Top 10 world news today: Trump's bank details made public, US tests laser weapon and more

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 23, 2020, 11.37 PM(IST)

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Here are top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

White House press secretary reveals a little too much -- Trump's bank details

As McEnany held the cheque to show it to the reporters on Friday, it not only had the USD 100,000 amount to be given to the HHS but also displayed the president's private bank account and routing numbers.

US successfully tests a laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight

The Navy, in a statement on Friday, said lasers, which it calls directed energy weapons (DEW), can be effective defences against drones or armed small boats.

Cyclone Amphan loss estimated at Rs 1 trillion in India

Neighbouring Bangladesh, which also fell in Cyclone Amphan's path on Wednesday, said it had suffered a loss of 11 billion taka ($130 million). But this could rise, government officials said.

US clears way for new arms sale to UAE despite evidence it violated previous deal

Under the UAE and Saudi Arabia's arms sales agreements with the US, American-made MRAPs are considered "proprietary technology," which neither party is supposed to let out of its control.

China President Xi Jinping makes high-stakes power play in move to subdue Hong Kong

The proposal for new legislation is expected to be passed on May 28 by the National People's Congress, though it remains unclear how and when exactly Hong Kong will bring it into effect.

Thailand begins coronavirus vaccine trials on monkeys

Thailand announced on Wednesday that it was developing a vaccine - one of at least 100 potential vaccines in the works worldwide - and hoped to have it into production by next year.

Black box recovered from Pakistan airplane crash site

The data recorder was retrieved from the crash site in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Saturday, according to PIA spokesman Abdullah Khan.

Trump to attend NASA astronaut launch in Florida on Wednesday

It will be the first time since the space shuttle programme ended in 2011 that US astronauts will launch into space aboard an American rocket from American soil.

Cummings did not break any rules: UK PM office resists calls to take action over lockdown drive

'At no stage was he or his family spoken to by the police about this matter, as is being reported. His actions were in line with coronavirus guidelines,' official stated.

More than 40 test positive for coronavirus after Frankfurt church service

The service took place on May 10 at a Baptist church. It's being said the church did not violate official guidelines aimed at containing the spread of the virus.