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Buhari appears in rare photo

Buhari appears in rare photo

An apparent photo of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was posted on Twitter late on Sunday, offering a rare glimpse of the ill leader since his departure for London for medical treatment in May.

Swiss chainsaw attacker on the run

Swiss chainsaw attacker on the run

A man armed with a chainsaw injured at least five people in Switzerland yesterday and is on the run after a rampage that police said was not “a terrorist act”.

President of Poland halts judicial reform

President of Poland halts judicial reform

Polish President Andrzej Duda said yesterday that he would veto two of three bills passed by parliament in a judicial reform that has triggered nationwide street protests and raised EU and US concerns about a politicisation of the courts.

Germany wants more sanctions on Russia

Germany wants more sanctions on Russia

Germany is urging the European Union to add up to four more Russian nationals and companies to the bloc’s sanctions blacklist over Siemens gas turbines delivered to Moscow-annexed Crimea, two sources in Brussels said.

Dhaka ratifies trade deal with D-8 countries

Dhaka ratifies trade deal with D-8 countries

The Bangladesh cabinet yesterday ratified the preferential trade agreement (PTA) signed among eight Muslim countries of the D-8 alliance, including Bangladesh.

Yameen shuts parliament to block impeachment vote

Yameen shuts parliament to block impeachment vote

Maldives parliament was shut yesterday after President Abdulla Yameen ordered troops to evict legislators and prevent an impeachment of his speaker, the opposition said, in the latest turmoil in the honeymoon islands.

Spain’s Balearic Islands ban bull killing in corridas

Spain’s Balearic Islands ban bull killing in corridas

Spain’s Balearic Islands yesterday banned the killing of bulls in corridas in a decision feted by animal rights activists but decried by supporters of the controversial, centuries-old tradition.

Up in flames

Up in flames

Firefighters tackle a blaze at a building in a market in New Delhi yesterday.

Car bomb explosion claims 26 lives in Kabul

Car bomb explosion claims 26 lives in Kabul

At least 26 people were killed and 41 wounded yesterday after a Taliban-claimed car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees through a Shia neighbourhood in Kabul, raising fears of sectarian violence in the Afghan capital.

Japan PM Abe denies favours for friend amid falling support

Japan PM Abe denies favours for friend amid falling support

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings sinking over a suspected cronyism scandal, said yesterday he had never instructed officials to give preferential treatment to a long-time friend, adding that the latter had never sought favours.

Deadly H1N1 virus infects 13 in Myanmar, victim succumbs

Deadly H1N1 virus infects 13 in Myanmar, victim succumbs

Myanmar yesterday called for calm on Monday after 13 people were confirmed to have contracted H1N1 influenza and a boy had died with flu-like symptoms, raising fears of a new outbreak of a virus also known as swine flu.

Blood ‘found on Ben Needham’s sandal, toy car’

Blood ‘found on Ben Needham’s sandal, toy car’

Signs of blood have been found on a toy car and sandal believed to have belonged to toddler Ben Needham, who disappeared on Kos 26 years ago.

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