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Venezuela thrust to forefront of US-Russia clashes

Photo: Rosa Maria Gomez, 65, poses for a photo, with a mural of revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara, inside a makeshift shelter in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Washington, May 3 : Russia’s support for Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro has become the latest flashpoint in deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, moving ...

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Trump defends clinicians’ right to refuse to do abortions

Photo: President Donald Trump speaks during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday May 2, 2019, in Washington. Washington, May 3 : Advancing his anti-abortion agenda, President Donald Trump moved Thursday to protect health care workers who object to procedures like abortion on moral or religious grounds. Trump chose the National Day ...

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Cyclone Fani Hits Odisha, Trees Uprooted, Villages Submerged

Photo: An Indian farmer lies on the road after falling while crossing the road due to gusty winds ahead of the landfall of cyclone Fani on the outskirts of Puri, in the Indian state of Odisha, Friday, May 3, 2019. Indian authorities have evacuated hundreds of thousands of people along the country’s eastern coast ahead of a cyclone moving through ...

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Venezuelans take to streets as uprising attempt sputters

Photo: Supporters holds Venezuelan and U.S. national flags as they listen to opposition leader Juan Guaidó speak during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Caracas, May 2 : Venezuelans heeded opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s call to fill streets around the nation Wednesday but security forces showed no sign of answering his cry for a widespread military uprising, ...

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Thai king appoints consort as queen ahead of coronation

Photo: Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, right, presents a gift to Queen Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya at Ampornsan Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Bangkok, May 2 : Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has appointed his consort as the country’s queen ahead of his official coronation on Saturday. An announcement Wednesday in the Royal Gazette said Suthida Vajiralongkorn ...

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16 security personnel killed in IED blast by Maoists in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

At least 16 jawans of C-60, an anti-Maoist squad of Gadchiroli police, were killed in a powerful landmine blast on Wednesday Dadapur Road in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. The explosion occurred this afternoon when the jawans were out on an operation in the area. Just when the two vehicles of the security forces were passing through the Dadapur Road towards ...

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Vigil planned after 2 killed, 4 wounded in campus shooting

Photo: People gather across from the campus of UNC Charlotte after a shooting incident at the school Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte, May 1 : A shooting that killed two and wounded four at a North Carolina university left students scrambling for shelter and prompted fresh calls for ways to keep campuses safe. A vigil was planned ...

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Japan gets a new emperor as Naruhito vows to pursue peace

Photo: Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito receives the Imperial regalia of sword and jewel as proof of succession at the ceremony at Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Tokyo, May 1 : Emperor Naruhito inherited the sacred sword and jewel Wednesday that signaled his succession as the 126th member of his family to rule Japan, pledging in his first ...

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IS leader appears in video for first time in 5 years

Photo: This image made from video posted on a militant website on Monday, April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group’s Al-Furqan media outlet. Beirut, Apr 30 : The shadowy leader of the Islamic State group claimed to appear for the first time in five years in ...

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3 dead in helicopter crash in Honolulu suburb

Photo: Police and firefighters respond to the scene of a helicopter crash in a residential neighborhood of Kailua, Hawaii, Monday, April 29, 2019. Honolulu, Apr 30 : Fire and helicopter parts rained from the sky Monday in a suburban Honolulu community as a tour helicopter crashed and killed all three people aboard, officials and witnesses said. “All you could see ...

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