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Madagascar farmers rise against ‘new city’

Anger is boiling over in the hills surrounding Antananarivo over plans to relocate part of Madagascar’s choked capital to emerald-green farmland. Hundreds of farmers in Ambohitrimanjaka village are facing off…

Western powers urge restraint

HONG KONG: Hong Kong protesters struck the city’s transport network for a second day running yesterday as western powers voiced concern over spiralling violence after police shot a young demonstrator…

Shameful for UK not to publish probe

LONDON: Hillary Clinton said yesterday it was “shameful” that the British government had not published a delayed parliamentary report into possible Russian interference in British politics ahead of December elections….

Gaza militants launch rocket fire at Israel

JERUSALEM: The Israeli army said that Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip pounded the Jewish state with “substantial” rocket fire Tuesday after Israel killed a commander of Islamic Jihad. “There is…

Military pledges to tackle violence

LA PAZ: Bolivia’s Evo Morales departed Monday for exile in Mexico, leaving behind a country in turmoil after his abrupt resignation as president. As the nation suddenly found itself without…

Six sentenced for links to banned group

MOSCOW: A Russian court yesterday handed down prison terms of up to 19 years to six Crimean Tatar men for membership of a banned “terrorist organisation”, ending a three-year case…

Commander killed in fire

GAZA CITY: Israel’s military killed a commander of Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a strike on his home in the Gaza Strip yesterday, prompting retaliatory rocket fire and fears…