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Don McGahn: White House directs former lawyer not to testify White House tells ex-aide not to testify

The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee has issued a legal order for Donald McGahn to appear on Tuesday


Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins 2nd term as president

The elections commission was expected to announce the final tally of the April 17 poll on Wednesday in the Southeast Asian nation of 260 million


North Korean women 'forced into sex slavery' in China: Report N Korean women 'forced into China sex trade'

The girls and women in question are usually aged between 12 and 29, but can sometimes be younger, the report says


Austria's far-right Freedom Party ministers all resign amid scandal Austria's far-right ministers all resign amid scandal

The Freedom Party's leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who was also vice-chancellor, was forced to resign at the weekend after a video sting


Trump's 'genocidal taunts' will not end Iran: Zarif Iran warns Trump not to threaten

The US recently evacuated non-emergency staff from the mission because of what it called a "serious" threat reportedly linked to Iran-backed forces in Iraq


32 dead in Tajikistan prison riot 32 dead in Tajikistan prison riot

At least 32 people were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan, including 24 members of the Islamic State jihadist group and three guards


After bus attack 12 militants killed in Cairo After bus attack 12 militants killed in Cairo

Egypt says security forces killed 12 members of a militant group with suspected links to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in shootouts


Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks' Assange Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks' Assange

Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange,


At least 3 killed in China building collapse At least 3 killed in China building collapse

At least three people were killed and four others buried in the collapse of a building in southern China on Monday, authorities said


Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over ‘offensive’ Holocaust report Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over ‘offensive’ Holocaust report

“Al Jazeera completely disowns the offensive content in question and reiterated that Al Jazeera would not tolerate such material,” added Yaser Bishr, the executive director of the digital division


Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, wounds 17 Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, wounds 17

The bus was carrying at least 25 people mostly from South Africa


Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

India rejected the U.N. report as fallacious


Eleven people killed in reported gun attack at bar in Brazil Eleven people killed in reported gun attack at bar in Brazil

Six women and five men died in the incident in the Guamá neighborhood of the Pará state capital, Belem


Saudi say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran Saudi say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran


US military confirms rocket near embassy in Iraq US military confirms rocket near embassy in Iraq

A State Department spokesman says that "a low-grade rocket" landed within the International Zone near the U.S. Embassy and that there was no significant damage or impact on any U.S.-inhabited facility


Blast leaves 16 tourists injured near Giza pyramids Blast leaves 16 tourists injured near Giza pyramids

South African tourists are among the injured. Most of those hurt suffered minor injuries, while three were treated in hospital, officials say


Exit polls predict Modi's landslide victory for second term Modi-led NDA to form govt with big win

In a huge setback to UPA, several exit polls have predicted massive win for BJP-led NDA government in the ongoing the Lok Sabha elections


Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings

Tensions have soared in the Gulf with the US deploying an aircraft carrier and bombers to the region over alleged threats from Iran


Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran

Baharin is a small, Sunni-ruled island nation off the coast of Saudi Arabia


Vandalism, rigging reported from Bengal in last phase of polling Vandalism, rigging reported from Bengal in last phase of polling

The seventh and the last phase of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal was hit by vandalism and rigging on Sunday with the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP locked in a bitter battle for power


Gujarat: Wasting water in Dahod to invite fine this summer Gujarat: Wasting water in Dahod to invite fine this summer

Dahod, located around 160 km from here, is facing scarcity this summer as water levels of the Kadana dam and Pata Dungari lake supplying water to the city have gone down considerably


Biden offers anti-Trump theme: stop fighting, ‘start fixing’ Biden offers anti-Trump theme: stop fighting, ‘start fixing’

Biden, 76, came to Washington in a less polarized era, and he cited his work across the aisle during his 36 years in the US Senate to assure Democrats that “compromise is not a dirty word” and can lead to successes going forward


Five killed in Honduras plane crash, no survivors

Five killed in Honduras plane crash, no survivors

The plane crashed near the town of Dixon Cove, a few minutes after taking off from the island's airport, rescuers say


Amash becomes first Republican lawmaker to call for Trump impeachment Republican lawmaker calls for Trump impeachment

The Michigan representative also accuses Attorney General William Barr of "deliberately" misleading the public over the actual content and tenor of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference


Billboard in New York's Times Square catches fire Billboard in New York's Times Square catches fire

A New York Fire Department spokesman says there were no injuries and no damage to the building to which the billboard is attached


Boeing acknowledges defects in 737 MAX simulator software Boeing acknowledges defects in 737 MAX

Boeing is working closely with the device manufacturers and regulators on these changes and improvements, and to ensure that customer training is not disrupted


Brexit: Theresa May plans 'bold offer' to get support for deal UK PM plans 'bold offer' for Brexit deal support

Extra protections for workers are expected to be among the proposals, with Mrs May trying to win over the support of some Labour MPs


PM Modi performs puja at Kedarnath after meditating for 17 hrs PM Modi performs puja at Kedarnath

This is Modi's fourth visit to the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the last two years


2019 Australia election: Morrison celebrates 'miracle' win Australian PM celebrates 'miracle' win

Australia has mandatory voting and a record 16.4 million voters enrolled for the election


India elections 2019: Modi on ballot as polling ends Modi on ballot as India wraps up election

Sunday's voting is taking place in 59 seats, including Mr Modi's constituency Varanasi, a holy Hindu city in the bellwether northern state of Uttar Pradesh


Final round of voting underway in Indian elections Final round of voting underway in Indian elections

Three states -Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal -had seats scheduled for polling in each of the seven phases in the elections


Austrian minister resigns amid video scandal Austrian minister resigns amid video scandal

 Heinz-Christian Strache has resigned a day after secret video footage mired him in a corruption scandal


Curfew continues in violence-hit Jammu town for second day Curfew continues in violence-hit Jammu for 2nd day

  The situation in Jammu and Kashmir continued to be tense on Friday as curfew in the violence-hit…


Prince William opens up about mental health pressures Prince William opens up about mental health pressures

William also spoke of how working as an air ambulance pilot left him feeling that death was "just around the door"


Prince William opens up about mental health pressures William reveals mental health pressures

William also speaks of how working as an air ambulance pilot left him feeling that death was "just around the door"


Amid US pressure; China-Iran foreign ministers meet to discuss security China-Iran foreign ministers meet to discuss security

The Chinese foreign minister pledged to maintain the nuclear deal and work with Iran to eliminate “complicated disturbing factors


Kevin Mallory: Ex-CIA agent jailed for spying for China Ex-CIA agent jailed for spying for China

Kevin Mallory, 62, was found guilty of several spying offences following a two-week trial last June


Ten dead as factory wall collapses in Shanghai Ten dead as factory wall collapses in Shanghai

25 others who were trapped have been rescued


Two Indian climbers dead in Nepal's Himalayas Two Indian climbers dead in Nepal's Himalayas

An Irish mountaineer was also reported missing

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