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Indonesia election: Millions vote in 'identity-defining' poll Indonesia election: Millions vote in 'identity-defining' poll

Indonesians have begun voting in one of the world's largest elections after a bitter campaign in which religion has played a prominent role


Shatrughan Sinha’s wife Poonam Sinha joins SP, contest from Lucknow Shatrughan Sinha’s wife joins SP, contest from Lucknow

The 69-year-old Poonam Sinha is inducted into the party fold by Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav, who is the wife of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav


Fire broke out at Al Aqsa Mosque same time as Notre Dame Fire broke out at Al Aqsa Mosque same time as Notre Dame

A small fire broke out at a guard's booth in the courtyard at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem


Notre-Dame: Hunt for ‘dad and daughter’ in photo goes viral Notre-Dame: Hunt for ‘dad and daughter’ in photo goes viral

A plea to find two people pictured outside Notre-Dame cathedral minutes before the devastating fire erupted has gone viral on social media


ICC prosecutor warns Libya war crimes will be prosecuted ICC prosecutor warns Libya war crimes will be prosecuted

ICC chief prosecutor Fatou says I will not hesitate to expand my investigations and potential prosecutions to cover any new instances of crimmes


German plane crash lands, disrupts airport traffic German plane crash lands, disrupts airport traffic

No passengers were onboard the Luftwaffe’s Global 5000 jet, but the crew was being examined by doctors for injuries


Imprisoned Myanmar journalists awarded Pulitzer prize Imprisoned Myanmar journalists awarded Pulitzer prize

More than 720,000 Rohingya are estimated to have been forced to flee into Bangladesh as a result of the ensuing violence


Indian politicians banned for anti-Muslim comments Indian politicians banned for anti-Muslim comments

The measures came after the Supreme Court called on the election commission to get tough on hate speech during the world's biggest election


French billionaire Pinault pledges $113 million to help rebuild Notre-Dame French billionaire Pinault pledges $113 million to help rebuild Notre-Dame

In a statement sent to the press,the CEO of the Kering group said the money for rebuilding Notre-Dame would be paid by the Pinault


Australia's 'everyday racism' moved from political fringe to mainstream media Australia's 'everyday racism' moved from political fringe to mainstream media

Experts say an increase in far-right figures like Anning in the mainstream media has led to a normalization of racism


Philippines sends ship to participate in China's multinational naval celebration Philippines sends ship to participate in China's multinational naval celebration

April 23 is the 70th founding anniversary of the PLA Navy


Canada shooting: Four killed, man in custody Canada shooting: Four killed, man in custody

Four people were shot dead in Penticton, British Columbia, on Monday and a suspect is in custody, told RCMP


Bill Weld: Trump to face 2020 Republican challenge Bill Weld: Trump to face 2020 Republican challenge

US President Donald Trump is facing a longshot challenge from within his own party ahead of next year's White House election


Canadian tourist dies after Thailand zipline wire snaps Canadian tourist dies after Thailand zipline wire snaps

A Canadian tourist has fallen more than 100m (330ft) to his death after his zipline cable snapped in northern Thailand, authorities say


Pulitzers: Capital Gazette wins for coverage of newsroom massacre Pulitzers: Capital Gazette wins for coverage of newsroom massacre

A US local newspaper has won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a mass shooting in its own newsroom


A fire that devastated Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is under control, officials say Paris Notre Dame Cathedral fire is under control: Officials

French President Emmanuel Macron praises firefighters for saving the cathedral's iconic facade and towers, saying "the worst has been avoided"


What Notre-Dame means to the French What Notre-Dame means to the French

No other site represents France quite like Notre-Dame.


Notre Dame Cathedral devastated by ferocious blaze Notre Dame Cathedral devastated by ferocious blaze

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, attends the scene and later gives a speech in which he vows that the cathedral would be rebuilt


Notre-Dame, loved through the ages yet neglected: historian Notre-Dame, loved through the ages yet neglected: historian

Notre-Dame "is a symbol of Paris, a symbol of peace, togetherness and concord... which occupies an exceptional site at the heart of the city."


Global sorrow as fire ravages Notre Dame in Paris Global sorrow as fire ravages Notre Dame in Paris

"A blow to the heart for the French and for us all Europeans", says Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte


French fire services 'not sure' if Notre-Dame fire can be stopped Notre-Dame fire not stoppable!

"It's not certain we'll be able to halt the spread toward the northern bell tower. If that collapses, you can imagine the extent of the damage"


Firefighters tackle Notre-Dame cathedral blaze in Paris Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris catches fire

A major operation to tackle the blaze is under way at the 850-year-old Gothic building, but the cathedral's spire and roof have collapsed


Priyanka going to contest Varanasi seat against Modi Priyanka to contest Varanasi seat against Modi

Political observers and the countrymen are curious to know as to whether Priyanka will be able to defeat Modi in the polls


Sex on false promise of marriage is rape: Indian Supreme Court 'Sex on false promise of marriage is rape'

The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that sex on the pretext of marriage is rape and a blow to the honour of a woman


Zarif reminds European powers Iran can enrich uranium Zarif reminds European powers Iran can enrich uranium

Under the 2015 agreement, Iran can only enrich uranium to 3.67 percent


Ivanka Trump promotes women’s empowerment in Ethiopia Ivanka Trump promotes women’s empowerment in Ethiopia

President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis Ababa


Malaysia protests against U.S. travel advisory Malaysia protests against U.S. travel advisory

Malaysia's foreign ministry has said that it "strongly protests" a new travel advisory over security concerns on its eastern Sabah state


Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

Operations were briefly suspended early Monday afternoon after a problem with the equipment removing the fuel, but resumed shortly afterwards


White House denies Trump inciting violence against Muslim lawmaker White House denies Trump inciting violence against Muslim lawmaker

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took time out from an official trip to issue a strong statement urging Trump to remove the clip


Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

Nearly 90,000 customers were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia as of midday Sunday


'Fake news' fuelling ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria: experts 'Fake news' fuelling ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria: experts

Security threats include Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast and violence between nomadic cattle herders and farmers in central states


Congress seeks probe into Modi’s 'mysterious box' Congress seeks probe into Modi’s 'mysterious box'

The video shows two men carrying a black box to a private Innova parked at a helipad, allegedly immediately after Modi's chopper had landed there


World’s largest plane makes first test flight World’s largest plane makes first test flight

The mega jet carried out its maiden voyage over the Mojave desert


Assange will cooperate with Sweden, but fight US warrant: Lawyer 'Assange will cooperate with Sweden, but fight US warrant'

Assange lawyer Jennifer Robinson says that the key issue at the moment is US extradition, which we have warned about for many years


PM Narendra Modi vows to not allow Muftis and Abdullahs to divide India Modi vows to not allow Muftis and Abdullahs to divide India

Addressing a massive rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, Modi blamed the Abdullahs and Muftis for destroying three generations of Jammu and Kashmir


Finland election: Leftist party tipped to win vote Finland tipped to shift left at polls

The country will have its first left-wing leader in 20 years


Brexit: Warning over Labour's referendum stance Referendum warning for UK Labour Party

Labour's current policy is to keep all options on the table - including pressing for a further EU referendum


Iranian who removed headscarf sentenced to year in prison Iranian who removed headscarf sentenced

Iranian law requires women to dress conservatively and cover their hair in public


Venezuela crisis: Maduro calls for million more militia members Maduro seeks million members for militia

Mr Maduro's call to increase the militia numbers will be seen as an attempt to shield himself further both politically and physically

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