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White House: Trump, May will ‘not allow’ Syria chemical attacks to continue

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The leaders of Britain and the United States vowed Tuesday to end chemical weapon attacks in Syria, drawing a red line ahead of possible military action. “The president and prime minister agreed not to allow the use of chemical weapons to continue,” the White House said in a statement after a call between Donald Trump and Theresa May. UN vote It was earlier report that the US requested on Tuesday a UN vote at 1900 GMT on Syria chemical inquiry. This comes after the White House ...

30 dead, mostly children, as India school bus falls off cliff

Monday, 9 April 2018

At least 30 people, including 27 children, were killed Monday in northern India when a school bus plunged into a deep ravine in the Himalayan foothills, police said. The bus carrying young students home in Himachal Pradesh state flew off a cliff near Nurpur, about 325 kilometers (200 miles) from the state capital Shimla, and crashed into a valley. "The bus rolled into a 200 feet (60 meter) deep gorge, killing 27 schoolchildren, two teachers and the driver," a senior local police ...

Released data shows Arabs not among Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook users

Monday, 9 April 2018

The 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their Facebook news feeds. Facebook says most of the affected users (more than 70 million) are in the US, though there are over a million each in the Philippines, Indonesia and the UK.Facebook released data on Monday showing the nationalities of the Facebook users whose information was shared by Cambridge Analytica. US users topped the list with more than 70 million users’s ...

Nobel academy in crisis after 18 sexual assault claims

Monday, 9 April 2018

Three judges for the Nobel literature prize have resigned following shocking sexual harassment and assault allegations against a man with close links to their academy.Klas Ostergren, Kjell Espmark and Peter Englund released statements on Friday revealing they were stepping down from the prestigious Swedish Academy, which awards the prize.Englund told Aftonbladet his decision was linked to the academy’s decision late last year to cut ties with the head of a Stockholm cultural centre who was ...

Still popular, Brazil’s Lula starts serving jail sentence

Monday, 9 April 2018

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva woke up in jail Sunday, becoming the first current or former president in Brazil’s modern history to be incarcerated amid an ongoing saga that has added a measure of unpredictability to the country’s upcoming presidential elections.Foreshadowing possible unrest in the weeks to come, about 500 supporters remained outside of the jail hours after police shot rubber bullets and sprayed tear gas to disperse the crowd.The Workers’ ...

North Korea tells US it is prepared to discuss denuclearization

Monday, 9 April 2018

North Korea has told the United States for the first time that it is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Donald Trump, a US official said on Sunday. US and North Korean officials have held secret contacts recently in which Pyongyang directly delivered the message of its willingness to hold the summit, the official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. Until now, Washington had relied on South ...

Fire on 50th floor of Trump Tower kills elderly man

Sunday, 8 April 2018

An elderly man died late Saturday after a blaze erupted on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York which also injured four firefighters, officials said. The New York Police Department said the 67-year-old man was found "unconscious and unresponsive" when officers arrived at the scene of the fire. The man was pronounced dead after being taken to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, according to police, which said the medical examiner's office would determine the cause of death as part of ...

15 killed in Canadian youth hockey team bus crash

Sunday, 8 April 2018

A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves of grief through the team’s small hometown and a country united by the national sport. As details of Friday’s accident on a highway in Saskatchewan emerged, Canadians were moved to tears on Saturday as they learned of the identities ...

Top ISIS commander in Afghanistan killed in airstrike

Saturday, 7 April 2018

A high-ranking ISIS commander in Afghanistan has been killed in an airstrike, officials said Saturday, as Afghan and US forces dial up attacks on the militant group. Qari Hekmat was the top commander of ISIS’s Afghan franchise in the northern province of Jowzjan, where the group established a stronghold after coming under intense pressure in the eastern province of Nangarhar. Hekmat was killed on Friday in an Afghan airstrike in Darzab district, the defense ministry said in a statement, ...

Turkey to deport nearly 600 Afghan migrants, says interior ministry

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Turkish authorities will deport close to 600 illegal Afghan migrants in eastern Turkey back to Kabul this weekend, the interior ministry said on Saturday. The Afghan migrants had crossed into Turkey through Iran due to “ongoing terrorist activities and economic troubles” in Afghanistan, the ministry said, and security forces had handed the migrants over to provincial immigration authorities. It said deportation procedures had been completed for 591 migrants in the eastern province ...

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