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Spain forest fires force evacuation of 1,500

Spain forest fires force evacuation of 1,500

Major forest fires in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 people from homes, campsites and hotels, a government official said yesterday.

Nepal set to hold local elections on June 28

Nepal set to hold local elections on June 28

As part of its final preparations to conduct the second round of elections, the election commission (EC) in Nepal yesterday began distributing identity cards to eligible voters.

Fun for tourists

Fun for tourists

Tourists watch elephants walking through a field in Minneriya National Park, 190km from Colombo. The Sri Lankan elephant is one of three recognised subspecies of the Asian elephant, native to Sri Lanka.

Police seek ministry permission to put missing passports on Interpol website

Police seek ministry permission to put missing passports on Interpol website

The Bangladesh police have sought a directive from the security services division of the home ministry as to whether they can put the numbers of 10,372 machine-readable passports (MRPs) on the Interpol website.

Lanka tea farmers struggle after floods

Lanka tea farmers struggle after floods

Tea farmers in Sri Lanka are struggling to make ends meet after their land was destroyed by heavy floods and mudslides last month, according to a media report.

Democrats attack Obama on hacking

Democrats attack Obama on hacking

President Donald Trump yesterday stepped up his criticism of Barack Obama’s response to concerns Russia was trying to disrupt the 2016 election, and some Democratic lawmakers agreed, with one calling the former leader’s handling of the threat a “serious mistake”.

Fatalities but no victory as drug war marks its first year

Fatalities but no victory as drug war marks its first year

Launched a year ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths, yet the street price of crystal methamphetamine in Manila has fallen and surveys show Filipinos are as anxious as ever about crime.

Envoys talk with militant leader during brief truce

Envoys talk with militant leader during brief truce

Philippine emissaries met yesterday with a leader of a militant group loyal to Islamic State, officials said, taking advantage of a short truce in a battle over a southern city occupied by rebels for more than a month.

Oil truck explosion kills 146 people in Pakistan

Oil truck explosion kills 146 people in Pakistan

An oil tanker crashed and exploded on a road in Pakistan yesterday, killing 146 people, many of whom were collecting leaking fuel before it ignited, government officials and rescue workers said.

Pakistan deploys special force for Chinese security

Pakistan deploys special force for Chinese security

Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, the president said yesterday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns.

Divisive Kirchner back in Argentina election arena

Divisive Kirchner back in Argentina election arena

Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, has remained a divisive figure since leaving power — and is now seeking public office again.

Fans re-enact historic Inca sun festival

Fans re-enact historic Inca sun festival

At the highest point of the Coricancha temple in Cuzco at dawn, an indigenous actor interpreting a ceremony of the ancient Inca raises his hands to receive the sun’s first rays.

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