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Police fire tear gas as clashes return to Hong Kong streets

Police fire tear gas as clashes return to Hong Kong streets

Hong Kong riot police yesterday fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles, in another tense bout of violence.

Elections chief rejects president’s appointees

Elections chief rejects president’s appointees

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) chief retired judge Sardar Mohamed Raza has refused to administer the oath of office to the newly-appointed members of the electoral authority, saying that their appointment was against the Constitution.

New fires as outrage over Amazon grows

New fires as outrage over Amazon grows

Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data showed yesterday, amid growing international pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to control the worst blazes in years.

Thousands join anti-G7 rallies in Spain, France

Thousands join anti-G7 rallies in Spain, France

More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march over a bridge linking France and Spain yesterday as leaders from the Group of 7 nations descended for their summit in the Atlantic resort of Biarritz.

Notting Hill carnival ‘can unite divided country’: organisers

Notting Hill carnival ‘can unite divided country’: organisers

The Notting Hill carnival is the ideal way to bring together a divided country and remember those who have been caught up in the Windrush scandal, its organisers have said. Matthew Phillip, the carnival’s executive director, said the event

Johnson, EU trade barbs on Brexit at G7 summit

Johnson, EU trade barbs on Brexit at G7 summit

Accusing one another of being “Mr No Deal”, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU Council President Donald Tusk exchanged accusations at the G7 summit yesterday over who will be to blame if Britain crashes out the bloc without an accord.

The Punjab link and love for ‘Amritsari kulchas’

The Punjab link and love for ‘Amritsari kulchas’

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who died yesterday, had a connection with the Sikh holy city of Amritsar - from relatives to the famous ‘Amritsari kulchas’. In his debut Lok Sabha election in 2014, which he lost to Congress’ Amarinder Singh, he said he had a greater Amritsar

Tributes pour in for Jaitley

Tributes pour in for Jaitley

Former finance minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley died at the age of 66 yesterday. Jatiley, suffering from prolonged illness, was admitted to New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences on August 9 after complaints of breathlessness and was put on life support.

Integration of Kashmir with India is now complete: Shah

Integration of Kashmir with India is now complete: Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah yesterday said Jammu and Kashmir’s integration with India was completed with the scrapping of Article 370.

Duterte to drop visit to Fujian province

Duterte to drop visit to Fujian province

President Rodrigo Duterte will no longer visit Fujian province to inaugurate the school building there built in honour of his mother as his trip to Beijing has been cut short, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Go assures private hospitals help over non-payment of claims

Go assures private hospitals help over non-payment of claims

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go assured the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines Inc. (Phapi) that his panel is willing to listen to their concerns regarding claims payment from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

Squabbles erupted among G7 nations Saturday as their leaders gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions

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