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7 Dead, 10 Wounded in Guatemala Prison Riot Shooting

Gunfire during a riot in a Guatemala prison Tuesday left at least seven inmates dead and 10 wounded, authorities said.

National Civil Police said the dead were all prisoners at the Pavon Rehabilitation Model Farm in the municipality of Fraijanes, about 10 miles (17 kilometers) east of Guatemala City.

(Source: AP)

Brazil's Bolsonaro Signs Decree Easing Gun Laws

President Jair Bolsonaro loosened Brazil's strict gun laws by decree, delivering on a campaign promise to make it easier for Brazilians to buy guns and ammunition amid rising crime fears.

Bolsonaro signed the presidential decree surrounded by supporting lawmakers who applauded and made finger-gun gestures with their hands.

(Source: AP)

2 Naxals Killed in Encounter With Police in Chhattisgarh

Two Naxals, including a woman, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district in the early hours of Wednesday, police said.

The face-off took place around 5 am at a forest in Gonderas village when a joint team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the Special Task Force (STF) was out on an anti-Maoist operation, Deputy Inspector General (anti-naxal operations) Sundarraj P said.

(Source: PTI)

Trump Can Make Asylum Seekers Wait in Mexico

A federal appeals court said the Trump administration can force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for court hearings while the policy is challenged in court.

The order by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a decision by a San Francisco judge that would have blocked the policy gave the president a temporary victory on his hallmark issue of immigration.

(Source: AP)

IAF AN-32 Overruns Runway at Mumbai Airport

Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 overran runway 27 while departing from Mumbai Airport. The airport authorities said, “We confirm, departing Air force Aircraft had runway excursion at 2339 hours at RWY 27.”

(Source: ANI)

Car Ploughs Into Young Children in Japan, Several Injured

A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan's Shiga region on Wednesday leaving at least four of them critically injured, police and reports said.

There was no immediate detail on why the car veered off the road into the group of children in the city of Otsu.

(Source: AFP)

Jet Employees Protest at Mumbai Airport

Jet Airways employees hold a protest at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai.

Blast Kills 5 in Pakistan's Lahore

Pakistani police say a bomb targeting security forces guarding Sufi shrine in city of Lahore kills 5, wounds several.

(Source: AP)

Oran Threatens More Nuclear Deal Measures in 2 Months: Official

Iran threatens more nuclear deal measures 'in 60 days', said official.

(Source: AFP)

Mexico Confirms 13 Dead in Luxury Jet Crash

Mexican authorities found human remains that confirm the death of the 13 people on board a luxury jet that crashed over the weekend.

The private plane took off Sunday from Las Vegas and was traveling to the Mexican city of Monterrey but crashed in a mountainous area difficult to access, where forensic experts had to arrive by helicopter.

(Source: AFP)

US Lifts Sanctions for Venezuelan General Who Defied Maduro

The US has lifted sanctions on a top Venezuelan general who broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro, trying to help the opposition regain momentum in the face of a government crackdown following last week's failed uprising.

Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that the lifting of financial sanctions for former spy chief Manuel Figuera is intended to encourage others in the military to abandon their support for Maduro.

(Source: AP)

Deadline for Finalisation of Assam NRC Will Not Be Extended: SC

The Supreme Court made it clear that it will not extend the July 31 deadline for finalisation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice RF Nariman also gave a "free hand" to Prateek Hajela, Assam NRC coordinator dealing with claims and objections of persons against wrong exclusion or inclusion of citizens in the NRC.

(Source: PTI)

China's Exports Fall Ahead of Crucial Trade Talks With US

China's exports fell more than expected in April while imports rose, official data showed Wednesday ahead of high-stakes talks aimed at resolving a trade war with the United States.

In April China's exports across the Pacific fell 13.2 percent from a year earlier, while imports from the US fell 25.7 percent, according to the data from China's customs administration.

(Source: AFP)

FIR Filed Against 40-50 People for Assaulting Milind Ekbote

An FIR was filed against 40-50 people for assaulting Milind Ekbote, an accused in Bhima Koregaon violence case at Zendewadi village in Pune on Tuesday, 7 May. The accused are members of Goraksha organisation which Ekbote is also a part of. Police have identified 3-4 suspects. No arrests have been made yet.

(Source: ANI)

Asia Bibi Leaves Pakistan for Canada

Asia Bibi, Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after years on death row has left the country, according to Pakistan media.

(Source: AP)

Father of Modern Legal Education NR Madhava Menon Passes Away

Father of modern legal education in India, NR Madhava Menon has passed away at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, family sources said.

"He was undergoing treatment for the past one week for age-related ailments at a private hospital here. He left us around 11.30 PM yesterday," a source close to the family said.

(Source: PTI)

Blast Rocks Central Kabul in Afghanistan

A large blast rocked central Kabul, officials confirmed, sending a plume of black smoke over the city in the latest explosion to hit the war-torn city and as Afghanistan observes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the explosion happened near the offices of CARE International, an NGO with operations in Afghanistan.

Nine wounded have been taken to hospitals following the blast.

(Source: AFP)

1 Dead After House Collapses in Mumbai's Kurla

One person has died and another injured after a part of a house collapsed in Pathan Chawl Mumbai’s Kurla (East).

(Source: ANI)

AJKPC Protest Against Killing of Sarpanches in J&K

All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference held a protest in Jammu, against the killing of Sarpanches in Jammu and Kashmir. They also demanded security to Sarpanches and NIA investigation into the killings.

(Source: ANI)

Bombay HC Provides Ambulance Facility to Peter Mukerjea

The Bombay High Court has directed jail authorities to provide ambulance and escort to Peter Mukerjea to the Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai for 26 sessions of cardiac rehabilitation programme. Peter Mukerjea's bail plea has been adjourned for hearing on 12 June.

(Source: ANI)

Terrorists Fire at Two Civilians in J&K

Terrorists fire upon two civilians at Zainapora area of Shopian in Jammu & Kashmir. Both the injured have been shifted to a hospital. More details are awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Iran Suspends Nuclear Deal Curbs

Iran suspends nuclear deal curbs in push for relief from US sanctions. Iran said it had stopped respecting limits on its nuclear activities agreed under a 2015 deal with major powers until they find a way to bypass renewed US sanctions.

(Source: PTI)

Fire Breaks out at Plastic Factory in Delhi

Fire breaks out at a plastic factory near Vardhman Mall in Bawana, Delhi. Fire tenders were present at the spot. No casualties reported.

(Source: ANI)

Punjab School Education Board Declares Class 10 Results

Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has declared results of class 10 today. Neha Verma, a student of the school, has emerged as the state board topper scoring 99.54%.

(Source: ANI)

Power Cut Leaves 5 Dead at Madurai Hospital: Police

Disruption in power supply allegedly left five patients on life support dead at Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, police said. However, Dean Vanitha said the patients, who were in the ICU, died of natural causes.

Relatives of the patients also staged a dharna.

(Source: PTI)

55-Yr-Old Doctor in Mumbai Arrested for Allegedly Raping a 21-Yr-Old

A 55-yr-old doctor in Mumbai has been arrested for allegedly raping a 21-yr-old model & actor. Police say, "They had come into contact while she was working in a serial. We've filed FIR under multiple IPC sections. He has been sent to police custody till 10 May. Investigation on."

(Source: ANI)

Five Maoists Killed in Encounter Near Andhra Pradesh Border

At least five Maoists, including three women, were gunned down in an encounter with security personnel in Koraput district of Odisha on Wednesday, 8 May, a senior police officer said, as per PTI.

The encounter took place in a forest under Padua police station limits in the morning when personnel of the Special Operations Group and District Voluntary Force were conducting a combing operation in the area.

AMMK's Youth Wing Worker Hacked to Death in TN

The AMMK's minority youth wing district secretary, K Javed Hussain, was hacked to death by a three-member gang in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli, police said on Wednesday, 8 May.

Hussain was attacked when he was on his way to a shop Tuesday night, PTI reported. He died on the spot.

Militants Shoot At, Injure Two in J&K's Shopian

Militants on Wednesday, 8 May, shot and critically injured two persons in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, IANS reported.

Police sources said the militants fired at two persons identified as Muzaffar Ahmad and Irfan Ahmad in Zainapora area.

"Both were shifted in a critical condition to the hospital. The area has been surrounded for searches," a police source said.

Aasia Bibi Leaves Pak, Reunites With Family in Canada

Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was freed from death row by the Supreme Court in a high-profile blasphemy case that polarised the society, has quietly left the country and reunited with her family in Canada, her lawyer said on Wednesday, 8 May, as per PTI.

Bibi, a mother of four from Punjab province, was taken out of the Muslim-majority country after repeated death threats from religious extremists, following the quashing of her conviction for blasphemy last year.

Also Read : Pakistan SC Upholds Acquittal of Aasia Bibi in Blasphemy Case

Renowned Academician Dr NR Menon Passes Away

Renowned academician Dr NR Madhava Menon, pioneer of Indian legal education, died at a private hospital here due to age-related ailments, family sources said on Wednesday, 8 May, as per PTI.

The Padma Shri recipient was 84 and survived by wife and son.

Fire Breaks Out at Plastic Factory in Delhi's Bawana

A fire broke out at a plastic factory near a mall in outer Delhi's Bawana Industrial Area on Wednesday afternoon, Delhi Fire Service officials said, as per PTI.

According to the fire department, a call about the blaze was received at 2.40 pm, following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. No injury or casualty has been reported.

Won't Extend Assam NRC Deadline Beyond 31 July: SC

The Supreme Court made it clear once again on Wednesday, 8 May, that it will not extend even by a day the 31 July deadline for finalisation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and gave "free hand" to the Coordinator to deal with complaints.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice RF Nariman asked Prateek Hajela, the Assam NRC coordinator, to deal with the claims and objections of persons against wrong exclusion or inclusion of citizens in the draft NRC, PTI reported.

Also Read : Disturbing Developments in Supreme Court’s NRC Deportation Case 

Nirav Modi Appears Before UK Court, Seeks Bail

Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi appeared before a UK court on Wednesday, 8 May, to seek bail, as per ANI.

An Enforcement Directorate (ED) team is in London currently to oppose Modi’s bail application, who is lodged in a London jail.

Earlier, on two occasions, his bail was rejected by the Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Also Read : UK Court Rejects Nirav Modi’s Bail Plea, Next Hearing on 24 May

Four Die as Car Overturns in Rajasthan's Nagaur

Three people and a 15-month-old baby died and four others were injured when a speeding four-wheeler overturned in Rajasthan's Nagaur district, police said on Wednesday, 8 May, as per PTI.

The incident occurred late on Tuesday night near the Sambhar crossing of the district.

Centre Moves SC Against Madras HC Verdict on Puducherry L-G

The Centre on Wednesday, 8 May, approached the Supreme Court challenging the verdict of Madras High Court, which held that Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi "cannot interfere" in the day-to-day affairs of the elected government of the Union Territory.

The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, PTI reported.

Also Read : Puducherry CM Suspends Dharna, Says Major Issues With L-G Resolved

Centre Planning to Raze Unauthorised Colonies: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday, 8 May, said the Narendra Modi government is planning to demolish unauthorised colonies in the national capital and added that the land will be given to big builders.

Speaking to the media, he said while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is trying to provide facilities to these colonies and bring them in mainstream, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to give the land to rich builders.

(Source: IANS)

Crew of 13 Indians Rescued from Burning Ship in UAE

Thirteen Indians onboard a burning cargo ship were rescued Wednesday, 8 May, by a team of quick-acting firefighters at Khalid Port in Sharjah.

The vessel was loaded with 6,000 gallons of diesel, 120 exported vehicles and 300 vehicle tyres - all of which were gutted in the massive blaze.

No casualties have been reported as the firefighters reached the site immediately and evacuated the crew members in time, Col Sami Al Naqbi, director-general of Sharjah Civil Defence was quoted as saying by the Khaleej Times.

(Source: PTI)

Trudeau Declines to Say If Aasia Bibi in Canada Due to 'Security Issues'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declined on Wednesday, 8 May, to confirm whether Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the center of a decade-long blasphemy row in Pakistan, has arrived in Canada.

"There are sensitive privacy issues and security issues on this and so I can't comment," Trudeau told reporters outside parliament, after Bibi's lawyer Saif ul Mulook and multiple security sources in Pakistan told AFP that Bibi had gone to Canada.

UK's Westminster Court Rejects Nirav Modi's Bail Plea

UK's Westminster Court rejects bail application of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi. The next date of hearing is 30 May, reports ANI.

Nirav was arrested by Scotland Yard on 19 March in connection with the Rs 13,000 Crore PNB loan default case.

Singapore Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Delhi Airport

A Singapore Airlines plane, carrying 228 people, Wednesday made an emergency landing at the airport in the national capital after suffering a glitch with its nose wheel, an official said.

The aircraft - A380-800 - from Singapore suffered some problem with its nose wheel and was towed away to the terminal, according to a passenger onboard.

The official said full emergency was declared for SG 406 Singapore-Delhi flight having 228 people on board and the plane landed safely.

(Source: PTI)

POCSO Court Sentences Two Accused to 20 Years for Assault on a Pre-University Student

A POCSO court on Wednesday, 8 May sentenced two accused to 20 years of imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 for sexually assaulting a pre-university course student, in March 2015.

(Source: ANI)

Indian Army Made Emergency Landing on Wednesday, All Members Safe

A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army made an emergency landing in an open field in Nagaon due to a technical issue, earlier on Wednesday. The chopper was flying towards Missamari from Dimapur. All three crew members are safe.

(Source: ANI)

Trump Announces Sanctions on Iran Steel, Mining Industries

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, 8 May announced sanctions on Iran steel and mining industries.

(Source: AFP)

Voting Closes in South African Elections

The voting has closed in South African national elections.

(Source: AFP)

Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Trump Jr Over 2017 Testimony: Reports

The Senate intelligence committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr., calling him in to answer questions about his 2017 testimony, reported AP quoting sources.

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