Curfew in Kashmir ahead of autonomy revocation anniversary

Curfew in Kashmir ahead of autonomy revocation anniversary

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Authorities imposed a curfew in many parts of Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday, a day ahead of the first anniversary of India's controversial decision to revoke the disputed region's semi-autonomy. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, a civil administrator, said the security lockdown was clamped in the region's main city of Srinagar in view of information about protests planned…
Second day of protests as anger over Beirut explosion grows: Live

Second day of protests as anger over Beirut explosion grows: Live

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International leaders joined a virtual donor conference led by France and the United Nations in the aftermath of the devastating explosion at the Beirut port, pledging nearly $300m in humanitarian assistance that will be "directly delivered to the Lebanese population". The event came as angry protesters took to the streets of the Lebanese capital for a…
US State Dept asks Saudi Arabia about ex-spy’s detained children

US State Dept asks Saudi Arabia about ex-spy’s detained children

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The United States Department of State said in a letter it has repeatedly requested that Saudi Arabia "clarify the status and nature" of the detention of two children of a former top Saudi intelligence officer exiled in Canada who has alleged that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) wants to assassinate him. The State…
Australia’s Queensland shuts border: Coronavirus live updates

Australia’s Queensland shuts border: Coronavirus live updates

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More than 18.54 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus as of Wednesday, up more than 400,000 in just one day. More than 11 million have recovered, while over 700,000 have died. Amid fears of widespread coronavirus infections among voters, Sri Lankans will head to the polls on Wednesday to…
Thousands demand Netanyahu quit over coronavirus, corruption

Thousands demand Netanyahu quit over coronavirus, corruption

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Thousands of demonstrators have gathered outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and thronged the streets of central Jerusalem, as weeks of protests against the Israeli leader appeared to be gaining steam. The demonstration in central Jerusalem, along with smaller gatherings in Tel Aviv, near Netanyahu's beach house in central Israel and at…
Lukashenko set for landslide win in Belarus presidential election

Lukashenko set for landslide win in Belarus presidential election

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Police in Belarus have cracked down on opposition protesters after an official exit poll put President Alexander Lukashenko on course to win a sixth term. The exit poll for state television on Sunday gave Lukashenko 79.7 percent of Sunday's vote, with his main challenger, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, coming second with 6.8 percent. A political newcomer, Tikhanovskaya mounted an…
SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts splash down in Gulf of Mexico

SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts splash down in Gulf of Mexico

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SpaceX has safely delivered two astronauts back to Earth for NASA, following an historic two-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS). With the help of four white and orange parachutes, test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico at 18:48 GMT on Sunday. As soon as the capsule hit the…
Those responsible for Beirut ‘catastrophe’ will ‘pay price’: PM

Those responsible for Beirut ‘catastrophe’ will ‘pay price’: PM

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Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has pledged that those responsible for a massive explosion in Beirut's port, which killed dozens of people and wounded thousands, would be held to account. "What happened today will not pass without accountability," he said in a televised address on Tuesday. "Those responsible for this catastrophe will pay the price." The exact…
Spain’s former king to leave the country amid corruption claims

Spain’s former king to leave the country amid corruption claims

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The former monarch of Spain, King Juan Carlos I, says he is leaving to live in another country, weeks after he was linked to an investigation into allegations of corruption. In June, Spain's Supreme Court opened an investigation into Juan Carlos's involvement with a high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia after Switzerland's La Tribune de…
Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup: Live updates

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup: Live updates

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Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near Parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a second day of anti-government demonstrations triggered by last week's devastating explosion. International leaders joined a virtual donor conference led by France and the UN in the aftermath of the devastating explosion, pledging nearly…