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Turkey’s Erdogan signals economic U-turn in pick of orthodox Simsek

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday his newly elected government would return to more orthodox economic policies as he appointed Mehmet Simsek to his cabinet in response to Turkey’s crisis. The cost of living crisis and other pressures. Analysts said Simsek’s appointment as finance minister and finance minister could lay the groundwork for rate hikes in the coming months – a clear sign of Erdogan’s longstanding policy of aggressive rate cuts amid surging inflation. change.

Uganda says 54 soldiers killed by al-Shabaab in Somalia

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Saturday that 54 Ugandan peacekeepers were killed in an attack by the militant group al-Shabaab on a Somali military base last week. Museveni said the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) have since retaken the base from the Islamist group.

Prigozhin says Kremlin faction is destroying Russian state

Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin said on Saturday that Kremlin factions were destroying the country by trying to drive a wedge between him and Chechen fighters. That dispute has now been resolved, he said, but infighting in the Kremlin has opened a crack in Pandora’s box.

India’s worst train accident in decades kills at least 288

At least 288 people have been killed in India’s worst rail accident in more than two decades, officials said Saturday. One of the trains involved in Friday’s accident also rammed into a freight train parked near the Balasore district of Odisha state in the eastern part of the country, leaving cluttered train carriages and injuring 803 people.

Indian train accident survivor recalls: ‘We thought we were dead’

Ompal Bhatia, a survivor of Friday’s three-train crash in India, thought he was dead at first. Bhatia was on his way to work in Chennai with three friends when his train went off track. The 25-year-old spent most of the four-hour journey on the Coromandel Express on his feet. Bhatia, who works in the plywood industry, said some people were getting ready to sleep just before the train crash killed nearly 300 people.

New protests rock Senegal as death toll climbs

Fresh clashes broke out between Senegalese opposition supporters and police in parts of the capital Dakar on Saturday, the third day of protests sparked by the West African country’s prosecution of opposition leaders. Police said the death toll had risen to 15 since Thursday, making the protests one of the deadliest in recent decades. According to the president, two members of the security forces were among the dead.

Purification ceremony at St Peter’s Basilica after naked man desecrates pope’s altar

A special purification ceremony took place Saturday after the main altar of St Peter’s Basilica was desecrated by a man who stood naked on it to protest the war in Ukraine.

The prayer service, known as the Confession, is required by canon law and is presided over by the cathedral’s high priest, Cardinal Mauro Gambetti.

North Korea slams UN satellite launch conference for ‘robbing’ US demands

North Korea condemned the U.N. Security Council for convening a meeting on its latest satellite launch at the “robbery request” of the United States, vowing to continue rejecting sanctions and to act in “self-defense,” North Korea’s official KCNA news agency said on Sunday. Last week, the United States called for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss North Korea’s attempt to put its first spy satellite into orbit, which ended in failure with the booster and payload crashing into the ocean.

20 injured, others trapped in explosion near Ukraine’s Dnepr city

Twenty people, including five children, were injured in an explosion at a two-storey house near the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Saturday as rescuers pulled residents from under the rubble, the region’s governor said. Three of the children were in serious condition, Serhiy Lysak wrote on the Telegram messaging app. A total of 17 people are being treated in hospital.

Britain’s Sunak says he wants to strengthen ties with Biden on Washington trip

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Saturday he wanted to build a “close and frank relationship” with U.S. President Joe Biden during his visit to Washington next week after some signs of tension in the bilateral relationship. Sunak is scheduled to travel to the U.S. capital on Wednesday and Thursday for talks with congressional politicians, business leaders and the president.

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