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ISIS claims responsibility for Libya elections commission attack

ISIS claims responsibility for Libya elections commission attack

A group of militants including at least two suicide bombers stormed the head offices of Libya's electoral commission in Tripoli on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and setting fire to the building, a spokesman said. In the past, attacks in the capital have mostly been confined to targeting security forces linked to the state or militias, as well as diplomatic mission buildings and foreigners.


Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize, says South Korea's Moon

Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize, says South Korea's Moon

When Kim stepped over the military demarcation line that divides the peninsula he became the first North Korean leader to set foot in the South since the Korean War hostilities ceased in 1953 with an armistice rather than a peace treaty. Some "feel they've been sold this horse before - and once the euphoria wears off, they warn, North Korea will still have its nukes, diplomacy will have failed and the threat of war will have only increased", Anthony reports.


SC collegium defers decision on Justice Joseph

SC collegium defers decision on Justice Joseph

Wednesday's press release by the Supreme Court suggests the collegium is looking to add more nominees along with Justice K.M. Joseph's name, i.e. judges from the Calcutta, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh & Telangana high courts. The government on April 26 declined to accept the recommendation on KM Joseph but okayed Indu Malhotra's elevation, who was sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court on April 27.


Israel's US Ambassador Friedman Castigates Abbas Speech as 'New Low'

Israel's US Ambassador Friedman Castigates Abbas Speech as 'New Low'

Speaking to a meeting of the Palestinian National Council in the West Bank, Abbas said in reference to the Holocaust "the Jewish question that was widespread throughout Europe was not against their religion but against their social function which relates to usury [money-lending] and banking and such", according to the BBC .


Passenger opens plane door for 'fresh air'

Passenger opens plane door for 'fresh air'

The incident happened after flight 8L9720 had already landed in Nanjiao Airport in Mianyang City in south-western China's Sichuan Province on April 27, having flown from the city of Sanya, capital of South China's Hainan Province. The passengers who were on the flight reportedly said that the passenger was complaining of asthma as he made a move to the emergency exit and opened it.


Panasonic Penalised $280M Over Corruption Charges

Panasonic Penalised $280M Over Corruption Charges

Panasonic Corp. will pay about $280 million to resolve US allegations that executives at its in-flight-entertainment unit improperly hid payments to consultants in the Middle East and Asia, some of whom did little or no work for the company.