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Yemen rebels say their drone hit arms depot at Saudi airport

Yemen rebels say their drone hit arms depot at Saudi airport Tue, 21 May, 2019

Yemen's Houthi rebels said they launched a bomb-laden drone into Saudi Arabia, targeting an airport with a military base — an attack acknowledged by the kingdom as Mideast tensions remain high between Iran and the United States.
Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own record

Sherpa guide climbs Everest 24th time, outdoing own record Tue, 21 May, 2019

A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world's highest peak.
Malawians vote in tough election for President Mutharika

Malawians vote in tough election for President Mutharika Tue, 21 May, 2019

Malawians headed to polling stations for presidential and legislative elections seen as a tough test for President Peter Mutharika, who is facing challenges from the deputy president and a former pastor who heads the opposition.
Tehran says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran'

Tehran says Trump's 'genocidal taunts won't end Iran' Mon, 20 May, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the "genocidal taunts" of US President Donald Trump will not "end Iran", as tensions spike between the two countries.
Ukraine's new president Zelensky calls snap elections

Ukraine's new president Zelensky calls snap elections Mon, 20 May, 2019

Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelensky called snap parliamentary polls in his inaugural speech and said his top priority is ending the war with Russia-backed separatists in the country's east.

U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions Mon, 20 May, 2019

The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two biggest economies.
Russia air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria

Russia air strikes kill 10 civilians in northwest Syria Mon, 20 May, 2019

Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia have killed 10 civilians including five children in a northwestern jihadist bastion, a monitor said Monday, hours after Moscow announced a ceasefire there.
Google blocks Huawei phones from Android updates after Trump blacklisting

Google blocks Huawei phones from Android updates after Trump blacklisting Mon, 20 May, 2019

US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.
Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead

Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead Mon, 20 May, 2019

 A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State militant group and three guards.
Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict Mon, 20 May, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with "all strength" and said it was up to Iran to avoid war.
EU fears voter apathy despite populist surge

EU fears voter apathy despite populist surge Sun, 19 May, 2019

Four days before Europe's 400 million potential voters are called to the polls, EU leaders hope to reverse the usual low turnout to avoid opening the door to eurosceptic forces.
Swiss voters set to approve tighter gun control

Swiss voters set to approve tighter gun control Sun, 19 May, 2019

 Swiss voters agreed  to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels, projections for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed.
Netherlands mulls host city for Eurovision 2020

Netherlands mulls host city for Eurovision 2020 Sun, 19 May, 2019

Several Dutch cities threw their hat in the ring to host Eurovision 2020 after the Netherlands won this year's glitzy song contest with a stirring power ballad about heartache.
UN says civilians targeted in airstrikes on Yemen's capital

UN says civilians targeted in airstrikes on Yemen's capital Fri, 17 May, 2019

The U.N. refugee agency says it is "deeply saddened" by the targeting of civilians in recent airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which left at least six dead including four children, in Yemen's capital.
Sudan protesters tear down roadblocks, want army to resume talks

Sudan protesters tear down roadblocks, want army to resume talks Fri, 17 May, 2019

Hundreds of demonstrators worked to clear away bricks and debris, after military rulers demanded that roadblocks which have paralysed parts of Khartoum be dismantled before talks on a new transitional body can resume.
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