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19:47 World
19 killed in coaching centre blaze, horrific visuals show kids falling off burning building

A deadly fire has broken out at a commercial building in Sarthana area of Surat in Gujarat. At least 19 people were feared killed and several others injured.

19:00 World
China unveils 600km/h maglev train prototype

Developed by the state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) -- the world's largest supplier of rail transit equipment -- the sleek-looking train is scheduled to go into commercial production in 2021 following extensive tests.

18:38 World
Gianluigi Buffon eyes up management role after retirement

The 41-year-old Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper is yet to make a call over whether he will continue playing after the end of the current season.

18:16 World
Unique Iron Age shield gives insight into prehistoric technology

The only one of its kind ever found in Europe, the shield was found south of Leicester on the Everards Meadows site, in what is believed to have been a livestock watering hole.

17:24 World
German ministry, industry say oil situation still manageable

A ministry spokeswoman said that all indications it had suggested that refineries were able to use oil from inventories to keep operations running.

17:00 World
Austrian politician "ashamed" of behavior caught on video

Strache says he's filing criminal complaints against three unidentified people, alleging they were involved in producing the video or leaking it to two German publications.

16:16 World
Morrissey posters banned by Liverpool's Merseyrail transport network

Network says advertising ‘does not reflect the organisation’s values’ after member of the public said posters were offensive.

15:26 World
Alligator found relaxing on inflatable gator pool toy

David Jacobs said he and his family were staying at an Airbnb in South Miami and they first spotted an alligator taking an interest in their family dog Saturday.

15:01 World
Tearful May resigns, paving way for Brexit confrontation with EU

Her voice cracking with emotion, May, who endured crises and humiliation in her failed effort to find a compromise Brexit deal that parliament could ratify, said she would resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7 with a leadership contest beginning the following week.

14:44 World
Trudeau exonerates Cree leader 130 years after wrongful conviction

The revered Chief Poundmaker tried to negotiate with Canadian officials when he was falsely accused of treason.

14:02 World
Panasonic says has not stopped supplies to Huawei, still investigating

Its Chinese unit later released a separate statement that it continues to supply to Huawei, stressing that transactions not covered by the ban have been not affected.

13:41 World
U.S. official urges Pacific Island nations to keep ties with Taiwan

U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy also said the United States was keen to help Pacific countries protect their sovereignty, in a region where the United States and is allies are competing for influence with China.

12:43 World
Everest traffic jam creates lethal conditions for climbers

Indian climber Anjali Kulkarni, 55, died on her way back from climbing to the summit of Mount Everest Wednesday, her son Shantanu Kulkarni told CNN. She had become stuck in the "traffic jam" above camp four, which, at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), is the final camp before the summit.

12:02 World
School students walk out in global climate strike

School students in Australia and New Zealand have gone on strike, marking the start of a worldwide day of climate change protests.

11:38 World
SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida late on Thursday, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.

11:16 World
British man arrested on suspicion of giving bleach-based 'cure' to Ugandans

Sam Little arrested after Guardian exposed massive distribution network of MMS in Uganda that was being supervised by US pastor.

10:27 World
Japan PM Abe considering visit to Iran as early as mid-June

The news comes during a tense standoff between Iran and the United States and follows a visit to Japan last week by Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif.

10:00 World
Rockets hit hotel in Libyan capital

The interior ministry published pictures of a damaged room at the Rixos hotel, where lawmakers opposing the offensive by troops loyal to Khalifa Haftar have been meeting.

20:30 World
Writing messages in the sand at this popular Japanese attraction will get you fined

The Tottori sand dunes (Tottori-sakyū) is a completely unexpected landscape that offers visitors a hint of the Sahara along the Sea of Japan coastline.

20:09 World
PM appoints Mel Stride as new House of Commons leader after Andrea Leadsom resignation

The ex-Treasury minister is promoted as part of a mini reshuffle of ministerial positions following further cabinet turmoil.

19:24 World
An illustrated guide to all 6,887 deaths in 'Game of Thrones'

Characters are organized according to level of importance: Major, secondary major, minor and background extra. Higher levels of importance get larger illustrations.

19:00 World
Nissan board nominees not broaching merger issue

As Nissan ponders its future without former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who orchestrated its financial rescue two decades ago, French partner Renault SA has been quietly maneuvering for merger talks, sources at both automakers have previously told Reuters.

18:38 World
Best Buy CEO says more China tariffs will impact U.S. shoppers

U.S. President Donald Trump increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25% from 10% earlier in May, and was expected to implement another round of levies that would impact consumer goods ranging from cellphones and laptops to footwear.

17:24 World
Egypt says security forces kill 16 militants in Sinai

An Interior Ministry statement Tuesday says security forces exchanged fire with Islamic militants as they stormed insurgent hideouts in the Mediterranean coastal city of el-Arish.

16:38 World
Billion-year-old fossils set back evolution of earliest fungi

Microscopic specimens discovered in the Canadian Arctic are surprisingly intricate.

15:27 World
Argentina and Algeria stamp out malaria in 'historic achievement'

Improvements in detection, diagnosis and treatment hailed by World Health Organization as 'a model for other countries'.

14:26 World
Panasonic joins firms stepping away from Huawei after US ban

Flynn said Panasonic's business with Huawei includes the supply of "electronic parts," but declined to provide further details.

14:02 World
British PM May in peril over Brexit on EU election day

May, who won the top job in the turmoil which followed the 2016 referendum on EU membership, has repeatedly failed to get parliament’s approval for the divorce deal she pitched as a way to heal the Brexit divisions of the country.

13:41 World
Demand for fiber broadband to watch Netflix boosts UK's TalkTalk

Chief Executive Tristia Harrison said simplifying the customer offer over the last two years had strengthened the fundamentals of the business. “We are confident in delivering strong headline EBITDA growth both next year and over the medium term,” she said.

13:28 World
Early heads up: abbreviated public subscriber counts across YouTube

To create more consistency everywhere that we publicly display subscriber counts, starting in August 2019, we’ll begin showing the abbreviated subscriber number across all public YouTube surfaces.

13:00 World
Manus Island: Refugee 'suicide attempts' in wake of Australia election

Since 2013, Australia has sent asylum seekers arriving by boat to Nauru and Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

12:43 World
Sneak peek at the world's first guitar-shaped hotel

The $1.5 billion Hard Rock property in Hollywood, Florida, is part of a larger project -- a $2.2 billion project expanding two Florida Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos.

12:29 World
Michael Avenatti charged with stealing $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels

Prosecutors charged Avenatti, 48, with stealing about $300,000 of Daniels' advance for her book contract, according to court papers, and using that money to pay employees of his law firm and a coffee business he owned.

12:02 World
Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting

Critics of the ban, imposed in 2014, say the restriction was causing problems to small farmers and to those who previously benefited from hunting.

11:38 World
US border: Sixth death of migrant child in custody

The girl had a history of congenital heart defects and died in September at a hospital in Nebraska, officials say.

11:16 World
Michael Avenatti charged with stealing $300,000 from Stormy Daniels

Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get as an advance from a book deal, then used the money for personal and business expenses.

10:27 World
Nestle and Fonterra mull sale of dairy joint venture in Brazil

Nestle is currently streamlining its portfolio and has divested several underperforming businesses, including its skin health unit.

10:02 World
PM Modi set to sweep to general election victory

Official data from the Election Commission showed the BJP ahead in 279 seats - more than the 272 seats needed to command a majority in the Lok Sabha - which would give it the first back-to-back majority for a single party since 1984.

19:24 World
Taiwan 'Tank Man' marks Tiananmen crackdown anniversary

The photo of a man standing in front of a tank in Beijing's Tiananmen Square became one of the most famous photos of the 20th Century.

19:00 World
Italian teen released after killing abusive father

Deborah Sciacquatori acted in self-defence in an episode of domestic abuse, the local prosecutor decided.

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