- Gale kills four in Beijing(16:28)
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Beijing continued with a blue alert for strong winds on Monday, after gales began to sweep across the capital city on Sunday, killing at least four people and disturbing traffic.
- Australian strikes gold worth $69K in wilderness(14:58)
Canberra, May 20 (IANS) An Australian man has unearthed a 1.4 kilo gold nugget with the help of a metal detector while wandering Western Australia's gold fields, media reports said on Monday.
- Swedish prosecutors seeks Julian Assange's detention(14:16)
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.
- Teens with ADHD face high road accident risk: Study(14:04)
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Teenage drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to engage in rash driving, violate traffic rules and crash as compared to their contemporaries without ADHD, says a study.
- 32 killed in Tajikistan prison riots(14:04)
Moscow, May 20 (IANS) Thirty two people, including 29 inmates and three prison guards, were killed in a riot in a prison situated at the outskirts of Dushanbe, Tajikistan's Ministry of Justice said on Monday.
- Starbucks opens 'silent cafe' in China's Guangzhou(11:10)
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Leading coffee chain Starbucks has opened a "silent cafe" in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, where about half of the staff are hearing impaired, as part of an initiative to support the employment of disabled people.
- 2012 US shootout victim's mom to join politics(09:26)
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Sybrina Fulton, an African-American mother who became a social justice activist after the 2012 fatal shooting of her son, Trayvon Martin that spurred a nationwide movement in the US and gave rise to a rallying cry "Black Lives Matter", is running for political office in Florida.
- Deutsche Bank staff saw suspicious activity by Trump, Kushner(09:18)
New York, May 20 (IANS) Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving legal entities controlled by Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog.
- White House unveils 1st part of Middle East peace plan(09:06)
Washington, May 20 (IANS) The White House has unveiled the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, which is being deemed as an economic "workshop" to encourage investing capital in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region, a senior administration official told CNN.
- Google restricts Huawei's use of Android(08:36)
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Google has cut phone maker Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm. New Huawei smartphones will also lose access to popular Google apps.
- Trump says war with US will 'officially end' Iran(07:04)
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has warned Iran "never" to threaten the US again, saying if Tehran wants to fight, that will be the "official end" of the Iranian regime.