World News | Daily sun | 2019-08-23

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


Nepal mountaineer Kami Rita climbs Everest twice in a week for record 24th Nepal mountaineer climbs Everest twice in a week

A guide for more than two decades, Sherpa — who belongs to the Thame village in Solukhumbu district of Nepal — first summited the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak on May 13, 1994


Nawaz Sharif seeks release from jail on medical grounds Nawaz Sharif seeks release from jail on medical grounds

Sharif on May 8 returned to the Kot Lakhpat jail after being out on bail for six weeks owing to illness


Section 144 imposed indefinitely in Bengal’s Bhatpara over poll violence Section 144 imposed indefinitely in Bengal over poll violence

At least 14 people were injured and many shops and houses were damaged


PM Modi pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary PM Modi pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniv

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber during an election rally in Tamil Nadu's Sriperumbudur town on this day in 1991


9 relatives slain in Nepal mountain village, girl injured 9 relatives slain in Nepal mountain village

Miklajung village is 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital, Kathmandu


Accused New Zealand mosque shooter charged with terrorism Accused NZ mosque shooter charged with terrorism

The charge comes with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and will be a test case for New Zealand's terrorism laws, which came onto the books in 2002


Several injured in post poll violence in West Bengal Several injured in post poll violence in West Bengal

Incidents of violence were reported from parts of West Bengal in the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 on Sunday


At least 510 killed in Libyan capital, 2,467 injured: UN At least 510 killed in Libyan capital, 2,467 injured: UN

The WHO in Libya did not give an update on the number of people who had fled their homes since eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army militia entered Tripoli on April 5


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

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