News brief from Asia, Middle East, and the U. S. to be read in two minutes or less.
- Most of 200 Sumatra, Indonesia prisoner escapes have been captured.
- Twin bombs target cleric in Manila, Philippines killed two.
- China, Japan boost financial contacts in lieu of the Korean crisis.
- North Korea accuses U. S. CIA, Seoul of Kim Un assassination plot.
- Afghanistan closes major border security post with Pakistan.
- Hamas-Palestine insurgents elect new leader.
- Syria, Russia, Iran pledge cooperation for new Syrian safe zone.
- Iraq and coalition forces open new front to retake West Mosul.
- Obama backs Matron in French election, Trump supports Le Pen.
- 12,000 extra police and military deployed during French election.
- Germany searches army barracks for Nazi material.
- U. S. unemployment rate lowest in ten years.
- Trump Administration weighs intervention in Yemen civil war.
- ‘Health Care Bill may change a little in the Senate,’ says Trump.
- U. S. billionaire Buffet says coal industry will not make comeback.
- Gurkha, 85, dies in record attempt to scale Mount Everest.
- Always Dreaming wins 143rd Kentucky Derby.
- Kenyan runner Kipchogi misses two-minute marathon by 25 seconds.
- GOP faces opposition over health care bill in Town Hall Meetings.
News items take from Channel.NewsAsia, BBC, CNN, and Aljazzra.
All the Best.