NEWS ON AIR Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR International News 3 Pakistani nationals arrested with fake Indian currency in Nepal INT In Nepal, three Pakistani nationals have been arrested from Tribhuvan International Airport for carrying fake Indian currency with a face value of over 7.6 crore rupees. 8.0-magnitude quake hits Peru INT In Peru, a powerful earthquake measuring 8 on the richter scale, toppled houses, blocked roads and knocked out power in parts of the country yesterday. Sri Lankan navy launches extra vigil over terrorists INT Sri Lankan navy has launched extra vigil on its northern seas in wake of media reports that some terrorist elements may have left the country to land on Indian shores. Car bomb in northwestern Iraq kills 5, wounds 8 INT Iraq's military said today, a car bomb has killed five people and injured eight in a northwestern village near the Syrian border. A military statement said, the car was parked near a market in the village of Oweinat in Nineveh province. Thousands march in cities across Brazil to support President Jair Bolsonaro INT Thousands gathered in cities across Brazil today to show support for President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings five months into his term. China, Pakistan sign several MoUs in diverse sectors INT Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan met Pakistan President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad today and signed several Memorandums of Understanding, MoUs. Sri Lanka detains nearly 100 during search and cordon operations INT In Sri Lanka, over 100 people have been taken into custody during search and cordon operations carried out by security forces in Colombo and adjoining areas. Clashes between prisoners in Brazil jail leave 15 dead INT Clashes between inmates killed 15 people at a jail in Amazonas state in northern Brazil yesterday. 30 dead, dozens missing in DR Congo boat accident INT At least 30 people died and many more were missing after a boat accident on a lake in western Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday. European Parliament elections: EPP win 178 seats INT European Parliament published the provisional results for this year's elections, showing the European People's Party group winning 178 seats and remaining the largest political group in the legislature. Trump becomes first foreign leader to meet new Japanese emperor INT US President Donald Trump got the red carpet treatment today at Japan's Imperial Palace where he made history, becoming the first world leader to meet with the new emperor of Japan. Eight candidates in fray to replace Theresa May as British PM INT In Britain, at least eight candidates have joined the fray to battle it out to take over the reins from Prime Minister Theresa May. Australian Prime Minister announces his cabinet INT In Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his new cabinet and the nation's new ambassadors to the United States and the United Nations. Pak MPs-led group attacks army check post; 3 killed, 15 injured INT In Pakistan, at least three persons were killed and 15 others, including five soldiers, injured as members from the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), led by two MPs, allegedly attacked an army check post in country's restive North Waziristan region today. Iran’s Prez says country could hold referendum over nuclear program INT Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has suggested that the Islamic Republic could hold a referendum over the country's nuclear program amid the unraveling deal with world powers and heightened tensions with the United States. Iraq warns of risks of war during Iranian FM’s visit INT Iraqi leaders have warned of the risks of war during a visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose country is locked in a tense standoff with the United States. Egypt unfreezes assets of Mubarak-era interior minister INT Egypt has unfrozen the assets of its Mubarak-era interior minister, who was acquitted on all corruption-related charges earlier this month. Magnitude-8 earthquake strikes north-central Peru INT The US Geological Survey says a large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 has struck in north-central Peru. 10 killed in gas leak in cargo ship in China INT In China, at least 10 people died and 19 others were injured in a gas leak in a cargo ship. Voting to elect new European Parliament underway in 21 countries INT Citizens across 21 European nations are voting today for new representatives at the European Parliament in the last leg of four day poll. EU election: Europeans head to the polls across the continent INT Citizens across 21 European nations are voting today for new representatives at the European Parliament in the last leg of four-day poll. Donald Trump dismisses down North Korean missile tests INT US President Donald Trump has dismissed concerns about recent North Korean missile tests. In a tweet issued shortly after his arrival in Japan today, he called the missiles small weapons. Tory leadership: Dominic Raab, Andrea Leadsom enter race INT In Britain, former cabinet members Dominic Raab and Andrea Leadsom are the latest Conservative Party MPs to announce they will run for party leader. Taliban captives in Afghanistan subjected to abuse, says UN INT The UN says Taliban captives in Afghanistan have been subjected to abuse, ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture. Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill resigns INT Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill today resigned from his post after weeks of unrest in the government. Ireland votes overwhelmingly to relax strict divorce law INT Ireland has voted by an overwhelming majority to relax its constitutional restriction on divorce. Bong Joon Ho's 'Parasite' strikes gold at Cannes this year INT South Korean director Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" bagged the Palme d'Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in France. Bong Joon Ho received the festival's coveted top prize from French cinema icon Catherine Deneuve at a closing ceremony Yesterday. 10 injured as gunmen open fire outside New Jersey bar in US INT In US, at least 10 people injured after two gunmen fired into a crowd outside a bar in New Jersey's capital city yesterday. Authorities said that five men and five women were taken to a hospital with gunshot injuries. At least 25 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush INT In Nigeria, at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians were killed in an ambush by the Boko Haram militants in the northeastern part of the country yesterday. Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa's president INT Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa’s President yesterday. Head of the African National Congress Ramaphosa was officially elected as President by Parliament during its first sitting following the sixth general elections. US ambassador calls for Beijing dialogue with Dalai Lama INT The US ambassador to China has called upon Beijing to open a substantive dialogue with the Dalai Lama. US President Trump reaches Japan on four-day visit INT US President Donald Trump reached Japan today for a four-day visit. UN lauds gender balance in Indian peacekeeping troops INT UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed gratitude for India's contribution to the United Nations and its peacekeeping missions. US troops boost threat to international peace: Iran INT Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said, the US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to West Asia is a threat to international peace. UAE condemns terrorist attack on mosque in Kabul INT The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a mosque in Afghan Capital, Kabul during Friday prayer that has resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. Sri Lanka hits out at UN Advisors INT The Sri Lankan government has termed as prejudiced, the statements made by UN special advisors expressing alarm on the growing acts of violence in the country. Bali airport returns to normal operations INT In Indonesia, Bali airport has returned to normal operations after some flights were cancelled last night following an eruption of the Mount Agung volcano that spread ash over the south of the island. Race to be new UK prime minister begins INT In the UK, the race to become the next Conservative Party leader has begun, following British Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement that she will step down next month over Brexit deal. US confirms approval of 8.1 billion dollars in arms transfers to Saudi, Jordan and UAE INT The United States has confirmed approval of 8.1 billion US dollars in arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates amid hostilities with Iran. Theresa May to resign as prime minister INT British Prime Minister has announced that she would resign as the UK's Conservative leader on June 7 "in the best interests of the country", paving the way for a contest to decide the new Prime Minister after she failed to win over her ministers with a revised strategy to withdraw Britain from t Losing Indonesian candidate challenges election in court INT The defeated candidate in Indonesia’s presidential election Prabowo Subianto has filed a challenge against the result in the country’s top court, just days after seven people died in rioting by his supporters in the capital. Acting US Defence Secretary plans to meet with his Chinese counterpart next week INT Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan plans to meet with his Chinese counterpart next week at a regional security conference in Singapore. 3 killed, 28 injured as blast rocks mosque in Pakistan INT In Pakistan, a powerful explosion ripped through a mosque ahead of Friday prayers killing at least three persons and injuring 28 others in the restive Balochistan province. France: More than a dozen injured in Lyon explosion INT In France, a package blast on a pedestrian street in the heart of city of Lyon today wounded several people . UK Court directs Vijay Mallya to pay Diageo over USD 135 million INT The UK High Court directed the embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya to pay British beverage giant Diageo over USD 135 million in relation to a collateral arrangement. US President Trump, PM Modi agree to meet at G-20 Summit in Japan next month INT US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today agreed to meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan next month as both the leaders pledged to further strengthen the US-India strategic partnership and build on the achievements of the last two years. Spanish parliament suspends four jailed Catalan MPs INT Spain's parliament today suspended the mandates of four Catalan lawmakers who were elected while in custody and on trial over their role in the failed 2017 separatist bid. Sri Lanka assures security, urges countries to remove travel restrictions INT Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has assured foreign envoys that security has been strengthened in the country and urged to remove travel restrictions imposed after the Easter Sunday attacks.