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Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate deal next week

International Desk: Donald Trump has resisted pressure from Europe, Canada and Japan to declare his support for the UN’s landmark climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, marking a defiant end to his first international trip as US president.

Two killed on Portland train after defending Muslim women

International Desk: Two men have been stabbed to death after they tried to intervene when a man yelled racial slurs at two Muslim women on a light-rail train in Portland, Oregon, US police said.

10 terrorists killed in Kashmir

International Desk: The Army on Saturday said its relentless operations to thwart attempts by Pakistan to boost terror activities in Kashmir have borne fruit, resulting in the deaths of ten terrorists since Friday.

India issues terror alert in Delhi, Mumbai

International Desk: Indian security and intelligence agencies have issued a terror alert about possible attack by militants in New Delhi, Mumbai and some areas of Punjab and Rajasthan.

India opens longest bridge on China border

International Desk: India has inaugurated a 9.15km (5.68-mile) bridge over the Lohit river, easily its longest ever, which connects the disputed state of Arunachal Pradesh with the north-eastern state of Assam.

Trump's son-in-law under FBI scrutiny

International Desk: President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is under FBI scrutiny as part of the Russia investigation, according to US media.

Saturday is the first day of Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

International Desk: Saturday, May 27, is the start of holy month of Ramadan, the Supreme Court announced on Thursday.

Trump tells Nato allies to pay up

International Desk: US President Donald Trump has told his Nato allies in Brussels that all members of the alliance must pay their fair share of defence spending.

US warship challenges China's claims

International Desk: A US Navy destroyer has sailed close to a disputed South China Sea island controlled by China for the first time under US President Donald Trump.

Drone strikes against mosquitoes in Ahmedabad

International Desk: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Wednesday launched its drive under the state government's campaign to make Gujarat malaria-free by 2022.

Suicide bombings kill 3 officers in Jakarta

International Desk: A pair of suicide bombers struck a bus station Wednesday in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, police said.

Stalin's grandson dies aged 75

International Desk: Alexander Burdonsky, a talented Russian theatre director whose grandfather was Soviet leader Josef Stalin, has died of cancer aged 75.

Prachanda steps down as Nepal Prime Minister

International Desk: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Wednesday resigned after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress.

21 feared dead as bus falls into gorge in India

International Desk: At least 21 Char Dham pilgrims are feared dead while seven others have been injured after a bus carrying devotees from Indore in Madhya Pradesh plunged into a gorge near Dharasu in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand on Tuesday.

Fear of another attack, Highest alert in UK

International Desk: Up to 5,000 soldiers will be deployed on the streets amid fears that the Manchester suicide bomber had accomplices preparing further attacks, Theresa May has announced.