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India seizes $2.7bn of heroin from Afghanistan at port

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Nearly three tonnes of heroin with a street value of $2.7bn (£2bn) from Afghanistan have been seized from a western Indian port in a major bust, officials said. Two Indians were arrested after the heroin, which was k...

Tadej Pogacar seizes Tour de France lead as Dylan Teuns takes stage

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Tadej Pogacar blew away his rivals on stage eight of the Tour de France, from Oyonnax to Le Grand-Bornand in the Haute-Savoie, to assert himself as the clear favourite for final victory in Paris. In what was a throwba...

Coastguard seizes half a tonne of cocaine floating off Algeria coast

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The Algerian coastguard has seized almost half a tonne of cocaine after fishers alerted authorities to “suspicious” items floating off the north-west coast. The coastguard fished out 490kg (1,080 pounds) of cocaine sp...

Belarus seizes blogger after ‘hijacking’ Ryanair flight – video report

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Belarus has faced international condemnation after forcing a Ryanair flight carrying an opposition activist to land in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, in order to arrest him.Blogger Roman Protasevich was arrested in a ...

Right seizes Trump playbook to blame migrants for environmental harm

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Joe Biden has sought to spur an expansion in renewable energy and electric vehicles since entering the White House but his climate agenda has also stirred something wholly unintended – a surge in blame foisted upon mi...

Myanmar: ethnic armed group seizes military base near Thai border

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A prominent ethnic armed group in Myanmar says it has captured a military base near the Thai border, as clashes escalated days after the junta chief committed to immediately end violence in the country. The junta has ...

Philippines seizes illegally harvested giant clam shells worth $25m

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Around 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25m have been seized in the Philippines in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country. Conservationists have expressed alarm...