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  • Tragedy at Siberian gold mine kills 15

    Fifteen people were killed and another 13 missing after an illegally built dam collapsed at a gold mine in a remote Siberian settlement yesterday.

  • ‘She’s favourite of the Russians’

    US Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has fired back at Hillary Clinton after the former secretary of state appeared to call her “the favourite of the Russians” in the 2020 elections race.

  • Brexit since 2016 vote

    Vote to leave: In an advisory referendum on June 23, 2016, Britons choose to leave the 28-nation EU by 52 to 48 percent. The shock outcome prompts Conservative PM David Cameron to resign the next day.

  • ‘We are voiceless’

    Hundreds of thousands of Britons marched through London on Saturday to demand a new Brexit referendum, saying their views were being ignored as lawmakers in parliament decided the fate of Britain’s departure from the European Union.

  • Brexit in the balance as British MPs hold knife-edge vote

    British MPs gather for a knife-edge vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal for a decision that could see the UK leave the EU this month or plunge the country into fresh uncertainty.

  • Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence in 2 yrs

    Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region’s government said yesterday in a fresh challenge to Madrid following days of unrest by pro-separatist protesters.

  • Ex- Nazi guard, 93, goes on trial

    A 93-year-old former SS guard went on trial in Germany yesterday for complicity in the murder of more than 5,000 people at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, in what could be one of the last such cases.

  • EU's Juncker says Brexit will not be delayed

    European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker congratulates Prime Minister Boris Johnson on their Brexit withdrawal deal Thursday and says it meant there would be "no further delay".

  • Europe must brace for refugee wave: Greek PM

    Europe must be ready for the possibility of a new refugee influx, Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said yesterday, as an unfolding Turkish offensive in Syria could see more people flee the conflict-ridden region.

  • ‘Basic foundations’ ready

    British and European negotiators ploughed on with Brexit talks yesterday hoping that at least an outline deal can be found in time for the European summit.

  • ‘Brexit-free’ TV channel!

    A British broadcaster will launch a new “pop-up channel” dedicated to Brexit-free coverage, in a bid to attract viewers tired of hearing about the divisive issue.

  • Overeating is ‘personal destruction’: Pope

    The pope yesterday contrasted the world’s 820 million hungry people with those who turn food into “an avenue of personal destruction” through overeating, in comments to mark World Food Day.

  • 2nd French academic detained in Iran

    A prominent French academic has been in detention in Iran since June, when he was arrested with his Franco-Iranian colleague, a researchers’ group announced yesterday.

  • 14 police killed in attack in Mexico

    Gunmen killed 14 police Monday in an ambush in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico, authorities said. Local media reports said the state police were executing a warrant on the city outskirts when gunmen in armored four-by-four trucks opened fire.

  • ‘Hours left’ to secure deal

    The European Union gave Britain until the end of Tuesday to work out a Brexit deal that can be approved at a leaders’ summit this week but said a delay to the Oct 31 scheduled departure date and a breakdown of talks were also still on the cards.

  • Third of kids obese or malnourished

    A third of the world’s nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition released yesterday.

  • More unrest feared in Spain over Catalan sentence

    Catalonia geared up for more upheaval yesterday a day after thousands of pro-independence activists stormed Barcelona airport in an angry response to Spain’s jailing of nine of its leaders following a failed secession bid.

  • Mass raids target Russian opposition leaders

    Russian investigators raided opposition offices across the country yesterday, in the latest move to increase pressure on top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his allies.

  • Swiss glaciers shrink 10 percent in five years

    Switzerland’s glaciers have lost a tenth of their volume in the past five years alone -- a melting rate unmatched during observations stretching back more than a century, a study showed yesterday.

  • Poland’s nationalists win majority in parliament

    Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party secured a second term in power in Sunday’s parliamentary election, partial results showed yesterday, but fell short of the landslide victory it needs to overhaul the constitution.

  • Spain jails 9 separatist leaders

    Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets of Barcelona yesterday after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in jail for sedition over the failed 2017 independence bid.

  • Russia bombed 4 Syria hospitals in 12 hours

    Russian warplanes bombed four hospitals in rebel-held territory in Syria over a period of just 12 hours earlier this year, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

  • French police hold 5 over knife attack

    French police yesterday detained five people linked to a radicalised employee at the Paris police headquarters who killed four colleagues

  • Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday repeated that Britain must leave the EU on October 31, as divorce talks resumed in Brussels in a pivotal week that could define how and when Brexit finally happens.

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth sets out PM Johnson's Oct 31 Brexit priority

    Queen Elizabeth set out Prime Minister Boris Johnson's agenda for his government, including an Oct. 31 Brexit, a new deal with the European Union, and a host of domestic policies designed to win over voters ahead of an expected election.

  • Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders over failed independence bid

    Spain's Supreme Court sentences nine separatist leaders from Catalonia to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in a failed independence bid, triggering protests across the region.

  • Tunisians vote in presidential runoff

    Tunisians voted yesterday in a presidential runoff pitting a conservative academic against a media magnate fresh out of jail, reflecting a shift in the country’s post-revolution political landscape.

  • Brexit deal still possible

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his cabinet yesterday that a Brexit deal was still possible but that there was significant work to be done to reach one, a spokeswoman from his office said in a statement.

  • Trudeau wears bulletproof vest at Canada rally

    Canadian leader Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest and was surrounded by heavy security during an election campaign rally after receiving a security threat, sources told the national broadcaster.

  • UK launches terror probe; 5 injured

    Counter-terror police were yesterday probing a mass stabbing at a shopping centre in northwest England that left several people injured and needing hospital treatment.