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Students stage ‘walkout’ over rising dictatorship

Students stage ‘walkout’ over rising dictatorship

Students from different universities in Metro Manila walked out of their classrooms yesterday to join a rally against Charter change, Federalism, tuition increase, and in defence of press freedom.

Govt summons US envoy over Duterte ‘threat’ report

Govt summons US envoy over Duterte ‘threat’ report

The Philippine government summoned the US ambassador over an American intelligence report that listed President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly war on drugs as a “regional threat”, Manila said yesterday.

Traffic cops put under watch thru pen camera

Traffic cops put under watch thru pen camera

Deputy inspector general (DIG), Kohat division in northwest of Pakistan, Awal Khan yesterday distributed pen cameras among traffic officials for fixing the same on uniform while on duty for bringing transparency and self-accountability in the force.

Senate chairman calls for dialogue

Senate chairman calls for dialogue

Visibly upset over the ongoing confrontation between the ruling party and the judiciary, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani yesterday called for initiating dialogue among state institutions “to lower the temperature” as senators from different parties, ....

Romania anti-graft chief wins high-level backing

Romania anti-graft chief wins high-level backing

Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor, under fire from the justice minister who called for her dismissal for exceeding her authority, won support yesterday from President Klaus Iohannis who praised her work in fighting graft.

May to set out Brexit plan after Cabinet agreement

May to set out Brexit plan after Cabinet agreement

Prime Minister Theresa May will make a speech next Friday on Britain’s relationship with the EU following Brexit after her Cabinet agreed a plan at a marathon meeting, her spokesman said.

Australia’s scandal-hit deputy PM quits

Australia’s scandal-hit deputy PM quits

Australia’s scandal-hit deputy leader Barnaby Joyce announced yesterday he was quitting and moving to the backbench amid claims of sexual harassment and controversy over an affair with a now-pregnant former aide.

US imposes most stringent sanctions against N Korea

US imposes most stringent sanctions against N Korea

The United States said yesterday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions against North Korea, intensifying pressure on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programmes.

Trump Jr drops planned speech after criticism

Trump Jr drops planned speech after criticism

US President Donald Trump’s son dropped a planned speech on foreign affairs in the Indian capital yesterday after ethics experts said he should avoid wading into policy issues as a private citizen.

Rotomac chief, son sent to transit remand

Rotomac chief, son sent to transit remand

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials escort Vikram Kothari (centre), owner of Rotomac Global Pvt Ltd to a court in New Delhi yesterday.

Modi, Trudeau vow to combat terrorism, look to boost ties

Modi, Trudeau vow to combat terrorism, look to boost ties

India and Canada yesterday resolved to combat terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations and agreed that no country should allow its territory to be used for such activities, an agreement that came during the weeklong visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that was marked by con

Missing Nigerian girls town ‘exposed by security gap’

Missing Nigerian girls town ‘exposed by security gap’

A town in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram is believed to have kidnapped scores of schoolgirls was vulnerable to attack because of a lack of security, residents said yesterday.

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