British Prime Minister Theresa May calls for general elections on June 8
Under current legislation, the next election was not scheduled to take place until 2020.
Pakistani parliament calls for blasphemy laws reform after student’s lynching
The lawmakers condemned the lynching of the student, terming it “clod-blooded murder”.
Guinea colonel accused of trafficking as police seize his “private zoos”
Chimpanzees, a baboon, ostriches and turtles were among the 33 animals and 12 species found during police raids.
Facebook cracks down on 30,000 fake accounts in France
“We’ve made improvements to recognise these inauthentic accounts more easily by identifying patterns of activity.”
U.S. drops largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan
This is the first time the over 10,000 kilogramme bomb which was designed by the US Air Force in 2002 will be used in combat.
Syria says U.S.-led airstrikes hit IS-controlled chemical weapons depot
The army said large numbers of civilians were among those killed.
European Court condemns Russian handling of school siege
Russia described the court ruling as unacceptable.
Ex-Chinese lawmaker sentenced to 14 years for graft
The former lawmaker pleaded guilty to the crime.
Spicer says he let Trump down with comments comparing Assad to Hitler
“I got into a topic that I shouldn’t have and I screwed up.”
Putin says U.S.-Russia ties worse since Trump took office
Mr. Putin said Damascus had given up its chemical weapons stocks.
Daily Mail to pay Melania Trump damages over modelling claims
On Wednesday, the Daily Mail apologised for the article and said it would issue a retraction.
White House accuses Russia of Syria chemical attack ‘cover up’
At least 87 people, including many children were killed in the attack.
Putin demands UN investigate chemical weapons incident in Syria
Russia is the main military backer of Syria’s ruling regime, a long-time ally.
Egyptian police kill seven suspected Islamic State militants in shootout
The ministry said ammunition, weapons, a motorcycle and Islamic State books and publications were found at the scene.
France, Germany to provide security aid to five African Countries
“Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad also known as the Sahel G5 are the focus of the initiative.”
North Korea nuclear test: China agrees to endorse sanctions as U.S. deploys warships
President Trump had said if China refused to cooperate on North Korea, U.S. would act alone.
Egyptian Christians weep with rage after Palm Sunday bombing killed 44
The so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombings.
China calls for ‘self-restraint’ as U.S. deploys warships near Korea
U.S. deployed an aircraft carrier, two guided-missile destroyers and a guided-missile cruiser.
Westminster attack: Death toll rises as woman who fell into river dies
Andreea Cristea was a Romanian tourist.
Police clash with South African protesters calling for Zuma’s exit
Thousands marched in major South African cities to protest against Mr. Zuma.
Gambia parliamentary election: Barrow’s party wins majority as Jammeh’s wins five seats
Five additional seats will be appointed by Mr. Barrow, who took power on January 19.
Four children, five other civilians killed in U.S. air strike, Syria says
British and Turkish officials confirmed they were briefed before the air strike.