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Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India access_time2022-05-16

MAY 16: This is the fifth heatwave in the capital since March. Officials in many parts of the country have asked people to take precautions as temperatures are set to remain high. They warned the heat could cause health concerns for the vulnerabl...

North Korea: More than a million Covid cases feared access_time2022-05-16

MAY 16: More than a million people have now been sickened by what Pyongyang is calling a "fever", state media said. Some 50 people have died, but it's unclear how many of those suspected cases tested positive for Covid. North Korea ...

Finland formally confirms Nato membership bid access_time2022-05-15

MAY 15: Finland's president has confirmed his country will formally apply for Nato membership - a move Vladimir Putin has described as a mistake Sweden is also moving closer to joining the military alliance, as foreign ministers from the bloc co...

Ukraine begins first war crimes trial of Russian soldier access_time2022-05-14

MAY 13: Vadim Shishimarin appeared at a preliminary hearing in Kyiv. He faces life in prison if convicted. Ukraine says it has identified thousands of potential war crimes committed by Russia. Russia has denied targeting civilians and made no com...

Kenyan fighting FGM crowned world's best nurse access_time2022-05-14

MAY 14: Anna Qabale Duba's colleagues say she always goes the extra mile for others in her pastoralist community in the northern county of Marsabit, and runs a school in her village. "This award will help me to expand my school all over Ken...

LPG price: Millions hit hard as cooking gas cost soars in India access_time2022-05-13

MAY 13: She cooks the day's meals in one go, as the family tries to make ends meet on her husband's monthly earnings of around 10,000 rupees ($129; £106). The woman, who didn't want to be named, is among millions of Indians struggl...

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa dies at 73 access_time2022-05-13

MAY 13: Sheikh Khalifa was president of the UAE since 2004, but his role had been largely ceremonial since he suffered a stroke in 2014. His half-brother, Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, is now in charge of state affairs. The al-Nahyan family is bel...

Finland Nato: Russia threatens to retaliate over membership move access_time2022-05-13

MAY 13: A foreign ministry statement said the move would seriously damage bilateral relations, as well as security and stability in northern Europe. Earlier, Finland's president and PM called for the country to apply for Nato membership "wi...

Sri Lanka crisis: Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints veteran politician as PM access_time2022-05-13

MAY 13: Senior opposition MP Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in to lead a proposed cross-party government. The move came after the president ignored calls to resign, and vowed to restore order in a national address. Nine people have been killed an...

North Korea announces first death from Covid-19 access_time2022-05-13

MAY 13: Six people died after suffering a fever with one testing positive for Omicron, state media reported on Friday. It said 187,000 people with a fever were being "isolated and treated". While experts believe the virus has been prese...

UK agrees mutual security deals with Finland and Sweden access_time2022-05-12

MAY 12: The pacts also state that Finland and Sweden would assist the UK in a crisis. Mr Johnson and Swedish PM Magdalena Andersson said co-operation was "even more important" given Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The second deal was ...

North Korea orders strict lockdown with first official Covid cases access_time2022-05-12

MAY 12: State media have reported an Omicron outbreak in the capital Pyongyang but did not state the number of cases. KCNA said it was "the biggest emergency incident" that breached the country's "quarantine front", and that ...

Ukraine war: Putin preparing for long haul, US intelligence says access_time2022-05-11

MAY 11: The warning comes as fierce fighting continues in the east, where Russia is trying to take territory. Moscow refocussed its troops on capturing the Donbas region after Ukraine resisted attempts to take its capital Kyiv. But despite this, ...

Sri Lankan troops ordered to open fire on looters and vandals as protests continue access_time2022-05-11

MAY 11: Demonstrators are calling for the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the island's worst economic crisis in history. On Monday, his brother, Mahinda Rajapaksa, stepped down as prime minister amid violent street clashes. B...

Sri Lanka: Protesters torch leaders' homes in night of unrest access_time2022-05-10

MAY 10: The violence capped a day of unrest that saw PM Mahinda Rajapaksa quit amid mass protests at his government's handling of the economic crisis. But it failed to assuage demonstrators, who attempted to storm his official residence while he...

Climate change: 'Fifty-fifty chance' of breaching 1.5C warming limit access_time2022-05-10

MAY 10: UK Met Office researchers say that there's now around a fifty-fifty chance that the world will warm by more than 1.5C over the next five years. Such a rise would be temporary, but researchers are concerned about the overall direction of ...

Sri Lanka crisis: Pro-government supporters attack protesters in Colombo access_time2022-05-09

MAY 9: At least 20 people were injured in the violence outside the prime minister and president's offices in Colombo. Police fired tear gas and water cannon at government supporters after they breached police lines and attacked people using stic...

Why 9 May Victory Day is so important for Russia access_time2022-05-09

MAY 9: Under Vladimir Putin, Victory Day has become a show of strength of troops and military hardware, as well as a chance to remember the sacrifices of World War Two. Twenty-seven million Soviet citizens died, by far the greatest loss of any country,...

Ukraine war: 60 people killed after bomb hits school, Zelensky says access_time2022-05-09

MAY 9: Earlier, the governor of Luhansk region, Serhiy Haidai, said 90 people had been sheltering in the building in Bilohorivka, and 30 were rescued. Mr Haidai said a Russian plane had dropped the bomb on Saturday - Russia has not commented. Luh...

Ukraine war: Dozens feared dead after bomb hits school access_time2022-05-08

MAY 8: Luhansk region's governor, Serhiy Haidai, confirmed two deaths, saying 60 people were feared dead under the rubble of the school in Bilohorivka. About 90 people had been sheltering in the building and 30 were rescued, seven of them wounde...