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One survivor, nine bodies pulled out of mine

One survivor, nine bodies pulled out of mine

Pakistani authorities said yesterday that they had rescued one miner who survived two days trapped in a coal mine after a fire that killed nine others in central Pakistan.

10 dead, many trapped in Mumbai building crash

10 dead, many trapped in Mumbai building crash

At least 10 people, including three women, were killed as an old, four-storyed residential building collapsed in south Mumbai while eight injured were rescued from the debris, BMC disaster control officials said here.

Von der Leyen wins mandate for top EU job

Von der Leyen wins mandate for top EU job

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen secured European parliamentary approval yesterday to become the first female European Commission president on a platform of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe.

Russia bars opposition candidates from Moscow city election

Russia bars opposition candidates from Moscow city election

Russian officials have refused to register nearly 30 candidates for elections to Moscow’s local parliament, including prominent critics of President Vladimir Putin despite protests over the move.

French minister resigns over use of public funds

French minister resigns over use of public funds

A senior French cabinet minister and close ally of President Emmanuel Macron has resigned following reports accusing him of extravagant state-funded lobster dinners and misusing public housing, in a blow to the centrist government.

French minister resigns over use of public funds

French minister resigns over use of public funds

A senior French cabinet minister and close ally of President Emmanuel Macron has resigned following reports accusing him of extravagant state-funded lobster dinners and misusing public housing, in a blow to the centrist government.

MPs approve law on reconstruction of Notre-Dame Paris

MPs approve law on reconstruction of Notre-Dame Paris

French MPs have approved a law on the reconstruction of Notre-Dame, three months after flames ravaged the great Paris cathedral, but with the rebuilding process still mired in controversy.

Salvini takes steps to clear out ‘illegal’ Roma settlements

Salvini takes steps to clear out ‘illegal’ Roma settlements

Italy’s anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini ordered a report yesterday on the country’s Roma population, with a view to shuttering overcrowded, “illegal” camps, provoking an angry response from rights campaigners.

EU braces for Brexit delay or no-deal under Johnson

EU braces for Brexit delay or no-deal under Johnson

The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister next week with a pledge to renegotiate a deal the bloc says it will not reopen.

A lot of progress made with Iran, says Trump

A lot of progress made with Iran, says Trump

US President Donald Trump said yesterday "a lot of progress" had been made towards ending a volatile stand-off with Iran, with his top diplomat saying Tehran had signalled willingness to negotiate over its disputed ballistic missile programme.

Thai leader’s new cabinet sworn in

Thai leader’s new cabinet sworn in

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn yesterday swore in the cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army chief who seized power in a 2014 coup. Prayuth declared an end to more than five years of military rule on Monday, saying that the country must now function as a normal democracy.

Undersea quake near Bali causes panic, minor damage

Undersea quake near Bali causes panic, minor damage

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck south of Indonesia’s Bali yesterday, the European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC said, causing minor damage and prompting residents and visitors on the tourist island to briefly flee buildings.

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