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Nobody should fear new citizenship law: Thackeray

Nobody should fear new citizenship law: Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray yesterday said nobody should feel threatened by the new citizenship law (CAA) or National Population Register as these measures are not meant to drive away anyone from the country.

‘Whimsical’ cancellation of VFA will be a mistake

‘Whimsical’ cancellation of VFA will be a mistake

The “capricious and whimsical” cancellation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) of the Philippines and the United States without Senate concurrence is a “serious mistake,” law experts told senators, as the chamber sought advice on its right in treaty abrogations.

Senators defend hearing on broadcaster’s franchise

Senators defend hearing on broadcaster’s franchise

Senators yesterday defended the hearing that will be conducted by the Senate public services committee, chaired by Senator Grace Poe, on the renewal of ABS-CBN Corp franchise on Monday.

Couples brave virus to exchange vows

Couples brave virus to exchange vows

Wearing blue surgical masks amid a coronavirus outbreak, 220 couples exchanged vows and kisses in the central Philippines to launch their married lives.

Tough times ‘over’ with nation on the right path

Tough times ‘over’ with nation on the right path

Prime Minister Imran Khan said yesterday that Pakistan’s difficult days are now behind it and that the country is on the right track.

Electoral body blocks Morales’ Senate run

Electoral body blocks Morales’ Senate run

Bolivia’s electoral body said former president Evo Morales was ineligible to run for a Senate position in a May election re-run of a voided vote late last year that sparked a political crisis and led to the leftist leader’s resignation.

Germany ups police presence after shootings

Germany ups police presence after shootings

The deadly shooting spree in the western town of Hanau this week was a terrorist attack with racist motivation, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said yesterday, as he announced a greater police presence across Germany.

New virus outbreaks in China and abroad  rekindle concerns

New virus outbreaks in China and abroad rekindle concerns

An eruption of new coronavirus cases in South Korea, Iran and Chinese hospitals and prisons rekindled concerns yesterday about the spread of a deadly disease that has killed more than 2,200 people.

Pungent durian stocks pile up in Malaysia as coronavirus freezes demand

Pungent durian stocks pile up in Malaysia as coronavirus freezes demand

A shortage of labour and electrical power outlets in backed-up Chinese ports as a result of the coronavirus outbreak is disrupting shipments of frozen durian from Malaysia to its biggest market for the pungent fruit.

Thailand court dissolves key pro-democracy party

Thailand court dissolves key pro-democracy party

A stridently anti-military Thai party was dissolved yesterday and its key members banned from politics for a decade over a $6mn loan by its billionaire founder, a withering blow to the kingdom’s pro-democracy movement.

Trump rejects new warning of poll meddling

Trump rejects new warning of poll meddling

President Donald Trump has dismissed reported warnings by US intelligence that Russia is meddling in this year’s elections as a “hoax” planted by his Democratic rivals.

Lesotho PM a no-show for murder charge

Lesotho PM a no-show for murder charge

Lesotho Premier Thomas Thabane failed yesterday to show up in court where he was due to be charged with murdering his estranged wife, prompting police to warn they could issue an arrest warrant.

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