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Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

Philippine govt attacks drug war film as 'propaganda'

A new documentary that takes a fiercely critical look at the Philippine government's deadly drug crackdown has come under attack, with President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman Tuesday slamming it as ‘propaganda’...

Trump says US will help allies after Saudi oil attacks

Trump says US will help allies after Saudi oil attacks

President Donald Trump on Monday promised to supply oil to US allies, after attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington has blamed on Iran.

Restore normal life to Kashmir, govt ordered

Restore normal life to Kashmir, govt ordered

The Supreme Court yesterday said the government should restore normal life in Kashmir as soon as possible, as a partial shutdown of the region entered its 42nd day. The Modi-government stripped Kashmir of autonomy and statehood on August 5

UK’s ability to hold snap polls ‘is at risk’

UK’s ability to hold snap polls ‘is at risk’

British election officials have called on the government to carry out a risk assessment of the country’s ability to hold a snap general election.

PM upbeat on Brexit deal despite Bettel criticism

PM upbeat on Brexit deal despite Bettel criticism

Boris Johnson yesterday said that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to Luxembourg where he was harangued loudly by protesters and rebuked for trying to shift the blame.

HS2 told to halt ancient woodland clearance

HS2 told to halt ancient woodland clearance

Clearances of ancient woodlands for HS2 must be paused until an independent review of the £88bn high-speed line is delivered, the government has said. However, clearances deemed absolutely necessary to avoid major costs and impacts on the construction schedule can still go ahead

New rules to block release of heinous crime convicts

New rules to block release of heinous crime convicts

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Ano yesterday signed amendments to the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 10592 or the “Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law.”

Pakistan refuses backdoor talks over Kashmir

Pakistan refuses backdoor talks over Kashmir

Pakistan has refused to engage in backdoor diplomacy with India after some powerful countries, as well as certain Muslim nations, sought de-escalation in the brewing tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours over Kashmir.

Political turmoil and a price freeze cast shadow on Argentina’s Vaca Muerta

Political turmoil and a price freeze cast shadow on Argentina’s Vaca Muerta

In late August, amid a sharp plunge in the Argentine peso, global suppliers to oil giant YPF received an unwelcome surprise in their inbox.

King opens talks to break Spain’s political impasse

King opens talks to break Spain’s political impasse

Spain’s King Felipe VI began meeting parliamentary leaders yesterday in an eleventh-hour bid to form a government and head off what would be the country’s fourth elections in as many years.

Taiwan cuts relations with Solomon Islands

Taiwan cuts relations with Solomon Islands

Taiwan severed ties with the Solomon Islands yesterday after learning the Pacific nation was switching diplomatic recognition to China.

Indonesia shuts schools as smoke takes health toll

Indonesia shuts schools as smoke takes health toll

Indonesia closed more schools yesterday in parts of the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, as well as providing oxygen at health centres to help treat some of the thousands suffering respiratory infections due to choking smoke from forest fires.

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