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 Thousands protest against the Guthi Bill in Kathmandu INT In Nepal, thousands of people came onto roads in capital Kathmandu today against controversial “Guthi Bill”. Johnson wins key Brexit backing in UK leadership race INT British leadership favourite Boris Johnson today won the endorsement of a key Brexit-backing rival despite accusations he was softening his rhetoric on leaving the EU. 91,600 killed in Yemen fighting since 2015, says ACLED INT Yemen's civil war has killed at least 91,600 people since the conflict began in 2015. A database tracking violence today said, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months of fighting in 2015. Russia, China block US effort to halt North Korea fuel deliveries INT Russia and China have blocked an American initiative aimed to halt fuel deliveries to North Korea. Washington accuses that deliveries exceed North Korea's annual ceiling for 2019. Voluntary Euthanasia becomes legal in Australian state INT Victoria has become the first state in Australia to enact Euthanasia laws that would now allow terminally ill patients suffering from intolerable pain to legally ask their doctor for lethal drugs to end their lives. Credible evidence linking Saudi crown prince to Jamal Khashoggi murder: Independent UN rights expert INT An independent UN rights expert has said that there is credible evidence linking Saudi Arabia's crown prince to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October. Xi Jinping to mark his first state visit to North Korea from tomorrow INT Chinese President Xi Jinping will be on a two-day visit to North Korea from tomorrow at the invitation of Kim Jong Un. US expresses strong views on IMF loan to Pakistan INT The US has communicated its strong views on an IMF bailout package to cash-strapped Pakistan. Powerful earthquake jolts northwest Japan; no major damage reported INT A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late yesterday, causing minor injuries to 21 people and a brief evacuation of coastal homes. Donald Trump formally kicks off his 2020 re-election campaign INT US President Donald Trump has officially launched his 2020 re-election campaign at a rally in Florida. One Chinese worker killed in Bangladesh construction site clash INT Violent clashes broke out between Chinese and Bangladeshi workers in the southern city of Patuakhali of Bangladesh late last night. Two sulking Muslim ministers in Sri Lanka reappointed INT In Sri Lanka, two of the Muslim ministers who resigned en masse earlier this month, have been reappointed to their previous posts. Sudan's military council says ready to form gov't of competencies INT Sudan's Transitional Military Council- TMC yesterday reiterated readiness to form a government of competencies representing all components of the Sudanese people when addressing native administration leaders in Khartoum. Bangladesh's first iron ore mine discovered INT For the first time in Bangladesh, iron ore mine has been discovered at Isabpur village in Dinajpur. Bangladesh: Fifth and final round of Upzila elections concludes INT In Bangladesh, the fifth and final round of Upzila elections concluded yesterday. Nepal: Programmes being organised to celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga INT In Nepal, many programmes are being organised to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga. United Kingdom: Boris Johnson takes lead in run-up to the election of PM INT In the United Kingdom, Prime Ministerial race has narrowed to five candidates from six after a crunch vote last night when ruling Conservative Party MPs voted in a secret ballot for the second time to whittle down the list of contenders further. Trump to hold extended talks with Xi on sidelines of G20 INT US President Donald Trump has said, he will hold an extended meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G-20 summit. US President Donald Trump launches his 2020 re-election campaign INT US President Donald Trump has launched his 2020 re-election campaign at a packed arena in Orlando, Florida. UN human rights office calls for independent inquiry into death of former Mohamed Morsi INT The United Nations human rights office called for an "independent inquiry" into the death of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Morsi died after collapsing during a trial hearing in a Cairo court yesterday. Japan issues tsunami advisory after 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit northwest of country INT Japan issued a tsunami advisory tonight after a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the northwest of the country. A wave of one metre is expected to hit the coast of the Sea of Japan, north of Tokyo, the nation's meteorological agency said. Cyprus expects 'stronger' EU stand on Turkey's drilling INT Cyprus says, the European Union should adopt a firmer stance over Turkey's bid to drill for oil and gas inside the island's exclusive economic zone. Syria: 45 combatants, 14 soldiers killed in Clashes between pro-govt forces, jihadist-led groups INT In Syria, forty Five combatants and 14 soldiers were killed in Clashes between pro-government forces and jihadist-led groups today. A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has confirmed this. Indonesia: 18 killed in boat capsize incident near Madura island off Java's north coast INT The death toll from an Indonesian ferry sinking has risen to 18. The overloaded passenger boat was carrying more than 60 people when it overturned yesterday in rough seas near Madura island, off Java's north coast. US approves deployment of 1,000 additional troops in West Asia amid tensions with Iran INT The US has approved the deployment of 1,000 additional troops in West Asia for defensive purposes amidst tensions with Iran. China's Sichuan earthquake death toll rises to 12 INT In China, at least 12 people were killed and over 100 injured after two strong earthquakes jolted the southwest Sichuan province. America to begin process of removing millions of illegal migrants next week: Trump INT US President Donald Trump has said, America will begin the process of removing millions of illegal migrants next week. Egypt's former president Morsi buried in Cairo INT Egypt's first democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi was buried today amid heavy security in Cairo, a day after his collapse and death during a court session. Sri Lanka: Parliament speaker to chair meeting to break deadlock over probe into the Easter attacks INT In Sri Lanka, parliament speaker Karu Jayasuriya will today chair a meeting seeking to break the deadlock with the President over a parliamentary select committee probe into the Easter attacks. Russia: Yoga enthusiasts participate in yoga classes in Tagansky Park in Moscow INT Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts participated in yoga classes held in the Tagansky Park in Moscow to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga. Yoga enthusiasts in UAE will again assemble on June 20, 21 & 22 to celebrate International Yoga Day INT Thousands of yoga enthusiasts in the UAE will once again assemble on 20th, 21st and 22nd June to celebrate the 5th edition of the International Yoga Day. Netanyahu calls for 'snapback sanctions' if Iran violates nuclear deal INT Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that Iran should be immediately hit with sanctions if it surpasses a uranium stockpile limit set under the 2015 nuclear deal. Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea from June 20 to 21 INT Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea from June 20 to 21 at the invitation of Kim Jong-Un. The spokesperson for the International Department of the ruling Communist Party of China, Hu Zhaoming, disclosed this in Beijing today. Iraq looking at options in case Gulf oil route cut, says oil ministry spokesman INT Iraq is looking at contingency plans in case spiralling US-Iran tensions cut off its oil exports through the Gulf. Iraq's oil ministry spokesman Assem Jihad disclosed this in Baghdad today as observers warned a rupture would be disastrous. Breakfast menu for inmates in Bangladeshi jails changed after 231 years INT The breakfast menu for inmates in Bangladeshi jails has been changed after 231 years. Under the new menu, inmates will receive bread and vegetables for four days, khichri for two days and halwa and bread on the other days of the week. Eight people died after boat sinks off southwestern Turkey INT Turkish coastguard today said eight people died after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off southwestern Turkey this morning. Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islands INT Japan today protested against an unauthorised Chinese maritime survey within its economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands. Rocket fire kills 12 civilians in regime-held village in Syria INT In Syria, twelve civilians were killed in a rocket fire in a regime-held village in northwestern region. State news agency SANA has blamed former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham for the attack. At least 18 killed in Venezuela bus accident INT In Venezuela, at least 18 people were killed in a bus accident in western part of the Latin American nation. Massive blackout leaves more than 44 million people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay INT A massive blackout left more than 44 million people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay yesterday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid. Brazil development bank chief quits, fueling political crisis INT The head of Brazil's powerful state development bank quit on Sunday, a day after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro threatened to sack him, fueling a political crisis. Guatemala votes for new president amid tensions over violence, migration INT Guatemala, a Central American Country, on Sunday began voting for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence Mike Pompeo on Iran: US considering range of options including military INT US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday said that it is "considering a full range of options" regarding rising tensions with Iran, including military options. Iran alleges US could be behind suspicious tanker attacks INT Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani has alleged that Washington could be behind the suspicious tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman to pile pressure on Tehran. Hong Kong leader apologises for causing conflict and disputes INT Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised today for the way her administration tried to pass a law allowing extraditions to China, the cause of unprecedented protests and clashes this week. Nepal: Indian Embassy organised yoga event at Syangboche INT The Yoga has reached the base of Mount Everest, the highest peak on the earth. To celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga, the Embassy of India in Nepal organised a special event at Syangboche situated around 13,000 feet in the lap of Mt Everest. Guatemala set to elect new President today INT Guatemala is set to elect a new President today after a tumultuous campaign. A total of 19 candidates are vying to succeed outgoing President Jimmy Morales. Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes in New Zealand INT In New Zealand, a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck near the remote Kermadec Islands northeast of New Zealand today, briefly prompting a tsunami warning.