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Thailand to ban glyphosate and other pesticides

Thailand to ban glyphosate and other pesticides

Thailand edged closer yesterday to banning glyphosate and two other controversial pesticides despite protests from farmers in a multi-billion-dollar agriculture industry aiming to be the “kitchen of the world”.

Wildfires threaten California homes, prompt evacuations

Wildfires threaten California homes, prompt evacuations

California firefighters worked through the night into yesterday morning to tackle a pair of wildfires threatening people’s homes.

Botswana votes in first real challenge to ruling party

Botswana votes in first real challenge to ruling party

Botswana today holds an election that will present the first genuine challenge to the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in its five decades of dominance over southern Africa’s wealthiest and most stable nation.

Duterte cuts short Japan trip in ‘unbearable pain’

Duterte cuts short Japan trip in ‘unbearable pain’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, suffering from “unbearable pain” in his spine after a motorcycle accident, is cutting short a trip to Japan, his spokesman said yesterday.

Pinera seeks cross-party help to end street violence

Pinera seeks cross-party help to end street violence

President Sebastian Pinera convened a meeting with leaders of Chile’s political parties yesterday in the hope of finding a way to end street violence that has claimed 15 lives, as anti-government campaigners threatened new protests.

Proud of Nobel laureate’s accomplishments: Modi

Proud of Nobel laureate’s accomplishments: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday met Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee and said “India is proud of his accomplishments”.

300,000 bank workers strike against mergers

300,000 bank workers strike against mergers

Nearly 300,000 employees of state-run banks went on strike yesterday against government plans to consolidate the sector through mergers as part of efforts to ensure stronger balance sheets.

Two held after Oslo ambulance rampage

Two held after Oslo ambulance rampage

Norwegian police said yesterday that they arrested an armed man who stole an ambulance in Oslo then ran down and slightly injured four pedestrians, including twin babies.

MPs reject Johnson’s bid to fast-track Brexit deal

MPs reject Johnson’s bid to fast-track Brexit deal

Boris Johnson’s plan to fast-track his Brexit deal through parliament in time for next week’s October 31 deadline has been rejected by MPs, even after he threatened to pull his deal and press for a general election.

Russia discovers five Arctic islands uncovered by melting ice

Russia discovers five Arctic islands uncovered by melting ice

Russia's navy said Tuesday it had discovered five new islands revealed by melting glaciers in the remote Arctic.

German defence minister proposes security zone for north Syria

German defence minister proposes security zone for north Syria

Germany's defence minister has suggested creating a security zone in northern Syria to protect displaced civilians and ensure the fight continues against Islamic State militants ...

Croatia ready to join border-free Schengen area, EU Commission says

Croatia ready to join border-free Schengen area, EU Commission says

The European Commission recommended on Tuesday that Croatia joins the border-free Schengen area, more than four years after the Balkan country applied for membership.

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