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World in brief: January 15, 2023

PERU: A state of emergency was declared in the Peruvian capital of Lima and three other regions on Saturday.

This comes as protests against the ousting of president Pedro Castillo show no sign of slowing.

The measure will be in force for 30 days and suspends several constitutional rights such as freedom of movement and assembly, according to a decree published in the official gazette.

NEPAL: At least 67 of the 72 people on board a Yeti Airline flight from Kathmandu were killed today when the plane crashed in Pokhara in Nepal, a Nepal aviation authority official said, in the small Himalayan country’s worst crash in nearly five years.

As yet there is no indication of what caused the crash.

US: Two subsidiaries of the Trump Organisation, owned by former US president Donald Trump, were both ordered to pay $1.6 million (£1.3m) in fines on Friday for tax fraud and other crimes.

The Trump Organisation has denied all wrongdoing and is reportedly planning to appeal the verdict. 


BRAZIL: A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has authorised the inclusion of ex-president Jair Bolsonaro in its investigation into the January 8 riots in Brasilia, as part of a broader crackdown on parties responsible.

Justice Alexandre de Moraes granted the request on Friday from the prosecutor-general’s office, which cited a video that Mr Bolsonaro posted on Facebook two days after the riot. The video claimed President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wasn’t voted into office, but rather chosen by the Supreme Court and Brazil’s electoral authority.


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