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Libyan port city mayor abducted and killed

Libyan port city mayor abducted and killed

Unknown gunmen have killed the mayor of Libya’s port city Misrata after reportedly chasing his car and kidnapping him. Mayor Mohamad Eshtewi’s body was found dumped in the street not long after returning to the city from an official visit to Turkey. Libya’s third-largest city is reputed to be safer and more stable than most […]

Ikea's tax affairs to be investigated by the EU

Ikea's tax affairs to be investigated by the EU

Image copyright Getty Images The European Commission is to open an in-depth investigation into Ikea’s corporate tax structure. The Commission said Dutch-based Inter Ikea, one of the Swedish giant’s two divisions, may have been given unfair tax advantages by the Netherlands. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said all firms “big or small, multinational or not, […]

Bangladesh funeral stampede leaves several dead

Bangladesh funeral stampede leaves several dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption The victims had been attending a funeral event for Mohiuddin Chowdhury, reports say At least 10 people have been killed and more than 30 wounded in a stampede in Chittagong city in Bangladesh. The rush happened during the post-funeral prayer and feast for former mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury. Speaking to the […]

Chile's conservative billionaire

Chile's conservative billionaire

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From billionaire president to civilian back again – who is Sebastian Piñera? Sebastian Piñera has returned to the Chilean presidency after four years of civilian life. The conservative billionaire, who represents the right-wing Chile Vamos coalition, was previously president between 2010 and 2014. Chile does not allow re-election of […]

Russia's Rosneft wins gas licences in Venezuela

Russia's Rosneft wins gas licences in Venezuela

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (L) greeting the head of the Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft, Igor Sechin Venezuela has awarded licences to Russian energy giant Rosneft to develop two offshore gas fields. The deal allows its subsidiary, Grupo Rosneft, to export gas produced at the Patao and Mejillones fields in […]

'Nice' Australian was a 'loyal agent' for North Korea

'Nice' Australian was a 'loyal agent' for North Korea

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE Image caption Chan Han Choi was arrested at his Sydney unit on Saturday night Further details have emerged about the Australian man accused of being an economic agent for North Korea. Chan Han Choi, 59 was arrested in Sydney by Australian police and charged with brokering sales and discussing the […]

Mumbai sweet shop fire kills 12 in India

Mumbai sweet shop fire kills 12 in India

Image copyright Mumbai Fire Brigade Image caption The fire broke out early on Monday morning inside a sweet shop Twelve people have died in a fire that broke out inside a sweet shop in the western Indian city of Mumbai. All 12 had been rescued from the shop but died on the way to the […]

Indonesia recaptures US citizen after Bali prison break

Indonesia recaptures US citizen after Bali prison break

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kerobokan is a notoriously overcrowded prison Indonesia has recaptured a US citizen accused of drugs offences who escaped a notorious Bali prison last week. The man named as both Chrishan and Christian Beasley was caught on the neighbouring island of Lombok. The 32-year old had escaped by climbing over a […]

Gujarat: Counting of votes starts in India PM's home state

Gujarat: Counting of votes starts in India PM's home state

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Modi’s party campaigned on economic development and Hindu nationalism to woo voters Counting of votes has begun in crucial elections in India’s Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state. Gujarat is a stronghold state for Mr Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has governed there for 22 years. A […]

Barry Sherman: Murder unit to probe Canadian mystery deaths

Barry Sherman: Murder unit to probe Canadian mystery deaths

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Honey and Barry Sherman were renowned for their charity fundraising Police in Toronto have confirmed that its homicide unit has taken over the investigation into the death of a Canadian billionaire and his wife. Police are treating the deaths of Barry Sherman, 75, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were […]

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