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Alibaba given OK for Hong Kong listing

HONG KONG: Chinese online retail titan Alibaba has been given the go-ahead to list shares in Hong Kong, reports said yesterday, in what could be the city’s biggest IPO in…

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…