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Official count shows Widodo reelected as Indonesian leader

Photo: Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin wave to journalists after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. Jakarta, May 21 : Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has been elected for a second term, official results showed Tuesday, in a victory over a would-be strongman who aligned himself with Islamic hardliners. Official counting was completed just before ...

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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 in Cairo, just hours after a roadside bomb struck a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids, wounding at least 17. The Interior Ministry says seven of the militants were killed in a firefight when police raided their hideout in ...

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Ukraine’s new leader gets sworn in, dissolves parliament

Photo: Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy greeds supporters before inauguration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, May 20, 2019. Kiev, May 20 : Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in as the country’s new president on Monday, promised to stop the war in the country’s east against Russian-backed separatists and immediately disbanded parliament, which he has branded as a group only ...

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Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

Photo: In this Friday, May 17, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge sail in formation as part of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group in the Arabian Sea. Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by “miscalculation or misidentification” from ...

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Australia’s leader vows to get back to work after shock win

Photo: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to party supporters after his opponent concedes defeat in the federal election in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Sydney, May 20 : A jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed Sunday to get straight back to work after a shock election victory by his conservative government that has left bewildered voters wondering ...

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

Photo: Police inspect a car and a bus that were damaged by a bomb, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, March 19, 2019. Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids. They said Sunday’s blast wounded at least 17 people including tourists. Cairo, May 20 : A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus on Sunday ...

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Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the Gulf, the Saudi official news agency said on Saturday. The Saudi Press Agency said King Salman had invited Gulf leaders and Arab states to two emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 to discuss recent “aggressions and ...

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Austrian leader calls an early election amid video scandal

Photo: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (Austrian People’s Party) addresses the media during a press conference at the Federal Chancellors Office in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 18, 2019. Vienna, May 19 : Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called Saturday for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a ...

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PM Modi performs puja at Kedarnath after meditating for 17 hrs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday performed puja at the Kedanath shrine after meditating for 17 hours at a holy cave near the temple. He reached the shrine situated at a height of 11,755 feet near the Mandakini river on Saturday and paid obeisance. He also took stock of development work in the temple town. Later in the day, he is ...

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Step by step: Democrats play the long game against Trump

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Washington, May 18 : First came the sternly worded letters. Then the subpoenas. Now the votes to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress. As House Democrats plod ahead investigating President Donald Trump, against unprecedented ...

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