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Twin attacks leave nine dead

Twin attacks leave nine dead

Nine people – including three civilians and six police officers – were killed in back-to-back attacks in Dera Ismail Khan yesterday.

Senate session summoned to discuss no-confidence motion

Senate session summoned to discuss no-confidence motion

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has summoned the opposition-requisitioned session of the upper house of parliament tomorrow (July 23), but only to discuss the no-confidence motion against him without any voting.

MLAs seek court order for Karnataka floor test today

MLAs seek court order for Karnataka floor test today

The 15 Karnataka rebel Congress and JD-S legislators and two Independents yesterday filed an joint petition in the Supreme Court seeking direction to Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to hold the trust vote by 5pm today.

Wildfires rage in central Portugal

Wildfires rage in central Portugal

Planes and helicopters joined nearly 2,000 firefighters in central Portugal yesterday to battle huge wildfires in a mountainous region where more than 100 people died in huge blazes in 2017.

Teenaged climate activist Thunberg honoured in France

Teenaged climate activist Thunberg honoured in France

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage activist whose Friday school strikes protesting government inaction over climate change helped sparked a worldwide movement, received the Freedom Prize in France yesterday.

US tourists find 50 dead pilot whales in Iceland

US tourists find 50 dead pilot whales in Iceland

US tourists on a helicopter ride over western Iceland spotted about 50 dead pilot whales on a beach, radio station RUV reported.

No joke as president wins big in Ukraine elections

No joke as president wins big in Ukraine elections

Ukrainians gave their comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelenskiy a mandate to reboot the country’s politics yesterday by handing his party a record score in parliamentary elections, exit polls showed.

SOS Mediterranee resumes migrant rescue missions

SOS Mediterranee resumes migrant rescue missions

Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said yesterday that it has relaunched rescue efforts off Libya seven months after it stopped operations using its ship Aquarius and despite a refusal by European ports to accept the migrants.

Tourists fined in Venice for breaking the rules

Tourists fined in Venice for breaking the rules

Three French tourists in their early 20s were fined €100 ($112) each for parking their bicycles in the centre of Venice, city authorities said yesterday.

Hammond to quit if Johnson becomes PM

Hammond to quit if Johnson becomes PM

Finance Minister Philip Hammond yesterday said he would resign if Boris Johnson became prime minister because he felt unable to support a leader happy to take the country out of the European Union without a deal.

Astronauts hailed as heroes 50 years after historic moon landing

Astronauts hailed as heroes 50 years after historic moon landing

Capping a week of celebrations over the historic Apollo 11 mission, Vice President Mike Pence joined astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Saturday at the launch pad in Florida that sent the moonwalker and his two crew mates to space for humankind’s first steps on the lunar surface 50 years ago.

US sizzles as weekend heatwave tightens grip

US sizzles as weekend heatwave tightens grip

The United States yesterday sweltered in dangerously hot weather, with major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington broiling in temperatures rising into triple digits.

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