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Van kills one at Dutch music festival, suspect arrested

Van kills one at Dutch music festival, suspect arrested

A van struck four people at the Netherlands' largest music festival in the early hours of Monday, killing one of them and injuring the others before driving off, police said.

‘King Kohli’ crowned India ODI, T20 skipper

‘King Kohli’ crowned India ODI, T20 skipper

Selectors appointed Virat Kohli as India’s limited overs skipper yesterday as the number one ranked Test side sets its sights on winning back its title as one-day cricket’s world champions.

Five held for ‘plotting attack’ in Bangladesh

Five held for ‘plotting attack’ in Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh have arrested five suspected Islamist militants believed to be plotting to attack New Year celebrations, a counter-terrorism police chief said yesterday.

Airbus seals deal with Iran for sale of 100 aircraft

Airbus seals deal with Iran for sale of 100 aircraft

Airbus signed a firm contract yesterday for the sale of 100 aircraft to Iran Air, as Tehran and Western companies race to re-open trade almost a year after sanctions against Iran were lifted.

Sheikh Hasina urges UK to lift ban on cargo flights

Sheikh Hasina urges UK to lift ban on cargo flights

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the British government to lift an existing ban on Dhaka-London direct cargo flights as British PM’s Trade Envoy for Bangladesh Rushanara Ali called on Sheikh Hasina at her residence Ganabhaban.

Russia lays to rest murdered Turkey envoy with full honours

Russia lays to rest murdered Turkey envoy with full honours

Russia staged a sombre memorial ceremony on Thursday for Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey gunned down in Ankara on Monday by a man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘Don't forget Aleppo’.

Child malnutrition at ‘all time high in Yemen’

Child malnutrition at ‘all time high in Yemen’

Hunger among Yemen’s children has reached an “all time high”, with nearly 2.2mn in need of urgent care, the UN children’s agency Unicef said yesterday.

Ex-cricketer bids for Xmas tree record despite snub

Ex-cricketer bids for Xmas tree record despite snub

Cricket legend Arjuna Ranatunga announced yesterday he was reviving his bid to build a record-breaking 100m tall Christmas tree in Sri Lanka’s capital despite opposition from the Catholic church.

De Villiers quits as SA Test captain

De Villiers quits as SA Test captain

AB de Villiers has resigned as South Africa’s Test captain, opening the way for childhood friend Faf du Plessis to take over on a permanent basis.

Cheika still remains key to Wallabies recovery

Cheika still remains key to Wallabies recovery

Reflecting on the Wallabies’ car crash 2016 season, it’s tempting to call for coach Michael Cheika’s immediate sacking as head coach. His removal is easily justified — played 15, won six, lost nine.

Icahn cheers Trump EPA pick amid calls for fuel-rule revamp

Icahn cheers Trump EPA pick amid calls for fuel-rule revamp

Six weeks before he becomes US president, Donald Trump is already disrupting an obscure, $15bn corner of the world’s biggest fuel market, drawing cheers from long-time supporter and fellow billionaire Carl Icahn.

Myanmar ‘pursuing’ ethnic cleansing: UN

Myanmar ‘pursuing’ ethnic cleansing: UN

Myanmar is engaged in “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims, a UN official has said, as reports emerged yesterday of troops shooting at villagers as they tried to flee.