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Hyderabad: India city offers cash to round up beggars


Beggars rounded up in Hyderabad's central jail. Image copyright - TS SUDHIR




Officials in Hyderabad in southern India plan to offer citizens 500 rupees ($7.60; £5.80) to identify beggars as part of an initiative to declare the city "beggar free" after 15 December.

The city's police commissioner has also declared a two-month ban on begging.

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French politicians protest over Muslim street prayers in Paris

The politicians complain that the prayers are a misuse of public space



About 100 French politicians have marched on a street in a Paris suburb in protest at Muslims holding Friday prayers in public.

The politicians, wearing tricolour sashes of office and singing the national anthem, disrupted about 200 worshippers on a street in Clichy.

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Saudi anti-corruption probe 'finds $100bn was embezzled'

Those caught up in the anti-corruption drive are reportedly being held at Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton



Saudi Arabia's attorney general says at least $100bn (£76bn) has been misused through systemic corruption and embezzlement in recent decades.

Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said 201 people were being held for questioning as part of a sweeping anti-corruption drive that began on Saturday night.

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President Trump to address key Apec summit in Vietnam

Donald Trump has vowed to correct huge trade imbalances with Apec members China and Japan



US President Donald Trump and other world leaders are to address the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Vietnam, with trade and growth high on the agenda.

Mr Trump has vowed to correct a huge trade imbalance with China and Japan.

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