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N.Korea's Kim Jong Un to meet Putin in Russia on Thursday - report
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin, North Korean state media said on Tuesday, with a Russian newspaper reporting they will meet on Thursday in Vladivostok.
Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321
Sri Lankan police detained a Syrian among 40 people being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, government and military sources said on Tuesday, as the toll from the coordinated bomb attacks rose to 321.
PM Modi votes in general election, calls for national security
Millions of Indians are voting in the third and largest phase of a staggered general election on Tuesday, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who cast his ballot in his home state of Gujarat and again underlined the need to combat "terrorism".
Democratic presidential candidates divided over impeaching Trump
A group of Democratic presidential candidates were divided on Monday over whether Republican President Donald Trump should be impeached, reflecting a broader split in the Democratic Party over how to react to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian election meddling.
Myanmar's top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists
Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country's transition to democracy.
Sensex edges higher; Reliance Industries top boost
Indian shares inched higher in thin trade on Tuesday, boosted by index heavyweights such as Reliance Industries and HDFC Bank, as investors awaited cues from corporate results.
Oil prices hit 2019 highs after U.S. says to end all Iran sanction waivers
Oil prices hit 2019 highs on Tuesday after Washington announced all Iran sanction waivers would end by May, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran.
Polarised politics: how two teenagers will vote after surviving 2002 Gujarat riots
On the night of February 28, 2002, two toddlers living in adjacent alleys were dragged out of a slum district in Ahmedabad in Gujarat that had been set ablaze by a mob in one of India's worst ever Hindu-Muslim riots.
Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: exit polls
Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after exit polls showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war.
Ukraine enters uncharted waters after comedian wins presidency
Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically upended the status quo and won the country's presidential election by a landslide.
Japan expects little impact from U.S. scrapping Iran oil waivers
Japan expects a limited impact from the U.S. decision not to renew waivers previously granted on Iran oil import sanctions, the country's trade and industry minister said on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival
With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to the Indian Ocean island could cancel in droves.
Trump sues to block U.S. Congress subpoena for his financial records
President Donald Trump on Monday filed suit to keep U.S. lawmakers from obtaining his financial records, the first salvo in what promises to be an escalating legal battle with Democrats in Congress.
U.S. to end all waivers on imports of Iranian oil, crude price jumps
The United States on Monday demanded that buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions, a move to choke off Tehran's oil revenues which sent crude prices to six-month highs on fears of a potential supply crunch.
Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, which killed 290 people and wounded nearly 500.
On staff following orders, Trump says: 'Nobody disobeys me'
President Donald Trump dismissed questions from reporters on Monday about his staff's reluctance to carry out his orders and the chances of impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Congress, days after the Mueller report highlighted both issues.
Spanish general election candidates clash over Catalonia
The main candidates in Spain's general election on Monday clashed over how to handle Catalonia's independence drive, accusing each other of lying in a tense television debate that left questions open on what coalition deals could be struck.
Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone launch over screen problems
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it would delay the retail launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone for an unspecified period of time after reviewers discovered problems with the display, a hit to the reputation of the world's largest handset maker.
Eastern Libyan forces plan to intensify Tripoli offensive
Eastern Libyan forces said on Monday they would intensify an assault on Tripoli, the capital in the west of the country that is held by the internationally recognised government, as the death toll in a battle now in its third week rose to 254.
Factbox: Big Democratic field taking shape for 2020 U.S. presidential race
The largest Democratic field in the modern U.S. political era is lining up to seek the party's 2020 presidential nomination - and it is expected to keep growing.