News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 28, 2019, 09.03 AM(IST)

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Read the five big stories of the day.

Iran slams US after Trump nuclear weapons comment

Iran hit out at the United States on Monday for "causing tensions" after President Donald Trump said his government was not seeking regime change and that he would welcome talks with Tehran.

Japan mass stabbing: One child among two killed, 19 injured

A mass stabbing rampage outside of Tokyo on Tuesday killed a schoolgirl, and the suspected attacker was also dead after turning his knife on himself, according to local media.

Maldives former President Mohamed Nasheed tipped as new Speaker

The former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has been nominated as the country's parliamentary speaker and is set to be sworn in Tuesday, a party official said.

IED blast wounds 11 security personnel in Jharkhand

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded in Jharkhand's Kuchai area of Saraikella on early Tuesday, news agency ANI reported. 

As per reports, the blast occurred at around 4:53 am and targeted the troops of 209 CoBRA and Jharkhand Police.

'Being Serena, it's a lot to carry': Williams struggles to 800th victory

Serena Williams admitted the 'mother, champion, queen, goddess' logo which adorned her Roland Garros outfit on Monday was "a lot to carry, but so is being Serena".