not want “double standards” in the debate on equality.

Europeans vote in bigger numbers to set EU course

Europeans vote in bigger numbers to set EU course

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen won her symbolic duel with President Emmanuel Macron yesterday, as eurosceptic forces made strong gains in the EU parliamentary election.

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