UK set for new PM as Theresa May quits

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister. In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and

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Terror accused wins Indian MP seat

NEW DELHI: A Hindu nationalist nun facing terrorism charges over the deadly bombing of a mosque has been elected to the Indian parliament, a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned her for celebrating the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. Sadhvi

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‘Japan struggles to protect its vulnerable children’

TOKYO: Miwa Moriya was six years old when social workers told her she was going to a Christmas party, but instead moved her into a group home for about 60 children in a small city in western Japan. The ‘party’

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‘Trump plans to bypass Congress for Saudi arms sales’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is planning to bypass the Congress to allow the sale of US7 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are involved in a bloody war in Yemen. US Secretary

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Indian forces kill leader of al Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian forces have killed the leader of an al Qaeda affiliated militant group in Kashmir, triggering protests in parts of the disputed region. Zakir Rashid Bhat, 25, was trapped by security forces in a three-storey house in southern Kashmir

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Chaos in Indonesia, platform for Islamic State

SINGAPORE: The Islamic State (IS) operatives wanted to create chaos by participating in the pro – Prabowo rally in Jakarta, Indonesia as it would serve as a platform to advance its own agenda, said a security expert. “The IS infiltrated

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US charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information.

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BJP and NDA wins Lok Sabha with 348 seats

NEW DELHI: India’s most powerful yet divisive leader, Narendra Modi is headed for another five-year term in the Lok Sabha as the Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 348 seats. On its own, BJP won 303

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Gandhi concedes INC defeat, loses Amethi but wins Wayanad

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi, the president of the Indian National Congress (INC) and opposition leader has conceded defeat to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha polls. “The public has clearly given its decision. I had said clearly during

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Political analyst: Rahul Gandhi’s failure led to BJP’s victory

PUCHONG: New Delhi based political scientist Harjeet Singh Arora blamed the failure of Rahul Gandhi and the Indian National Congress (INC) for the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led alliance today. “Narendra Modi ran for the elections based

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