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Rahul Gandhi may resign as Congress chief

International Desk: Rahul Gandhi may resign as Congress president post tomorrow at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.

Trump says Huawei could be part of trade deal

International Desk: US President Donald Trump has said Huawei could be part of a trade deal between the US and China, despite branding the telecoms firm "very dangerous".

Every cell of my body dedicated to nation: Modi

International Desk: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the people over the BJP's landslide win in the national elections Thursday, saying it was a victory of "democracy". 

Modi wins landslide victory

International Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party won a landslide victory in the world’s largest election as voters endorsed his vision of a muscular, assertive and stridently Hindu India.

Modi's BJP leads in early India vote count

International Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies slipped into early lead against challenger Congress as trends began pouring in soon after the counting of votes began today in India's parliamentary elections.

Risk of nuclear war now highest since WW2

International Desk: The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior U.N. security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an “urgent” issue that the world should take more seriously.

6 dead in Jakarta riot over polls result

International Desk: Six people died in civil unrest that gripped parts of Jakarta on Tuesday night after the election commission confirmed that President Joko Widodo won last month's election, the governor of the Indonesian capital said.

Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war

International Desk: Some of the world's biggest footwear firms are urging Donald Trump to end the US trade war with China, warning of a "catastrophic" effect on consumers.

Pakistani children worst affected in HIV outbreak

International Desk: The first sign that something was wrong in the small southern Pakistani town of Ratto Dero appeared in February.

Nepalese climber scales Everest record 24 times

International Desk: A Nepalese Sherpa has reached the summit of Mount Everest a record 24 times with his second ascent in a week, and he has set his sights on one more climb before he retires.

Joko Widodo re-elected as Indonesia president

International Desk: Joko Widodo has been re-elected as Indonesia's president after last month's vote, beating former general Prabowo Subianto.

US to reveal Israel-Palestine peace plan in June

International Desk: The US will hold an international economic “workshop” in Bahrain in late June, seeking to encourage investment in the Palestinian territories as the first part of Donald Trump’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan, the White House said on Sunday.

32 killed in riot at Tajik high-security prison

International Desk: Three guards have been killed during a riot at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, the country's justice ministry said.

'If Tehran attacks, it will be official end of Iran'

International Desk: President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning to Iran on Sunday, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed.

11 killed in gun attack at Brazil bar

International Desk: A group of masked gunmen has entered a bar in Belem city, in northern Brazil, and opened fire, killing at least 11 patrons and leaving one wounded, according to local media reports.