In Malaysia, Calls for New Leaders to Revisit Old Abductions and Deaths
The new government is being urged to re-examine mysterious abductions, deaths of prisoners in custody and politically charged murders.

Afghan diplomats in Pakistan targeted by 'state-backed hackers'
Embassy sources in Pakistan tell the BBC that staff members received warnings from Google this month.

Keeping Summit Hopes Alive Suggests Kim Jong-un May Need a Deal
When President Trump canceled their meeting, Mr. Kim’s bid to ease sanctions and rebuild the North Korean economy was thrown into doubt.

Women-Driven Rickshaw Program Changes Lives in Pakistan
A privately run women empowerment program in Pakistan, known as Pink Rickshaw, is helping improve the lives of poverty-stricken families and impacting social behaviors in an otherwise male-dominated society. Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad.

For Trump, There's Always a 'New Deal' on the Horizon
Though U.S. President Donald Trump decided Thursday to not hold direct talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump has suggested he's open to talks down the road, if relations improve. That offer of new talks, on his terms, is part of a pattern for Trump when it comes to negotiations. And it's something that has had mixed results, as VOA's Bill Gallo reports.

Trump Says US-North Korea Talks Could be Back on
Is the summit on or off? That's the question North Korea-watchers are asking about a planned meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump. Top White House officials Friday expressed optimism that the talks could be back on after a surprising response from North Korea. VOA's Jesusemen Oni has more.

Trump says 'productive' talks held on reinstating N Korea summit
The US leader issues an even more optimistic statement on possibly reinstating the cancelled meeting.

Man Blinded by Father, Brothers for Falling in Love
A man has been blinded by his own father and siblings for allegedly wanting to marry a girl he fell in love with in southwestern Pakistan. Abdul Baqi, 22, thought his family would help him get married. Instead, his father and four brothers accused him of violating Islamic values and removed his eyes to punish him. The incident occurred May 13. His brothers and father locked his mother and sisters in a room and took Baqi to the corner of the house, where they tied his hands and legs and starte...

Woman Killed By Border Patrol Identified As Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzales, 20
The woman shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol on Wednesday has been




Trump to let China’s ZTE ‘reopen’ after it pays $1.3bn fine
Decision comes despite lawmakers’ criticism over president’s trade dealings with Beijing

Trump Says North Korea Summit May Be Rescheduled
A day after canceling his meeting with Kim Jong-un, President Trump said his administration was back in touch with North Korea and may go ahead with the June 12 get-together.

Is India's Congress party really running out of cash?
Or is this an attempt to position itself as a transparent organisation funded by the people?

Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray
HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii's Big Island.

Trump to Spare Chinese Telecom ZTE From Collapse 
The Trump administration told lawmakers Friday that it had reached a deal that would keep the Chinese telecom firm ZTE alive, possibly clearing the way for the United States to make progress in its high-stakes trade talks with China next month. Under the agreement, ZTE would oust its management team, hire American compliance officers to be placed at the firm and pay a fine. The fine would come on top of the roughly $1 billion ZTE has paid for selling equipment to North Korea and Iran in viola...

Zhao Kangmin: The man who 'discovered' China's terracotta army
Zhao Kangmin was the first expert to identify the ancient warriors, one of China's cultural treasures.

Trump says ‘productive talks’ under way with N Korea over summit
Resurrected meeting with Kim Jong Un would likely remain in Singapore on June 12

Trump says ‘productive talks’ under way with Pyongyang over summit
Resurrected meeting with Kim Jong Un would likely remain in Singapore on June 12

Trump says ‘productive talks’ under way with North Korea over summit
Resurrected meeting with Kim Jong Un would likely remain in Singapore on June 12

The 'forgotten people': When death came to the Torres Strait
Milton Savage sits on the porch of his cement board house on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, about 40 kilometers (24 miles) north of Australia's northern tip.

Trump’s On-Again, Off-Again Summit Style Unnerves Asian Allies
The zigzagging, apparently done without consulting regional allies, has aggravated questions about whether America’s partners can rely on Washington.

North Korea Blew Up Its Nuclear Test Site. Here’s What the Videos Show.
Foreign journalists were given access to the facility in Punggye-ri, and witnessed the destruction of tunnel entrances and buildings. But was the site completely destroyed?

Authorities: Suspected restaurant gunman had gun license
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was legally authorized to carry a firearm, authorities said Friday.

Wounded Indiana teacher 'ran towards bullets' as he stopped school shooter
An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom on Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class before returning with the guns, was arrested "extremely quickly" after the incident around 9 am at Noblesville West Middle School, police Chief Kevin Jowitt said.  Authorities didn’t release his name or say whe...

Far from plain sailing on the Maritime Silk Road
Author: Sinderpal Singh, RSIS China’s South Asian ambitions for its Maritime Silk Road (MSR) have hit foul waters. On the one hand, the MSR must navigate the strategic competition between India and China, and on the other it needs to satisfy the divergent interests of Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (the South […]

Indiana middle school student shoots teacher, classmate
A student armed with two handguns shot a teacher and another student at a school in Indiana on Friday, and media reports said the teacher swatted away the shooter's guns and wrestled him to the ground, protecting others in the classroom. The incident at Noblesville West Middle School was the latest in a series of shootings at U.S. schools and colleges fueling debate about how to keep campuses safe. The suspect had excused himself from class and came back armed with the pistols and opened fire...

Exit polls show Ireland repealing ban on abortion
Surveys indicate landslide for campaign to overturn constitutional amendment

Canadian police seek 2 after bomb wounds 15 at restaurant
TORONTO (AP) — Police hunted for two people Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people.

The Latest: Rants about demonic possession linked to shooter
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a restaurant in Oklahoma City (all times local):

Texas school shooting survivors step up calls for gun reform
Survivors of a recent gun rampage at a Texas school intensified their calls for reforms including tougher gun restrictions Friday, as several of their classmates were laid to rest. Eight children and two adults were killed one week ago when Santa Fe High School student Dimitrios Pagourtzis fired multiple shots with a shotgun and handgun inside his school in rural southeast Texas, also injuring 13. Pakistani exchange student Sabikah Sheikh, 17, was buried Wednesday in Karachi.

Exit poll shows Ireland repealing ban on abortion
Irish Times survey indicates landslide for campaign to overturn constitutional amendment

Publix Suspends Contributions To NRA-Backed Politician Amid Protests
Protests prompted supermarket chain Publix to suspend all political

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Here Are the Biggest Stories in American Politics This Week
From the cancellation of the U.S.-North Korea summit meeting (for now) to upsets in primary elections, a lot happened this week. Here are the five biggest stories — and some links if you want to read further.

The Latest: Oklahoma City shooter arrested once as a minor
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a restaurant in Oklahoma City (all times local):

Texas school shooting victim family sues attacker's parents
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The family of one of the students killed in a Texas high school shooting filed a lawsuit against the alleged gunman's parents, claiming the shooter's father didn't properly secure the weapons and were negligent in entrusting him with firearms.

People Are Disgusted By Hellmann’s Suggestion To Put Mayo On Sushi
An ad on Twitter is making some people uneasy.

People Are Rattled By How Much This Nigerian Man Looks Like Chadwick Boseman
Suleiman Abdulfatai is a native of Nigeria, 31 years old, a graphic designer

Instability in Italy and Spain jolt European markets
Peripheral bonds sell off after confidence motion called against Rajoy while Rome bickers

The Latest: Coroner confirms body is that of missing boy
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a 5-year-old Kansas boy who was reported missing in February (all times local):

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Slams Cabinet Member For Contradicting Official Line on Poisoning Deaths
Cham Prasidh, Minister for Industry and Handicraft, had blamed cyanide and chromium cast off into water sources by Chinese-operated mines.

Indiana shooting: Noblesville school science teacher one of victims in hospital after shots fired
The teacher wounded in the Indiana school shooting this morning has been identified as Jason Seaman. The seventh-grade science educator has been at Noblesville West Middle School for four years and was administering a test to students when the suspected shooter entered the classroom and opened fire. Ms Seaman added: “please pray for the student that was also shot”.

All The Things The NRA Has Blamed For The Texas School Shooting
It's been a week since the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, and

Russia Rejects Report Blaming Russia for Downing of Civilian Airliner
Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed an international investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airliner MH17 over east Ukraine in 2014 as deeply flawed, after investigators concluded Russia's military provided the missile used in the attack that killed all 298 people aboard. Asked about the Joint Investigative Team (JIT) report during a press briefing with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron in St. Petersburg, Putin said that, while he had been too busy to read the report, ...

Chinese Cyber-Activist Huang Qi to Stand Trial in Mid-June
After 18 months in detention, a court in the southern province of Sichuan has announced that Chinese rights activist Huang Qi and two other activists will be put on trial June 20. However, concerns about Huang's health persist in what rights groups and his mother maintain is a politically motivated trial. Huang, who founded the 64 tianwang (Skynet) rights website, is being held along with Chen Tianmao and Yang Xiuqiong on suspicion of leaking state secrets to foreign entities — an ill-defined...

Colombia nabs Escobar hitman 'Popeye'
Police in Colombia said Friday they have recaptured one of late drug lord Pablo Escobar's top hitmen, Jhon Jairo Velasquez -- alias "Popeye" -- who was wanted for extortion. Popeye, 56, who was released from prison in 2014 after 23 years, was already under investigation for allegedly making threats on his Twitter account against Gustavo Petro, leftist candidate in Sunday's election.

Beyond Tech Transfer: The Challenge of Chinese Tech Expanding Abroad
A focus on Chinese investment overlooks the potential dangers of China's homegrown technology.

Kīlauea Volcano: Eruptions, lava flows continue to threaten residents
As the eruption at Hawaii's Kīlauea Volcano continues to evolve, the multitude of dangerous threats to residents are showing no signs of subsiding.

The Mlabri of Northern Thailand
One of Thailand's smallest ethnic groups makes the transition from nomadic to settled life.

Fish Market Buys Freedom For Fred The 70-Pound Octopus
A 70-pound octopus named Fred not only has eight arms, but possibly nine

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