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Women detained over school play get bail

Women detained over school play get bail

Two women held for two weeks by police on sedition charges over a school play which allegedly criticised a contentious citizenship law have been granted bail, officials said yesterday.

UN chief ‘concerned’ over Pakistan-India tensions

UN chief ‘concerned’ over Pakistan-India tensions

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres began a four-day visit to Islamabad yesterday by underlining his fears concerns about tensions between Pakistan and India over the disputed Kashmir region.

In ‘mini Kabul’, refugees mark 40 years in Pakistan

In ‘mini Kabul’, refugees mark 40 years in Pakistan

Afghan boys sell fresh fruit on carts, signs are written in Dari or Pashto, and restaurants in the bustling bazaar sell Afghan dishes such as Kabuli pulao.

Family members protest over students stuck in China

Family members protest over students stuck in China

Around a hundred people called on the government to “bring back our children” from the locked down Chinese province of Hubei in a demonstration yesterday in Karachi.

Macron picks minister to lead Paris mayor battle

Macron picks minister to lead Paris mayor battle

French President Emmanuel Macron has picked his widely-respected health minister to reinvigorate a campaign to win over Paris City Hall that fell apart when his previous candidate pulled out over a sexting scandal.

‘Flight of the angel’ opens Venice Carnival

‘Flight of the angel’ opens Venice Carnival

Thousands of people, many dressed for a traditional masked ball, crowded into Saint Mark’s Square on Sunday to witness “the flight of the angel”, the opening event of the annual Venice Carnival.

Artist unveils Putin ‘superhero’ paintings in Istanbul

Artist unveils Putin ‘superhero’ paintings in Istanbul

A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in central Istanbul on Saturday, saying that he wanted to show the good ties between Ankara and Moscow despite differences over Syria and other issues.

Man dies as storm hits

Man dies as storm hits

A man died after falling into a river yesterday as Storm Dennis swept across Britain with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds.

Boyfriend left ‘heartbroken’ as TV host Flack found dead

Boyfriend left ‘heartbroken’ as TV host Flack found dead

The boyfriend of TV presenter Caroline Flack, who was found dead at her home on Saturday, has said he is heartbroken by her death.

Pompeo favours ‘collective’ approach to Africa troop presence

Pompeo favours ‘collective’ approach to Africa troop presence

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday that the United States favoured a “collective” approach with its allies when deciding on troop numbers deployed in Africa against insurgents.

Maduro govt holds military exercise in show of strength

Maduro govt holds military exercise in show of strength

Venezuela’s military held exercises that deployed civilian militia and armoured vehicles in the capital Caracas and around the country, an effort by President Nicolas Maduro to show strength as Washington prepares to escalate sanctions.

Canada very worried about indigenous’ railway protests, rules out sending in police

Canada very worried about indigenous’ railway protests, rules out sending in police

Canada’s Liberal government has said it is deeply concerned about protests by aboriginal activists that are blocking some key railway lines but rejected a call to send in the police. Indigenous communities opposed to the construction of a gas pipeline project in British Columbia started interrupting

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