Iran has said the country plans to quadruple production of low-level enriched uranium and will reach the limit of the stockpile allowed under the nuclear deal within days. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on May 8 the remaining signatories – the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China and Russia – had 60 days to implement their promises to protect Iran’s oil and banking sectors from reimposed US sanctions. Iran says its decision to reduce commitments under the nuclear deal is within its rights under the 2015 agreement.
At least 30 people have been killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno, state emergency officials said on Monday, in the biggest mass killing this year by suicide bombers. Earlier the village head, Bulama Kalli, said three suicide bombers had taken part in the attack, targeting a place where villagers had gathered to watch a soccer match on a large screen. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
A massive blackout left tens of millions of people without electricity in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay on Sunday in what the Argentine president called an “unprecedented” failure in the countries’ power grid. The country’s energy secretary said the blackout occurred at about 7 a.m. local time when a key Argentine interconnection system collapsed. By mid-afternoon nearly half of Argentina’s 44 million people were still in the dark.
Prominent freedom campaigner Joshua Wong was released from prison Monday morning local time—a day after one of the largest street protests in Hong Kong’s history forced an apology from the city’s top official over a divisive extradition bill. Wong, 21, was completing a three month sentence for his role in the 2014 democracy protests known as the Umbrella Revolution. He thanked Hong Kong people for their support and called for the city’s embattled leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, to step down.
An Indian magician, who attempted to recreate Harry Houdini’s famed trick by jumping shackled into a river, is feared dead. He was shackled with six locks and a chain as spectators on two boats watched him. Chanchal Lahiri was meant to escape and swim to safety but did not emerge from the Hooghly river in West Bengal state.