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Pakistan downplays India’s decision not to invite Imran Khan for Modi’s swearing

Pakistan downplays India’s decision not to invite Imran Khan for Modi’s swearing BIMSTEC is a regional group comprising India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. Pakistan is much more eager to hold constructive dialogue and bilateral meetings that will pave the way for settling the Kashmir dispute, alongside the issues of Siachen and Sir Creek. [Full Article...]

Austrian lawmakers sack Kurz as video sting fallout spreads

Austrian lawmakers sack Kurz as video sting fallout spreads Last week the sting forced former vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) to step down and Mr Kurz to scrap the coalition between their parties. At 32, Kurz is the country's youngest ever chancellor. Kurz then attempted to fire the interior minister, a Freedom Party member, and the other far-right ministers resigned in protest. [Full Article...]

Divorce vote landslide paves way for rapid reforms to waiting time

Divorce vote landslide paves way for rapid reforms to waiting time Almost 1.73 million people or 50.83 percent of almost 3.4 million registered voters in the country turned out in the voting, he said, adding that over 40,000 votes were regarded invalid. However, those voting "no" warned against the possibility of "quickie divorces", expressing concerns about giving politicians a free hand to potentially reduce the waiting time even further in the future. [Full Article...]

Arab Coalition: Saudi Arabia's s Security Is a Red Line

Arab Coalition: Saudi Arabia's s Security Is a Red Line Yemen's Iran-backed rebels have increased missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia in the past two weeks amid a standoff between the United States and Iran . The Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 to push back an advance by the Houthi rebels, who still hold the capital Sana'a, and to restore to power President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. [Full Article...]

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabamas new abortion ban

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabamas new abortion ban The ACLU of Alabama and Planned Parenthood challenged an abortion law in 2014 requiring doctors to have hospital admitting privileges and won the lawsuit . "MS has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability", district judge Carlton Reeves wrote in his order. "We've been clear: If you attack our constitutional right to reproductive freedom, we will sue", the ACLU wrote in a Twi... [Full Article...]

Malawi presidential poll results delayed as opposition goes to court

Malawi presidential poll results delayed as opposition goes to court Opposition candidate Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) had 35.4% of the vote, while Vice President Saulos Chilima was at 18%. MEC declared Mutharika as the victor after a court in Lilongwe vacated an injunction which MCP obtained. [Full Article...]

Huawei founder would be ‘first to protest’ if China banned Apple

Huawei founder would be ‘first to protest’ if China banned Apple When asked about a possible retaliation against the U.S.by China banning Apple , Ren Zhengfei said he was looking up to Apple as a teacher, leader, and mentor, without which there would be a different world, without internet. The company is also facing multiple indictments from the US Justice Department over alleged economic espionage and violation of US sanctions on Iran. [Full Article...]

Iran lashes out at Trump over nuclear weapons comment

Iran lashes out at Trump over nuclear weapons comment Although Buttigieg acknowledged the sending of the additional troops was also based on intelligence and a request from Central Command for increased force protection, he insisted the United States already has "the means to protect our assets in the Middle East" and "our national security policy has to be to avoid escalation in the Persian Gulf". [Full Article...]

At Least 15 Injured, Including Children, After Knife Attack In Japan

At Least 15 Injured, Including Children, After Knife Attack In Japan The scene of the attack Tuesday morning in Kawasaki City , Japan . Police have confirmed one girl has died. NHK said the attacker was captured, and two knives were found at the spot. "There is another bus stop near the elementary school and I also saw elementary schoolchildren lying on the ground ..." "A man stabbed them", Dai Nagase, another spokesman for the Kawasaki Fire Department,... [Full Article...]

Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru Pictures posted on Twitter showed areas of several Peruvian towns left devastated by the quake. "We had been sleeping until we were woken up by some sort of commotion and then we rushed to the entrance door of our house where it is safer", the 56-year-old woman said. [Full Article...]

Sasha Obama attends high school prom

Sasha Obama attends high school prom The youngest of former President Barack Obama's daughters kept it simple, but elegant, wearing a black gown with a high slit, while her date wore a classic tux to match for the major high school milestone. "She's such a great example of how she carries herself, her self-esteem, not depending on boys to validate how you look or not letting yourself be judged by anything other than your character ... [Full Article...]

Nepal says overcrowding not 'sole reason' for Everest death toll rise

Nepal says overcrowding not 'sole reason' for Everest death toll rise During the week beginning May 20, crowds of climbers became stuck in a queue to the summit, above the mountain's highest camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet). Last week, Indian climber Anjali Kulkarni, 55, also died on her way back from climbing to the summit, her son Shantanu Kulkarni told CNN . An Irish mountaineer is presumed dead after he slipped and fell close to the summit. [Full Article...]

Dead After Tornado Rips Through Motel and Mobile Home Park in Oklahoma

Dead After Tornado Rips Through Motel and Mobile Home Park in Oklahoma WASHINGTON: Rescuers in the U.S. state of Oklahoma were searching Sunday for survivors in the tangled remains of mobile homes and other structures demolished overnight by a powerful tornado that killed at least two people. Officials were going door to door to find victims and assess the damage after it touched down in the city late Saturday night. Damage was also reported in other area communiti... [Full Article...]

London Police searching for missing 12-year old girl

London Police searching for missing 12-year old girl Authorities suspected she was in the company of her uncle, 21-year-old Alex Whipple, who was at the family's home Friday night. Police announced that she might be with Alex Whipple, who was at the family's home Friday night. Police have asked residents in the Logan, Nibley, Hyrum and Mount Sterling areas to watch for any suspicious items on their property. "We will update Facebook as informatio... [Full Article...]

US SpaceX satellites mistaken for aliens cause panic in Dutch

US SpaceX satellites mistaken for aliens cause panic in Dutch One of the company's Falcon 9 rockets took off without incident from Cape Canaveral in Florida around 10:30pm. He added that the reusable Falcon 9 lifter that launched the satellites had returned to Earth and landed on an autonomous seaborne landing vessel, called a droneship, the third time it has done so. [Full Article...]

European elections 2019: France results

European elections 2019: France results Macron, whose country has been rocked in recent months by the populist yellow vest movement, had called the elections "the most important since 1979 because the Union is facing an existential risk" from nationalists seeking to divide the bloc. [Full Article...]

Tourist killed in Hawaii shark attack near Maui resort

Tourist killed in Hawaii shark attack near Maui resort The man was vacationing in Maui from California with his wife at the time. "He looked unconscious when they transferred him to the other gurney", witness Allison Keller told Hawaii News Now . The swimmer was pulled from the water with life-threatening injuries consistent with a shark attack but could not be revived, witnesses said. As standard protocol, the signs will stay up until at least n... [Full Article...]

As US Moves Troops To Mideast, Iran Pledges To Defend Itself

As US Moves Troops To Mideast, Iran Pledges To Defend Itself Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif , speaks during a news conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim in Baghdad , Iraq May 26, 2019. Iran has held three referendums since its 1979 Islamic revolution, the first to approve the set-up of an Islamic Republic and the second to approve and amend the constitution. [Full Article...]

Courtney Herron: Melbourne woman killed in 'horrendous bashing'

Courtney Herron: Melbourne woman killed in 'horrendous bashing' The death comes less than a year after another woman was found dead in Melbourne . His lawyer Bernie Balmer told the court Hammond had a diagnosis of ADHD and suggested his client may live with mental health issues causing delusions. The homicide squad detective inspector Andrew Stamper told reporters during a news conference on Saturday afternoon that the death was being treated as suspici... [Full Article...]

European elections: Nigel Farage says 'we're doing well’ as results come in

European elections: Nigel Farage says 'we're doing well’ as results come in European Parliament election results have come in for Preston and the North West. The results of the European elections 2019 are in for the South West, with the Brexit Party winning three seats, the Lib Dems taking two and Green Party MEP Molly Scottt Cato retaining her seat. [Full Article...]


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