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William and Kate visit melting glaciers

William and Kate visit melting glaciers

Wearing traditional headgear and clapping to music, Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate met a tiny animist tribe in northern Pakistan yesterday, after flying by helicopter to a remote Hindu Kush glacier near the Afghan border.

Top court to hear plea for insuring bank customers

Top court to hear plea for insuring bank customers

The Supreme Court yesterday agreed to hear an appeal seeking guidelines on 100% insurance coverage for around 1.5mn people whose money is blocked in the scam-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank).

Spain mulls response to violent Catalan protests

Spain mulls response to violent Catalan protests

Spain’s government was yesterday preparing a response to the violent protests which have rocked Catalonia over the jailing of nine separatist leaders for their role in a failed 2017 independence bid.

Brexit deal at hand, PM struggles to win support

Brexit deal at hand, PM struggles to win support

Britain and the European Union were on the verge of a last-minute Brexit deal yesterday but Prime Minister Boris Johnson still has work to do at home to ensure his government and factious parliament approve the plan.

HK leader aborts policy speech after heckles from lawmakers

HK leader aborts policy speech after heckles from lawmakers

Hong Kong’s embattled leader abandoned a State of the Union-style speech yesterday after she was shouted down by opposition lawmakers on a day that also saw a prominent protest leader left bloodied by hammer-wielding thugs.

Nigeria govt can't recover $62 bln sought from oil majors -minister

Nigeria govt can't recover $62 bln sought from oil majors -minister

Oil minister Timipre Sylva said Nigeria knows it cannot recover $62 billion from oil majors despite ongoing cases against the companies for money the government believes it is owed.

Sudan peace talks stall as rebel group halts talks over attack

Sudan peace talks stall as rebel group halts talks over attack

Sudan peace talks stalled before they began in Juba on Wednesday as a key rebel grouping said it refused to negotiate with Khartoum

Three militants, two civilians killed as violence spreads in Kashmir

Three militants, two civilians killed as violence spreads in Kashmir

Indian security forces killed three separatists, while suspected militants shot dead two people on Wednesday

At least seven protesters killed in Guinea protests this week

At least seven protesters killed in Guinea protests this week

At least seven protesters were killed by security forces in Guinea this week during demonstrations against a possible change to the constitution that could let President Alpha Conde seek a third term

'Miracle survival' for newborn found in Indian grave

'Miracle survival' for newborn found in Indian grave

Doctors on Wednesday hailed as a "miracle" the survival of a newborn girl found several days after being buried alive

Swiss says Airbus A220 flights resuming as engines pass inspection

Swiss says Airbus A220 flights resuming as engines pass inspection

Airline Swiss expects to resume mostly normal service with its fleet of Airbus A220 jets on Thursday after temporarily grounding the jets for safety checks of their engines, it said on Wednesday.

Man held after Dutch family found locked away in secret farmhouse room

Man held after Dutch family found locked away in secret farmhouse room

A man who paid the rent on a Dutch farmhouse where six members of a family were found locked away in a secret room will appear in court on Thursday on charges of unlawful detention and harming others' health

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