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New Finnish PM and her women-led cabinet

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Tuesday appointed the new coalition government under Social Democratic Prime Minister Sanna Marin. Following authorising decisions by the parties on Monday, parliament confirmed Marin, 34,...

  Asia / South Asia

‘Anti-Muslim’ citizenship bill challenged in India court

A bill that grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslim illegal immigrants has been challenged in the Supreme Court. The Indian Union Muslim League, a political party, has petitioned the court to declare the bill illegal. The parliament on Wednesday passed the bill which applies to migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Critics say the bill is against Muslims, but the ruling...

India's citizenship law sparks violent protests

India moved thousands of troops into the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday as violent protests erupted against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries to seek Indian citizenship. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has said the so-called Citizenship Amendment Bill was meant to protect besieged minorities. Critics say it...

  Americas

House Democrats prepare for impeachment vote

Democrats in the US House of Representatives moved closer on Wednesday to impeaching President Donald Trump as a key House committee began debating formal articles of impeachment that are expected to be brought to the House floor next week. The House Judiciary Committee was meeting to consider the two articles, which accuse Trump of abusing...

  Europe

  Europe

Somali forces kill five al Shaabab fighters to end hotel siege

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night, police said early on Wednesday. Al Shabaab, an al Qaeda linked Islamist militant group, frequently launches bombing and gun raids in Mogadishu in a bid to topple Somalia’s...

At least 24 die in Tunisia bus crash

At least 24 Tunisians were killed on Sunday after a bus crashed during an excursion in the northern town of Amdoun, the health ministry said. The bus veered off a winding road when the driver failed to negotiate a sharp turn and crashed to the bottom of a ravine, the interior ministry said. The bus was carrying 43 people, officials...