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Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan ex-PM granted bail for well being causes

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters in June 2018 Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been granted bail for six weeks to obtain medical therapy. Sharif is serving a seven-year time period imposed final 12 months for investments past his declared belongings. He denies any wrongdoing and has appealed. The 69-year-old reportedly has a coronary heart situation and kidney issues. The Supreme Court docket

Stolen Picasso portrait of Dora Maar discovered after 20 years

Picture copyright Tetteroo Picture caption Arthur Model spent 4 years on the lookout for the portray A Dutchman often called the “Indiana Jones of the artwork world” has discovered a Picasso portray that was stolen 20 years in the past. Arthur Model says the portrait was circulated within the Dutch legal underworld for years after it was taken from a Saudi sheikh’s yacht in 1999. Buste de Femme (Dora Maar)

Fart bullying case: Engineer contests A$1.8m courtroom ruling

Picture copyright iStock Picture caption The Supreme Court docket of Victoria has till Friday to unravel the case A employee in Australia who claims his ex-supervisor repeatedly broke wind at him has appealed towards a courtroom ruling that discovered he was not bullied. David Hingst stated his former colleague Greg Brief would “elevate his bum and fart” on him as much as six instances a day. He sued his former

Nirav Modi: Billionaire’s artwork to be auctioned

Picture copyright SAFFRONART Picture caption This portray by Raja Ravi Varma may fetch greater than $1.7m Sixty-eight items of artwork owned by Indian billionaire Nirav Modi are set to go beneath public sale within the western metropolis of Mumbai. The diamond dealer, whose jewelry has been worn by the likes of actress Priyanka Chopra-Jonas, was arrested within the UK final week. Mr Modi, 48, is needed for his alleged function

Nasa’s first all-female spacewalk scrapped over spacesuit sizes

Picture copyright NASA Picture caption Christina Koch (left) will on Friday put on the spacesuit utilized by Anne McClain (proper) throughout her final week’s spacewalk A deliberate first all-female spacewalk has been cancelled due to spacesuit points, US house company Nasa says. Anne McClain and Christina Koch had been scheduled to put in lithium-ion batteries on the Worldwide House Station (ISS) on Friday. However Nasa says the ISS has just

Venezuela disaster: Contemporary energy cuts black out Caracas

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Simon Bolivar worldwide airport in Caracas was hit by the lack of energy A second main energy minimize in just some hours has plunged the Venezuelan capital Caracas into darkness once more, with different areas additionally affected. It got here after a four-hour blackout on Monday which the federal government sought accountable on opposition sabotage. A nationwide power cut earlier this month prompted looting and

Australian gun legal guidelines: One Nation occasion ‘sought NRA cash’ in US

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption Senator Pauline Hanson’s chief of employees, James Ashby, was filmed in conversations in Washington DC A right-wing occasion in Australia mentioned softening the nation’s strict gun legal guidelines because it sought donations from a US foyer group in a bid for better political energy, video recordings present. Representatives from One Nation, an anti-Islam minor occasion, met with the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation final yr. Australian PM

Thailand election: Proof of ‘irregularities’ says ex-PM Thaksin

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Mr Thaksin mentioned the nation’s present electoral system “fearful” him Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has alleged that the election on Sunday was plagued with “irregularities”. Mr Thaksin, who was ousted in 2006 and lives in self-imposed exile, informed the BBC the inconsistencies “fearful” him. The election was Thailand’s first since a military coup in 2014 eliminated Mr Thaksin’s sister, Yingluck Shinawatra. Early

US-Mexico border wall: Pentagon authorises $1bn switch

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Fences already run alongside stretches of the US-Mexico border The Pentagon has authorised the switch of $1bn (£758m) to military engineers for brand new wall building alongside the US-Mexico border. The funds are the primary beneath the nationwide emergency declared by President Donald Trump to bypass Congress and construct the barrier he pledged throughout his election marketing campaign. Democrats have protested in opposition to

Joshua Boyle: Canadian ex-hostage in courtroom on assault costs

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle was arrested months after arriving again in Canada A Canadian man held hostage for 5 years in Afghanistan has gone on trial accused of sexual assault, illegal confinement and different offences. Joshua Boyle, 35, has pleaded not responsible to all 19 costs in opposition to him. A court-ordered publication ban was lifted on Monday to disclose that one of many