News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: May 24, 2019, 07:03 PM IST

Theresa May. Photograph:(Reuters)

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Top developments of the day.

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".

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.

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.

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 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.