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After 4 days of questioning, TTV Dhinakaran arrested

TTV Dinakaran will be produced before the court today. The second column shows the number of areas the constituency has been divided into, for electioneering. The arrest followed after a special court asked the Delhi Police why no action had so far been taken against Dinakaran when there were allegations that he attempted to bribe the EC.


Venezuela To Quit Organization Of American States

Venezuela To Quit Organization Of American States

At home, the death count continued to climb as the state responded to anti-government protests, a scenario Caracas-based daily El Nacional's Thursday edition characterized as "Brutal Repression". That includes 14 arrested journalists, their union said Tuesday. Chris Sabatini, a Latin America expert at Columbia University, said Venezuela's withdrawal would risk a breakup of the hemisphere's oldest global alliance if Nicaragua, Bolivia and other Maduro allies follow him in protest.


US, South Korea warn defiant North against fresh provocation

US, South Korea warn defiant North against fresh provocation

The system has been long-planned but the overnight deployment was ahead of the expected schedule, surprising some South Koreans and sparking protests by hundreds of residents. "I find it preposterous that China would try to influence South Korea to not get a weapons system that's completely defensive against the very country that's allied with China", Harris said in testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.


Angela Merkel wants EU-UK dialogue before Brexit negotiations

Angela Merkel wants EU-UK dialogue before Brexit negotiations

While repeatedly calling for a close relationship with the European Union after Britain's divorce, May has also pitched what she calls a more "global Britain" by reaching out to new trade partners as well as boosting links with traditional allies around the world.


North Korea shows off million-strong army as nuclear tensions rise

North Korea shows off million-strong army as nuclear tensions rise

North Korea has a long history of bellicose rhetoric, and much of it has proven to be nothing but empty noise. Wang himself warned in mid-April that "conflict could break out at any moment" over North Korea . and its dirty followers". The chief of the US Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris, told Congress: "All options are on the table". The session included presentations by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other senior administration officials.


China sets global naval role after launch of aircraft carrier

China sets global naval role after launch of aircraft carrier

As NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Beijing, the new carrier's launch is being greeted as a milestone for China and its military. Construction began in November 2013, and just over three years later the main hull has been completed, as well as a number of the vessel's primary systems, including power supply.