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Two dead after light planes collide mid-air in New Zealand

Two dead after light planes collide mid-air in New Zealand

Two light aircraft collided mid-air on their final approach at a regional aerodrome in New Zealand on Sunday killing both pilots, police said.

India imposes retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products

India imposes retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products

India will impose retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products from Sunday after Washington withdrew certain trade privileges this month in a move that is expected to aggravate trade tensions between the two countries.

Mexico publishes Trump’s ‘secret deal’ on migration

Mexico publishes Trump’s ‘secret deal’ on migration

Mexico published the document on Friday that Donald Trump earlier flaunted as a secret deal to curb migration, but denied it had capitulated to the US president’s demands for a so-called “safe third country” agreement.

Hong Kong braces for huge rally after leader climbdown

Hong Kong braces for huge rally after leader climbdown

Hong Kong is bracing for another mass rally today as public anger seethes following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police over a controversial extradition law, despite a climbdown by the city’s embattled leader.

Democratic presidential candidate and US Senator Kamala Harris joins a demonstration with striking McDonalds workers, demanding a $15 minimum wage, in Las Vegas on Friday.

Democratic presidential candidate and US Senator Kamala Harris joins a demonstration with striking McDonalds workers, demanding a $15 minimum wage, in Las Vegas on Friday.

The Democratic Party on Friday announced its line-ups for the debut debate of the 2020 presidential cycle — a crowded, two-night affair that will see frontrunners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders square off in a highly anticipated match-up.

Corbyn under pressure to clarify backing for second Brexit vote

Corbyn under pressure to clarify backing for second Brexit vote

Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is set to debate Brexit tomorrow as the prospect of a Boris Johnson premiership accelerates Labour’s drift towards supporting a second referendum. Corbyn is coming under renewed pressure to set out his backing for a fresh public vote

The first transatlantic flight 100 years ago

The first transatlantic flight 100 years ago

When two British pilots steered a biplane across the vast Atlantic 100 years ago, battling frozen sleet and thick fog for more than 16 hours, they were making aviation history. With their harrowing 3,000km (1,860-mile) crossing, Captain John Alcock and navigator

Slovakia’s first woman president is sworn in

Slovakia’s first woman president is sworn in

Slovak environmental lawyer Zuzana Caputova was sworn in yesterday as the EU member’s first female president, surprising observers with a speech that lacked the government criticism she was known for on the campaign trail.

Rivals: There must be no ‘coronation’ for Johnson

Rivals: There must be no ‘coronation’ for Johnson

Tory leadership candidates have insisted that there must be no unchallenged “coronation” for frontrunner Boris Johnson at the latest round of hustings. Senior cabinet ministers were reported to have hatched plans to force other candidates to withdraw

Worshippers in hard hats attend Notre-Dame mass

Worshippers in hard hats attend Notre-Dame mass

The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris hosted its first mass yesterday, two months after a devastating blaze that shocked the world, with priests and worshippers wearing hard hats to protect themselves against possible falling debris.

Niti Aayog sets up panel on water shortage, drought

Niti Aayog sets up panel on water shortage, drought

A meeting of the Governing Council of Niti Aayog, comprising chief ministers and chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday focused on water problem and drought and decided to form a high-powered committee to develop a comprehensive strategy to address them.

Striking doctors reject Mamata’s call for talks

Striking doctors reject Mamata’s call for talks

Striking junior doctors in West Bengal yesterday once again turned down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s proposal for talks at the state secretariat Nabanna, and stuck to their stand that she come to NRS Medical College and Hospital to listen to their grievances.

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