MONTREAL police arrested nine people

MONTREAL police arrested nine people on Thursday, including a minor, said to be responsible for a wave of Italian cafe firebombings in the city several months ago.

Five of the accused are scheduled to appear in court to be arraigned on charges of arson, mischief, armed robbery, conspiracy, and weapons possession, police said in a statement.

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THE opposition Conservatives led by David Cameron

THE opposition Conservatives led by David Cameron have won Britain’s general election but without a clear majority, exit polls said on Thursday, indicating there would be a hung parliament.

The Conservatives had 307 seats, 19 short of an overall majority of 326, Labour had 255 and the Liberal Democrats 59, an exit poll compiled by British broadcasters suggested as polling stations closed.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party

MYANMAR democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, for two decades the symbol of resistance against the ruling junta, was dissolved at midnight on Thursday under laws laid down ahead of elections.

The National League for Democracy (NLD) refused to meet a May 6 deadline to re-register as a political party – a move that would have forced it to expel its own leader – and boycotted the vote scheduled for later this year.