The sudden escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan has triggered the evacuation of 1000 villages along the international border in six districts of Punjab, either fully or partially. Reports said thousands of people were on the move. Source Indian Express
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Oil was on course for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years as prices rose on Wednesday after the Iraqi oil minister said that OPEC and its partners are considering extending or deepening output cuts aimed at reducing a global supply glut. Brent crude futures were up to $55.62 a barrel. Source: Al Arabiya
Hungary will launch a ‘national consultation’ on US-Hungarian financier and philanthropist George Soros, government spokesman Bence Tuzson said Tuesday, six months before expected general elections next April. Source: Euobserver
Banning social media trolls from voting could help reduce the amount of abuse faced by politicians, the election watchdog has said. The Electoral Commission says legislation around elections should be reviewed and new offences could be introduced. Source The Guardian