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Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

Excavators flanked by Bangladesh riot police are at work demolishing illegal soot-belching brick kilns around the smog-choked capital Dhaka, forcing migrant labourers out of work and back to their villages.

Russia hits back in spy poisoning row as experts called in

Russia hits back in spy poisoning row as experts called in

Russia hit back at Britain in the spy poisoning row, demanding proof of its alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack, as international weapons experts arrived to take samples of the toxic substance.

Trump call made me cry even worse: widow

Trump call made me cry even worse: widow

The widow of a US Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said yesterday that President Donald Trump had “made me cry even worse” in a condolence telephone call when he said her husband “knew what he signed up for”.

Toxic liquor kills 24 in Pakistan: police

Toxic liquor kills 24 in Pakistan: police

Twenty-four people, mostly Christians, were killed and dozens more sickened after consuming toxic liquor on Christmas Eve in central Pakistan, police said Tuesday, the latest case of deadly alcohol poisoning ...

Buttler stands by ‘captain’ Morgan over tour call

Buttler stands by ‘captain’ Morgan over tour call

Eoin Morgan is very much still the captain of the England one-day international cricket team, says Jos Buttler, the man who stepped in to replace him for the tour of Bangladesh.

Boko Haram factions clash in NE Nigeria

Boko Haram factions clash in NE Nigeria

In-fighting has broken out in Boko Haram after the Islamic State group announced a new leader of its Nigerian affiliate, according to reports in the country’s remote northeast.

Kerry calls on Russia, Assad to ‘restrain’ from offensive strikes

Kerry calls on Russia, Assad to ‘restrain’ from offensive strikes

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged Russia to ‘restrain’ itself and the government in Syria as fierce fighting there continues on the day he had hoped political transition could start.

Violations: five shops closed, 325 warned in Al Daayen

Violations: five shops closed, 325 warned in Al Daayen

Al Daayen Municipality conducted 11,652 inspections at food outlets over the last six months, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) said Monday.

India seen keeping rates steady as Rajan waits for rain

India seen keeping rates steady as Rajan waits for rain

India’s central bank is widely expected to keep its policy interest rate unchanged at a five-year low of 6.50% today, while signalling the prospect of another cut later this year if monsoon rains dampen upward pressure on food prices.

Speculation abounds over new Taliban chief’s leaked photo

Speculation abounds over new Taliban chief’s leaked photo

An ordinary, albeit strikingly clear, headshot of the secretive Afghan Taliban’s newly appointed chieftain has triggered a flurry of speculation over the motive behind its release.

Paying the ultimate price on Mount Everest

Paying the ultimate price on Mount Everest

On his way down from the top of Mount Everest, Indian mountaineer Nava Kumar Phukon saw the woman sway from side to side ...

Singapore bourse in exclusive talks to buy UK’s Baltic Exchange

Singapore bourse in exclusive talks to buy UK’s Baltic Exchange

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is in exclusive talks to buy London’s Baltic Exchange, which has been at the heart of the global shipping industry for centuries, the two companies said yesterday.