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Morales calls on military to unite amid election turmoil

Morales calls on military to unite amid election turmoil

Bolivian President Evo Morales yesterday sought to shore up support with the country’s military as he faces allegations by the opposition of vote-rigging, calling on them to unite in the face of groups of people whom he said were fomenting hatred. “The armed forces unite all Bolivians.

Man dead as flash floods ravage northeast Spain

Man dead as flash floods ravage northeast Spain

One man died and another five people were missing yesterday after a night of torrential rain triggered flash flooding in northeastern Spain, cutting off roads and disrupting air travel, officials said.

Putin applauds ties with Africa at Sochi summit

Putin applauds ties with Africa at Sochi summit

Russia lands nuclear bombers at South Africa airbase

EU debates Brexit delay as Johnson eyes election

EU debates Brexit delay as Johnson eyes election

European leaders were yesterday deciding whether to postpone Brexit and for how long, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s eyes turned towards a snap general election.

Driver arrested by police after 39 bodies found in truck

Driver arrested by police after 39 bodies found in truck

Police yesterday found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck believed to have entered Britain from Belgium. The police had earlier said the truck arrived at a port with ferry services to Ireland.

Hong Kong extradition bill officially withdrawn

Hong Kong extradition bill officially withdrawn

Hong Kong’s legislature yesterday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but the move was unlikely to end months of unrest as it met just one of five demands of pro-democracy protesters.

Indonesian president taps poll arch-rival for defence minister

Indonesian president taps poll arch-rival for defence minister

Indonesian President Joko Widodo yesterday named his election arch-rival – a former general accused of abuses – as defence minister, a move which dismayed human rights activists.

Chicago teachers march in rush-hour traffic

Chicago teachers march in rush-hour traffic

Thousands of striking Chicago teachers yesterday marched through the city’s downtown to demand smaller class sizes and more support staff, in the second-longest walkout by US public school teachers in recent history.

Protests spread after stand-off in Ethiopia

Protests spread after stand-off in Ethiopia

Police fired gunshots and teargas as thousands protested in Ethiopia yesterday over the treatment of a prominent activist, residents said, in a sign that the country’s Nobel Prize-winning prime minister might be losing support among his powerbase.

EU considers Brexit delay; Johnson says that would lead to election

EU considers Brexit delay; Johnson says that would lead to election

EU leaders considered on Wednesday whether to give Britain a three-month Brexit extension, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that if they do so he would call an election by Christmas.

Too much screen time increases the chances of disease: study

Too much screen time increases the chances of disease: study

Teenagers who spend hours in front of screens are more likely to guzzle fizzy and energy drinks, according to new research.

Google claims 'quantum supremacy'; others say hold on a qubit

Google claims 'quantum supremacy'; others say hold on a qubit

Google said on Wednesday it had achieved a breakthrough in computer research, by solving a complex problem in minutes with a so-called quantum computer ...

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