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Swedish prosecutors seek Julian Assange’s detention

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Copenhagen, May 20 (IANS): Swedish prosecutors on Monday requested that the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, be detained to face questioning over rape allegations he had originally evaded by seeking diplomatic asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for almost seven years. Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson submitted an application for a detention […]

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Thirty-two dead in Tajikistan prison riot

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Dushanbe (Tajikistan), May 20 (PTI/AFP): At least 32 people were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan, including 24 members of the Islamic State jihadist group and three guards, authorities said Monday. Five inmates and the three guards were initially killed by prisoners in the riot that erupted on Sunday evening, and the others died […]

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Six arrested over links to training facility of banned extremist group in Lanka

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Colombo, May 20 (PTI): Sri Lankan authorities have arrested six suspects, including an employee at the Parliament, over their alleged links to a training facility of the banned Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) in Kurunegala, police said on Monday. Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three […]

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Nawaz Sharif re-files bail application in high court

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Islamabad, May 20 (PTI): Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking bail on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia corruption case. The Supreme Court earlier this month dismissed the 69-year-old three-time prime minister’s review petition seeking permanent bail on medical grounds and the permission to go abroad […]

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Australian PM Scott Morrison declares victory; Bill Shorten steps down as Labor leader

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Australian PM Scott Morrison declares victory; Bill Shorten steps down as Labor leader

Melbourne, May 19 (PTI): Australia’s ruling Conservative Coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday made a “miraculous” comeback in the general election, defying exit polls and devastating the opposition Labor Party, forcing its leader Bill Shorten to step down. Around 16 million Australians swarmed to the polling booths across the country on Saturday […]

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Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

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Geneva, May 19 (PTI/AFP): The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the change could have threatened relations with the bloc.

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Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, wounds 16

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Cairo, May 19 (PTI/AFP): An explosion struck a tourist bus on Sunday near Egypt’s famed pyramids, injuring 17 people including foreigners, security and medical sources said.

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Nepali Cong warns of stalling parliament proceedings over ‘anti-press’ bill

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Kathmandu, May 19 (PTI): The main opposition party in Nepal on Sunday warned of stalling the Parliament proceedings if the government tried to pass a controversial bill that aims to curtail press freedom by imposing strict penalty on media outlets.

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Republican Congressman calls for Trump’s impeachment

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Washington, May 19 (IANS): US Congressman Justin Amash became the first Republican to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment, saying that the President committed “impeachable conduct” and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public.

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Austrian president announces snap poll in September

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Vienna, May 19 (IANS): Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen on Sunday announced snap elections in September after Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned over a corruption scandal. After a meeting with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, the President told the media the beginning of September had been earmarked for the elections, Xinhua news agency reported. The two […]

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