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       HEADLINES: Fisherman dies after boat falls over his head                                              LDF campaign vehicle attacked in Chengannur                                              Netherlands PM to arrive in India today                                              Nipah Virus not an epidemic: Centre                                              Allahabad's name likely to be changed to Prayagraj                                              Star Book Media and Indywood Talent Hunt join hands to promote young talents                                              Rahul gives PM Modi fuel challenge                                              Four Nepali woman journalists scale Mount Everest                                              Trump-Kim meeting set to take place on June 12: Pompeo                                              Corruption cases result of high treason case instituted against Musharraf: Sharif                                              China urges Pak to relocate Hafiz Saeed to a West Asian country                                              Saddam Hussein's 30 million dollars yacht repurposed as a hotel                                              Ode to ABD: When 360 degree was not geometry but joy                                              AFI names 51-member team for Asian Junior Athletics                                              'Tired' AB De Villiers retires from international cricket                                              Injured Kohli ruled out of Surrey county stint                                              Kaumudi Facebook
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         Trump cancels US-North Korea summit    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: The much-anticipated United States-North Korea summit, that was scheduled to be held on June 12 in Singapore, now stands canceled.

 
         N Korea says it dismantled its nuclear test site    
 
 
PYONGYANG: North Korea said on Thursday that it carried out the demolition of its Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a series of "huge" explosions at a ceremony watched by international journalists.

 
         Trump can't block people on Twitter: Judge    
 
 
NEW YORK: A Federal Judge on Wednesday ruled that United States President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on microblogging platform, Twitter, as doing so violates their right to free speech under the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

 
         N Korea threatens to back away from summit with US    
 
 
SEOUL: North Korea on Thursday has reportedly threatened to back away from the upcoming summit between its supreme leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump.

 
         Khamenei sets seven conditions for EU to keep Nuke Deal intact    
 
 
TEHRAN: Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei set seven conditions for the European nations in case they want Tehran to keep the 2015 Iran nuclear deal intact.

 
         100,000 Rohingyas to be moved to Bhasanchar: Hasina    
 
 
DHAKA: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 23 said around 100,000 displaced Rohingya refugees would be shifted to Bhasanchar Island in Noakhali till the time they are being repatriated.

 
         Italy: Rail derailment kills two    
 
 
ROME: Two people were killed and 18 got injured after a train crashed into a truck carrying heavy goods in the northern Italian region of Piedmont.

 
         Saddam Hussein's 30 million dollars yacht repurposed as a hotel    
 
 
BASRA: Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's 30 million dollars, 270-foot presidential yacht, named the Basrah Breeze, will now operate as a hotel facility for Iraqi maritime pilots shipping in and out of Basra.

 
         China urges Pak to relocate Hafiz Saeed to a West Asian country    
 
 
China has asked Pakistan to explore means to relocate Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed to a West Asian country in the wake of mounting international pressure to act against him for his links with terror groups. Chinese President Xi Jinping recommended this course of action — allowing Saeed to live a quiet life in a West Asian country — to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on the sidelines of the Boao Forum in China last month. “At a 35-minute meeting, at least 10 minute

 
         Corruption cases result of high treason case instituted against Musharraf: Sharif    
 
 
Islamabad: Pakistan's embattled former premier Nawaz Sharif said today that the three corruption cases filed against him were a result of the high treason case he instituted against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. Sharif, 68, said the corruption cases as well as the sit-in protests of 2014 were due to the legal action taken against Musharraf for imposing emergency in the country.

 
         Trump-Kim meeting set to take place on June 12: Pompeo    
 
 
Washington: The historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong un is set to take place on June 12, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakers today. Testifying before a powerful Congressional committee, Pompeo identified de-nuclearisation of North Korea as one of the top national security priority of the Trump Administration.

 
         Four Nepali woman journalists scale Mount Everest    
 
Kathmandu: Four Nepali woman journalists today successfully scaled the world's highest peak Mount Everest, an official said. This spring climbing season around 400 people have reached the summit. as the busy spring climbing season -- which runs from April to May -- gets into full swing. Nepal is home to eight of the world's 14 highest peaks and foreign climbers who flock to its mountains are a major source of revenue.

 
         Beijing's South China Sea bombers fly in the face of protests    
 
 
BEIJING: China's brazen landing of nuclear-capable bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea is a bold power play to bolster its territorial claims while rivals are divided and the US distracted by North Korea, analysts say.

 
         US will crush Iran: Mike Pompeo    
 
 
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the US will "crush" Iran with military pressure and by imposing sanctions till the time it changes its behaviour in the Middle East.

 
         Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh    
 
 
DHAKA: Actress Priyanka Chopra, upon her visit to the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh on Monday said the Rohingya children are at the forefront of this humanitarian crisis.

 
         '99.9%' chance Trump-Kim meet to take place in Singapore: S Korea    
 
 
SEOUL: A top South Korean official has said despite fresh tensions on the Korean Peninsula, there is a "99.9 percent chance", that the summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un will take place in Singapore on June 12.

 
         UK lists Pak among top three money launderers    
 
 
LONDON: The United Kingdom's National Crime Agency (NCA) has listed Pakistan among the top three sources for money laundering in the United Kingdom.

 
         12 mins max to destroy Israel: Pak commander    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is capable of destroying Israel in under 12 minutes, a senior army commander said. General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, was quoted by AWD News, as saying, "If Israel tries to invade our land,we will raze the Zionist regime in less than 12 minutes."

 
         Modi arrives in Sochi for informal summit with Putin    
 
 
NEW DELHI: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and others Monday paid homage to former prime minster Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary.

 
         Doctor gets three years for spiking girlfriend’s drink to induce abortion    
 
 
ARLINGTON: A physician who spiked his girlfriend’s drink with medication to induce an abortion has been sentenced to three years in prison.

 
         Hillary Clinton to be awarded at Harvard    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will receive Harvard's prestigious Radcliffe Medal for her "transformative impact on society," according to the Ivy League university.

 
         Pak troops fire at Indian posts, day after ‘pleading’ for ceasefire    
 
 
JAMMU: In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers today fired mortar shells on border outposts at several places in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector, prompting retaliation by the Border Security Force or BSF soldiers guarding the International Border.

 
         China gold mine project at Arunachal border could irk India    
 
 
NEW DELHI: China has started a large-scale mining operations on its side of the border with Arunachal Pradesh where a chunk of gold, silver and other valuable minerals valued at around USD 60 billion has been found, as per reports.

 
         Turkish agency organises Iftar for Rohingya refugees    
 
 
ANKARA: Owing to the holy month of Ramzan, a Turkish aid group organised Iftar for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh. According to Turkey's Anadolu news agency, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) said it had sent food aid to 25,000 Rohingyas and organised an Iftar for approximately 1,500 people.

 
         US report warns about China's 'debt book diplomacy'    
 
 
WASHINGTON DC: The US State Department, has in a secret report commissioned by it recently, warned that China is offering a hundred billion dollars worth of loans to Australia's smaller regional neighbours in a bid to gain economic leverage and strategic and military prowess in the Asia Pacific region.

 
         N Korea setting up stands for viewers to watch dismantling of nuclear test site    
 
 
SEOUL: According to a US website monitoring the N Korea is building, satellite imagery shows that the regime is building a stand for visitors to observe the dismantling of its nuclear test site.

 
         Pak blocks daily over Nawaz report    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities have blocked the circulation of a leading English daily in many parts of the country, a media watchdog has alleged, days after the newspaper published ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s controversial remarks on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

 
         Nawaz Sharif's '26/11 remark' anti-Pak: Pervaiz Ashraf    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Saturday lambasted Nawaz Sharif's remarks on the 2008 Mumbai attacks, saying that such statements were "unbefitting and anti-Pakistan."

 
         Royal Wedding: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle now husband and wife    
 
 
WINDSOR CASTLE: Prince Harry and Meghan have been announced as husband and wife on May 19 at the Windsor Castle. The ceremony began with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry walking in the Windsor castle in their Royal dresses.

 
         China lands strategic bombers in South China Sea for first time; US sees red    
 
 
BEIJING: China has for the first time landed strategic bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea, drawing sharp reaction from the US which said that the move will “raise tensions and destabilise the region.”

 
 
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