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Platform collapse at power plant in China kills 9

Platform collapse at power plant in China kills 9

An operation platform collapsed at a power plant in China on Saturday, killing nine people and injuring two, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Trump tastes failure as US House healthcare bill collapses

Trump tastes failure as US House healthcare bill collapses

President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.

Philippine troops rescue ship captain kidnapped by militants

Philippine troops rescue ship captain kidnapped by militants

Philippine soldiers on Saturday rescued one of two Filipino cargo ship crewmen taken captive just two days ago by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants, a security official said.

‘Worst is over’ for Brazil’s meat scandal

‘Worst is over’ for Brazil’s meat scandal

Worldwide markets have been slamming their doors on Brazilian meat since revelations that rotten product was being sold with faked certificates, but the agriculture minister said on Thursday that “the worst of the process is over”.

Republicans pull bid to dump Obamacare

Republicans pull bid to dump Obamacare

Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system from consideration yesterday due to a shortage of votes, despite desperate lobbying by the White House and its allies in Congress, dealing a stiff setback to President Donald Trump.

Sharif calls for speeding up road projects

Sharif calls for speeding up road projects

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked authorities concerned to speed up work on development projects of infrastructure so that deadlines are met.

Pakistan House passes climate change law

Pakistan House passes climate change law

Pakistan’s parliament has passed a climate change bill that officials promise “will fast-track measures needed to implement actions on the ground” in a country that has so far lagged on climate action.

Two more arrested in Westminster attack probe

Two more arrested in Westminster attack probe

Police investigating the Westminster terror attack have made two further “significant” arrests in a massive on- going police operation across the UK.

Masood: ‘A nice guy’ turned extremist

Masood: ‘A nice guy’ turned extremist

The man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman in Wednesday’s deadly assault outside parliament has been identified by police as 52-year-old former convict Khalid Masood.

Bulgarian nationalists block Turkish border crossings

Bulgarian nationalists block Turkish border crossings

Bulgarian nationalists blocked for several hours yesterday the three main crossing points with Turkey to prevent coaches bringing in thousands of Turks with Bulgarian passports to vote in Sunday’s (tomorrow’s) elections, organisers said.

Father disputes co-pilot Lubitz’s guilt on Germanwings crash anniversary

Father disputes co-pilot Lubitz’s guilt on Germanwings crash anniversary

Two years to the day after the deadly Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the father of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spoke out yesterday to dispute official findings that his son deliberately downed the plane.

Putin hosts Le Pen

Putin hosts Le Pen

President Vladimir Putin granted an audience to French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin yesterday, bestowing a level of international recognition that has so far eluded her in the countdown to France’s presidential election.

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