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New Trump order aims to allow prospecting

New Trump order aims to allow prospecting

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday to identify national monuments that can be rescinded or resized — part of a broader push to open up more federal lands to drilling, mining and other development.

Indonesia VP dismisses ‘intolerance’ concerns

Indonesia VP dismisses ‘intolerance’ concerns

Indonesia’s vice president has dismissed concerns a reputation for moderate Islam had been damaged in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country after Jakarta’s Christian governor was defeated in a religiously charged election.

Anti-Maduro protesters take to streets in Caracas

Anti-Maduro protesters take to streets in Caracas

Venezuelan protesters took to the streets yesterday for a high-risk march against President Nicolas Maduro, sparking fears of fresh violence after demonstrations that have left 26 dead in the crisis-wracked country.

Hurt protesters find it hard to get medicine

Hurt protesters find it hard to get medicine

Demonstrators injured in Venezuela’s often violent street protests are facing additional hardship: how to get treatment in a crisis-hit country where basics like antibiotics and painkillers are running short.

Traces of death at Afghan base attacked by Taliban

Traces of death at Afghan base attacked by Taliban

The green mosque in the Afghan military compound attacked by Taliban militants is scarred — disfigured by bullet holes, blast marks and with blood splattered across the ceiling — telltale signs of the deaths of at least 144 young Afghan recruits.

Toll in Pakistan roadside bomb blast rises to 13

Toll in Pakistan roadside bomb blast rises to 13

The death toll from a roadside bomb targeting a passenger vehicle in Pakistan’s northwest rose to 13 yesterday after three critically injured people died overnight in hospital, officials said.

Hyderabad’s Nizam was a visionary, says president

Hyderabad’s Nizam was a visionary, says president

President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday described the last Nizam of Hyderabad State, Mir Osman Ali Khan, as a visionary, who founded Osmania University 100 years ago.

Dinakaran is remanded in police custody for five days

Dinakaran is remanded in police custody for five days

A New Delhi court yesterday sent All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader T T V Dinakaran to five-day police custody.

India, Lanka sign pact on economic co-operation

India, Lanka sign pact on economic co-operation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday discussed a range of bilateral issues and matters of mutual concern with visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Following the talks, an agreement on co-operation in economic projects between India and Sri Lanka was signed.

Bangladeshi war heroes get 5-year Indian visas

Bangladeshi war heroes get 5-year Indian visas

Bangladeshi freedom fighters will now get five-year multiple-entry visas in line with New Delhi’s announcement during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India.

Remembering quake victims

Remembering quake victims

Nepalese schoolchildren take part in a candle lighting memorial for the victims of the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Kathmandu

BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, AAP decimated

BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, AAP decimated

The Bharatiya Janata Party yesterday retained the three municipal corporations in the national capital for the third term in a row, handing a humiliating defeat to the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress.

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