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Pakistan military pose biggest challenge to Khan as voters hope for new era

Pakistan military pose biggest challenge to Khan as voters hope for new era

Former cricketer will struggle to convince country he is worthy, honest and credibleThe likelihood that Imran Khan, a former playboy and cricketing hero with zero experience of government, will become
Boy with epilepsy and family forced to leave Emirates flight in Dubai

Boy with epilepsy and family forced to leave Emirates flight in Dubai

Airline refused to let Isabelle Kumar’s son Eli fly despite him having a medical certificateEmirates staff have forced a disabled teenager and his family to disembark from a plane because he has
UK university accused of giving platform to Nord Stream 2 lobbyist

UK university accused of giving platform to Nord Stream 2 lobbyist

King’s College London ‘lending appearance of neutrality’ to businessman with energy linksOne of the UK’s most prestigious universities is facing allegations that it is providing a platform for
India to investigate alleged Cambridge Analytica data breach

India to investigate alleged Cambridge Analytica data breach

Inquiry to determine if data of Indian voters and Facebook users was compromisedIndia’s federal investigating agency will determine whether personal data from Indian voters and Facebook users was
'No land for love or money': how gentrification hit the Mennonites

'No land for love or money': how gentrification hit the Mennonites

Squeezed by encroaching cities and soaring land prices, Mennonites in Canada are once again on the moveAaron Bowman is an Old Order Mennonite. He drives a horse-drawn buggy and lives in a modest
Laos villages submerged after dam collapse – video

Laos villages submerged after dam collapse – video

The devastation continues after a hydropower dam collapsed in Laos, where 26 people have reportedly died and more than 100 are missing. The flood waters have also poured into neighbouring Cambodia,
Israeli cartoonist fired over 'Animal Farm' Netanyahu caricature

Israeli cartoonist fired over 'Animal Farm' Netanyahu caricature

PM and allies drawn as pigs in magazine after passing law giving exclusive rights to Jews An Israeli magazine has fired its long-serving cartoonist after he portrayed Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies
Armed police operations rise 19% in England and Wales

Armed police operations rise 19% in England and Wales

Firearms deployments at highest level in seven years, with biggest increase in West MidlandsPolice firearms operations rose 19% in the last year, official figures show. The Home Office, which released
Alarm as Ugandan politicians back plans for compulsory HIV testing in schools

Alarm as Ugandan politicians back plans for compulsory HIV testing in schools

Proposal backed by gender and health ministers despite doubts over its legality and claims it violates human rightsTwo Ugandan government ministers have backed a controversial call for compulsory HIV
Uproar in court as coroner delays David Dungay inquest for almost a year

Uproar in court as coroner delays David Dungay inquest for almost a year

Coroner says he regrets that death in custody inquest could not finish on time with case expected to resume in June 2019A Sydney courtroom erupted in outrage as a coroner announced a death in custody
Maria Butina: ties emerge between NRA, alleged spy and Russian billionaire

Maria Butina: ties emerge between NRA, alleged spy and Russian billionaire

Senior NRA figures met with the wife of Konstantin Nikolaev, who allegedly gave financial support to ButinaSenior members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) met the wife of the Russian
Study finds Americans more likely to see opioid crisis nationally than locally

Study finds Americans more likely to see opioid crisis nationally than locally

In areas hard-hit by the opioid epidemic, few Americans surveyed felt drugs ‘posed a crisis in their own communities’Most Americans are blind to the opioid epidemic in their own backyards, a study
Small bomb detonated outside US embassy in Beijing

Small bomb detonated outside US embassy in Beijing

Officials say suspect was only person injured in blast from ‘firecracker-like explosive’A man has detonated a small, low-grade bomb outside the US embassy in Beijing, according to US and Chinese
Sudanese journalist could face death sentence for crimes against state

Sudanese journalist could face death sentence for crimes against state

Wini Omer backed by activists as she says mounting list of charges against her amounts to a state attempt to stifle dissentA Sudanese journalist and outspoken campaigner for women’s rights could face
Pregnant woman in Viagra-type drug trial recalls 'whirlwind' rush to sign up

Pregnant woman in Viagra-type drug trial recalls 'whirlwind' rush to sign up

Mother of healthy two-year-old unsure whether she was told of risks in sildenafil trialA woman who took part in a Dutch drug trial in which 11 babies died has spoken of going through a “whirlwind” of
Cover-up: Jakarta hides foul river with giant net before Asian Games

Cover-up: Jakarta hides foul river with giant net before Asian Games

Authorities install mesh net to hide sight and smell of Sentiong River from athletesThe Jakarta city government has come under fire for buying a giant nylon net to cover up a polluted and
CNN reporter banned: Fox joins outcry after exclusion from White House event

CNN reporter banned: Fox joins outcry after exclusion from White House event

Fox News stands ‘in strong solidarity’ after Kaitlan Collins excluded from meeting of Donald Trump and Jean-Claude JunckerA CNN reporter has been excluded by the White House from a press event after
'Democracy has died': Cambodia's exiled politicians call for election boycott

'Democracy has died': Cambodia's exiled politicians call for election boycott

Scared and on the run, members of the opposition mount campaign against legitimacy of strongman leader Hun Sen Over the past ten months, Ky Wandara’s life has, by his own account, been hell. As the
North Korea still producing fissile material despite pledge, Pompeo says

North Korea still producing fissile material despite pledge, Pompeo says

Secretary of state declined to respond when asked if North Korea was still pursuing submarine-launched missiles at Senate hearingNorth Korea is still producing fissile material for nuclear bombs in
Donald Trump postpones summit with Vladimir Putin until new year

Donald Trump postpones summit with Vladimir Putin until new year

John Bolton cites election meddling investigation for delayMike Pompeo says US will never recognize annexation of CrimeaDonald Trump’s proposed Washington meeting with the Russian president, Vladimir