News Headlines - 21 May 2018

Climber Nobukazu Kuriki dies on Mt. Everest - NHK WORLD

Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki has died while attempting to scale Mount Everest. He was 35.
A Nepalese mountaineering association says Kuriki was found collapsed near a camp on the mountain at an altitude of 7,400 meters on Monday morning.

Malaysia to introduce sales and service tax after effectively scrapping GST | Reuters

Malaysia said it will introduce a sales and service tax (SST) to partly offset the shortfall in revenue from effectively scrapping a goods and service tax (GST) from June... In a statement on Thursday, the ministry of finance said the shortfall in revenue will be supported by specific revenue and expenditure measures that will be announced soon, including the reintroduction of the SST.

Mother of student killed at Santa Fe High School says suspect pursued her daughter for several months | abc13.com

Rodriguez said Dimitri Pagourtzis had pursued her daughter for several months, but Shana rejected his advances.
"He had dated her friend before and then turned to her. She wanted nothing to do with him," she said, but the unwanted attention continued.

Ex-Chelsea youth alleges racial abuse - BBC Sport

An ex youth team player has become the first alleged victim of racial abuse at Chelsea to reveal his identity and talk publicly about "internal racism and bullying".
Speaking exclusively to BBC Sport, Damien Wynter claimed that ex-coach Gwyn Williams labelled him the 'brother' and "did nothing" to stop what Wynter says he experienced.

Syrian Military Retakes Full Control Of Damascus : NPR

According to government reports, the Syrian army had driven ISIS out of the rebel group's last remaining strongholds in southern Damascus; this marks the first time that President Bashar al-Assad's government has total control of the capital since the rebellion began in 2011.









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