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Thousands shifted after Yamuna floods homes

Thousands shifted after Yamuna floods homes

Floodwaters of the Yamuna yesterday swamped the homes of people living on the banks of the swollen river prompting many to go back to their villages.

Chandrayaan 2 enters lunar orbit after ‘tricky manoeuvre’

Chandrayaan 2 enters lunar orbit after ‘tricky manoeuvre’

India’s Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit yesterday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon.

Karnataka CM expands cabinet

Karnataka CM expands cabinet

The Karnataka ministry was expanded yesterday with the induction of 17 legislators, including one independent, as cabinet ministers at a simple ceremony.

Hong Kong leader hopes rally presages ‘return to calm’

Hong Kong leader hopes rally presages ‘return to calm’

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam yesterday said she hoped “calm” will prevail after a massive weekend march passed without clashes between police and demonstrators, but again refused to give ground to protester demands.

Indonesia sends more police to Papua, curbs Internet speed

Indonesia sends more police to Papua, curbs Internet speed

Indonesia sent 200 more police officers to Papua yesterday and reined in Internet speeds to “prevent hoaxes from spreading” as civil unrest persisted in some parts of the country’s easternmost area, officials said.

Italian PM Conte flays Salvini and resigns

Italian PM Conte flays Salvini and resigns

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said yesterday he would resign, lashing out at far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for pursuing his own interests by pulling the plug on the government coalition.

France vows tight security to keep troublemakers far from G7 summit

France vows tight security to keep troublemakers far from G7 summit

The French seaside resort of Biarritz will be transformed into more of a fortress than a surfers’ paradise as organisers of this weekend’s G7 summit prepare to shield world leaders from outside disturbances.

School district sued for colouring black pupil’s scalp with marker

School district sued for colouring black pupil’s scalp with marker

Parents of a black teenager in Texas are suing their Houston-area school district after three white middle school personnel used a marker to blot out a design in their son’s scalp.

EU rebuffs Johnson’s Brexit gambit

EU rebuffs Johnson’s Brexit gambit

Merkel and Ireland insist Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened

Brazil police sniper kills Rio bus hijacker

Brazil police sniper kills Rio bus hijacker

A police sniper in Rio de Janeiro yesterday shot dead a man who had hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and taken 37 people hostage, in a dramatic end to an incident that underlined the daily grind of violence in the Brazilian city.

Elton John flays ‘relentless’ character assassination of Harry and Meghan

Elton John flays ‘relentless’ character assassination of Harry and Meghan

Elton John has spoken out in support of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, calling them a down-to-earth and hardworking couple who were being unfairly attacked by the media after they took private jets to stay with him in southern France.

Three more women sue Epstein’s estate

Three more women sue Epstein’s estate

Three women yesterday sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, saying they were sexually abused by the financier, both before and after the widely criticised 2007 plea deal that allowed him to avoid federal prosecution for sex crimes.

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