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Maharashtra government formation inches closer

Maharashtra government formation inches closer

After a hectic five days of politicking in New Delhi, the political action returned to Maharashtra again yesterday as the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress finalised their government formation plans, according to sources in the parties.

Australian PM denies climate link as smoke chokes Sydney

Australian PM denies climate link as smoke chokes Sydney

Australia’s Prime Minister yesterday denied his climate policies had caused unprecedented bushfires ravaging the country and insisted his government was doing enough to tackle global warming.

New Sri Lanka president swears in his brother as PM

New Sri Lanka president swears in his brother as PM

Sri Lanka’s newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday swore in his elder brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister, cementing the powerful family’s political comeback.

Ethiopian PM praises referendum for new state

Ethiopian PM praises referendum for new state

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed yesterday praised the conduct of a referendum in the ethnic Sidama region, that many expect will approve the creation of a new federal state.

'Too scared to escape': Isolated protesters hold out on trashed Hong Kong campus

'Too scared to escape': Isolated protesters hold out on trashed Hong Kong campus

Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds.

16 found sealed in trailer on ferry bound for Ireland

16 found sealed in trailer on ferry bound for Ireland

Sixteen people have been found sealed inside a trailer on a ferry bound for the Irish port of Rosslare, shipping operator Stena Line said on Thursday.

Airlines get ready for jet biofuel take-off in Norway

Airlines get ready for jet biofuel take-off in Norway

Airlines are confident of having sufficient supplies of biofuel-infused jet fuel to comply with a Norway requirement which takes effect next year, although they warn of additional costs.

US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil

US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil

Two Western hostages held for three years by the Taliban in Afghanistan landed in Germany Thursday after a prisoner exchange two days earlier, a US diplomat confirmed.

Film festival marred by protests and arrests

Film festival marred by protests and arrests

The 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) got off the to an edgy start in Goa yesterday, with the inaugural ceremony marred by public heckling of federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar over his role in the ongoing water dispute between Goa and K

Germany and France vie for European leadership at Nato

Germany and France vie for European leadership at Nato

France and Germany each sought to claim European leadership within Nato yesterday in the first ministerial meeting since French President Emmanuel Macron warned that the US-led military alliance was experiencing “brain death.”

Germany and France vie for European leadership at Nato

Germany and France vie for European leadership at Nato

France and Germany each sought to claim European leadership within Nato yesterday in the first ministerial meeting since French President Emmanuel Macron warned that the US-led military alliance was experiencing “brain death.”

No deal with Labour on Scottish referendum: SNP

No deal with Labour on Scottish referendum: SNP

Boris Johnson was wrong to suggest that Labour and the SNP have done a deal on a second Scottish independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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