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Presidential elections kick off in Pakistan

Outgoing president, Mamnoon Hussain’s tenure ends on September 8.

Typhoon Jebi [Photo: Daily Express]

Powerful Typhoon Jebi lashes western Japan, bringing torrential rains, strong winds

Weather authorities warned of floods and strong winds and torrential rains for large parts of the country.

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UN demands unconditional release of convicted Reuters journalists

Kyaw Soe Oo and Thet Oo Maung were sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment on charges of violating the “ill-defined” Official Secrets Act.

Two Malaysia women flogged for same-sex relations

Muslims make up approximately 60 per cent of Malaysia’s population of 32 million.

CROCODYLUS NILOTICUS

Crocodile eats mother, baby in Uganda

A 700-kilogramme crocodile which had eaten five people over the past five years was captured on Saturday.

China Premier, Xi Jinping

Xi announces $60bn financing for Africa

The financing will be provided in the form of government assistance as well as investment and financing by financial institutions and companies.

Japan on map

Japan braces for powerful Typhoon

The typhoon is projected to make landfall in western Japan on Tuesday.

Former U.S President, Barack Obama

Philippines’ Duterte apologises to Obama for ‘son of a whore’ insult

Mr Duterte used the slur against Obama in 2016.

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Govts ‘not on track’ to cap temperatures at below 2° – UN

The Bangkok talks come ahead of a December meeting in Katowice, Poland.

Libya on map

France, Italy, UK, U.S. condemn violence in Libyan capital Tripoli

“These attempts to weaken the legitimate Libyan authorities and hinder the ongoing political process are not acceptable.”

Donald Trump

UN regrets U.S. decision to stop funding for refugee agency for Palestinians

The U.S. had traditionally been the largest single contributor to UNRWA

Journalists arrested over documents used in documentary

The film exposed the failure of police to properly investigate a massacre and bring suspected killers to account.

Journalists

Ghanaian journalist abducted, attacked – CPJ

“The attack on Jerry Azanduna is absolutely unacceptable and a stain on Ghana’s press freedom record.”

South Africa on map

South African trade union threatens to withdraw election support for ANC

“We want to put it unequivocally clear that we will find it very difficult to support the ANC in next year general elections if…”

British Prime Minister, Theresa May

Man gets life in jail for plot to assassinate Theresa May

Investigators say the convict planned to kill Mrs May with either a knife or gun.

Donald Trump

Trump threatens to withdraw US from WTO

The WTO was established to provide rules for global trade and resolve disputes between countries.

China Premier, Xi Jinping

Putting pressure on Beijing won’t work – Chinese FM

Bloomberg reported that Trump has told aides he is ready to impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports.

Uganda

Uganda police arrest two lawmakers trying to leave country after torture allegations

The two were among a group of five lawmakers that were detained on August 13.

Ugandan military detains soldiers over beating lawmakers, journalists

Other soldiers are being held for roughing up journalists on Aug. 20.

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi of Egypt

First christian female governor appointed in Egypt

Egypt has the largest Christian community in the Middle East.

Kenyatta and May

Kenya, Britain sign agreement on repatriation of stolen wealth

Kenya’s parliament retains interest rate cap against IMF wishes.

Xenophobic Attack in South Africa

Three killed in xenophobic-linked violence in South Africa’s Soweto – Police

The police also confirmed that 27 people have so far been arrested.

Archbishop Carlo Vigano

Archbishop who called on Pope to resign says corruption reaches the top

Archbishop Carlo Vigano has gone into hiding.

German Police used to illustrate the story.

German police seek three suspects in attack on migrant

The migrant suffered a broken nose and bruising to the face and upper body.

German Police used to illustrate the story.

German police brace up for new anti-migrant rally after days of violence

A much larger rally held on Monday that included clashes and random attacks on foreigners.