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Federal agency to focus on graft investigations

Federal agency to focus on graft investigations

With the change of command, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of Pakistan has decided in principle to focus on “income beyond means” investigation against the government officials and bureaucrats.

Anger at Adityanath govt as Unnao rape victim dies

Anger at Adityanath govt as Unnao rape victim dies

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra cancelled all her scheduled events in Lucknow and reached the home of the Unnao rape victim yesterday afternoon, where she met the family members of the deceased.

Belarus crowds demonstrate against closer ties with Russia

Belarus crowds demonstrate against closer ties with Russia

Roughly 1,000 Belarusians joined an unauthorised demonstration yesterday against the prospect of a closer union with Russia.

56 polar bears descend on Russian village

56 polar bears descend on Russian village

More than 50 polar bears have gathered on the edge of a village in Russia’s far north, environmentalists and residents said, as weak Arctic ice leaves them unable to roam. The Russian branch of the World Wildlife Fund said climate change was to blame, as unusually warm temperatures

Unions threaten more turmoil over reforms

Unions threaten more turmoil over reforms

The most serious nationwide strike to hit France in years caused new misery for weekend travellers yesterday, with defiant unions dismissing proposals by the government and warning walkouts would last well into next week.

Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

Excavators flanked by Bangladesh riot police are at work demolishing illegal soot-belching brick kilns around the smog-choked capital Dhaka, forcing migrant labourers out of work and back to their villages.

Hong Kong police chief promises flexibility ahead of today’s rally

Hong Kong police chief promises flexibility ahead of today’s rally

Hong Kong’s new police commissioner said yesterday his force would take a flexible approach to pro-democracy demonstrations as the city gears up for a rally today that is expected to draw a huge crowd.

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn

Out of control bushfires forced residents in eastern Australia to flee their homes yesterday, as other parts of the country braced for a heatwave due next week.

New EU chief pledges to back Africa on Ethiopia trip

New EU chief pledges to back Africa on Ethiopia trip

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen assured Africa of the EU’s strong support during a visit to Ethiopia yesterday, her first trip outside Europe since assuming her post.

Leaked documents row is nonsense: Corbyn

Leaked documents row is nonsense: Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn declined to disclose the source of documents used as evidence that the NHS would be “on the table” in a post-Brexit UK-US trade deal, after Reddit warned of a link to a Russian interference campaign.

India's NBA trailblazer Satnam Singh fails dope test

India's NBA trailblazer Satnam Singh fails dope test

Satnam Singh, the first Indian to be drafted into the NBA, has been provisionally suspended by India's anti-doping agency after failing a drugs test last month.

German library to return books looted by Nazis

German library to return books looted by Nazis

After 77 years, 22 books stolen by the Nazis are to be returned to the library of the HohenEichen House, a Jesuit centre in the eastern German city of Dresden.

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