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Labour Party's Jeremy Corbyn links terrorism to foreign wars
May 26, 2017 16:44 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
what happened: He said experts see a connection between wars Britain has supported and terrorism in Britain.
what it means: Campaigning in Britain's general election, set for June 8, resumed after being suspended because of the Manchester Arena blast.
what next: London police say extra security is being added for major sporting events this weekend.
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Gunmen kill 26 Coptic Christians in Egypt
May 26, 2017 16:37 IST
By Kartikeya Ramanathan
Reuters File
what happened: A group of Copts was travelling in two buses and a small truck to a monastery when it was attacked.
what it means: Eyewitnesses said masked men stopped the vehicles on a road leading to the Saint Samuel the Confessor monastery and opened fire.
what next: Copts, comprising 10% of Egypt's population, have recently been the subject to a series of attacks.
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Sudirman Cup: India bow out after loss to China in quarters
May 26, 2017 12:36 IST
By Sidharth Gulati
Getty Images
what happened: India's campaign at the Sudirman Cup ended as they lost 3-0 to China in the quarter-finals.
what it means: In mixed doubles, Ponnappa-Rankireddy lost to World No. 2 Kai-Yaqiong 16-21, 21-13, 21-16. In men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth was outclassed by Chen Long, who won 21-16, 21-17 in just 48 minutes.
what next: China will next face Japan in the semi-finals.
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Cash-rich, BMC’s audits pending since 2012
May 26, 2017 10:55 IST
By Tanushree Venkatraman
Hindustan Times
what happened: Since 2012, Mumbai civic body presented five budgets but failed to conduct audit of its expenditure.
what it means: According to the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, the audit is needed to be done within six months of a closing year. It is necessary​ to conduct audit of the way public money is spent.
what next: The audit department is working on submitting the 2011-12 report to the standing committee now.