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Manhunt in Canada over eatery bombing

Manhunt in Canada over eatery bombing

Canadian police were hunting two men yesterday after a blast at an Indian restaurant near Toronto injured 15 people, including three dual Indian-Canadian nationals, but police said there were no initial signs of terrorism.

Weinstein charged with rape

Weinstein charged with rape

Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was led away in handcuffs yesterday after being arrested and charged in New York City with rape and other sexual assault crimes, accusations his lawyer said he will vigorously fight in court.

Cheap rides at risk in drive to clean up streets

Cheap rides at risk in drive to clean up streets

From Manila’s iconic jeepneys to Kuala Lumpur’s motorbike taxis, Southeast Asian capitals are on a drive to clean their streets of vehicles that cause pollution and traffic jams, while experts defend the vital role they play in cities without adequate public transit.

Australian nun in last-minute  appeal against deportation

Australian nun in last-minute appeal against deportation

An elderly Australian nun facing deportation after angering Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a last-minute appeal against the order yesterday, the deadline for her to leave the country.

Temer orders army to clear truckers’ blockades

Temer orders army to clear truckers’ blockades

Brazilian President Michel Temer yesterday ordered security forces to clear road blockades set up by truckers who pressed on with a strike that has left the vast country virtually paralysed.

PTI poll ticket applicants required to swear loyalty

PTI poll ticket applicants required to swear loyalty

Though it is welcoming turncoats from Bilawal Bhutto’s Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) is also worried about losing its leaders.

Scotland restarts debate on independence with study

Scotland restarts debate on independence with study

Scottish nationalists rebooted their case for independence yesterday with a study claiming that Scots could be £4,100 per person better off annually outside the United Kingdom.

On again? Trump says still chance of June 12 summit

On again? Trump says still chance of June 12 summit

US President Donald Trump dangled the possibility yesterday that a June 12 summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, could still take place, just a day after he cancelled the meeting citing Pyongyang’s “open hostility.”

Vietnam’s downtown dwellers cling to tiny plots

Vietnam’s downtown dwellers cling to tiny plots

Pham Quoc Cong walks 2km to use the bathroom because his 2.2m-squared house isn’t big enough to have one.

Hasina seeks international support to press for return of Rohingya

Hasina seeks international support to press for return of Rohingya

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought co-operation from the international community to mount pressure on the Myanmar government to take back close to 1.1mn Rohingya refugees sheltered in her country.

Firebrand Thai monk charged over fraud

Firebrand Thai monk charged over fraud

A firebrand Buddhist monk has been disrobed after being charged over the sale of amulets with fake royal seals, Thai police said yesterday, a dramatic fall from grace for a cleric who helped lead protests that toppled the former government.

Kumaraswamy wins trust vote amid BJP walkout

Kumaraswamy wins trust vote amid BJP walkout

Putting an end to weeks of political turmoil in Karnataka, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy yesterday won the confidence motion with a voice vote in the new Assembly, after opposition BJP members walked out ahead of the floor test.

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