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PM warns against Channel crossings by illegal migrants

PM warns against Channel crossings by illegal migrants

Boris Johnson has warned those thinking of crossing the Channel illegally that they will be sent back to France after dozens of people, including children, were intercepted on Thursday in several incidents at sea and on the south coast.

Ebola appears contained in Goma, but flares in other parts of Congo: WHO

Ebola appears contained in Goma, but flares in other parts of Congo: WHO

Ebola appears to be under control in the city of Goma in Congo but it has flared in other parts of the country, where aid workers are combating insecurity and disinformation on social media, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday.

Duterte ‘to block early release of convict’

Duterte ‘to block early release of convict’

President Rodrigo Duterte will not allow the early release of rape-murder convict Antonio Sanchez, as he is not eligible under the law that credits good conduct time allowance (GCTA) for prisoners, Malacanang said yesterday.

Soldier killed in Kashmir border clash

Soldier killed in Kashmir border clash

An Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani forces on the Kashmir border, the military said yesterday, as a tense lockdown in the region of 7mn residents continued for the 19th day. The nuclear-armed neighbours regularly target each other with mortar shells and gunfire on the de facto border

Govt seeks to kickstart sagging economy

Govt seeks to kickstart sagging economy

India said yesterday it would pump in nearly $10bn into government banks to ease a liquidity crunch in Asia’s third-largest economy, as it goes through its worst slowdown in five years.

In new India, corruption, loot reined in: PM Modi

In new India, corruption, loot reined in: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in “new India, corruption, nepotism, dynasty, loot of people’s money, and terrorism have been reined in like never before”.

Bolsonaro mulls deploying army to combat fires

Bolsonaro mulls deploying army to combat fires

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said yesterday he is considering deploying the army to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens to torpedo a huge trade deal.

Australia urges ‘sovereignty’ as S China Sea tensions rise

Australia urges ‘sovereignty’ as S China Sea tensions rise

Australia’s prime minister yesterday urged nations in Asia to stand up for their “independence and sovereignty”, with tensions high in the disputed South China Sea where Beijing is under fire for increasingly bullish behaviour.

Protesters form human chain across Hong Kong

Protesters form human chain across Hong Kong

Thousands of people held hands across Hong Kong late yesterday in a dazzling, neon-framed recreation of a pro-democracy “Baltic Way” protest against Soviet rule three decades ago.

PM to launch Kamyab Naujawan Programme

PM to launch Kamyab Naujawan Programme

Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch the Kamyab Naujawan Programme next month. A meeting presided over by Khan at the Prime Minister’s Office was informed that under the programme, 500,000 youths will be given soft loans worth Rs100bn.

Italy’s M5S, PD make progress on coalition

Italy’s M5S, PD make progress on coalition

The first day of talks between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) to form a new Italian government ended yesterday with both sides reporting progress and M5S pushing the agenda.

Amid global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro looks to send army to fight Amazon fires

Amid global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro looks to send army to fight Amazon fires

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and pressure mounted for tough action

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