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Venezuela parties defiant as death toll climbs to 26

Venezuela parties defiant as death toll climbs to 26

Venezuela’s opposition yesterday vowed no let-up in its bid to remove leftist President Nicolas Maduro from power even as more protesters were shot dead in an increasingly violent political crisis.

Sadhvi gets bail nine years after her arrest in blast case

Sadhvi gets bail nine years after her arrest in blast case

The Bombay High Court yesterday granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the key accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, nearly nine years after her arrest.

Hackers ‘targeted’ Macron campaign

Hackers ‘targeted’ Macron campaign

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cyber security research group yesterday.

Chhota Rajan, three others sentenced to seven-year jail

Chhota Rajan, three others sentenced to seven-year jail

Gangster Chhota Rajan was jailed for seven years yesterday for passport fraud, the first prison term handed to the don who had evaded capture for more than 20 years.

Laughter as Ivanka defends Trump at women’s summit

Laughter as Ivanka defends Trump at women’s summit

Ivanka Trump, making her overseas debut as the US “First Daughter” at a women’s summit in Berlin, drew groans and laughter yesterday as she defended her father’s attitude towards women.

Maoists used villagers as shields: survivor

Maoists used villagers as shields: survivor

Maoist rebels who killed 25 paramilitary troops in an ambush in central India used local villagers as human shields, a survivor said yesterday.

Spain arrests four over link to Belgium airport, metro attacks

Spain arrests four over link to Belgium airport, metro attacks

Spanish police have arrested four men with alleged links to suspects held in Belgium over their involvement in the Brussels airport and metro attacks last year, officials said.

Hammond hits budget deficit target, big tests ahead

Hammond hits budget deficit target, big tests ahead

Finance Minister Philip Hammond avoided a potentially embarrassing slip-up before June’s parliamentary election as he hit his budget deficit target for the 2016-17 financial year, but his fiscal challenge is likely to get harder.

Ukip leader Nuttall ‘may contest election’

Ukip leader Nuttall ‘may contest election’

Paul Nuttall is still undecided but “probably will” stand for the Commons in June, his Ukip deputy has said, a day after the party leader suggested he could have more impact outside Westminster.

Fighting for every vote, PM takes on ‘separatists’

Fighting for every vote, PM takes on ‘separatists’

Despite her runaway lead in opinion polls, Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday said she would fight for every vote in an election she hopes will strengthen her in Brexit talks with the EU and help her prevent the break-up of the United Kingdom.

UN demands probe into Maldives blogger murder

UN demands probe into Maldives blogger murder

The UN yesterday demanded an immediate investigation into the murder of a liberal blogger in the Maldives, calling on the government to ensure the safety of dissidents in the troubled honeymoon destination.

China ready to mediate over Rohingya row

China ready to mediate over Rohingya row

China offered yesterday to help tackle a diplomatic row between Bangladesh and Myanmar over the flight of minority Rohingyas, two Bangladesh foreign ministry officials said.

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