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Delhi issues flood alert as river crosses danger mark

Delhi issues flood alert as river crosses danger mark

The Yamuna River breached the danger mark in Delhi yesterday evening, prompting authorities to issue a flood alert and start evacuating people from low-lying areas.

Ex-Philippine minister Gina Lopez dies at 65

Ex-Philippine minister Gina Lopez dies at 65

Former Philippine environment minister Gina Lopez, who led a high-profile fight against the nation’s powerful mining industry, died yesterday aged 65, her family’s media company announced.

Widodo urges calm after violent protests in Papua

Widodo urges calm after violent protests in Papua

Indonesian President Joko Widodo yesterday sought to ease tension after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of students from the country’s easternmost region.

Freedom of movement will end with no-deal Brexit: UK

Freedom of movement will end with no-deal Brexit: UK

Freedom of movement for European Union citizens entering Britain will end in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the British government confirmed on Monday ...

Three shot dead in DR Congo security protest

Three shot dead in DR Congo security protest

Two people and a child were killed yesterday in a town in eastern DR Congo when police opened fire at a protest over poor security, a local official told AFP. “There was a demonstration in which three people have just died — a young man of about 25 who was shot in the abdomen

Zimbabwe opposition demo thwarted

Zimbabwe opposition demo thwarted

Hundreds of police backed by soldiers and army helicopters deployed yesterday in the Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo to prevent an opposition protest from taking place, a show of force that stopped a demonstration for the second time in four days.

For Trump, appeals to white fears about race may be a tougher sell in 2020

For Trump, appeals to white fears about race may be a tougher sell in 2020

President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election. But a Reuters analysis of public opinion over the last four years suggests that Trump’s brand of white identity politics may be less effective in the 2020 election campaign.

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana’s first woman governor, dies

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana’s first woman governor, dies

Trailblazing former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, whose tenure was dominated by the trauma of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, has died from complications of cancer, the state’s current governor said on Sunday. She was 76.

Blast targets police near Northern Ireland border: officers

Blast targets police near Northern Ireland border: officers

A device exploded in Northern Ireland near the border with Ireland early on Monday in what police said was an attempt to kill officers looking into an earlier incident.

Facebook contractor hikes pay for Indian content reviewers

Facebook contractor hikes pay for Indian content reviewers

Facebook contractor Genpact has raised minimum wages for the content moderation teams it runs for the Silicon Valley firm in India, the latest sign of improvement for workers ...

Heatwaves and heavy rain predicted to last longer with climate change

Heatwaves and heavy rain predicted to last longer with climate change

Countries in the northern hemisphere can expect longer summer heatwaves, as well as more consecutive days of heavy rain with harmful consequences ...

Foreigners arrested over ivory bracelets at Kenyan airport

Foreigners arrested over ivory bracelets at Kenyan airport

A Spanish woman has become the second foreigner in a week to be arrested at Kenya's international airport for wearing an ivory bangle, the wildlife service said Monday.

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