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Again, Bomb Explosions Hit University of Maiduguri

Again, Bomb Explosions Hit University of Maiduguri The bombers reportedly failed in their bid as the bombs strapped on their bodies were said to have exploded before they could gain entry into the hostel as they were prevented by the institution's security outfit and the civilian JTF operating on the campus. [Full Article...]

Leo Varadkar likely to become Ireland's first openly gay prime minister

Leo Varadkar likely to become Ireland's first openly gay prime minister He told the gathering that he wanted Fine Gael to be the party for "people who get up early in the morning" adding that "politics has to be about making real things happen". You have been a member for two years to vote for the party leader. Mr Kenny, Fine Gael's longest-serving Taoiseach, made his announcement at a brief parliamentary party meeting where some supporters were said to have been vi... [Full Article...]

UN Court Stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's Execution: Can India Get Him Back?

The minister said the "Indian spy" was convicted after fulfilling all necessary legal procedures and any decision on the matter will be taken keeping in view national security. The daily also reported that Pakistan would hire an ad-hoc judge in this special case which is as per the ICJ rules. "I could not understand why the ICJ issued a stay order in the Jadhav case without even understanding th... [Full Article...]

Turkey targets opposition newspaper

Turkey targets opposition newspaper Ankara accuses Gulen of masterminding last July's failed coup against President Tayyip Erdogan, a charge he denies. The three journalists are believed... Sozcu is the second daily to be targeted after another leading opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet saw 20 staff members charged under the state of emergency imposed following the attempted putsch. [Full Article...]

Rescued Chibok girls reunited with families

Rescued Chibok girls reunited with families Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Secondary School Chibok, Borno State in 2014. "Everyone was dancing today, even the old ones, everyone was dancing", Mr Nkeki said. Another 113 girls remain missing. "Joshua Andrew, whose daughter Esther Joshua is among our 82 returned #ChibokGirls says he has no information about when he will see his daughter aside a radio report he hea... [Full Article...]

Trump admin notifies Congress to begin NAFTA overhaul

Trump admin notifies Congress to begin NAFTA overhaul The letter sets a 90-day buffer period to initiate negotiations between the three countries. "However, there are certainly specific challenges within fresh produce that NAFTA modernization can aggressively address, so we are pleased that this opportunity has been realized by the Administration". [Full Article...]

Today on the campaign trail: Theresa May backs Cornwall in scone debate

Mr Corbyn is demanding that the "anti-pensioner package" is immediately dropped as Labour tries to woo the so-called "grey vote". American actor Danny DeVito has ventured into worldwide politics by telling his 4 million Twitter followers to vote for Jeremy Corbyn in the U.K.'s June 8 general election. [Full Article...]

Comey to Testify in Open Session on Russia Investigation

On Wednesday, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to take over and continue the Justice Department investigation into Russian election interference and possible links with Trump campaign aides. In a speech in Baltimore this week, Rosenstein said he didn't spent much time worrying about the controversy. A self-described friend of Comey's wrote in a publi... [Full Article...]

House speaker promises tax overhaul this year despite chaos

House speaker promises tax overhaul this year despite chaos Ryan said that "every Republican agrees with" the GOP tax reform plan, which House Ways and Means Committee chair Kevin Brady said was forthcoming when the group had its first public meeting of the year. Chaffetz and Cummings appeared together in April to announce that they believed Flynn likely broke a federal law by failing to obtain US government approval to accept foreign payments and fail... [Full Article...]

Chinese Fighter Jets Buzz US Radiation Detection Aircraft over East China Sea

Hodge told the AP that "U.S. military aircraft routinely transit global airspace throughout the Pacific, including the East China Sea". The WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft, which "sniffs" the atmosphere for signs of nuclear activity, was conducting a routine mission Wednesday in global airspace over the East China Sea when two Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft intercepted it, officials said. [Full Article...]

United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test

United Nations Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea's missile test North Korean propaganda must be considered with wariness - Pyongyang has threatened for decades to reduce Seoul to a "sea of fire", for instance - but Monday's claim, if confirmed, would mark another big advance toward the North's goal of fielding a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the US mainland. [Full Article...]

Google Brings In New Recents Menu UI In Android Go

The project is called Android O , and it will take form with the upcoming Android O OS from Google . "The Assistant is already available on more than 100 million devices and starting today, we're bringing the Google Assistant to iPhones", Google announced on its official blog . [Full Article...]

Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee He says he hopes Comey's testimony will answer some of the questions that have arisen since Comey was suddenly dismissed last week by President Donald Trump. Democrat Senator Mark Warner said he expected Mr Comey to "shed light on issues critical to this committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election". [Full Article...]

China's Xi says willing to help end rift with South Korea

China's Xi says willing to help end rift with South Korea Earlier in the day, South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special envoy Lee Hae-chan arrived in China to meet with country's leadership. While it is unclear whether Lee discussed the THAAD issue with China's president, it was raised during his meeting with top Chinese diplomat and state councilor Yang Jiechi. [Full Article...]

China cripples Central Intelligence Agency operations, kills informants

China cripples Central Intelligence Agency operations, kills informants Causes for how the Chinese were able to target so many Central Intelligence Agency operatives includes the possibility of a mole, sloppy work by people in the field at a time when the Chinese grew more proficient at monitoring espionage activities or a turf war within the Central Intelligence Agency. [Full Article...]

Convoy hit by coalition in Syria likely 'Iranian-directed': Mattis

The presence of regime troops so close to the deconfliction zone in At Tanif "posed a threat to US partner forces", say command officials. Coalition forces even reached out to Russian counterparts, via the standing deconfliction channel between the two militaries, in order to halt the Iranian force advancing into the zone, command officials say. [Full Article...]

Capsule preview of the Spurs-Warriors conference finals

There also will be at least one key question, that being the status of Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard , who sustained a sprained right ankle in Game 5 and did not play in Game 6. But around newcomer Kevin Durant, things have smoothed for the Warriors since. "I expect them to come away with one win, and it wouldn't surprise me if they get swept". [Full Article...]

North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy

North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy However, NBC news, citing two US defense officials, reported Friday that the re-entry vehicle had re-entered the atmosphere as planned. Watch the May 14 launch of the potentially nuclear-armed missile in the video below, originally broadcast on North Korea state television and released by the official government news outlet KCNA. [Full Article...]

Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at New York auction

Rival auction house Christie's sold Basquiat's La Hara - a 1981 acrylic and oil-stick of an angry-looking NY police officer - for US$35 million on Wednesday, eclipsing its US$22-28 million estimate. In the past year, he's shelled out $230 million for works of contemporary art to place on display. The painting was an untitled piece by late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat . [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 geared up for upcoming release on PC

In spite of several major leaks during the development of Destiny 2, we still have no idea what the game will actually look like. Last night's announcement that Destiny 2 on PC would be sold and played via Blizzard's online gaming platform raised a few eyebrows. [Full Article...]

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