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Hyundai Archery World Cup final to be held in Russia        Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz named in Pakistan''s World Cup squad        Uber partners with ICC for Men''s cricket World Cup 2019        Markets soar in early trade; Sensex zooms 942 points, rupee gains 79 paise        Lanka govt appeals to parents to send their children to school without fear        US delays implementation of Huawei trade ban by 90 days : Commerce Dept.        Swaraj to attend SCO foreign ministers meet in Bishkek from Tuesday        International calls diversion racket held in Telangana        Welcome decision to sack me as UP minister: Rajbhar        China "regrets" Security Council''s rejection of Russian-requested meeting on Ukraine        LS polls come to close; over 64 pc voting recorded in last phase        PM performs puja at Kedarnath after meditating for 17 hrs, will also visit Badrinath        Modi govt set to return to power, Exit polls predict        Exit polls gossip, don''t trust them: Mamata        S. Arabia calls GCC, Arab League meetings        Blast near tourist bus injures at least 17 in Egypt        Bravo, Pollard named in W Indies reserve players list for World Cup 2019        Opposition unity: Naidu meets Akhilesh, Mayawati over opposition unity post LS polls        I could be assassinated like Indira Gandhi, BJP after my life: Kejriwal        LS polls candidate attacked in Kerala        
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International News
US to pull last embassy staff from Venezuela
 
Washington: The United States has said it will withdraw all remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela as Nicolas Maduro accused US President Donald Trump of masterminding a plot to force him from power by crippling the country''s electricity system. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the decision to vacate the US embassy in the crisis-stricken country''s capital, Caracas, late on Monday. ?This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in #Venezuela as well as the conclusion that the presence of US diplomatic staff at the embassy has become a constraint on US policy,? Pompeo tweeted, according to the media reports.

On January 24 the US State Department ordered all non-emergency government employees to depart Venezuela, where Maduro is facing a stiff challenge for power from opposition leader Juan Guaido amid an acute economic crisis. That day, the department also urged Americans living in Venezuela to consider leaving. Pompeo''s announcement came after another day of chaos as power cuts that began Thursday evening continued to cause problems for Venezuelans, leaving them with little power, water and communications. People converged on a polluted river to fill water bottles in Caracas, and scattered protests erupted in several cities.

Maduro''s political foes and many specialists believe the calamitous nationwide blackout that has yet to be resolved is the result of years of mismanagement, corruption and incompetence. ?We are in the middle of a catastrophe that is not the result of a hurricane, that is not the result of a tsunami,? Guaido told CNN on Sunday. ?It''s the product of the inefficiency, the incapability, the corruption of a regime that doesn''t care about the lives of Venezuelans.? But in a televised nationwide address on Monday night Maduro pointed the finger of blame at the White House in what critics condemned as a cynical attempt to deflect criticism of his regime''s responsibility.


Lanka govt appeals to parents to send their children to school without fear
US delays implementation of Huawei trade ban by 90 days : Commerce Dept.
S. Arabia calls GCC, Arab League meetings
Blast near tourist bus injures at least 17 in Egypt
UK gets new weapons act, secures Sikh right to carry kirpans
Austrian far-right leader resigns over ''Ibiza affair''
Afghan security forces killed in US strike in Helmand
Trump says he hopes for no war as US-Iran tensions escalate
Iran''s Zarif says ''no possibility'' of talks with US: Kyodo
Theresa May to confirm resignation date in June
US imposes visa restrictions on three senior Pakistani officials
Iran's supreme leader makes uranium enrichment threat
Hafiz Saeed's brother-in-law arrested in Pakistan
Several arrested as parts of Lanka remain under indefinite curfew after communal riots
Yemeni drones launch retaliatory raids against vital Saudi facilities: Al-Masirah
11 small Thai parties support army-backed candidate for PM
African police arrest 20 for suspected double voting in elections
At least 5 killed, over a dozen buried in mine collapse in western Indonesia
Lankan Catholics hold first Sunday mass since Easter attacks
5 persons, 3 militants killed in Gwadar hotel attack; Defence forces clear hotel of IEDs
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Cate Blanchett, Yvonne Strahovski to star in 'Stateless'
 Los Angeles: Cate Blanchett is set to feature in Australian TV psychological drama "Stateless".
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India moots tax breaks, refunds for foreign film units
To attack Vidyasagar is to attack Bangla language: Mahesh Bhatt
KERALA NEWS
LS polls candidate attacked in Kerala
 Kannur: Independent candidate from Vadakara Lok Sabha constituency and former CPI(M) local leader CO
Two women abort their plan to enter Lord Ayyappa temple Sabarimala
Kerala CM meets CEOs of leading business firms in Switzerland
Elephant to undergo medical test for Thrissur 'pooram'
NATIONAL NEWS
Swaraj to attend SCO foreign ministers meet in Bishkek from Tuesday
 New Delhi, May 20 (PTI) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend a two-day meeting of the
International calls diversion racket held in Telangana
Welcome decision to sack me as UP minister: Rajbhar
LS polls come to close; over 64 pc voting recorded in last phase
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