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Far-right politics in the United Kingdom

Thousands of far-right activists attend a protest in London, United Kingdom amid a recent crackdown on far-right activity on social media. Guest speakers included former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson, "Vice" magazine co-founder Gavin McInnes, and UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Gerard Batten.

Rally follows ban of former EDL leader Tommy Robinson from Twitter over ‘hateful conduct’

El Comercio

In an interview granted to the newspaper "El Comercio", the Peruvian president, Martín Vizcarra, ruled out presenting himself for re-election in 2021 or calling early elections. Vizcarra, as vice president, took office late March after former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned due to a corruption scandal and strong pressures of the Congress.


The Electoral Commission of Zambia says it will disqualify anybody who commits violence in the campaign for upcoming by-elections slated for June.

Lusaka - Zambia: The Electoral Commission of Zambia has issued a stern warning that it will be compelled to cancel and disqualify anyone found committing acts of violence in the by-elections slated for 5th June 2018. ECZ Public Relations Manager Margaret Chimase says the commission is deeply concerned with rising levels of

Lebanese general election, 2018

Lebanon holds its first parliamentary election since 2009.

Lebanon elects its parliament for the first time since 2009, with a changed voting system.


Malaysian authorities announce sixteen arrests connected to an international human trafficking ring. The arrests follow the seizure of modified tanker ship MV "Etra" in Malaysian waters on Tuesday with 127 Sri Lankan migrants on board being smuggled to New Zealand and Australia. The arrests include seven people captured aboard a fishing vessel used to transfer migrants onto MV "Etra".

2018 lower Puna eruption

At Leilani Estates, 26 homes and 4 buildings were destroyed by Kīlauea, forcing 1700 people to leave their homes.

Flash floods

Flash floods cause transportation issues and damage buildings in Ankara, the capital of Turkey.

Flash floods in the Turkish capital, Ankara, cause havoc.

Economy of France

French economy minister Bruno Le Maire says Air France may collapse over ongoing strike action and the state will not bail the firm out despite owning 14.3% of parent Air France-KLM.

France's economy minister says the national carrier could 'disappear', as staff begin another strike.

War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

A mosque being used for voter registration is bombed in Khost, Afghanistan, killing at least 14 people and injuring 33.

A bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that was being used as a voter registration center killed at least 14 people and wounded 33, officials said on Sunday. Talib Mangal, spokesman for the provincial governor in Khost, said that there was one female among those killed in the...


Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal is shot at following a rally in Narowal, Punjab. A bullet pierces his right shoulder. He is in stable condition now and the gunman has since been arrested, according to Government Officials.

NAROWAL/Lahore - Interior Minister and top PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal was wounded in an apparent assassination attack yesterday, ahead of nationwide elections

Kashmir insurgency

Two days of clashes in Indian-administrated Jammu and Kashmir leaves eight militants and nine civilians dead, while over 100 protesters are injured during anti-India demonstrations.

Former professor-turned suspected militant was among 17 killed in gun battles and attacks.

2018 Gaza border protests

Hamas releases videos showing dozens of Palestinians successfully breaching the fence and infiltrating Israel.

2018 Gaza border protests

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) open fire on a group of Palestinian men trying to sabotage the Israeli-Gazan border fence, killing three and injuring two others. The IDF also attacks a Hamas outpost near the border, stating that the location was used to launch incendiary kites and other objects in an attempt to burn Israeli fields.

Gazan protesters are trying to start fires in Israel.