Iraq to probe alleged fraud in Parliamentary election (03:26)
Baghdad, May 25 (IANS) The Iraqi government held a meeting on Thursday to discuss allegations of fraud and irregularities in the Parliamentary election held on May 12.

Trump pardons late Jack Johnson (02:54)
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday pardoned former world boxing champion Jack Johnson, who was convicted in 1913 of engaging in a relationship with a white woman and saw his career destroyed.

Trump signs law easing post-crisis regulation of banks (01:48)
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump signed into law on Thursday a bill that partially repeals the 2010 Dodd-Frank act, which imposed tighter financial regulations in response to the global financial meltdown of 2008.

Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by 8 women (00:42)
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Legendary actor Morgan Freeman, 80, has been accused of sexual harassment by eight women. He has denied it saying he has never intended to make anyone uncomfortable.

Trump cancels N. Korea talks; set back for personal diplomacy (Roundup) (22:30)
By Arul Louis IANS Photo Service
New York, May 24 (IANS) United States President Donald Trump's cancellation of his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a set back to his personal diplomacy and to the denuclearisation process in East Asia, even as Pyongyang showed it was destroying its nuclear test site.

Dow slumps 250 points after Trump cancels N. Korea summit (20:54) IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 24 (IANS) US stocks fell sharply on Thursday after President Donald Trump cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un scheduled to be held in June.

13 killed as heavy rains lash Sri Lanka (20:38) IANS Photo Service
Colombo, May 24 (IANS) Three more deaths have taken the toll due to heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka to 13 and the number of people evacuated to over 50,000, according to the latest official figures released on Thursday.

North Korea demolishes nuclear test site (Lead) (20:14)
Punggye-ri, May 24 (IANS) North Korea destroyed its only known nuclear test site with a series of explosions over several hours on Thursday, taking an initial step towards denuclearization, according to journalists visiting the area.

Trump cancels Singapore summit with Kim Jong-un (Lead) (20:00) IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the summit scheduled with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore has been cancelled.

Trump cancels US-North Korea summit (19:42) IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the summit scheduled with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for June 12 in Singapore has been cancelled.

Trump: Comey firing a very good thing (19:28) IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US President on Thursday said that his firing of former FBI Director James Comey will go down as a "very good thing" for the country after the latter attacked Donald Trump over his treatment of the agency's agents.

PUBG game crosses 10 mn daily active users (19:12)
Shenzhen, May 24 (IANS) China-based Tencent, the owner of WeChat and PUBG Corp on Thursday jointly announced the mobile version of the latter's immensely-popular "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" (PUBG) game has surpassed 10 million daily active users (DAUs) globally.

US auto tariffs would breach WTO rules: EU (18:38) IANS Photo Service
Brussels, May 24 (IANS) The EU said any unilateral US auto tariffs based on national security would be against World Trade Organization rules after President Donald Trump launched a probe into American vehicle imports, raising the stakes for the bloc as it bids for waivers from White House levies on steel and aluminum.

Watch TV only if you are physically fit, says research (17:56)
London, May 24 (IANS) Want to spend more time watching television? If so, increase your fitness level and grip strength, else the screen time can double the risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer, warned a study.

N. Korea threatens to reconsider US summit, calls Pence 'dummy' (Second Lead) (17:28) IANS Photo Service
Pyongyang, May 24 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday threatened to reconsider Kim Jong Un's participation in a summit with US President Donald Trump in June, saying it is up to Washington to decide whether it wants to "meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown".

Russian military missile brought down MH17, say investigators (17:22) IANS Photo Service
The Hague, May 24 (IANS) The missile that brought down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board, belonged to the Russian military, Dutch investigators said on Thursday.

Deutsche Bank to cut over 7,000 jobs (17:10) IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Germany's Deutsche Bank (DB) on Thursday announced plans to reduce its number of full-time staff members from over 97,000 to "well below 90,000" to overhaul parts of its investment banking business and bring down costs.

North Korea demolishes nuclear test site (16:32)
Seoul, May 24 (IANS) North Korea on Thursday carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.

Weight loss surgery can reduce risk of skin cancer: Study (16:04)
London, May 24 (IANS) Bariatric surgery, a weight loss operation, is associated with a 61 per cent decrease in the risk of developing malignant skin cancer, according to a study.

US city police apologises for NBA player's arrest (16:00)
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The police in US city of Milwaukee have apologized to NBA player Sterling Brown for his January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include use of a stun gun, saying some members of the force had been disciplined.

Israel plans to build 2,500 houses in West Bank settlements (15:56) IANS Photo Service
Jerusalem, May 24 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday that he would request approval from a planning committee for the construction of 2,500 new housing units in settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank.

New tool to rapidly, noninvasively detect Zika virus in mosquitoes (15:56)
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed a cheap and effective tool that could rapidly as well as noninvasively save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitoes infected with Zika virus.

New Twitter tool to mark real candidates in US midterm poll (15:54) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) In line with its efforts to help users identify original sources and authentic information on Twitter, the microblogging site plans to add new labels to the campaign accounts of political candidates, starting with those running in the 2018 US midterm general election.

Australian woman sentenced to death for drug smuggling (15:52)
Kuala Lumpur, May 24 (IANS) A 54-year-old Australian woman has been sentenced to death by hanging after a Malaysian court unanimously overturned a 2017 acquittal of drug smuggling charges.

Instagram's new feature to allow users to 'mute' other accounts (15:50) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has rolled out a new feature that allows users to mute some accounts so that they can continue following them without having to stumble upon their posts repeatedly.

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