NEWS ON AIR Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR International News UN human rights office calls for independent inquiry into death of former Mohamed Morsi INT The United Nations human rights office called for an "independent inquiry" into the death of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Morsi died after collapsing during a trial hearing in a Cairo court yesterday. Japan issues tsunami advisory after 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit northwest of country INT Japan issued a tsunami advisory tonight after a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the northwest of the country. A wave of one metre is expected to hit the coast of the Sea of Japan, north of Tokyo, the nation's meteorological agency said. US President Trump says, he had positive phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping INT US President Donald Trump said he had a positive phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping today. He said that they will hold an "extended meeting" next week at the G20 summit. Cyprus expects 'stronger' EU stand on Turkey's drilling INT Cyprus says, the European Union should adopt a firmer stance over Turkey's bid to drill for oil and gas inside the island's exclusive economic zone. Syria: 45 combatants, 14 soldiers killed in Clashes between pro-govt forces, jihadist-led groups INT In Syria, forty Five combatants and 14 soldiers were killed in Clashes between pro-government forces and jihadist-led groups today. A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has confirmed this. Indonesia: 18 killed in boat capsize incident near Madura island off Java's north coast INT The death toll from an Indonesian ferry sinking has risen to 18. The overloaded passenger boat was carrying more than 60 people when it overturned yesterday in rough seas near Madura island, off Java's north coast. US approves deployment of 1,000 additional troops in West Asia amid tensions with Iran INT The US has approved the deployment of 1,000 additional troops in West Asia for defensive purposes amidst tensions with Iran. China's Sichuan earthquake death toll rises to 12 INT In China, at least 12 people were killed and over 100 injured after two strong earthquakes jolted the southwest Sichuan province. America to begin process of removing millions of illegal migrants next week: Trump INT US President Donald Trump has said, America will begin the process of removing millions of illegal migrants next week. Egypt's former president Morsi buried in Cairo INT Egypt's first democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi was buried today amid heavy security in Cairo, a day after his collapse and death during a court session. Sri Lanka: Parliament speaker to chair meeting to break deadlock over probe into the Easter attacks INT In Sri Lanka, parliament speaker Karu Jayasuriya will today chair a meeting seeking to break the deadlock with the President over a parliamentary select committee probe into the Easter attacks. Russia: Yoga enthusiasts participate in yoga classes in Tagansky Park in Moscow INT Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts participated in yoga classes held in the Tagansky Park in Moscow to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga. Yoga enthusiasts in UAE will again assemble on June 20, 21 & 22 to celebrate International Yoga Day INT Thousands of yoga enthusiasts in the UAE will once again assemble on 20th, 21st and 22nd June to celebrate the 5th edition of the International Yoga Day. Netanyahu calls for 'snapback sanctions' if Iran violates nuclear deal INT Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that Iran should be immediately hit with sanctions if it surpasses a uranium stockpile limit set under the 2015 nuclear deal. Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit North Korea from June 20 to 21 INT Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea from June 20 to 21 at the invitation of Kim Jong-Un. The spokesperson for the International Department of the ruling Communist Party of China, Hu Zhaoming, disclosed this in Beijing today. Iraq looking at options in case Gulf oil route cut, says oil ministry spokesman INT Iraq is looking at contingency plans in case spiralling US-Iran tensions cut off its oil exports through the Gulf. Iraq's oil ministry spokesman Assem Jihad disclosed this in Baghdad today as observers warned a rupture would be disastrous. Breakfast menu for inmates in Bangladeshi jails changed after 231 years INT The breakfast menu for inmates in Bangladeshi jails has been changed after 231 years. Under the new menu, inmates will receive bread and vegetables for four days, khichri for two days and halwa and bread on the other days of the week. Eight people died after boat sinks off southwestern Turkey INT Turkish coastguard today said eight people died after a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off southwestern Turkey this morning. Japan protests Chinese activity near disputed islands INT Japan today protested against an unauthorised Chinese maritime survey within its economic waters near disputed East China Sea islands. Rocket fire kills 12 civilians in regime-held village in Syria INT In Syria, twelve civilians were killed in a rocket fire in a regime-held village in northwestern region. State news agency SANA has blamed former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham for the attack. At least 18 killed in Venezuela bus accident INT In Venezuela, at least 18 people were killed in a bus accident in western part of the Latin American nation. Massive blackout leaves more than 44 million people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay INT A massive blackout left more than 44 million people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay yesterday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid. Brazil development bank chief quits, fueling political crisis INT The head of Brazil's powerful state development bank quit on Sunday, a day after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro threatened to sack him, fueling a political crisis. Guatemala votes for new president amid tensions over violence, migration INT Guatemala, a Central American Country, on Sunday began voting for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence Mike Pompeo on Iran: US considering range of options including military INT US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday said that it is "considering a full range of options" regarding rising tensions with Iran, including military options. Iran alleges US could be behind suspicious tanker attacks INT Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani has alleged that Washington could be behind the suspicious tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman to pile pressure on Tehran. Hong Kong leader apologises for causing conflict and disputes INT Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised today for the way her administration tried to pass a law allowing extraditions to China, the cause of unprecedented protests and clashes this week. Nepal: Indian Embassy organised yoga event at Syangboche INT The Yoga has reached the base of Mount Everest, the highest peak on the earth. To celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga, the Embassy of India in Nepal organised a special event at Syangboche situated around 13,000 feet in the lap of Mt Everest. Guatemala set to elect new President today INT Guatemala is set to elect a new President today after a tumultuous campaign. A total of 19 candidates are vying to succeed outgoing President Jimmy Morales. Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes in New Zealand INT In New Zealand, a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck near the remote Kermadec Islands northeast of New Zealand today, briefly prompting a tsunami warning. 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi celebrated in Dhaka INT The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated in Dhaka. Zuzana Caputova sworn in as president of Slovakia INT In Slovakia, anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was sworn in as country's first female president today. 11 People killed, 25 injured in explosions in Somalia INT In Somalia, 11 people have been dead and 25 other wounded in a pair of explosions rocked in the capital city Mogadishu. Saudi Arabia urges decisive response to threats against energy supplies INT Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih today called for a swift and decisive response to threats against energy supplies following twin attacks on tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel. China backs Hong Kongs decision to suspend extradition bill INT China today said it supported the decision of Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam to suspend an unpopular bill that would allow extraditions to China and which sparked a week of protests. Venezuela crisis: Migrants dash to cross Peru border INT Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to cross into Peru in a bid to beat the introduction of tougher migration laws. Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: Donald Trump dismisses Iran denials INT US President Donald Trump has dismissed Iran's insistence it had no involvement with the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Hong Kong leader says divisive extradition law will be 'suspended' INT Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam today said, a divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China has been suspended. It is a major climbdown from her government after a week of unprecedented protests. Bangladesh reiterates its commitment not to allow use of its soil for terrorist activities against India INT Bangladesh has reiterated its commitment not to allow use of its soil for terrorist activities against India. Bridge in China collapses INT In China, an entire section of a roadway bridge has plunged into a wide river sending two vehicles into the water and leaving two people missing. Heyuan city police said, the 120-meter section collapsed yesterday. France: Paris's Notre-Dame to celebrate first mass after fire INT In France, the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris will host its first mass later tonight, two months after a devastating blaze felled its steeple and consumed the lattice of beams supporting the roof. UN chief Antonio Guterres pushes for probe of Gulf tanker attacks INT UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has pressed for an investigation to establish those responsible for a spate of suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf that has raised fears of war. Saudi Arabia writes to UNSC on Abha Airport attack INT Amidst reports of escalating tension in the Arab region, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has informed the United Nations Security Council that it will take urgent and timely measures to deter such terrorist attack of the Iran-backed Houthi militia on Abha International Airport in Asir province. China summons US envoy over Hong Kong human rights bill INT China today summoned the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Beijing Robert Forden and lodged a diplomatic protest objecting to a proposed bill that threatens to remove Hong Kong's status as a US special trading partner. Pak anti-graft body arrests ex-Prez Zardari's sister in fake accounts case INT In Pakistan, top anti-graft body, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested sister of former President Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, in a case related to money laundering through fake bank accounts. Iran rejects US accusations for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman INT Iran today dismissed the accusations of the United States as baseless that it carried out twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman escalating tensions across the region and sending world oil prices soaring. Bangladesh unveils growth-friendly budget focussed on infrastructure development INT Bangladesh has unveiled a growth-friendly budget focussed on infrastructure development. Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude hits Coquimbo INT An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale rattled Chile's coast near the coastal city of Coquimbo, the US Geological Survey said today.