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Trump to get royal treatment on Japan emperor visit Trump to get royal treatment on Japan emperor visit

The official highlight is Trump’s state visit early Monday with Naruhito and a banquet that night at the imperial palace


Rahul Gandhi in tough battle with Smriti Irani in Amethi Rahul Gandhi in tough battle with Smriti Irani in Amethi

The Congress has not lost the seat in the last three decades, except in 1998


Mass Koran reading in Malaysia to mark sacred date Mass Koran reading in Malaysia to mark sacred date

Some sixty per cent of Malaysia’s 32 million population are Muslim, although the country also has significant Hindu, Buddhist and Christian communities


Election Results 2019: Sonia Gandhi leads in Rae Bareli, Smriti Irani leads in Amethi Sonia leads in Rae Bareli, Smriti Irani leads in Amethi

Irani had at the time of writing got 51.16 per cent of the votes counted. Gandhi had only 42.08 per cent of the votes


NDA candidates ahead in 35 LS seats in Bihar NDA candidates ahead in 35 LS seats in Bihar

NDA constituents JD(U) and BJP are leading in 15 seats each followed by the LJP in 5 seats


Ahead of poll results, Mamata Banerjee plays Rabindra Sangeet on piano Ahead of results, Mamata plays Rabindra Sangeet on piano

  Hours before the counting of votes are to start declaring the verdict of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections,…


BJP ahead in all 10 LS seats in Haryana; Hooda trailing BJP ahead in all 10 LS seats in Haryana

  The BJP was leading in all the 10 seats in Haryana as per early trends available with the Election…


Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia's capital 9 killed in Somalia suicide car bomb blast

The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast in Mogadishu


India polls: Trinamool Congress leading in 23, BJP ahead in 18 in West Bengal TMC leading in 23, BJP ahead in 18 in West Bengal

TMC candidate Moon Moon Sen is trailing in Asansol


Theresa May faces pressure after Andrea Leadsom resigns UK PM faces pressure after minister resigns

The Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, stepped down on Wednesday night over the PM's Brexit policy


Madhya Pradesh: BJP leading in 23 seats, Congress in 4 Madhya Pradesh: BJP leading in 23 seats, Congress in 4

Congress candidate Nakul Nath, son of CM Kamal Nath, is ahead of BJP's Nathanshah Kawreti in Chhindwara seat by a margin of 1,520 votes


Two militants killed in encounter in Kulgam Two militants killed in encounter in Kulgam

Acting on a credible input about presence of ultras in Gopalpora area of Kulgam, security forces launched a cordon and search operation


Modi's party has commanding lead as Indian votes are counted Modi's party has commanding lead as Indian votes are counted

Election Commission data by late morning showed the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in contests for 291 out of 542 seats in the lower house of Parliament


India elections 2019: Voters to find out if Modi returns as PM India to find out if Modi returns as PM

Counting begins in a bitterly fought election seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi


Counting of votes in mega India election begins Counting of votes in India election begins

As many as 5 exit polls projected the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance is all set to retain power at the Centre


UN backs end to UK control over Chagos Islands UN backs end to UK control over Chagos Islands

Mauritius says it was forced to give up the Indian Ocean group - now a British overseas territory - in 1965 in exchange for independence


Indonesia post-election protests leave six dead in Jakarta Indonesia post-election protests leave six dead in Jakarta

A majority of the protesters came from outside of Jakarta," said Muhammed Iqbal, a police spokesman


Pahang's former ruler Sultan Ahmad Shah passes away Pahang's former ruler Sultan Ahmad Shah passes away

Pahang declares May 23 a state holiday, 40-day mourning period for Sultan Ahmad Shah
 


Afghan official: Taliban explosion kills 2 police, civilian Taliban explosion kills 2 police, civilian in Afghanistan

Ten civilians and five policemen are also wounded in the explosion


Trump names woman as head of US Air Force Trump names woman as head of US Air Force

Barbara Barrett, 68, served as the US ambassador to Finland from 2008 to 2009 under the George W Bush administration


5.8-magnitude earthquake shudders Andaman and Nicobar islands 5.8-magnitude earthquake shudders Andaman and Nicobar islands

The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes


ISRO launches super surveillance satellite ISRO launches super surveillance satellite

The RISAT-2 has been actively used by India to monitor activities in camps across the border in Pakistan to thwart infiltration bids by terrorists


Two militants killed in encounter in J&K’s Kulgam Two militants killed in encounter in J&K

Arms and ammunition have been recovered from the site of encounter


Iranian threats 'put on hold', says US defence chief
Iranian threats 'put on hold', says US

Tension has risen sharply, with the US deploying military assets to the Gulf to tackle the unspecified threats


Indonesia arrests dozens after violent post-election clashes Dozens arrested after violent Indonesia clash

Protests in the capital Jakarta started peacefully on Tuesday but soon turned violent, with cars set on fire and people throwing firecrackers at police


Philippine mid-terms: Duterte consolidates grip on power Duterte tightens control over Philippines

The win gives him sweeping power to push his agenda including constitutional changes and reintroducing the death penalty


North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism N Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism

There was no immediate reaction from the Biden camp, possibly due to the late hour in the United States


6 dead in Jakarta riots after announcement of official election results 6 dead in Jakarta riots after election results

At least 20 people accused of provoking riots have been arrested following official results showing President Joko Widodo had been re-elected after last month's election


UN Security Council rejects Russian bid to hold Ukraine meeting UN Security Council rejects Russian bid to hold Ukraine meeting

The new law increases Ukrainian-language television and radio programming and obliges all citizens to speak Ukrainian


UN team unearths 12 mass graves in Iraq probe of IS crimes UN team unearths 12 mass graves in Iraq

The Security Council agreed in 2017 to establish the UN probe to ensure the Islamic State group faces justice for war crimes in Iraq and Syria


Prayer services, memorials mark one month of Sri Lanka bombings One month of Sri Lanka bombings marked

A special prayer service was held opposite the St. Anthony’s Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo, where the first of the eight blasts took place on April 21 and claimed over 50 lives


Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan Brexit: PM under fire over new Brexit plan

On Tuesday, the prime minister asked MPs to take "one last chance" to deliver a negotiated exit - or risk Brexit not happening at all


First BBC TV woman newsreader dies First BBC TV woman newsreader dies

Winton was an experienced journalist who had worked on Panorama and Town and Around before she joined the television news reading team


Austrian 'Formula One' legend Niki Lauda dies Austrian 'Formula One' legend Niki Lauda dies

A role model and a benchmark for all of us, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather away from the public, and he will be missed


Arunachal Pradesh MLA and family killed in terror attack Arunachal Pradesh MLA among 11 gunned down by militants

 Indian National People's Party MLA Tirong Aboh  and at least 10 others, including his family was on Tuesday killed in an attack by NSCN-IM terrorists in Arunachal Pradesh 


New Zealand mine reopened nine years after deadly blast NZ mine reopened nine years after deadly blast

Twenty-nine people were killed at the Pike River mine in November 2010 after a blast triggered by a build-up of flammable methane gas


Oxford University to help disadvantaged gain admission Oxford University to help disadvantaged gain admission

The university says the programs will offer places for up to 250 students a year, representing 10 percent of Oxford's UK undergraduate intake


Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted on monument

The tower is regularly the target of rogue free-climbers hoping to scale one of the world’s most famous structures, often for bragging rights


Exit polls just to discourage you: Priyanka to Congress workers Exit polls just to discourage you

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi yesterday released an audio message advising party workers to not fall for "rumours" intended to make them drop their guard ahead of the counting of votes on May 23

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