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Israel election: Netanyahu and Gantz both vow to form next government

Prime minister cancels trip to UN general assembly to deal with political crisis WT24 Desk Benjamin Netanyahu and the opposition leader, Benny Gantz, have begun what could be a prolonged period of high-stakes political bartering after an inconclusive election in Israel showed neither had a clear path to form a coalition, The Guardian reports. Many Israelis hoped the poll, the second ...

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Israel election: voters head to the polls for second time this year

Netanyahu campaign has demonised Israel’s Arab minority and vowed to annex much of Palestinian territoriesWT24 Desk Israelis are going to the polls in the country’s second election this year, following a campaign dominated by Benjamin Netanyahu and his vows to implement a far-right, ultranationalist agenda in exchange for a record fifth term as leader, The Guardian reports. Facing the prospect of criminal ...

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Govt Detains Farooq Abdullah Under Draconian PSA

The former chief minister had been under house arrest since August 5 WT24 Desk Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, currently a member of the Lok Sabha, has been detained under the Public Safety Act. The PSA allows detention for up to two years without a trial, The Wire reports. The decision to slap the ...

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AL candidate quits Rangpur-3 polls

WT24 Desk Awami League candidate Rezaul Karim Razu has withdrawn his candidature from the by-polls to the Rangpur-3 seat, which fell vacant after the death of Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, Agencies report. Razu, general secretary of the Rangpur district wing of Awami League, pulled out on the last day of nomination withdrawal, said Returning Officer Shahtab Uddin. The local ...

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JU Graft Scam: BNP demands VC’s removal

WT24 Desk BNP on Monday demanded the government sack Jahangirnagar University (JU) Vice Chancellor Farzana Islam immediately for reportedly ‘bribing’ Chhatra League leaders, Agencies report. “There’s an interesting news item that the offence of demanding bribe at Jahangirnagar University has been named as ‘fair share’. This means the percentage they (BCL leaders) demanded is their ‘fair share’. The University VC ...

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HK returns to violence with tear gas, molotovs and water cannons

Police fired a water cannon and tear gas at protesters who lobbed petrol bombs outside the Hong Kong government office complex WT24 Desk Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, tipping the violence-plagued city back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes, according to SBS ...

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Robert Mugabe’s state funeral takes place in Harare

Foreign dignitaries and opposition leaders attend service WT24 Desk Thousands of mourners sang the praises of Robert Mugabe on Saturday at the official funeral ceremony for the Zimbabwe’s founding president in Harare, The Guardian reports. A military brass band led family members, officials from the ruling Zanu-PF party and foreign dignitaries from across Africa on a short parade across the grass of the ...

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Biden comes out fighting in Democratic White House debate

Third Dem debate for the White House nomination focuses on healthcare divide; former vice president slams Sanders, Warren for unrealistic, expensive plans WT24 Desk Frontrunner Joe Biden came out swinging in the third Democratic debate for the White House nomination, clashing with his top two rivals over the future of health care in America and dismissing their plans as unrealistic ...

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Reorganization process being “obstructed”

Alleges BNP, slams govt for not allowing party to hold councils at district and upazila levels WT24 Desk BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Friday alleged that the government is creating obstacles to their party’s reorganising process by not allowing it to hold its councils at the grassroots level, Agencies report. “We’re not allowed to do politics. We’re trying ...

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BNP announces 12-day progarmme

Seeking Khaleda’s release WT24 Desk As part of the party’s move to intensify its movement demanding the release of Khaleda Zia, BNP’s different associate bodies will stage a 12-day human-chain programme in the city, Agencies report. The action programme was worked out at a joint meeting of BNP and its associate bodies at the party’s Nayapaltan central office with its ...

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