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US Senate confirms Ambassador to China (07:44)
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US Senate on Monday voted 82-13 to approve Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be the new US Ambassador to China.

Swedish airport evacuated as suspicious objects found (07:20)
Stockholm, May 23 (IANS) A Swedish airport was evacuated after "traces of explosives" were found in a bag, media reports said.

19 dead, 50 injured in Britain concert blasts (06:44)
London, May 23 (IANS) At least 19 persons have been killed and 50 injured in a suspected terror attack in a stadium in Manchester, following a concert by singer Ariana Grande, media reports said.

Several dead in blasts at Britain concert (06:14)
London, May 23 (IANS) British police on Tuesday confirmed that several people were killed in two apparent explosions at Manchester Arena following a concert by American singer Ariana Grande.

Iran must never have nuclear weapons: Trump tells Netanyahu (05:42)
Jerusalem, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump began his visit to Israel by warning of the threat that Iran could pose if it were to develop nuclear weapons.

Flynn won't cooperate in Russia investigation (04:48)
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn will refuse to hand over documents to the Senate to clarify his contacts with Russia, local media reported.

UN agency repatriates 64,761 Somalis refugees from Kenya (04:30)
Nairobi, May 23 (IANS) The UN refugee agency said it had repatriated some 64,761 Somali refugees from Kenya since the voluntary return exercise begun in December, 2014.

Latest N.Korean missile test reveal improved technology: Seoul (03:52)
Seoul, May 23 (IANS) The South Korean army believes that with its latest missile test, the North has managed to obtain valuable performance data to continue improving its technology, said a defence official on Monday.

Trump aims for big cuts in healthcare, anti-poverty programs (02:56)
Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will propose big cuts in the Medicaid public healthcare program as well as in other anti-poverty programs that provide a safety-net for America's poorest, media reports said.

Roadside blast kills 5 Somali soldiers (02:22)
Mogadishu, May 23 (IANS) At least five Somali soldiers were killed and one injured in a roadside bomb attack near the administrative capital of Southwest state in Somalia.

Iran says dialogue, peaceful means key to solving Syria issue (01:12)
Tehran, May 23 (IANS) Iran's recently re-elected President Hassan Rouhani said that the Syrian issue should be solved through dialogue and peaceful means.

World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva (00:42)
Geneva, May 23 (IANS) The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA), the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), opened at Geneva-based UN headquarters.

Pakistan will not be used against any country: Army chief (23:42)
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday in a meeting with US Ambassador David Hale reiterated their nations commitment to a secure, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan, a statement issued by the US Embassy Islamabad said.

Trump calls for peace in the region, tougher line against Iran (Lead) (23:40)
Jerusalem, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he was "honoured" by the invitation extended by Prime Minister Benjimin Netanyahu to visit the country before calling for a renewed peace effort between Israel and the Palestinians.

'Turkish court jails magazine editors for over 22 years' (23:40)
Istanbul, May 22 (IANS/AKI) An Istanbul court sentenced two magazine chiefs to 22 years and six months in prison on for fomenting an armed rebellion against the government, media reports said on Monday.

Spaniard found critically injured in Milan risks paralysis (23:16)
Milan (Italy), May 22 (IANS/AKI) A 27-year-old Spaniard found lying beside rail tracks at a Milan station with a deep head wound after a night out with friends risks becoming a paraplegic, police said on Monday.

Rouhani urges US to drop 'hostile' policies towards Iran (23:00)
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) The US should drop its "hostile" policies towards Iran, the country's re-elected President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.

Turkey summons US envoy over clash during Erdogan's US trip (22:50)
Ankara, May 22 (IANS) The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the US Ambassador John Bass over a clash outside the Turkish embassy in Washington during President Erdogan's visit to Washington last week.

US motorcycling legend Nicky Hayden dies in Italy (22:48)
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) American motorcycling champion Nicky Hayden has died from injuries he sustained in an accident on his road bike last week, the Maurizio Bufalini hospital in eastern Italian city of Cesena tweeted on Monday.

Never mentioned Israel to Russians over intelligence leak: Trump (22:44)
Jerusalem, May 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump told Israeli reporters in Jerusalem that he "never mentioned Israel", in an apparent reference to the intelligence leak during a meeting with Russian officials.

Sicilian Mafia boss slain while riding his bike (21:46)
Palermo (Italy), May 22 (IANS/AKI) Assassins shot dead top Sicilian mafia boss, Giuseppe Dainotti in Palermo on Monday as he rode his bicycle in the working-class Zisa district, police said.

G7 should 'cool very hot' North Korean nuclear threat, says Italy (21:16)
Naples (Italy), May 22 (IANS/AKI) Leaders at the G7 summit in Italy this week should try and "cool" the "very hot" threat posed by North Korea's claim it successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Monday.

HP launches new premium laptop portfolio at Cannes Film Festival (21:02)
Cannes (France), May 22 (IANS) In a bid to empower digital creators and storytellers with high-performance machines, HP Inc on Monday launched new premium portfolio series of Spectre x2, ENVY x360 and ENVY laptops Aat the 14th Cannes Film Festival.

Trump pays historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall (Second Lead) (20:16)
Jerusalem, May 22 (IANS) Donald Trump on Monday became the first visiting US President to visit the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites, in Jerusalem's Old City.

Duterte vows help to denuclearise N. Korea (19:56)
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday pledged to cooperate with China and other countries to help denuclearise North Korea and curb its missile launches.

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