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Queen Elizabeth to unveil EU referendum plans as UK parliament opens

LONDON, May 27: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will set out the government’s plans for a European Union membership referendum on Wednesday as Prime Minister David Cameron faces pressure to explain when it will be held and what changes to the EU he wants before then. Cameron, who says he would prefer to stay inside a reformed EU but isn’t “ruling ...Full Article

Red alert issued to Indian states, death toll rises to over 750

NEW DELHI, May 26: Red alert has been issued in two states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, with the number of deaths rising to more than 750 due to heat waves. ...Full Article

NATO and Nordics hold sub-Arctic wargames

STOCKHOLM, May 26: Nordic air force exercises simulating a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission got underway in Sweden’s sub-Arctic north on Monday (May 25), the Swedish armed forces said. ...Full Article

Obama heralds first US Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

ARLINGTON, May 26: President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on Monday for ...Full Article

Libya tribal chiefs meet in Cairo peace initiative

CAIRO, May 26: A four-day meeting of Libyan tribal leaders opened on Monday (May 25) in Egypt which is exploring ways to unite warring parties and bring peace to ...Full Article

Tornado, floods leave deadly trail at Mexico-US border

MEXICO CITY, May 26: A tornado ripped into a town in northern Mexico on Monday (May 25), killing at least 13 people and flattening hundreds of homes in a ...Full Article

No human trafficking camps left in Thai south, police say

BANGKOK, May 25: Thai police said on Monday there were no human trafficking camps left in southern Thailand following a month-long crackdown and the discovery of seven camps in ...Full Article

Five magnitude tremor jolts Kathmandu early Monday

KATHMANDU, May 25: An earthquake measuring five in the Richter scale jolted Kathmandu before dawn Monday sending panic wave to people. When the earthquake shook Kathmandu at 3.23 am local ...Full Article

Aid shipment reaches Yemen’s conflict-hit Aden

ADEN, May 25: A ship carrying 460 tonnes of Emirati humanitarian aid docked on Sunday (May 24) in Yemen’s restive port city of Aden, as a Saudi-led coalition bombarded ...Full Article

Cleveland calls for calm over cop acquittal after dozens arrested

WASHINGTON, May 25: Authorities in Cleveland warned on Sunday (May 24) they would not tolerate violent protests over the acquittal of a white policeman in the fatal shooting of ...Full Article