Hong Kong leader demands protests end ‘immediately’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying Tuesday called on protest leaders to “immediately” withdraw their followers from the streets in his first public comments since pro-democracy demonstrators were tear gassed by police. “Occupy Central founders had said repeatedly that if the movement is getting out of control, More...

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Afghanistan to sign US troop deal Tuesday

KABUL: Ashraf Ghani’s government will sign a long-delayed deal on Tuesday to allow some US troops to stay in Afghanistan into next year, US and Afghan officials said. The BSA (bilateral security agreement) More...

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IS jihadists close in on key Syria border town

DAMASCUS: Islamic State group fighters closed in Monday to within only a few kilometres of a key Kurdish town on Syria’s border with Turkey, despite new air strikes by the US-led coalition. NATO member Turkey More...

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Hong Kong leader demands protests end ‘immediately’

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying Tuesday called on protest leaders to “immediately” withdraw their followers from the streets in his first public comments since pro-democracy More...

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France declares ‘natural disaster’ in flood-hit towns

PARIS: France on Tuesday declared a state of natural disaster in about 60 southern towns hit by torrential downpours, which also left the Mediterranean city of Montpellier under water. Floodwater streamed down roads More...

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Film industry stages fast to support jailed Indian leader Jayalalithaa

NEW DELHI: Southern India’s film industry launched an eight-hour fast Tuesday to rally support for political leader Jayalalithaa Jayaram, who was jailed for four years following a lengthy corruption case. Some More...

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Kashmiris protest outside White House as Modi begins Washington visit

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of Kashmiri-Americans protested India’s blatant violation of human rights in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, holding a vociferous demonstration outside the White House when President Barack More...

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Thirteen killed in Ukraine fighting

KIEV: Thirteen soldiers and civilians have died in Ukraine, officials said Monday, in the deadliest surge of violence since the government and pro-Russian insurgents struck a shaky truce in their five-month conflict. Nearly More...

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