The international stories making headlines around the world.
Maduro defiant in face of renewed push to oust him
The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has declared himself victorious against a fresh push by the country's opposition leader Juan Guaido to topple him.
After weeks of political standoff, Mr Guaido has moved to grab power by calling on the military to help remove Mr Maduro.
The call sparked mass anti-government protests which turned violent in the capital Caracas.
Flanked by his military commanders, Mr Maduro has given a defiant televised address, in which he saluted the loyalty of the armed forces and said plans to oust him have failed.
Mr Guaido has called for more mass protests.
New imperial era starts in Japan
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito has formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne to become Emperor.
In a symbolic but simple ceremony at the Imperial Palace he inherited Japan's Imperial Treasures which his father Akihito relinquished during his historic abdication yesterday.
The emperor in Japan holds no political power but serves as a national symbol.
Naruhito's ascension ushers in a new imperial era called Reiwa, meaning order and harmony.
Guilty verdict over US police shooting of Australian woman
A US police officer has been found guilty of third degree murder and second degree manslaughter over the shooting death of Australian woman in Minneapolis almost two years ago.
Mohammed Noor shot Justine Damond Ruszczyk as she came out of her home after reporting a potential sexual assault nearby.
He was acquitted of the more serious second degree intentional murder charge.
It's the first time a police officer in Minnesota has been convicted over an on-duty shooting.
Mueller unhappy with report summary
US Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly complained to Attorney General William Barr over his summary of the Russia investigation.
The Washington Post and other media outlets have said Mr Mueller wrote a letter to Mr Barr, complaining that his four page summary "did not fully capture the context, nature and substance" of the investigation's conclusions.
The investigation looked into Russian interference in the US election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
Mr Barr's summary said Mr Mueller had found no evidence of collusion and hadn't reached a conclusion on whether Mr Trump obstructed justice.
Yeti or not?
Indian Army mountaineers on a expedition in Nepal have found mysterious large footprints in the snow which they believe belong to the Yeti, or the abominable snowman.
Largely regarded by the scientific community as a myth, the Yeti is part of Nepali folklore and is said to live high in the snow-capped Himalayas.
In a tweet accompanied by pictures, the Indian army said it had sighted footprints measuring 81 cms by 38 cms, adding "For the first time, an #IndianArmy Mountaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti".
For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past. pic.twitter.com/AMD4MYIgV7— ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 29, 2019
But Daniel C. Taylor, who has extensively explored the Makalu-Barun area and written a book on the mystery of the Yeti, said the footprints were likely those of bears.