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World Daily News – In Brief – Tuesday 12/07/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Sri Lanka stops president’s brother from flying out as anger surges

Sri Lankan immigration officials said on Tuesday they prevented the president’s brother and former finance minister Basil Rajapaksa from flying out of the country, as anger mounted against the powerful family for a debilitating economic crisis.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

India to surpass China as most populous country in 2023: U.N. report

India is set to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023, with each counting more than 1.4 billion residents this year, a United Nations report said on Monday, warning that high fertility would challenge economic growth.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

China to repay customers hit by bank scam that sparked protests

Chinese authorities have promised to repay bank customers victimised by a financial scandal that has sparked rare public protests in central China.

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru in the top 20 countries of crypto owners -UN

A recent report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) ranks Venezuela third among the countries with the highest adoption of cryptocurrencies.

. BLOOMBERG (US)

Brazil Close to Buying Diesel From Russia, Bolsonaro Says

Brazil is negotiating to buy cheaper diesel from Russia as part of a strategy to reduce domestic fuel prices, according to President Jair Bolsonaro.