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Protest leaders in Ecuador accept talks with govt

Protest leaders in Ecuador accept talks with govt

An indigenous group in Ecuador that has led massive protests against a law that ended fuel subsidies said yesterday that it has accepted direct talks with President Lenin Moreno to discuss its repeal, the first sign of a breakthrough in a dispute that has triggered more than a week of sometimes viol

Summit will launch ‘new era’ for India, China: PM

Summit will launch ‘new era’ for India, China: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday that his summit with Chinese leader Xi Xinping would launch a “new era” between the neighbours who are seeking to overcome troublesome differences.

William and Kate embark on ‘complex’ Pakistan visit

William and Kate embark on ‘complex’ Pakistan visit

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate visit Pakistan next week in what Kensington Palace has described as the most complex tour undertaken by the couple, given the security and logistical issues.

Two dead as typhoon batters Japan with ‘unprecedented’ rain

Two dead as typhoon batters Japan with ‘unprecedented’ rain

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis barrelled through Japan yesterday, killing at least two people and lashing large parts of the country with “unprecedented” rain that caused floods, landslides and emergency disaster warnings.

Nepal eyes railway deal with China during Xi visit

Nepal eyes railway deal with China during Xi visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Nepal yesterday on a state visit for talks with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and both sides are expected to sign a deal expanding a railway link between the Himalayan nation and Tibet, officials said.

Militant offensives kill seven in Nigeria

Militant offensives kill seven in Nigeria

Four civilians and three soldiers have been killed in attacks in northeastern Nigeria blamed on militant fighters, local residents and militias said yesterday.

16 killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack

16 killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack

Sixteen people died and two were seriously injured in an attack on a mosque in Burkina Faso's volatile north, security sources said Saturday.

Four dead in New York shooting

Four dead in New York shooting

At least four people died and three were wounded in a shooting at an unlicensed private social club in New York early Saturday, police said.

Catalan separatist leaders to get up to 15 years in jail

Catalan separatist leaders to get up to 15 years in jail

Spain's Supreme Court plans to convict and sentence Catalan separatist leaders to a maximum of 15 years in prison over a 2017 bid for independence, a judicial source said on Saturday.

Former head of scandal-hit Swedish Academy dies of cancer

Former head of scandal-hit Swedish Academy dies of cancer

Sara Danius, the former head of the scandal-tainted committee which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, has died of cancer, Swedish news agency TT said on Saturday.

'Super-human' Kipchoge busts mythical two-hour marathon barrier

'Super-human' Kipchoge busts mythical two-hour marathon barrier

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge on Saturday made history, busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on a specially prepared course in a huge Vienna park.

Petrol bombs thrown in Hong Kong metro, no one injured: govt

Petrol bombs thrown in Hong Kong metro, no one injured: govt

Petrol bombs were thrown inside a Hong Kong metro station on Saturday but no one was injured, the government said, as pro-democracy protesters again took to the streets angry ...

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