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

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 23, 2020, 11:55 PM IST
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Here are top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

'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.

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.