Indonesia's volcano, pollution in Yamuna, and other news in pictures

A man watches as Mount Merapi spews volcanic smoke in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.   | Photo Credit: AP

Published at 7:30 p.m.

Women’s IPL: Lukewarm response overshadows Supernovas’ exciting victory

Harmanpreet Kaur of Traiblazers takes a catch of Smriti Mandhana during the Women's IPL match between Supernovas and Trailblazers at Wankhede stadium.

Harmanpreet Kaur of Traiblazers takes a catch of Smriti Mandhana during the Women's IPL match between Supernovas and Trailblazers at Wankhede stadium.   | Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre

The much-hyped women’s exhibition T20 match had an exciting finish but failed to attract sizeable crowd on a sultry Tuesday afternoon despite the presence of the world’s top women cricketers. The Supernovas chased down a target of 130 in a last-ball finish.

Published at 6:30 p.m.

Anniversary of Manchester Arena concert bombing

Crowds gather to watch the outside broadcast of The Manchester Arena National Service of Commemoration at Manchester Cathedral.

Crowds gather to watch the outside broadcast of The Manchester Arena National Service of Commemoration at Manchester Cathedral.   | Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

Twenty-two people were killed and hundreds injured when Salman Abedi detonated a bomb at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017.  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge was among the many to attend the commemoration.

Published at 4 p.m.

Former Malaysian leader Najib grilled by anti-graft agency

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was grilled for more than four hours on Tuesday over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him, while the country’s new anti-graft chief said investigations into the case were suppressed by intimidation during Najib’s rule.

Najib was summoned by Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission nearly two weeks after the defeat of his long-ruling coalition in national elections amid public anger over alleged graft at the 1MDB state investment fund that Najib set up.

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak leaves after giving a statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Putrajaya, Malaysia

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak leaves after giving a statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Putrajaya, Malaysia   | Photo Credit: Reuters

 

 

Published at 2 p.m.

Anti-Sterlite protests flare on in Thoothukudi

Five persons were killed in police firing and hundreds of protesters and policemen injured in clashes during a rally demanding the closure of the Sterlite copper smelter plant at Thoothukudi in south Tamil Nadu.

Vehicles set ablaze as anti-Sterlite protests rage on in Thoothukudi

Vehicles set ablaze as anti-Sterlite protests rage on in Thoothukudi   | Photo Credit: N. Rajesh

 

Published at 12 noon

Indonesia's volcano

Indonesian authorities raised the alert for the country's most volatile volcano, Mount Merapi, located on the densely populated island of Java, and ordered people within 3 kilometers (2 miles) to evacuate.

Published at 11 a.m.

Polluted river Yamuna

Garbage is seen on the polluted banks of the river Yamuna near the historic Taj Mahal in Agra.

Garbage is seen on the polluted banks of the river Yamuna near the historic Taj Mahal in Agra.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Garbage is being dumped along the Yamuna river. The floodplains of the Yamuna is reduced to a drain despite multiple efforts to clean it.

Published at 10 a.m.

Incoming CIA director

President Donald Trump applauds incoming Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel during a swearing-in ceremony at CIA Headquarters, on May 21, 2018, in Langley, Virginia.

President Donald Trump applauds incoming Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel during a swearing-in ceremony at CIA Headquarters, on May 21, 2018, in Langley, Virginia.   | Photo Credit: AP

President Donald Trump praised new CIA Director Gina Haspel at her swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, saying there was “no one in this country better qualified” for the job.

Published at 9 a.m.

Protest in Thailand

Thai pro-democracy supporters stage sit-in protest in front of a police line during a gathering to mark the fourth anniversary of the military take-over of government in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 22, 2018.

Thai pro-democracy supporters stage sit-in protest in front of a police line during a gathering to mark the fourth anniversary of the military take-over of government in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 22, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AP

Thailand's military seized power from an elected government on May 22, 2014, with the justification that it wanted to end chaotic and violent political confrontations that had wracked the country for years. Pro-democracy supporters staged a sit-in protest in Bangkok.

Published at 8 a.m.

Whale washes ashore

Men pose for a selfie while standing on the carcass of a gray whale washed up ashore at a beach in RosarIto, Baja California state, Mexico on May 21, 2018.

Men pose for a selfie while standing on the carcass of a gray whale washed up ashore at a beach in RosarIto, Baja California state, Mexico on May 21, 2018.   | Photo Credit: REUTERS

The carcass was found floating in a decomposed state in RosarIto, Baja California state, Mexico. The carcass was likely to be washed ashore in a day or two.

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