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South Sudan rebels say raid jail, capture town

South Sudan rebels say raid jail, capture town

South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in the fighting, an account dismissed on Tuesday as "ridiculous and unfounded" by the government.

S.African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

S.African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela's closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87.

Kremlin critic Navalny jailed

Kremlin critic Navalny jailed

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced yesterday to 15 days behind bars and fined after staging the biggest anti-corruption protests in years, an act branded a “provocation” by the Kremlin.

Troops rescue three Malaysian hostages from Jolo island

Troops rescue three Malaysian hostages from Jolo island

Three Malaysian seamen kidnapped eight months ago by extremists have been found safe in the strife-torn southern Philippines, the country’s military chief said yesterday.

Police chief says drug war death toll incorrect

Police chief says drug war death toll incorrect

Reports that up to 7,000 victims have died in the campaign against illegal drugs in the Philippines are “irritating” because of their inaccuracy, the country’s police chief said yesterday.

Merkel cheers state election win as ‘Schulz effect’ fizzles

Merkel cheers state election win as ‘Schulz effect’ fizzles

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed yesterday a surprise state poll triumph by her party as “encouraging” for a September general election, as hype around her main rival fizzled in its first test.

Japan loans Manila military planes for South China Sea

Japan loans Manila military planes for South China Sea

The Philippines yesterday took delivery of two Japanese military surveillance aircraft to help it patrol vital sea lanes in the South China Sea, despite Manila’s increasingly conciliatory stance to Beijing’s claims over the disputed waters.

Turks in Germany begin voting on Turkey reform

Turks in Germany begin voting on Turkey reform

Turkish voters in Germany, as deeply split as those in their ancestral homeland, started casting early ballots yesterday in a referendum that could vastly boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers.

Funeral procession

Funeral procession

Kashmiri villagers watch the funeral procession of suspected rebel Shahbaz Shafi, also known as Rayees Kachroo, at Belov village in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, yesterday.

UP meat sellers go on strike after crackdown

UP meat sellers go on strike after crackdown

Govt says action being taken only against illegal slaughterhouses

Thieves make off with 100kg gold coin

Thieves make off with 100kg gold coin

Thieves have staged a spectacular heist at a leading Berlin museum, making off with a gold coin worth about €3.8mn ($4.14mn) and weighing 100kg, police said yesterday.

Shiv Sena wants flights ban on MP lifted

Shiv Sena wants flights ban on MP lifted

Shiv Sena MPs yesterday said a ban imposed by airlines on fellow member Ravindra Gaikwad should be lifted but the government said airlines had the right to refuse a passenger. The issue was raised by Sena member Anandrao Adsul in the Lok Sabha.

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