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Charter change

Charter change

People hold banners and wave Turkish flags during the campaign for the constitutional referendum in Ankara yesterday.

May triggers ‘historic’ Brexit

May triggers ‘historic’ Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union yesterday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc’s cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown.

Centre opened

Centre opened

Prince William talks with Staffordshire Police chief constable Jane Sawyers at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas after opening the new visitors centre.

Terror attack vigil

Terror attack vigil

A police officer wipes his face during an event in London yesterday to mark one week since a man drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then stabbed a police officer.

Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000

Afghans plan to double special forces from 17,000

Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite special forces from 17,000 troops, officials said, part of a long-term strategy to bolster units stretched and exhausted by persistent attacks from Taliban insurgents and other Islamist militants.

Hard labour

Hard labour

A Pakistani labourer carries bricks on his back at a construction site at a residential area in Islamabad yesterday.

GHQ backs Raheel Sharif as anti-terror coalition head

GHQ backs Raheel Sharif as anti-terror coalition head

General Headquarters (GHQ) of Pakistan unanimously supported General (retd) Raheel Sharif’s joining the military alliance of 39 Muslim countries as its chief after incumbent Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had direct interaction with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran on the issue, Lt Gen (retd) Amjad

Trump’s fund request for wall hits GoP snag

Trump’s fund request for wall hits GoP snag

Republicans may be inclined to delay a funding move

12-yr-old wins rotten sneaker contest in NY

12-yr-old wins rotten sneaker contest in NY

Seven young contestants put their best and smelliest shoe forward at the 42nd National Rotten Sneaker Contest in New York City on Tuesday.

Bangladesh police raid two extremist hideouts

Bangladesh police raid two extremist hideouts

Bangladesh police came under grenade attack when they raided two suspected Islamist extremist hideouts yesterday, days after a major anti-militant drive in which 10 people were killed.

Bangladesh Bank heist was ‘state-sponsored’: US official

Bangladesh Bank heist was ‘state-sponsored’: US official

The heist of $81mn from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the New York Federal Reserve last year was “state-sponsored,” an FBI officer in the Philippines, who has been involved in the investigations, said yesterday.

Nepal to formally join Chinese Belt and Road: PM

Nepal to formally join Chinese Belt and Road: PM

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal yesterday said Nepal will formally sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China to become part of the latter’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’.

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