Uber-style app allows Harare’s citizens to hail a rubbish collector

Constrained by a lack of fuel and funding amid the country’s worst economic crisis in a decade, the government is struggling to keep its cities clean

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Hong Kong starts the week expecting more weekend protests

70th anniversary celebrations of China’s founding have already been canceled for October 1, as total arrests now at more than 1,500

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Design and oversight failures in Lion Air’s Boeing 737 MAX crash

Indonesian authorities also cite pilot error and maintenance issues for the crash that killed 157 people

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‘Howdy, Modi!’ as Trump and Modi exchange compliments

The US president and Indian prime minister meet in Texas and find much common ground in anti-Islamic rhetoric

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Even Schiff is looking impeachment over Trump’s Ukraine call

Donald Trump denies asking Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son’s work in Ukraine, but the whistle-blower has yet to come forward

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Iran doubts it can avoid war in the Middle East

Statement comes as the US announces it will send a ‘moderate’ number of troops to the region and missile defence capabilities to the Saudis

Crucial talks on who should be Israel’s next premier

Much doubt over anyone’s ability to form a coalition government

Everyone wants to farm cannabis, even North Macedonia

A disparate group in the Balkan country is making a go of marijuana, but getting past government hurdles and funding issues is proving problematic

Where are we meant to get dollars, business owners in Lebanon ask

Banks in Lebanon still sell dollars at the official exchange rate but some business-people say they are not able to get the quantities they need

Cuban fuel crisis indicative of greater endemic troubles

Queueing hours for fuel, extended power cuts —  Cuba is starting to feel like the ‘special period’ when it collapsed in the 1990s

After overnight talks, Germany commits €100bn to climate plan

Emission trading will discourage fossil fuel use and cities will test €365 annual tickets for public transport as the country ‘unites behind science’

Twitter suspends the account of Saudi royal adviser

Saud al- Qahtani was a close confidant of the Saudi Crown Prince; the platform also removed 267 pro-Saudi accounts in the UAE and Egypt

Zimbabwe is on the brink of its worst famine ever

Natural disasters, the country’s economic collapse and a shortage of white corn is likely to see it need foreign aid, says the UN World Food Programme

Brown-face and black-face photographs leave Justin Trudeau red-faced

The Canadian prime minister has apologised profusely, but the scandal could sink his chances of re-election in the October 21 national vote

Israel coalition talks loom as Benjamin Netanyahu trails rival

Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party rebuffs unity government call so the president is to start consultations with parties at the weekend

Short queues in China as Apple’s iPhone 11 goes on sale

The queues at the Shanghai and Beijing stores, which combined totalled a few dozen customers, were in sharp contrast to previous years

Published by Tiso Blackstar and distributed with the Financial Mail on the last Thursday of every month except December and January.