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Philippine rebel chief warns of another Marawi

Philippine rebel chief warns of another Marawi

Murad Ebrahim has billed his Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which has made peace with the government, as a rival to IS for the hearts and minds of angry young Muslims in the south of the nation.

Nepal's former rebels agree to unite with ruling party

Nepal's former rebels agree to unite with ruling party

Leaders of the two Nepalese communist parties that formed an electoral alliance and won the largest number of seats in parliamentary polls last year have agreed to merge their parties, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Jeweller denies involvement in huge Indian bank fraud

Jeweller denies involvement in huge Indian bank fraud

Indian officials are on the lookout for Nirav Modi and his family, who police say left India in January prior to the case being filed.

Australia's deputy PM loses support of state branch over affair

Australia's deputy PM loses support of state branch over affair

A state branch of the Australian National Party has pulled its support for Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce because of reports about an extramarital affair with his former press secretary, the party's Western Australia leader said.

Japanese man wins custody of 13 children born to surrogates

Japanese man wins custody of 13 children born to surrogates

Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, became the centre of a "baby factory" scandal in 2014 after Thai police said DNA samples linked him to nine infants found under the care of 24-hour nannies in a plush Bangkok apartment.

Trump backs improved checks on gun buyers

Trump backs improved checks on gun buyers

US President Donald Trump yesterday signalled support for a bipartisan effort to improve a national system of background checks for gun purchases, as urgent calls for reform swell in the wake of the Florida school shooting.

Premier launches university fees’ review

Premier launches university fees’ review

Universities must offer students value for money, Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday, launching a review that could reduce fees and restore grants in a bid to entice younger voters who helped punish her party at an election last year.

Karnataka MLA’s son surrenders in assault case

Karnataka MLA’s son surrenders in assault case

Karnataka Congress legislator N A Haris’ son and expelled state Youth Congress leader Mohamed Nalapad surrendered yesterday after he was booked a day earlier in an assault case, police said.

BJP wins Gujarat municipal polls, but share comes down

BJP wins Gujarat municipal polls, but share comes down

Gujarat’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party yesterday retained power in most of the 75 municipalities in 22 districts where polling was held last week.

Flower power!

Flower power!

Revellers row a boat decorated with flowers as they take part in the traditional ‘battle of flowers’ carnival in Beaulieu-sur-mer, southeastern France.

Dhaka seeks talks on return of Rohingya trapped at border

Dhaka seeks talks on return of Rohingya trapped at border

Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet today to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between the two countries, Bangladeshi officials said.

Merkel taps ally for crucial party job

Merkel taps ally for crucial party job

German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to take over as secretary general of her Christian Democrats (CDU), heeding calls from within the party to inject new blood and groom a successor.

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