Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan

LONDON — Britain’s Labour Party politician Sadiq Khan has been elected the new mayor of London, becoming the first Muslim mayor of the British capital, according to official polling results announced on early Saturday.

Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan
Khan, 45, defeated his major rival, the Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith, in the mayoral elections held on Thursday and became the capital city’s third directly elected mayor, after Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson. (London-Mayor)
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BRASILIA — A special commission of the Brazilian Senate voted on Friday in favor of an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, according to the Brazilian media.
The Senate will hold a full vote on May 11. A simple majority of 41 votes out of 81 in favor of the trial would see Rousseff have step down for 180 days, while Vice President Michel Temer will step in as interim president. (Brazil-Impeachment)
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SANAA — At least eight people were killed and more than 17 others injured when a suicide bomb attack targeted a busy market in Yemen’s northern province of Marib on Friday, a local security official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
In Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, where the government is temporarily based, unidentified gunmen opened fire from silenced weapons and killed the director of the city’s Central Prison and his bodyguard in Mansourah neighborhood. (Yemen-Attack)
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TEHRAN — Iran’s natural gas output in the Persian Gulf region will surpass that of Qatar in the coming month, Press TV reported on Friday.
Iran expects a significant production rise from the field it shares with Qatar before March 2017, Ali-Akbar Sha’banpour, the managing director of Pars Oil and Gas Company, said. (Iran-Gas)
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WASHINGTON — In his first remarks about Donald Trump’s presumptive Republican presidential nominee status, U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday urged U.S. media to closely vet the New York billionaire developer’s past statements and stances.

Since the outset of his campaign last June, Trump, a bombastic businessman turned reality TV star, suffocated the rest packed GOP field with his unpredictability and incendiary remarks. Stressing that Trump had a long record in public life, Obama said that what Trump said and did should be carefully examined, as should the past stances and statements of all other candidates. (Obama-Trump-Elections) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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