QWorld: N Korea Prepares for 5th Nuke Test, Rouseff to Stand Trial

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Photo: Reuters)

Obama Tells Trump: This is Not a Reality Show

President Barack Obama warned that occupying the Oval Office “is not a reality show,” in a swipe at outspoken Republican candidate Donald Trump, who is vying to replace him in the White House.

Images Show N Korea May be Preparing 5th Nuclear Test

North Korea may be preparing to carry out a fifth nuclear test in the near future, judging by commercial satellite images of the country’s nuclear test site taken on 5 May, a US think tank says.

Convoy Leads Canada Fire Evacuees through Burning City to Safety

Convoys of evacuees stranded by a wildfire raging in and around the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray made their way through the heart of the devastation on the only highway out of the region, as officials warn that the blaze could soon double in size.

Brazil Senate Committee Votes for Rousseff to Stand Trial

A Senate committee recommends that Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff be put on trial by the full chamber for breaking budget laws, moving a step closer to the likely suspension of the leftist leader from office next week.

Turkish Journalists Jailed for Five Years, Hours After Courthouse Attack

Two prominent Turkish journalists have been sentenced to at least five years in jail for revealing state secrets, just hours after a gunman tried to shoot one of them outside the courthouse in Istanbul.

US Seeks to Approve Attack Aircraft for Nigeria in Boko Haram Fight

The US administration is seeking to approve the sale of as many as 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria to aid its battle against the extremist group Boko Haram, US officials say, in a vote of confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s drive to reform the country’s corruption-tainted military.

Philippine President Urges ‘United Front’ Against Maverick Candidate

Outgoing Philippine leader Benigno Aquino weighed into the contest to replace him by urging presidential candidates to join forces and stop popular maverick mayor Rodrigo Duterte from winning next week’s election.

Brazil Scientists Seek to Unravel Mystery of Zika Twins

Scientists struggling to unravel the mysteries of the Zika epidemic in Brazil hope they can learn from cases of women giving birth to twins in which only one child is afflicted by the microcephaly birth defect associated with the virus.

Resource-Rich Venezuela Struggles to Keep Lights, Taps On

Despite having one of the world’s bigger hydro-electric dams and fabled rivers like the Orinoco, Venezuelans are suffering daily water and power cuts. Problems with stuttering services are escalating in the OPEC nation already reeling from recession, the world’s highest inflation, and scarcities.

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