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Exit polls show Modi-led alliance likely to win majority

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies are likely to return to power for a second consecutive term after the parliamentary elections that ended today, according to different exit polls.

Conservatives keep  power in Australia

Conservatives keep power in Australia

Australia’s ruling conservative coalition defied expectations to retain power in national elections yesterday, prompting Prime Minister Scott Morrison to declare: “I have always believed in miracles!”

Iran dismisses war fears

Iran dismisses war fears

Iran’s top diplomat yesterday dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region, saying Tehran did not want a conflict and that no country had the “illusion it can confront Iran”, the state news agency IRNA reported.

Press freedom key indicator of a country’s health: Pope

Press freedom key indicator of a country’s health: Pope

Pope Francis yesterday paid tribute to journalists killed while doing their jobs, saying media freedom is a key indicator of a country’s health.

Sudan talks to resume today

Talks between Sudan’s army rulers and protesters are set to resume, army rulers announced yesterday, as Islamic movements planned to rally for the inclusion of sharia in the country’s roadmap.

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