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Major rescue operation in Central Mediterranean saves over 1500 migrants

Major rescue operation in Central Mediterranean saves over 1500 migrants

MSF used its two ship - Aquarius and Prudence - to rescue about 1,000 people in nine boats but video footage showed chaotic scenes as migrants clung on to rafts or slipped into the water. In one operation, the Phoenix rescued 134 people, all from sub-Saharan counties, he said. The Red Cross said all were in good health. A second group of 62 north African males, including 11 minors, was packed into a wooden boat when it was rescued just west of the Strait in the Atlantic Ocean.


Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya arrested in United Kingdom on fraud charges

Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya arrested in United Kingdom on fraud charges

Addressing the media in Delhi, Gangwar claimed that although bail was granted to Mallya, who is facing money laundering charges, this does not imply any leniency towards him. Mallya's hearing is set to begin within weeks, with a date for the next hearing to be confirmed soon. Rohatgi also said that Mallya should be directed to appear personally before the court.



Ex-S. Korean president Park, Lotte chief indicted on corruption charges

Another major charge is leaking government secrets to Choi. "It really is a pity that we have the third president indicted on bribery charges". Park's indictment will now prompt the Seoul Central District Court to open a trial and her case is expected to be assigned to a three-judge panel soon, the New York Times reported .


Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations

Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations

He also says the era of over-regulation "is over" and Trump aims to bring in a new era of jobs and growth. The U.S.is trying to ratchet up pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. A senior North Korean official said in an interview with the BBC this week that North Korea would conduct missile tests "on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis", and any military action against it by the United States would prompt "all-out war".


Ex-education chief Baswedan leads Jakarta governor runoff vote

Ex-education chief Baswedan leads Jakarta governor runoff vote

Jakarta has been called to unify following the defeat of its Christian governor in a divisive election that some believe sets a unsafe precedent for the "politicisation of religion" in the world's most populous Muslim nation. Baswedan, highly educated and with a moderate Muslim background, capitalized on the backlash against Ahok by courting the support of conservative clerics and figures on the radical fringe who opposed electing a non-Muslim.


Dairy farmers worry about trade to Mexico

Dairy farmers worry about trade to Mexico

But Canada's trade policy is having the most impact. Canada's envoy to Washington on Tuesday sent a letter to the governors of NY and Wisconsin - both major dairy states - saying USA producers' problems stemmed from overproduction rather than Canadian policy.