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Pakistan PM to seek trust vote after Senate setback

Pakistan PM to seek trust vote after Senate setback

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek a vote of confidence from parliament after Hafeez Shaikh, the government’s finance minister, lost a high-profile Senate seat election to former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani yesterday.

US police warn of new militant plot to ‘breach’ Capitol

US police warn of new militant plot to ‘breach’ Capitol

Police said yesterday they have bolstered security in Washington after intelligence uncovered a “possible plot to breach the Capitol” on March 4, a day that holds significance for conspiracy-believing supporters of former president Donald Trump.

38 killed as Myanmar security forces fire: UN

38 killed as Myanmar security forces fire: UN

United Nations special envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said 38 people had been killed in the southeast Asian nation yesterday.

Thousands demand India's top judge quit over rape remarks

Thousands demand India's top judge quit over rape remarks

India's top judge was facing calls to resign on Wednesday after telling an accused rapist to marry his schoolgirl victim to avoid jail.

Ten people killed in plane crash in South Sudan

Ten people killed in plane crash in South Sudan

Ten people, including the two pilots, died when a plane crashed Tuesday at an airstrip in South Sudan's Jonglei state, the region's governor said.

Maezawa wants you: Japan billionaire seeks 'crew' for moon trip

Maezawa wants you: Japan billionaire seeks 'crew' for moon trip

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on Wednesday launched a search for eight people to join him as the first private passengers on a trip around the moon with Elon Musk's SpaceX.

Myanmar junta charges six journalists, including AP photographer

Myanmar junta charges six journalists, including AP photographer

Myanmar's military authorities have charged an Associated Press photographer and five other journalists over their coverage of anti-coup protests, their lawyer said Wednesday.

Toronto van attacker faces verdict in killing of 10 bystanders

Toronto van attacker faces verdict in killing of 10 bystanders

A Canadian man who killed 10 people by ploughing a van into pedestrians in Toronto will learn whether his actions were criminal or owed to an autism spectrum disorder when a judge delivers her verdict on Wednesday.

Nine killed in Myanmar as police fire to break up protests

Nine killed in Myanmar as police fire to break up protests

At least 13 people, 10 of them Mexican nationals, were killed on Tuesday when a tractor-trailer slammed into an SUV crammed with 25 adults and children on a dusty Southern Californian road near the US-Mexico border, officials said.

At least 13 dead after SUV, truck collide in California

At least 13 dead after SUV, truck collide in California

At least 13 people were killed in southern California on Tuesday when a vehicle packed with passengers collided with a large truck in a "chaotic scene" close to the Mexico border, officials said.

Nigerian schoolgirls recount forced march kidnap ordeal

Nigerian schoolgirls recount forced march kidnap ordeal

Gunmen have freed all 279 girls kidnapped last week from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, officials said yesterday, and victims told of how their abductors had beaten and threatened to shoot them during a forced march into captivity.

Festival gives Sudanese film lovers drive-in cinema

Festival gives Sudanese film lovers drive-in cinema

Sudanese moviegoers are enjoying what organisers are saying is their first drive-in cinema after a festival showcasing the country’s resurgent, post-uprising film scene moved outdoors this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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