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Evacuees return home after France wildfires are tamed

Evacuees return home after France wildfires are tamed

Huge fires that forced mass evacuations in southern France were under control yesterday, allowing holidaymakers and residents in the worst-hit area to return to their accommodation and homes.

One dead, several hurt in Ohio fair ride crash

One dead, several hurt in Ohio fair ride crash

A deadly accident in which a ride at the Ohio State Fair broke apart mid-air was a “nightmare,” officials said yesterday, as they sought help from experts around the country to help determine the cause.

Bangladesh baby sold by drug-addict father returns to mother

Bangladesh baby sold by drug-addict father returns to mother

A Bangladeshi woman whose daughter was sold off by her drug-addicted husband yesterday described her joy at being reunited with the infant.

Hasina pushes technical and vocational training

Hasina pushes technical and vocational training

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday ordered a massive restructuring of the country’s education system integrating the knowledge-based and practical learning to further advance the overall development of Bangladesh.

Western governments warn against travel to south

Western governments warn against travel to south

Western governments are warning their citizens against travelling to nearly all of the southern third of the Philippines, citing the rising threats of terror attacks and kidnappings by militants.

US donates surveillance planes to Philippines

US donates surveillance planes to Philippines

The United States yesterday transferred to the Philippines two brand-new, single-engine surveillance planes, boosting the capability of its former colony to patrol sprawling maritime borders, including pirate-infested southern waters.

Japanese defence minister to resign

Japanese defence minister to resign

Japan’s defence minister Tomomi Inada will resign over an alleged coverup involving military documents, local media reported yesterday, potentially dealing a fresh political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

‘Harrods of South Africa’ shuts door after 159 years

‘Harrods of South Africa’ shuts door after 159 years

Department store Stuttafords, the 159-year-old “Harrods of South Africa”, is closing down, victim of a global shift to online retail and a domestic economic slump that has put brands such as Ted Baker and Gap beyond its customers’ reach.

Wife urges Mugabe to name successor

Wife urges Mugabe to name successor

President Robert Mugabe’s wife yesterday urged her 93-year-old husband to name his chosen successor, fuelling renewed speculation about the race to take over from the world’s oldest national leader.

Hospice care

Hospice care

Chris Gard and Connie Yates, the parents of terminally-ill 11-month-old Charlie Gard, arrive at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. A judge ruled yesterday that Charlie will be moved to a hospice to spend his final hours there before a ventilator that keeps him alive is turned off, Sky News repor

Freedom of movement to end with Brexit: govt

Freedom of movement to end with Brexit: govt

Freedom of movement will end as soon as Britain leaves the EU, the immigration minister has said, as the government prepares a survey on the benefits of migration from the bloc.

Speed thrills

Speed thrills

A man tries out the latest addition to London’s growing list of thrill-based vertical attractions.

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