World news headlines today

US President Donald Trump sought to defend himself against criticism that he provided Israeli intelligence to Russia as he met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 11:04 pm
The Office of Government Ethics is the U.S. agency that oversees conduct within the executive branch and supervises ethics officials to ensure they are preventing conflicts of interest and other violations.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 9:10 pm
Italy has signed a deal with Libya, Chad and Niger to try to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean by beefing up border controls and creating new reception centres in the African nations.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:56 pm
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg says he is not running for public office but is making a series of public appearances "to learn about people's hopes and challenges."
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:49 pm
"I am gone from Twitter for like a few hours, and now Trump is a holding a Palantír!" Twitter user chrisError wrote, a reference to one of the magical crystal balls used by characters in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" series, notably the evil wizard Saruman, to see across time and space.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:26 pm
The court is expected to decide on Wednesday whether to suspend the investigation at Temer's request until it can be determined if the recording was manipulated to implicate him.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:11 pm
Even before India could voice its concerns around the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative by China, a part of the new trade route between China and Pakistan has been activated with goods reaching China from Pakistan, according to reports in Chinese newspapers.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 6:56 pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said in Israel on Monday he came away from a weekend visit to Saudi Arabia with new reasons for hope that peace and stability could be achieved in the Middle East.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 6:36 pm
A 25-year-old Indian taxi driver in Australia has been assaulted and knocked unconscious by two passengers, including a woman, who yelled racial slurs at him, but the police denied it was “racially motivated”.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 3:12 pm
We found the pieces that were used to make the bomb," Kamthorn Aucharoen, commander of the police's explosive ordnance team, told Reuters.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 1:55 pm
Leo Varadkar was the clear favourite to succeed Enda Kenny as Ireland's prime minister Saturday as nominations closed for the leadership of the governing centre-right Fine Gael party.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 12:30 pm
Addressing the Arab-Islamic-US summit in Riyadh, President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged India as a victim of terror and called for countries to fight terrorism within their borders.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 11:29 am
French planemaker Dassault Aviation SA hopes to start talks with India by the end of the year for additional sales of its Rafale fighter jet, before full negotiations in 2018, Chief Executive Eric Trappier said in Geneva on Sunday.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 10:25 am
China invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and six cabinet colleagues to its "new Silk Road" summit this month, even offering to rename a flagship Pakistani project running through disputed territory to persuade them to attend, a top official in Modi's ruling group and diplomats said.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 10:21 am
The school, unlike most others in the conservative kingdom, has both male and female students of different nationalities.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 10:15 am
An influential state-run newspaper applauded China's anti-espionage efforts on Monday after the New York Times said China had killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources, hobbling US spying operations in a massive intelligence breach.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 9:18 am
US President Donald Trump had a brief encounter with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday and said he was pleased to meet him.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 9:16 am
The missile tested was the Pukguksong-2, a land-based version of Pyongyang's submarine-launched weapon, using solid-fuel that allows for immediate firing, KCNA said.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:36 am
A man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenage Michigan tourist and injuring 22 others, said he had been trying to get psychiatric help.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 8:16 am
State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries said it has closed another major deal worth USD 630 million with India to supply advanced long range air and missile defence systems for four ships of the Indian Navy.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:49 am
President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:30 am
US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Islamic leaders to take a stand against violence done in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a "battle between good and evil".
Posted: May 21, 2017, 9:55 pm
US President Donald Trump is on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to deliver a speech on Islam.
Posted: May 21, 2017, 8:42 pm
Elite counter-terror troops surrounded a one-storey house in the central district of Narsingdi on Saturday afternoon after a tip-off that Islamist extremists were holed up there.
Posted: May 21, 2017, 8:29 pm
A projection from Sunday's referendum shows a majority of cantons (states) voted for the plan. Under Switzerland's direct democracy system, initiatives need a majority of both cantons and votes to pass.
Posted: May 21, 2017, 7:53 pm
A 16-year-old Muslim girl was spat upon and abused by her classmate who even tried to pull her hijab off in a city school in the US.
Posted: May 21, 2017, 7:45 pm
US President Donald Trump's visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Monday and Tuesday will be closely scrutinised as he seeks ways to restart peace efforts
Posted: May 21, 2017, 6:26 pm
The incident took place in March, wherein the clerk pressed the second-floor button and when the lift started moving upwards, he grabbed her name tag and tried to read her name but she pulled herself away from him
Posted: May 21, 2017, 6:18 pm
Naseeb went from riches to rags and forced to become a painter because he was not getting enough roles. He has worked in serials such as Dullari, Jab Usse Mujh Se Mohabbat Hui and Iltaja.
Posted: May 21, 2017, 6:14 pm
South Korea described the launch, the second in a week and the eighth this year, as "reckless and irresponsible" while the US military stressed "ironclad commitment" to defend its allies in the region.
Posted: May 21, 2017, 6:01 pm