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Pakistan downplays India not inviting Imran for Modi's swearing-in; pitches for dialogue

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On Sunday, Pakistani PM Imran Khan called up Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulated him on for his thumping victory in the Lok Sabha election 2019. "Finding a new way (to resume dialogue) is also essential for them (India)". It is widely believed that New Delhi under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi has sought to use BIMSTEC more for the geopolitical objective of dealing with Pakistan by highlighting the issue of state-sponsored terrorism and the other allegedly ... Read More »

Japanese man dies after swallowing 250 packets of cocaine on Mexican flight

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A Japanese man died aboard a plane because he had 246 bags of cocaine in his body. More than 200 packages of cocaine were found in the body of a Japanese man who died on a plane in Mexico, according to local officials. An autopsy revealed 246 packages of narcotics measuring 2.5 centimetres long and a centimetre wide in his stomach and intestines. The remaining 198 passengers aboard were able to continue their journey after the emergency landing in the city of Hermosillo. Read More »

Ireland votes by large margin to liberalise divorce laws

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Voters approved two provisions, one to recognise foreign divorces, and another to remove a four year separation period requirement for a divorce from the constitution. . The liberal change follows the recent trend in Ireland after historic votes to legalise same-sex marriage in 2015 and overturning the abortion ban past year. Read More »

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi drone targeting Jizan airport

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Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the president of the rebel's Supreme Revolutionary Committee, rejected claims that the recent attacks have been carried out on Iran's orders, according to Saudi and USA accusations. The Yemen conflict exacerbated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened in March 2015 to reinstate the Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi government after the rebels overran the capital and other major cities. Read More »

US groups sue Alabama over 'extreme' abortion ban

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Wade . In granting the preliminary injunction on Friday, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves wrote that the MS law, which was scheduled to take effect on July 1, would prevent a woman's free choice "which is central to personal dignity and autonomy". Read More »

Peter Mutharika wins Malawi's presidential election

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By law the results should be announced by next Wednesday. "We are dealing with all complaints", Ansah told a press briefing. Opposition parties have complained that figures on many vote count sheets were altered using correction fluid. MCP leader Chakwera had previously said that his party's own count had shown him ahead, while party spokesman Eisenhower Mkaka said on Saturday that the party had turned to the courts because of "very glaring irregularities" on results sheets. Read More »

Huawei Founder Defiant in US Media Interview

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The U.S. sanctions could disrupt Huawei's position as the world's top telecommunications equipment maker and No. 2 smartphone brand. The question is whether it can ramp up production quickly enough to maintain dominance. Ren Zhengfei , CEO and founder of Huawei said in a media interview that he would oppose any retaliatory action on Apple by China. "If that happens, I'll be the first to protest". Read More »

Iran lashes out at Trump over nuclear weapons comment

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Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif , shakes hands with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim in Baghdad , Iraq May 26, 2019. Zarif said Iran wanted to build balanced relations with its Gulf Arab neighbours and had proposed signing a non-aggression pact with them. Read More »

3 dead, including child, in stabbing attack in Japan

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The suspect who was stabbed on the neck is said to have died in the attack. In 2018, a man was arrested in central Japan after stabbing one person to death and injuring two others aboard a bullet train, an attack that prompted new security measures on the famed rail service. Read More »

Sasha Obama Is Officially All Grown Up

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Sasha Obama is reportedly attending the University of MI for college. In 2018, Michelle Obama told Ellen Degeneres that the family was still living in Washington D.C., so that Sasha, then a junior, could finish high school in the same school "she's been in since second grade". Read More »

Boulder lawyer dies on descent from summit of Mount Everest

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British man Robert Haynes Fisher, 44, died on Saturday after falling ill and collapsing while descending the summit and there are concerns that overcrowding is to blame. 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). Read More »

Musk’s SpaceX raised over $1 billion in six months: filings

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One of the company's Falcon 9 rockets blasted off without incident from Cape Canaveral in Florida around 10.30pm on Thursday (0230 GMT yesterday). All three stage of the rocket successfully returned to Earth. But when asked about funding for Starlink last week, he said the company has "sufficient capital" to carry out its plans. SpaceX has required huge funding for the network. Read More »

Is Europe set to lurch to the right?

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But it would be more hard to piece together among more numerous partners, according to the European Parliament's estimates. For example, the Police in Munich used fences to create a perimeter around the consulate and invited all the voters to enter this perimeter, as being on the consulate's territory would have given them the right to vote even after 21:00 when the polls were set to close. Read More »

Granite Bay man killed by shark in Hawaii

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Witness Allison Keller tells Hawaii News Now that the man appeared unconscious as rescuers brought him to shore Saturday. "There was no blood or anything". The man's name has not been released, but Keller said he was vacationing on Maui with his wife. The signs will be removed if an assessment of the area determines no shark sightings. Read More »

Utah police arrest uncle, continue search for missing 5-year-old girl

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Also missing from the home that morning was 21-year-old Alexander Whipple, Elizabeth's uncle, who police say is the main suspect in the child's disappearance. At that time, Whipple also was missing, but had left his skateboard behind, the scanner transmission said. Elizabeth's mother, Jessica, said Sunday's search began at 7am. Read More »

Iran: We will defend ourselves against any aggression

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Iraq's foreign minister says Baghdad wants to mediate between the United States and will work to try and find a resolution to the crisis between its two allies. A referendum on the programme could give Iran's leaders space to manoeuvre and a chance to resolve the stand-off with the United States. Rouhani said he had previously suggested a referendum to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2004, when Rouhani was a senior nuclear negotiator for Iran. Read More »

Man charged over brutal death of 'vulnerable' woman in Australian park

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Ms Herron's killing has sent shock waves among the wider Melbourne community with prominent and everyday Victorians outraged over the death of yet another young woman. A man was seen visiting the spot where her body was found and leaving a bouquet of flowers along with the touching note. She was homeless and hadn't been seen since May 14 at St Albans. Read More »

Pakistan PM Khan speaks with Modi to congratulate him on election win

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The prime minister made the remarks during his meeting on Friday with a delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry and trade representatives in the southern port city of Karachi . "I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies". The president has asked him to begin the process of forming the new government and he will soon inform him about the date of oath-taking ceremony, PM Modi told media. Read More »

South West results in full and how your area voted

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The party's constructive ambiguity on Brexit left it a weak third, only a couple of points ahead of the Greens. Both the governing Conservatives and main opposition Labour Party took a drubbing, losing most of the seats held since the last election. Read More »

Kenya Upholds Ban on Same-Sex Relations

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The defense of a colonial-era law puts the Kenya high court out-of-step with the cutting edge jurisdiction globally, including the wave of decriminalization verdicts around the world from Belize to Trinidad & Tobago to India, most recently. Read More »

'Had BJP won 250 seats ...': Jagan on special status demand for Andhra

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Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSR Congress Party has been elected to power with a massive mandate of 151 seats in the 175-member state assembly, virtually decimating Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party that won just 23 seats. Party sources said that Jagan invited KCR for his swearing-in ceremony to be held in Vijayawada on May 30. Jagan also pointed out that Naidu illegally took away three MPs of YSRCP and now his party got only three Lok Sabha seats. Read More »

Buildings collapse in 8.0 natural disaster in northern Peru

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The tremors were felt in northern and central Peru, including the capital Lima. The epicenter was 68 miles (110 kilometers) below the surface. Earthquakes that are close to the surface generally cause more destruction. In neighboring Ecuador, the quake was strongest near Yantzaza, in that country´s remote and sparsely populated Amazon region, causing momentary power outages. Read More »

House Delays Disaster Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories

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By objecting , Roy delayed the bill being approved until the first week of June when lawmakers return from the Memorial Day recess. It took months for Congress and the White House to strike a deal, as negotiations between Republicans and Democrats stalled over funding to address the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border and how to rebuild Puerto Rico two years after Hurricane Maria hit the USA territory. Read More »

Doctored Pelosi video highlights the threat of deepfake tech

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To possibly correct for how that speed change would deepen her tone, the video also appears to have been altered to modify her pitch, to more closely resemble the sound of her natural speech. Trump stormed out of an infrastructure meeting on Wednesday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. But Facebook's approach is still constrained by its decision to have outside groups manually verifying content of questionable veracity, even as the amount of fake content is expected to grow. Read More »

Youth climate change activists gather at Nelson's Column in central London

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The demonstrations have centred around sending a "teach the future" message to ministers, urging them to reform the curriculum to include more material on climate change . "We all know someone whose house was damaged in the floods, or is suffering from asthma or other respiratory illnesses, made worse due to air pollution", said Pranay Jajodia of Jhatkaa.org. Read More »

Abe, Trump relax over traditional charcoal grill dinner in Tokyo

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On Monday, the serious diplomacy begins, with Trump set to be the first foreign leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito , who ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1 after his father's abdication, the first in more than 200 years. Trump tweeted early Sunday before joining Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a game of golf and attending a sumo wrestling match. Trump said that he hopes the new deal will address a trade imbalance, remove barriers to USA exports, and ensure fairness and reciprocity ... Read More »

Contest to replace May as PM hots up

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Suffolk County Council cabinet member Paul West agreed: "It's got to be Boris Johnson". "So I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday 7 June so that a successor can be chosen". On Sunday the results of a European parliamentary election Britons voted in on Thursday are likely to highlight the highly risky electoral landscape for the Conservatives. Read More »

Trump, Pelosi Continue War of Words (and Slurs) over Dueling Probes

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For those who don't, the theater came a day after Mr. Trump stalked out of the Cabinet Room demanding an end to all congressional investigations before he would work with Congress on repairing USA infrastructure or other matters. Pelosi's assessment of any move toward impeaching Trump came hours after the USA leader unleashed new attacks on congressional Democrats investigating him, contending they are "the do-nothing party!" "I think Pelosi is trying to keep as many options available as ... Read More »

Judge Rejects Trump Effort to Block Deutsche Bank Subpoena

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After a New York-based federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Deutsche Bank and Capital One could provide Donald Trump's financial records to Congress, a CNN reporter said the president's financial documents may be handed over to Democratic lawmakers within seven days. Read More »

Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

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Polls favor the leftist Smer-Social Democracy party, the senior member of Slovakia's current coalition government to win the most votes. But the performance of Europe's far-right populist parties, who along with an array of conservative nationalists and far-left Eurosceptics are on course to win as many as a third of the parliament's seats, will be closely watched, even if observers doubt they will be able to form a coherent opposition bloc. Read More »