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6:31 AM , 13 May

Lithuanian PM Skvernelis Says Will Quit After Loss in Presidential Race

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Sunday said he would quit in July after he was eliminated from a presidential runoff that will see an independent economist square off against a conservative on 26 May.

"The failure to get into the second round is an assessment of me as a politician," Skvernelis told public broadcaster LRT, adding that he would tender his resignation in July.

(Source: AFP)

6:32 AM , 13 May

Gunmen Kill Six During Catholic Mass in Burkina Faso

Gunmen killed a priest and five parishioners during mass Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and a local official said.

"Towards 9:00 am, during mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic church," the mayor of Dablo, Ousmane Zongo, told AFP. "They started firing as the congregation tried to flee." The attackers -- between 20 and 30 according to a security source -- managed to trap some of the worshippers, Zongo added.

(Source: AFP)

8:07 AM , 13 May

Judicial Probe Opens Into Christchurch Mosque Shootings

A judicial inquiry into whether New Zealand's police and intelligence services could have prevented the Christchurch mosque attacks in which 51 worshipers died began taking evidence on Monday, 13 May.

(Source: AFP)

8:32 AM , 13 May

Cyclone Fani: Death Toll Rises to 64

In the aftermath of Fani, the death toll in Odisha has risen to 64. On 4 May, the death toll was recorded at 12 after the cyclone wrecked the state on 3 May leading to grave destruction of life and property.


Published: 13 May 2019, 7:01 AM IST
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