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Swiss voters reject plan to save pension system

Swiss voters reject plan to save pension system

Swiss voters have rejected raising women’s retirement age to 65 in a referendum on shoring up the wealthy nation’s pension system as a wave of Baby Boomers stops working.

Vatican says it axed chief auditor for spying

Vatican says it axed chief auditor for spying

The Vatican said yesterday that it had been forced to oust its former auditor general – who resigned without explanation in June – because he had been spying on senior officials.

Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ aid: UN

Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ aid: UN

Bangladesh needs “massive international assistance” to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said yesterday.

Villagers grow palm trees to limit damage from lightning

Villagers grow palm trees to limit damage from lightning

Thousands of villagers across Bangladesh have started growing palm trees as a bulwark against casualties from lightning.

UNSG promises to support Lanka

UNSG promises to support Lanka

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that the UN is ready to provide every possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its efforts to build as a prosperous nation where the reconciliation is strengthened.

China’s Belt and Road ‘Initiative brings new opportunities to Nepal’

China’s Belt and Road ‘Initiative brings new opportunities to Nepal’

China’s Belt and Road Initiative can contribute to realising the dream of the Asian Century through enhancing regional economic integration, Nepali experts have said.

UN body slams census data sharing with third party

UN body slams census data sharing with third party

An observation mission that monitored the recently-held population and housing census has described the sharing of census data with a ‘third-party institution’ as “a breach of confidentiality of the collected data” according to census practices and procedures.

Gold shines on rupee value speculation

Gold shines on rupee value speculation

With bearish sentiment prevailing at the stock market, Pakistanis are turning their eyes on gold. Following strong speculation over rupee devaluation and coupled with a steep drop in share prices at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in recent months, ...

£40bn Brexit ‘divorce bill’ claim is ‘made up’

£40bn Brexit ‘divorce bill’ claim is ‘made up’

Brexit negotiator David Davis yesterday dismissed a report that Britain was prepared to pay a £40bn divorce bill on leaving the European Union.

Charles called to public debate by designer

Charles called to public debate by designer

Richard Rogers has challenged Prince Charles to engage in public debate over Britain’s built environment after claiming he knows of five developers who privately consulted him over their choice of architects because they fear his opposition.

General’s ‘intervention’ raises eyebrows in Brazil

General’s ‘intervention’ raises eyebrows in Brazil

A general’s comment that the military could be forced to intervene in Brazil’s corruption crisis has rattled a country that only exited a two-decades long dictatorship in 1985.

Prince Harry launches third Invictus Games

Prince Harry launches third Invictus Games

Prince Harry launched the third Invictus Games on Saturday for disabled or wounded soldiers and veterans as he made his first public appearance with his girlfriend Meghan Markle.

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