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Duterte pays visit to troops in Marawi City

Duterte pays visit to troops in Marawi City

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday visited Marawi City where government forces are battling Islamic State-allied militants in an eight-week conflict that has left more than 600 people dead.

O J Simpson granted parole after nine years

O J Simpson granted parole after nine years

Disgraced American football star O J Simpson — who was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend but later jailed for armed robbery — was granted parole yesterday after nearly nine years in prison.

Judge halts auction after Madonna objects

Judge halts auction after Madonna objects

A judge halted an auction of intimate items of Madonna including a breakup letter from Tupac Shakur after the pop superstar said her privacy was violated.

Outrage as govt scraps rail electrification plans

Outrage as govt scraps rail electrification plans

Plans to make the railway network faster, greener and cleaner by electrifying lines have been scrapped by the government after massive budget overruns, prompting fury at “years of broken promises”.

Climate change increases risk of child marriage in Bangladesh

Climate change increases risk of child marriage in Bangladesh

Climate change-driven extreme weather — from flooding and mudslides to blistering heat — is accelerating migration to Bangladesh’s cities, raising the risks of problems such as child marriage, according to Unicef’s head of Bangladesh programmes.

Kovind elected president in boost for Modi government

Kovind elected president in boost for Modi government

Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was yesterday elected the 14th president of India defeating combined opposition candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first Bharatiya Janata Party leader ...

Man plays guitar during surgery

Man plays guitar during surgery

A man who strummed the guitar as surgeons operated on his brain yesterday demonstrated how the unusual procedure had cured the problem hindering his ability to play.

Baltics need anti-aircraft protection: Lithuania

Baltics need anti-aircraft protection: Lithuania

Nato should permanently deploy anti-aircraft weapons in the Baltics to deter Russia, Lithuania’s president said yesterday as the United States put Patriot missiles on display after including them in an exercise in the region for the first time.

Poland passes Supreme Court bill, risks EU ire

Poland passes Supreme Court bill, risks EU ire

Polish lawmakers yesterday passed a bill that would give parliament the power to appoint Supreme Court judges, ignoring objections from lawyers, opposition politicians and the European Union that it undermines democracy and the rule of law.

Insurgents killing their own, says: Myanmar

Insurgents killing their own, says: Myanmar

In the middle of the night on July 4, more than a dozen masked men, dressed head-to-toe in black, surrounded Abdu Sulwon’s home in northwestern Myanmar. His widow says that was the last time she saw him alive.

Elite Ivorian security unit hit, arms feared stolen

Elite Ivorian security unit hit, arms feared stolen

Gunmen, some of them in military uniforms, attacked the base of an elite security unit in Ivory Coast’s main city, and stole stocks of weapons as part of a series of overnight clashes, the defence minister said yesterday.

US attorney general plans to stay on despite Trump rebuke

US attorney general plans to stay on despite Trump rebuke

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday he intends to stay in his job despite blistering criticism from President Donald Trump over the official's decision to recuse himself from the Russia election meddling probe.

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