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Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

ATHENS – Greek police clashed with protesters on Wednesday as around 100,000 workers, pensioners and students marched to parliament in protest at austerity policies aimed at helping Greece cope with a huge debt crisis. Riot police fired scores of rounds of teargas and flash bombs at protesters hurling petrol bombs, choking the main Syndagma square with smoke and sending crowds of striking protesters running for cover.
Public and private sector employees’ 24-hour strike grounded

SBP amends MFBs laws to probe criminal transactions

KARACHI – The State Bank of Pakistan has amended the Prudential Regulation Number 17 for microfinance banks (MFB) with immediate effect to introduce minimum requirements to maintain records of transactions and identification data in a systematic manner.
An SBP Circular, MFD Circular Number 1 issued on Saturday, said microfinance banks shall keep records on identification data obtained through the customer due diligence (CDD) process, account files and business correspondence for

Gunmen kidnap 18 Afghan deminers in southeast

GARDEZ: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 18 Afghan deminers on Thursday in southeastern Khost province, the provincial police chief said, the second abduction of a mine clearing team this month.
The group from the Kabul-based Mine Detection Centre were travelling in Musa Khel district when they were stopped by a group of gunmen and then seized, said Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai. “They had gone to the area on the request of the elders to clear mines from their village,” Ishaqzai told

Brazilian police claim victory against criminal stronghold

RIO DE JANEIRO: After days of preparation, Brazilian security forces on Sunday invaded and seized a slum where between 500 and 600 drug traffickers had been holed up and refused to surrender.
The success of the operation, launched earlier in the day, was announced by military police commander Mario Sergio Duarte. “We took control of all the points we needed to control,” he said. “Our battalions have reached them all.”
Duarte said the raid was supported by aircraft and was