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China strikes back

BEIJING — Sending Wall Street into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest penalties on Chinese products. Duties of 5% to 25% will take effect on June 1 on about 5,200 American products, including batteries, spinach and coffee, China’s Finance Ministry […]

USA – Over 1,000 firearms seized from LA home

LOS ANGELES – More than 1,000 guns were found Wednesday in a home in the upscale Los Angeles neighbourhood Holmby Hills. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Los Angeles police officers executed a search warrant in an investigation of someone suspected of manufacturing and selling illegal firearms, Los Angeles police […]

USA – Governor signs restrictive ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban in Georgia

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed into law one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws, a measure that bans the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant. Kemp, a Republican, said he approved the bill “to […]

RUSSIA – Burning plane makes emergency landing in Moscow

(BBC) A Russian passenger plane has made an emergency landing at a Moscow airport after a fire broke out on board. Videos on social media show passengers using emergency exit slides to escape and run away from the burning Aeroflot aircraft. The Tass news agency said at least 13 people died but an official toll […]

Gaza conflict: Rocket barrage and Israeli strikes intensify

(BBC) – Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip have stepped up their attacks on each other, in some of the most intense exchanges of recent years. The army says Palestinian militants have fired 600 rockets into Israeli territory over the weekend. Many were intercepted but three Israelis died. Israel says it has hit 260 […]

FLORIDA – Charter plane travelling from Cuba to Florida ends up in a river

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) – Federal investigators have taken possession of the flight data recorder from the chartered jet that ran off a military base runway and into the St Johns River in north Florida. The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted a photo of an investigator holding the orange recorder that was recovered Saturday from the Boeing […]

WORLD-SPORTS-Semenya: Olympic 800m champion loses appeal

BBC-SPORTS-Caster Semenya has lost a landmark case against athletics’ governing body meaning it will be allowed to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) rejected the South African’s challenge against the IAAF’s new rules. But Cas said it had “serious concerns as to the future practical application” of the […]

INDIA – nineteen Indian students kill themselves over major exam results

HYDERABAD – Nineteen students have taken their own lives in the Indian state of Telangana since mid-April, after the release of intermediate examination results, officials say. The state examination for 12th-graders has come under scrutiny. Hundreds of parents have protested the marking and evaluation of the test papers, which they say have resulted in students […]

WORLD – South Africa floods kill 51

Fifty-one people have died in floods that ravaged parts of the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa’s southeast, local authorities said. The flooding began on Monday after heavy rain caused mudslides in several towns in Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, government spokesman Lennox Mabaso told CNN. “The areas most affected are Amanzimtoti, Chatsworth, […]

Sri Lanka explosions: More than 200 killed as churches and hotels targeted

(BBC) – At least 207 people have been killed and 400 hurt in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, police say. At least eight blasts were reported. Three churches in Negombo, Batticaloa and Colombo’s Kochchikade district were targeted during Easter services. The Shangri-La, Kingsbury, Cinnamon Grand and a fourth hotel, all in Colombo, were […]

UK – Adele, husband Simon Konecki have separated

(Associated Press) – Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated. The pop singer’s representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news Friday in a statement to The Associated Press. “Adele and her partner have separated,” the emailed statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for […]

Ilhan Omar: The 9/11 row embroiling the US congresswoman

BBC – A Democratic congresswoman says she will not be silenced after facing a barrage of criticism over comments she made about the 9/11 attacks – including from Donald Trump. The US president tweeted “WE WILL NEVER FORGET” alongside a video showing footage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks spliced with a speech by Representative […]

UK – Assange arrested

LONDON – British police entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Thursday, forcibly removing the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on a US extradition warrant and bringing his seven-year stint there to a dramatic close. Video showed a heavily bearded Assange shouting and gesticulating as multiple officers hustled him into a waiting police van. He was […]

USA – ‘Dangerous storm’

Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called “bomb cyclone” storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest. Heavy snow disrupted ground and air travel […]

USA – Barbadian grandmother slain in triple shooting in Boston

SOURCE: Boston Herald – A grandmother from Barbados is dead and two other victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a triple shooting on Mattapan Street late Saturday afternoon, Boston police said. The name of the woman has not been released. Reports of a shooting surfaced after 5 p.m. Police, ambulances and rows of police tape blocked […]

UK’s May concedes Brexit deal won’t pass ‘in near future’

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – British Prime Minister Theresa May has acknowledged that the government’s strategies to get her Brexit deal approved in Parliament failed, saying there’s little prospect lawmakers will back it in “the near future.” May urged opposition lawmakers Saturday to help find a compromise agreement instead. She said voters “expect their politicians to […]

Iran floods: Fresh evacuations with more rain forecast

BBC – Flood-hit Iran is evacuating more towns and villages, with further rain expected on Saturday. Three weeks of heavy rainfall have left much of the country submerged and cost at least 70 lives. More downpours are forecast for the south-west, with 400,000 people at risk. Dangerously full dams are being opened to ease water […]

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