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China formally arrests ex-Interpol chief

BEIJING: China has formally arrested former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes, prosecutors announced Wednesday, as he faces possible corruption charges. In...

Turkish police block Armenian ‘genocide’ rally in Istanbul

ISTANBUL: Turkish police on Wednesday blocked protesters trying to hold a commemoration in Istanbul of the 1915 massacres and forced deportation of Armenians. Troops from...

New Zealand offers residency to families of mosque victims

WELLINGTON: New Zealand opened a two-year window Wednesday for people directly affected by the Christchurch terror attacks to apply to stay permanently in the...

Workers smoked at Notre-Dame cathedral, admits contractor

PARIS: Workers renovating Notre-Dame flouted a ban on smoking at the monument, a contractor admitted on Wednesday, while denying any link with last week’s...

Ex-PM wins Solomons run-off sparking riots

HONIARA: The election of veteran politician Manasseh Sogavare as the new prime minister of the Solomon Islands sparked violent protests in the capital Honiara...

Sleepless nights for Indonesia’s election ‘losers’

CIREBON: Political hopeful Yayat Abdurahman bet that he would be a winner among some 245,000 candidates in Indonesia’s huge election last week, but his...

HK democracy leaders jailed over Umbrella Movement protests

HONG KONG: Four prominent leaders of Hong Kong’s democracy movement were jailed on Wednesday for their role in organising mass protests in 2014 that paralysed...

US white supremacist convicted of lynching black man to be executed

WASHINGTON: A white supremacist convicted of murdering a black man by dragging him behind a pickup truck is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday...

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