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Politician who forced PM to quit ‘ready’ to take over

Politician who forced PM to quit ‘ready’ to take over

A politician who forced Armenia’s prime minister to resign led thousands of people on a march yesterday after which he said he was ready to take the reins of power and would keep up pressure on the ruling elite until they agreed to real change.

Greenland holds general election

Greenland holds general election

Greenland’s tiny electorate went to the polls yesterday with independence the key issue for the vast self-ruled Danish territory now threatened by global warming and struggling with youth suicides and sex abuse among its indigenous people.

Six police officers die in Quetta bombings

Six police officers die in Quetta bombings

Three suicide bombers attacked Pakistani police and paramilitary soldiers in the southwestern city of Quetta yesterday, killing six police and wounding 15 members of the security forces, officials said.

Manila apologises to Kuwait over domestic workers’ rescue

Manila apologises to Kuwait over domestic workers’ rescue

The Philippines apologised yesterday for what Kuwait viewed as violation of its sovereignty after the Southeast Asian nation’s embassy “rescued” several domestic workers from their employers’ homes amid reports of abuse.

‘Maximum’ security as govt readies Boracay shutdown

‘Maximum’ security as govt readies Boracay shutdown

Police with assault rifles patrolled entry points to Boracay island yesterday just days before a six-month shutdown and clean-up of one of the Philippines’ top tourist attractions.

Venezuela vote rivals launch campaigns

Venezuela vote rivals launch campaigns

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro kicked off his presidential campaign giving away trash trucks and tractors while challenger Henri Falcon laid out plans to de-politicise state oil company PDVSA and dollarise an ailing economy.

Nicaragua on knife-edge as protest deaths rise to 27

Nicaragua on knife-edge as protest deaths rise to 27

Nicaragua was sliding into unchartered territory yesterday with protests against longtime President Daniel Ortega swelling to outpace a robust police crackdown in which at least 27 people have been killed.

Blind elephants used at popular fort: Peta

Blind elephants used at popular fort: Peta

Dozens of elephants used for tourist rides at one of India’s most recognised forts are blind or suffering other ailments, a report said yesterday, calling for the practice to end.

Bangladesh factory disaster survivors demand justice

Bangladesh factory disaster survivors demand justice

Hundreds of Bangladeshis staged protests and tearful tributes at Rana Plaza yesterday on the fifth anniversary of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, when a textile factory complex collapsed and killed at least 1,130 people.

BJP will need alliance to rule Karnataka: poll

BJP will need alliance to rule Karnataka: poll

Gains by the Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka election next month will fall short of a majority, an opinion poll showed, potentially forcing it to seek an alliance to end the rule of the Congress Party in its last big state.

Another dishonourable feather in Congress’ cap

Another dishonourable feather in Congress’ cap

I am not sure if there is any English equivalent to this, but in my mother tongue, Malayalam, there is a saying which, when translated, should read something like: “To kill the rat burn down the house”.

Fashion giants in rights drive after factory collapse

Fashion giants in rights drive after factory collapse

Five years on from the industrial disaster that killed over 1,130 clothing factory workers in Bangladesh, high street fashion giants have invested millions in developing more socially responsible practices.

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