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North Korea terms South's border firing 'reckless provocation'

Pyongyang accuses Seoul of firing 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds.

- The Hindu - IN

Ohio now has its first pit bull K-9 officer

Leonard the pit bull is proof that with a little training, a misunderstood dog is capable of doing amazing things. When Leonard, 1, was rescued in ...

- The Week - US

Middlebury College disciplines students over protest of conservative writer Charles Murray

Vermont's Middlebury College has disciplined 67 of 100 or so students who disrupted a March lecture by Charles Murray, a conservative author and ...

- The Week - US

No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan

New report, same old story: Dushanbe's crackdown on lawyers continues.

- The Diplomat - US

Young Couple, Scottish Schoolgirl and Police Officer Named as Manchester Victims

Chloe Rutherford, 17, and Liam Curry, 19, were described as the personification of blooming love; Eilidh MacLeod, 14, was 'full of fun'; Elaine McIver ...

- New York Times - US

Turning CO2 into stone in Iceland

One geothermal power plant in Iceland is taking its green credentials to new levels.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Pakistan- Driver killed, lady doctor injured in armed men attack in Peshawar

Pakistan- Driver killed, lady doctor injured in armed men attack in Peshawar...

- MENAFN - JO

At NATO summit, European leaders reach out to an unpredictable Trump

United States President Donald Trump on Thursday morning concluded his meetings with European Union leaders at its headquarters in Brussels.The ...

- The Hindu - IN

German school students find human skull in Cologne forest

The gruesome discovery will hopefully shed new light on the mysterious identity of a dismembered torso which local youths found last year on the banks ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Bitcoin value surges past $2,500 -- an all-time high and 150 percent gain this year

The online currency bitcoin surged more than 10 percent Wednesday to reach a new all-time high after the Digital Currency Group announced a scaling ...

- UPI - US

WATCH: World News 05/24/17: 7 People Under Arrest in Connection to Manchester Attack

CBO releases report on the cost of health care reform; Pope Francis urges Trump to fight climate change

- ABC News - US

U.N. rejects Pakistan's claim that Indian troops targeted its vehicle near LoC

""There is no evidence that the UNMOGIP military observers were targeted by the gunfire," U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' says

- The Hindu - IN

Reviewing Nawaz Sharif's Time at the 'Muslim NATO' Summit in Riyadh

Pakistan's Prime Minister Sharif couldn't have achieved anything more than what he did in Saudi Arabia.

- The Diplomat - US

Trump's Russia scandal: where does it stand?

With explosive revelations emerging, the probe into Moscow's 'meddling' is heating up.

- The Hindu - IN

When it comes to corruption, Brazil gets headlines but Venezuela is world champion

There is a big irony in Latin America's latest headlines: While many of us in the media are writing articles about the corruption scandal that is ...

- Miami Herald - US

Army bomb disposal alert in Manchester turns out to be false alarm

An incident which led  army bomb disposal experts and police to a block of flats in Manchester has been deemed a false alarm.

- Stuff - NZ

Why every smart liberal should read conservative philosopher Peter Lawler

When open-minded liberal and progressive friends ask me which contemporary conservative thinkers are worth reading and wrestling with, I usually tell ...

- The Week - US

NATO troop increase plan draws criticism in Afghanistan

NATO set to discuss sending more soldiers to Afghanistan, but many in Kabul fear such a move could prolong war.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Editor shot dead in Russia's Siberia

Russian investigators say the editor of a local newspaper in Siberia has been shot dead. The Investigative Committee in the Krasnoyarsk region said in ...

- The Hindu - IN

President Trump to Meet With Anxious NATO and E.U. Leaders in Brussels

Trump is slated to attend his first meeting of NATO

- TIME Magazine - US

Defense raises race bias in Cosby jury selection process

PITTSBURGH " With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, defense lawyers are crying foul ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Girl Dragged Into Water By Sea Lion Treated For 'Seal Finger' Infection

The Canadian girl received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Marine life experts warned she could be at ...

- NPR - US

Coroner: Police should have moved in earlier in Sydney siege

SYDNEY " Police responding to a deadly hostage crisis in a Sydney cafe underestimated the gunman's threat and should have stormed the building ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UK stops sharing information on Manchester attack with US after leaks: BBC

British police have stopped sharing information about a suicide bombing in Manchester with U.S. authorities following leaks of details of the ...

- The Hindu - IN

Danes ponder license for jet skis after fatal crash

COPENHAGEN, Denmark " Denmark's government wants to introduce a license for riding jet skis after two American students were killed in a crash earlier ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

China says new Silk Road not about military ambitions

China's ambition to build a new Silk Road is not about seeking to expand its military role abroad nor about seeking to set up foreign bases, the ...

- The Hindu - IN

Venezuela student 'killed by National Guard'

Venezuela's top prosecutor says Juan Pablo Pernalete was hit in the chest by a tear gas canister.

- BBC - UK

Macron calls for stronger European security cooperation after attacks

French President Emmanuel Macron pressed Europeans to strengthen security cooperation and intelligence-sharing after a deadly attack in Manchester as ...

- The Hindu - IN

Wolf-like golden jackal discovered in northern Germany

Golden jackals, similar to small grey wolves, have been making their way across Europe into new territory. A German farmer is claiming compensation ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

'Only logical' for Trump to meet Dalai Lama: Tibetan leader

WASHINGTON - The head of Tibet's government in exile said on Wednesday it would be "logical" for Donald Trump to meet the Tibetan spiritual leader, ...

- Reuters - US

Fox News team says it witnessed GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte 'body slam' reporter

A trio of Fox News employees is backing up journalist Ben Jacobs' account of what happened Wednesday evening between him and Greg Gianforte, the ...

- The Week - US

Rodrigo Duterte Is Key to China's 'Post-American' Vision for Asia

Richard Javad Heydarian Politics, Asia Dutertenomics' will require huge investment from abroad. Beijing is the perfect patron. The future of the ...

- The National Interest - US

Trump Mideast Trip Marks a Shift from Obama

President Donald Trump heads to The Vatican and Brussels on Wednesday, after wrapping up a trip to the Middle East, which started in Saudi Arabia and ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Jimmy Kimmel jokes his way through Trump's visit with Pope Francis, and Fox News' 'slobbering' coverage

Wednesday was "an historic day, a holy day — maybe even an a-holy day — as his holiness met his bigliness at the Vatican," Jimmy Kimmel ...

- The Week - US

New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue'

GENEVA " The new head of the World Health Organization doesn't believe the Trump administration's calls to slash funding for international aid and ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Man stoned to death in Pakistan in honour killing case

A 43-year-old man in Punjab province has been stoned to death, in an apparent case of honour killing, according to a media report on Thursday.A ...

- The Hindu - IN

Bikram Choudhury: Judge issues arrest warrant against yoga founder

Bikram Choudhury failed to pay $6.5m to his former lawyer in a sexual harassment case.

- BBC - UK

Eight arrested so far in Manchester bombing

Bomber Salman Abedi's father Ramadan and his brothers Hashim and Ismail have also been arrested

- The Hindu - IN

Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea

It was the first American challenge to Beijing’s claims to the waters since President Trump took office.         

- USA TODAY - US

Delhi's iconic Hotel Janpath to soon shut doors

Delhi's iconic Hotel Janpath to soon shut doors...

- MENAFN - JO

President Donald Trump arrives at the Vatican for meeting with Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY " President Donald Trump arrives at the Vatican for meeting with Pope Francis.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Eight arrested till now in Manchester bombing

Bomber Salman Abedi's father Ramadan and his brothers Hashim and Ismail have also been arrested

- The Hindu - IN

Iran, Spanish company sign $615 million deal for oil pipes

TEHRAN, Iran " Iran has signed a deal worth $615 million " or euros 550 million " with a Spanish-Iranian consortium under which the group will ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

British Police Say Manchester Bomber Was Part Of A Larger Network

U.K. law enforcement continues to expand its investigation of the Manchester bombing, and says the bomber likely was part of a larger network.

- NPR - US

Embattled Michel Temer deploys troops to streets

Fiery mass protest turns violent in Brasilia as President Michel Temer orders deployment of soldiers to restore order.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UK police stop sharing information on Manchester attack with U.S. after leaks

MANCHESTER/LONDON - British police have stopped sharing information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the United States, a British ...

- Reuters - US

U.S. leaks shed light on Manchester attack, but infuriate U.K.

New arrests, photos of bomb remnants point to sophisticated plot as British leader says she'll voice concerns over intelligence leaks to Trump

- CBS NEWS - US

Iran has built third underground ballistic missile factory: Fars news agency

ANKARA - Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, the semi-official Fars ...

- Reuters - US

As Taliban gain and U.S. weighs troop hike, a widow's plea to 'finish the job'

WASHINGTON - On a cold morning in January, Alexandra McClintock shoved her bare hands into the pockets of her black jacket and gazed at the endless ...

- Reuters - US

Trump's criticisms make for highly-charged encounter with European allies

Thousands demonstrate against Mr. Trump's arrival in Brussels, a city he once described as a "hellhole"

- CBS NEWS - US