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22 May 2017Dalai Lama
Dalai would himself pick his successor, probably soon: Taiwanese President
President of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, said the Dalai Lama would himself pick his successor, probably "soon".
21 May 2017Moon
Bag used by Armstrong in Apollo11 mission to be auctioned
A collection bag used by Neil Armstrong to collect samples of rocks and dust from the lunar surface will be sold at auction on 20 July by Sotheby's New York.
21 May 2017India
Indian arrested in Pakistan over travel documents
An unidentified Indian national was arrested by Pakistani officials in the F-8 area of Islamabad over incomplete travel documents.
21 May 2017Twitter
Twitter boss apologizes for Trump's win
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams apologized for the role his company reportedly played during the US presidential elections, which ended with Donald Trump's victory.
21 May 2017Angela Merkel
Melania Trump refuses to wear headscarf in Saudi
US First Lady Melania Trump refused to wear a headscarf during her visit to Saudi Arabia, sparking controversy. US President Trump had earlier lambasted former first lady Michelle Obama for making the same choice.
21 May 2017Donald Trump
Trump's Saudi Arabia visit- Signs $110 billion arms deal
US President Donald Trump signed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on his maiden foreign visit. He will visit West Asia and Europe.
21 May 2017Russia News
Trump told Russian officials firing Comey eased "great pressure"
President Donald Trump told Russian officials during a meeting last week that firing FBI director James Comey has eased "great pressure" on him, the New York Times (NYT) reported.
21 May 2017Pakistan News
A new terror outfit being planned in Pakistan
Intel sources seem to believe that a new terrorist organization is being incubated in Pakistan that will focus on ex-Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa's ideology.
20 May 2017Iran
Iran's presidential election- Hassan Rouhani reelected after decisive victory
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has won a decisive victory in the country's election, earning him a second term in office.
20 May 2017New York City
Missing 20-year-old Indian-origin student of Cornell University found dead
A 20-year-old Indian origin student of New York's Cornell University was found dead after having been missing since two days.
20 May 2017Climate Change
"Antarcticans" gather at the National Polar Science Seminar
At a conference in Sada, nestled in the quiet town of Vasco in Goa, gathered a congregation of "Antarcticans", a term used for people who have explored the desolate continent.
20 May 2017Supreme Court Of India
Brazil corruption scandal- President Michel allegedly took bribes worth millions
Brazil's Supreme Court has released plea-bargaining testimony accusing President Michel Temer of receiving millions of dollars in bribes since 2010.
20 May 2017India
WannaCry- Researchers develop last-chance protection key
A team of researchers said they had found a last-chance way to protect systems from WannaCry, which first hit computers in 99 countries a week ago.
20 May 2017Honda
Times Square- Three critical after car mows down pedestrians
Three people remained critical a day after a car ploughed into pedestrians in NY's Times Square. One was killed and 20 injured.
20 May 2017Facebook
US FCC votes to get rid of net neutrality
In the first step towards removing net neutrality, the US Federal Communications Commission voted to end the rules that came into force in 2015.
20 May 2017Libya
Libyan militia attacks rival faction-controlled airbase, kills 141 people
At least 141 people were killed in an attack on airbase in south Libya.
20 May 2017Turkey
Turkey's Orphans City will help rehabilitate hundreds of Syrian children
Turkey has unveiled a complex dedicated to housing and educating around 990 children orphaned from the Syrian civil war.
20 May 2017India
China's new attack helicopter takes maiden flight
China has unveiled the Z-19E, an indigenously developed attack helicopter aimed at the growing arms export market.
Trump kick starts process to renegotiate NAFTA trade deal
The Trump administration has formally informed the US Congress that it intends on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico.
Pakistan accuses India of illegal diversion of nuclear material
Pakistan has accused India of diverting nuclear material it received from the NSG and other countries toward making nuclear weapons.
Ruskin Bond's 83rd birthday- Know the beloved writer
Ruskin Bond, the well loved Indian-born British author of popular short-stories and fiction turned 83 today.
19 May 2017Sexual Harassment
Sweden drops rape investigation into Assange
Sweden's director of public prosecutions Marianne Ny has decided to drop the investigations into allegations of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
19 May 2017Japan
Japanese Cabinet clears way for Emperor's abdication
Japan's cabinet, headed by Shinzo Abe has cleared the way for a new legislation that would allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne and allow his eldest son to assume the role of emperor.
Kulbhushan's death sentence put on hold by ICJ
India won a major diplomatic victory in the ICJ, after the court put Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence on hold. The move is also being considered as a political victory for the Narendra Modi government.
Chelsea Manning, released from prison, celebrates free life
After seven years in prison, former US soldier Chelsea Manning charged over espionage was released on May 16.
19 May 2017US Air Force
Chinese fighters intercepts US warplane over East China Sea
A US Air Force (USAF) WC-135 radiation detection plane was intercepted by two Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets over the East China Sea on May 17, according to the US military.
19 May 2017Honda
NYC- Car crashes into Times Square pedestrians
On Thursday, a speeding car smashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City's Times Square, claiming 1 life and injuring 22 others.
SIMBEX 2017: India, Singapore naval exercises commence in the SCS
India and Singapore flagged off their 24th annual naval exercise "SIMBEX", in the disputed South China Sea on Thursday.
Roger Ailes Dead- Fox News co-founder passes away at 77
The scandal-plagued, ousted co-founder of Fox News, Roger Ailes, has died at 77.
18 May 2017Italy
Italy is giving away historic properties for free!
Now might be the best time to plan owning a priceless property in Italy. The government has launched a new program, Cammini e Percorsi ("paths and routes"), under which it will give away castles and villas for free.
18 May 2017Nepal
Nepal local body elections- UML, Nepali Congress currently leading
As results are coming in of the first round of Nepal's local polls, the main opposition party, Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) is currently leading, with the Nepali Congress close behind.
18 May 2017Japan
All for love- Japan's Princess Mako to lose royal status
25-year-old Princess Mako, a member of the Japanese royal family, will be surrendering her royal status by marrying a commoner.
18 May 2017Sexual Harassment
Indian scientist in detention in the US for stalking, harassment
A 38-year-old Indian scientist, Tarun K Bhardwaj, has been in detention in Texas, US, since December'16 for constantly stalking and harassing a female student of A&M University.
18 May 2017Russia News
Former FBI chief Robert Mueller to lead Russia-Trump investigation
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has named former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russia's alleged ties with Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow's election interference.
18 May 2017India
WannaCry- Shadow Brokers promise to release more hacking tools
Shadow Brokers, the group which released parts of US national security agency (NSA)'s cyber weapons stockpile, forming the basis of the WannaCry ransomware, promised to keep releasing hacking tools every month to those willing to pay for the same.
18 May 2017Michael Flynn
Can Donald Trump be impeached?
President Donald Trump had reportedly directly asked former FBI director James Comey to halt an investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
17 May 2017Philippines
China installs rocket-launchers on disputed SCS reef
China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, in the latest move that has sparked fresh tensions in the region.
17 May 2017Afghanistan
ISIS attacks Afghan media broadcaster
ISIS terrorists wearing suicide vests and AK47s, carried out an attack on the building of RTA, Afghanistan's national broadcaster, leaving at least 6 dead including the three attackers.
17 May 2017BBC
Mexican journalists protest over award-winning reporter Javier Valdez's murder
Journalists in Mexico took to the streets to protest the killing of award-winning reporter Javier Valdez, urging the government to take action.
17 May 2017Pakistan News
Pakistan- Dog sentenced to death for biting a child
In a bizarre move, a dog has been sentenced to death in Pakistan for biting a child.