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Indian govt, farmers fail to make headway

Indian govt, farmers fail to make headway

A ninth round of talks between the Indian government and protesting farmers over three new contentious farm laws made no headway yesterday, but a government minister and union leaders said they would resume discussions on Tuesday.

Dutch govt quits

Dutch govt quits

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his government resigned yesterday over a harrowing scandal that saw thousands of parents wrongly accused of child benefit fraud.

Hundreds of Central Americans join first migrant caravan of 2021

Hundreds of Central Americans join first migrant caravan of 2021

Around 2,000 Hondurans set off from San Pedro Sula yesterday and began walking toward the Guatemalan border in a caravan hoping to reach the United States, fleeing violence and an economy shattered by hurricanes and coronavirus lockdowns.

Data recovered from crashed Indonesia jet's flight recorder

Data recovered from crashed Indonesia jet's flight recorder

Indonesian investigators have successfully recovered data from a crashed passenger jet's flight recorder, days after the plane with 62 people aboard slammed into the sea, they said Friday.

Spanish king's ex-lover tells court spymaster threatened her

Spanish king's ex-lover tells court spymaster threatened her

A former friend and lover of Spain's ex-monarch Juan Carlos testified under oath on Friday that the head of the intelligence service had threatened her life as he tried to recover financial documents involving the royal family in 2012.

Covid vaccine papers leaked, 'manipulated': EU regulator

Covid vaccine papers leaked, 'manipulated': EU regulator

Hackers who stole documents from the EU's drug regulator have leaked some online and "manipulated" them in a bid to damage public trust in coronavirus vaccines, the watchdog said Friday.

Refugees fleeing Central Africa double in a week to 60,000: UN

Refugees fleeing Central Africa double in a week to 60,000: UN

The number of refugees fleeing violence following last month's contested presidential election in the Central African Republic has doubled in a week to 60,000, the United Nations said Friday.

Philippines extends travel ban, steps up safeguards over Covid-19 variant

Philippines extends travel ban, steps up safeguards over Covid-19 variant

The Philippines on Friday extended by two weeks a ban on travellers from more than 30 territories and countries where a more transmissible Covid-19 variant has been detected ...

'Anything can happen' with Tokyo Olympics: Japan minister

'Anything can happen' with Tokyo Olympics: Japan minister

A Japanese cabinet minister admitted Friday that ‘anything can happen’ with the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first senior official to concede uncertainty about the Games ...

Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Saturday even though clinical trials haven't been completed. But the government insists it will be safe and effective.

Magicians mark 100 years of sawing people in half

Magicians mark 100 years of sawing people in half

He came, he sawed, he conquered. One hundred years ago on Sunday, illusionist P.T. Selbit put a woman in a box on the stage of London's Finsbury Park Empire and sawed right through the wood, creating a magical classic.

India's protesting farmers, government to hold new round of talk

India's protesting farmers, government to hold new round of talk

The Indian government will hold new talks with the leaders of tens of thousands of farmers camped on the outskirts of New Delhi for almost two months protesting for the repeal of new agricultural laws ...

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