News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: May 24, 2019, 06:57 PM(IST)

Theresa May. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.

Choking back tears, Britain's Theresa May says goodbye to Downing Street

British Prime Minister Theresa May was barely able to finish her resignation speech on Friday, her voice breaking as she fought back tears when describing her "enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love".

15 dead, several injured in major fire in Surat building

At least 15 died following a major fire at a building in Sarthana area of Surat, Gujarat on Friday evening. Surat Police Commissioner Satish Kumar Mishra confirmed the death of 15 people adding that the toll might go up.

Union cabinet passes resolution to dissolve 16th Lok Sabha

The Union Cabinet met on Friday and adopted a resolution for the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha, setting in motion the process of constituting the new House and formation of the government after the conclusion of the general elections.

Bomb kills senior cleric during Friday prayers at Afghan mosque

A bomb killed a senior Islamic preacher and wounded at least 16 devotees inside a mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers, interior ministry officials said.

North Korea blames US for failed summit, urges 'new calculation'

North Korea said on Friday an "arbitrary and dishonest" US position had resulted in the failure to reach a deal during a second North Korea-US summit, warning the nuclear issue would never be resolved without a new approach.



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