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After protests, authorities clean up littered streets

After protests, authorities clean up littered streets

Brazilian authorities were working yesterday to clear away the remains of barricades, burned-out buses and trash strewn about the streets during a general strike the previous day that saw violent clashes between protesters and police.

US Marines return to Helmand

US Marines return to Helmand

US Marines returned to Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand yesterday, where American troops faced heated fighting until Nato’s combat mission ended in 2014, as embattled Afghan security forces struggle to beat back the resurgent Taliban.

Hekmatyar calls for peace in first public speech

Hekmatyar calls for peace in first public speech

In his first public speech since signing a peace deal with the Afghan government, one of Afghanistan’s most notorious warlords yesterday called for the Taliban to stop fighting and begin negotiations.

24 dead in Kyrgyz village landslide

24 dead in Kyrgyz village landslide

A landslide engulfed part of a village in Kyrgyzstan yesterday, killing at least 24 people, including nine children, the emergencies ministry said.

Russians urge against Putin re-election bid

Russians urge against Putin re-election bid

Police detained over 100 activists in Saint Petersburg yesterday as hundreds of Russian opposition supporters turned out to protest against President Vladimir Putin’s expected candidacy in elections next year.

United Ireland would be automatic member

United Ireland would be automatic member

European Union leaders has promised to embrace the British province of Northern Ireland into the EU if a referendum in the future were to unite it with the Republic of Ireland.

EU sets tough Brexit terms

EU sets tough Brexit terms

European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain yesterday and warned Britons to have “no illusions” about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets.

Britain steps up the fight against ‘dirty’ property

Britain steps up the fight against ‘dirty’ property

Britain took a significant step towards exposing dirty money in the London property market this week, passing a law allowing the seizure of homes from foreigners who cannot explain how they paid for them.

Sole Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong

Sole Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong

The world’s first museum dedicated to China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown will once again open its doors in Hong Kong after a months-long closure as the city prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to Beijing.

First London-China train completes 12,000km trip

First London-China train completes 12,000km trip

Laden with baby milk and other goodies, the first freight train linking China directly to the UK arrived yesterday in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu after a 12,000km trip, becoming the world’s second-longest rail route.

N Korea missile test fails again

N Korea missile test fails again

North Korea yesterday test-fired a ballistic missile shortly after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to “catastrophic consequences”.

Trump marks tough first 100 days as US president

Trump marks tough first 100 days as US president

Donald Trump marked his 100th day in the White House yesterday, facing the sober realities of a presidency stamped by disruption, confusion and a struggle to convert campaign promises into tangible achievements.

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