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Snowstorm, deep freeze leaves 4 dead in US South

Snowstorm, deep freeze leaves 4 dead in US South

A winter storm that caused at least four deaths in the US South brought record low temperatures on Wednesday to parts of the region, where it coated roads with ice ...

N Korea prepares grand military parade on eve of Olympics: report

N Korea prepares grand military parade on eve of Olympics: report

North Korea is preparing a lavish display of its military strength in a parade on the eve of next month's Winter Olympics in the South, despite a rare sporting detente with Seoul, it was reported Thursday.

Catalan MPs elect separatist speaker

Catalan MPs elect separatist speaker

Catalan lawmakers yesterday elected a separatist as parliamentary speaker, the first stage of a plan by pro-independence deputies to get regional leader Carles Puigdemont, in self-exile in Belgium, back into power.

Somalia to probe evictions of thousands of displaced families

Somalia to probe evictions of thousands of displaced families

The Somali government responded yesterday to widespread criticism by aid agencies, promising to investigate reports that thousands of families fleeing drought and conflict were forcefully evicted from more than 20 informal camps.

Dancila appointed Romania PM, graft takes centrestage

Dancila appointed Romania PM, graft takes centrestage

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis yesterday appointed European Parliament lawmaker Viorica Dancila as prime minister designate, the country’s third head of the government in a year and its first female premier.

More than 34,000 displaced as volcano spews lava

More than 34,000 displaced as volcano spews lava

More than 34,000 people were staying in evacuation centres in an eastern Philippine province as the country’s most active volcano spewed fiery lava for the fourth consecutive day, officials said yesterday.

France abandons plan for new airport, squatters ordered out

France abandons plan for new airport, squatters ordered out

The French government yesterday abandoned plans for a new 580mn euro ($710mn) airport in western France, a sensitive decision that past governments had shirked for decades.

Govt orders further probe into news site

Govt orders further probe into news site

The Philippines’ justice department ordered investigations yesterday into possible criminal liability of Rappler, a news site known for challenging the government that has been dubbed a “fake news outlet” by the country’s controversial president.

No more extension for Afghan refugees

No more extension for Afghan refugees

The stalemate in the Pakistan-US relations has brought millions of Afghan nationals, including 1.4mn registered refugees, into the spotlight again as the federal government has decided to prepare a contingency plan for their return.

Wave of looting shutters stores, spreads fear in Venezuela

Wave of looting shutters stores, spreads fear in Venezuela

A wave of looting by hungry mobs across Venezuela has left streets of shuttered shops in provincial towns and pushed some store owners to arm themselves with guns and machetes, stirring fear that the turmoil could spread to the capital Caracas.

Producers move SC over ban on film in some states

Producers move SC over ban on film in some states

The Supreme Court is likely to hear today an appeal by producers of Padmavat challenging the ban on the controversial movie in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana.

Kamal to launch party on Feb 21

Kamal to launch party on Feb 21

Veteran Tamil actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party.

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