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Indonesia police search for inmates after Papua jail set ablaze

Indonesia police search for inmates after Papua jail set ablaze

Indonesian police were hunting on Tuesday for more than 250 inmates who fled a jail in Papua that had been set ablaze a day earlier

Immediate end to EU free movement on Brexit date

Immediate end to EU free movement on Brexit date

Britain said yesterday that it would end European Union freedom of movement rules immediately after it leaves the bloc on October 31, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country would not be hostile to immigration.

Corbyn calls for polls to end ‘crisis’

Corbyn calls for polls to end ‘crisis’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for a general election to try to end the Brexit impasse, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure to recall parliament.

No ‘yellow vests’ please: Putin tells off Macron

No ‘yellow vests’ please: Putin tells off Macron

Vladimir Putin rebuked his French counterpart yesterday, saying that he did not want “yellow vest” protests spring up like in France, after Emmanuel Macron urged the Russian leader to abide by democratic principles following weeks of protests in Moscow.

Open Arms suggests Italy takes migrants to Spain

Open Arms suggests Italy takes migrants to Spain

The commanders of a rescue ship with 107 migrants aboard declined to leave Italian waters yesterday, turning down an option to take them to Spain and suggesting that Italy’s Coast Guard should take them there instead.

‘Extremely aggressive’ fire displaces thousands on Gran Canaria

‘Extremely aggressive’ fire displaces thousands on Gran Canaria

A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria yesterday, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an “environmental tragedy”.

Schools reopen in Srinagar, but classrooms deserted

Schools reopen in Srinagar, but classrooms deserted

Schools reopened in Jammu and Kashmir’s main city yesterday but most classrooms were empty as parents kept their children home, fearing unrest over the government’s decision two weeks ago to revoke the state’s autonomy.

Military chief’s term extended

Military chief’s term extended

Pakistan has extended its military chief’s tenure, ensuring stability in what is arguably the country’s most powerful position as tensions soar with rival India and Washington is expected to announce a withdrawal deal in Afghanistan.

Pakistan accuses India of using water as a weapon

Pakistan accuses India of using water as a weapon

Accusing India of waging “fifth-generation warfare”, Pakistan said yesterday that New Delhi had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam that could cause flooding across the border.

Zardari and sister remanded until September 5

Zardari and sister remanded until September 5

An accountability court in Islamabad has extended the remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till September 5 in the long-running “money laundering and fake bank accounts case”.

UN official pleads for more help to relieve Venezuelan refugee crisis

UN official pleads for more help to relieve Venezuelan refugee crisis

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has appealed for more humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees pouring into neighbouring countries where they are overwhelming social services and sparking local tensions.

Bolsonaro takes on Norway for whaling, but bungles it

Bolsonaro takes on Norway for whaling, but bungles it

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro yesterday responded to Norway’s decision to halt its forest protection subsidies, taking to Twitter to criticise the Scandinavian country for its whaling practice and post spectacular – albeit misleading – images.

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