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Day: October 5, 2019

The Latest: Iraq says 5 killed in renewed demonstrations

BAGHDAD — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Iraqi officials say five people have been killed in renewed anti-government protests in the Iraqi capital after security forces fired on them on a fifth day of unrest. The protests Saturday come after a […]

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Hong Kong lawmakers seek to block mask ban; protests persist

HONG KONG — A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong legislators filed a legal challenge Saturday against the government’s use of a colonial-era emergency law to criminalize the wearing of face masks at rallies to quell anti-government demonstrations, as the protests diminished in intensity but didn’t stop. The mask […]

Indian police arrest former MD Thomas of fraud-hit PMC Bank

NEW DELHI – Indian police on Monday arrested Joy Thomas, the former managing director of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC), which has been accused of creating fictitious accounts to hide loans, a spokesman for Mumbai Police said on Friday. The PMC case has sparked renewed concerns about […]

House Democrats subpoena White House for documents in Trump impeachment probe

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Democrats on Friday subpoenaed the White House for documents they want to see as part of their impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. The chairmen of three House of Representatives committees said they want documents related to a July 25 phone call between Trump […]

Predatory Kolbe delivers X-factor for South Africa

Predatory winger Cheslin Kolbe has underlined his status as one of rugby union’s hottest properties with another scintillating display in South Africa’s 49-3 drubbing of Italy. The result saw the Springboks, who round up their Pool B campaign against whipping boys Canada, edge ever closer to a place […]

Vatican to shine light on Amazon’s indigenous communities

Pope Francis will gather Catholic bishops at the Vatican Sunday to champion the isolated and poverty-struck indigenous communities of the Amazon, whose way of life is under threat. The eyes of the world have recently been on the world’s largest rainforest, which is vital for the planet but […]

Hong Kong protesters defy mask ban as city grinds to halt

Masked pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong in defiance of a ban on face coverings as much of the city ground to a halt on Saturday, with the subway suspended and many shops shuttered following another night of violence. Hundreds of protesters staged unsanctioned marches and flashmob protests […]

Australian travel-bloggers held in Iran return home after release

An Australian travel-blogging couple detained in Iran on spying charges have been released and returned home, Canberra said Saturday, amid reports that an Iranian student has been been freed in Australia and flown back to Tehran. Perth-based Jolie King and Mark Firkin had been documenting their journey from […]

Trump suspends entry of immigrants who cannot pay for healthcare

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a proclamation suspending entry of immigrants who will not be covered by health insurance within 30 days of entering the United States or do not have the means to pay for their healthcare costs themselves. The proclamation, issued by […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh approves four-time increase in monetary assistance for Battle Casualties from Rs two lakh to Rs eight lakh

Open view news desk Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has given in principle approval to enhancement of monetary assistance to Next of Kin (NoK) of all categories of Battle Casualty (BC) from Rs two lakh to Rs eight lakh. The amount will be granted under Army Battle Casualties […]

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