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Court orders Shakira to stand trial for tax fraud

Court orders Shakira to stand trial for tax fraud

A Spanish court has ordered Colombian music superstar Shakira to stand trial on charges of tax fraud to the tune of €14mn, with prosecutors seeking an eight-year sentence, filings showed yesterday.

Blinken defends military sales to Pakistan

Blinken defends military sales to Pakistan

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken yesterday defended military sales to Pakistan after withering criticism from growing US partner India, which considers itself the target of Islamabad’s F-16 planes.

India’s push for home-grown navigation system jolts mobile firms

India’s push for home-grown navigation system jolts mobile firms

India is pushing tech giants to make smartphones compatible with its home-grown navigation system within months, worrying the likes of Samsung, Xiaomi and Apple who fear elevated costs and disruptions as the move requires hardware changes, according to two industry sources and government documents.

Vietnam orders mass evacuations ahead of Super Typhoon Noru

Vietnam orders mass evacuations ahead of Super Typhoon Noru

Vietnam ordered hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes Tuesday as Super Typhoon Noru barrelled towards the busy city of Danang, with forecasters predicting the storm would be one of the biggest to hit the country.

India teacher accused of killing student over spelling mistake

India teacher accused of killing student over spelling mistake

Indian police are searching for a teacher accused of beating a low-caste student to death over a spelling mistake, officers said Tuesday, after suppressing violent protests triggered by the incident.

Nepal seeks Interpol's help to find fugitive cricket star

Nepal seeks Interpol's help to find fugitive cricket star

Nepali police have sought help from Interpol to locate the country's fugitive suspended national cricket captain, they said Tuesday.

Bangladesh ferry disaster death toll climbs to 61

Bangladesh ferry disaster death toll climbs to 61

The death toll from the sinking of an overcrowded ferry carrying Hindu devotees in northern Bangladesh climbed to 61 on Tuesday, with many passengers still missing two days after the disaster.

Florida scrambles to prepare as Hurricane Ian churns toward coast

Florida scrambles to prepare as Hurricane Ian churns toward coast

Residents across Florida scrambled to place sandbags around their homes and stockpile emergency supplies on Monday, emptying store shelves as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge.

With flowers and a gun salute, Japan bids farewell to Abe at state funeral

With flowers and a gun salute, Japan bids farewell to Abe at state funeral

Thousands of Japanese offered flowers and prayers on Tuesday in honour of assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe ahead of a controversial state funeral attended by hundreds of foreign dignitaries.

Truss under fire as pound sinks and BoE sounds alarm

Truss under fire as pound sinks and BoE sounds alarm

The government of new British Prime Minister Liz Truss yesterday came under pressure after the pound hit a record low against the dollar following a huge tax-cutting budget last week.

Italy takes sharp turn with far-right win

Italy takes sharp turn with far-right win

Italy took a sharp turn to the right yesterday after Giorgia Meloni’s Eurosceptic populist party swept to victory in general elections, putting the one-time Mussolini admirer on course to become the first woman to lead the country.

New Pak finance minister aims to get country out of ‘economic rut’

New Pak finance minister aims to get country out of ‘economic rut’

Pakistan prime ministerial aide Ishaq Dar said yesterday he would take up the role of finance minister for the fourth time, adding that he wanted to get Pakistan out of its economic rut and stressing he wanted a strong and stable rupee.

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