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  • More than 200 departures are delayed and about 50 arrivals and departures are cancelled after lightning hit the aircraft fuel system at London Stansted Airport. Violent thunderstorm accompanied by heavy rain overnight caused flooding and property damage; the UK was struck by lightning more than 60,000 times in 24 hours, according to the Met Office. (Sky News) (Sky News²)
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  • Aftermath of Venezuelan presidential election, 2018
    • The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, during a ceremony to celebrate his re-election, ordered the military high command that the Armed Forces sign a "loyalty" document, after claim to have frustrated a supposed conspiration that sought to avoid the holding of presidential elections of May 20 and blamed to the United States and Colombia for being behind it. Maduro also said that the leader of this alleged conspiration "was fugitive and that he had escaped to Colombia". (El Universal)
    • The Human Rights NGO, Foro Penal, reported the arrest of a major of the aviation, which is added to the imprisonment on May 22 by order of the military justice of eleven officers of the Armed Forces. Other versions, of press and activists, assure that they would be at least 15 the detentions by this presumed plot. (Canal N)
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  • At least 16 people are killed and 38 wounded in Kandahar, Afghanistan, by the accidental detonation of a container of explosives while security forces were attempting to dispose of it. (Al Jazeera)
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