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Watchdog looking into Syria attack visits 2nd site in Douma

Wednesday  19:06,   25 april 2018
AFP

Experts from the global chemical weapons watchdog visited the site as they probe an alleged poison gas attack earlier this month, the body said. "Today, the FFM (fact-finding mission) team carried out a visit to a second location in Douma. It also[...]

Officials: Explosions in Afghan capital wound three

Wednesday  18:51,   25 april 2018
Reuters

Twin explosions in the center of the Afghan capital of Kabul wounded at least three people on Wednesday.With the city on high alert following Sunday's deadly attack on a voter registration center that killed around 60 people in the west of the city, [...]

'Death to America' Emoji in New Iranian Messaging App

Wednesday  18:23,   25 april 2018
Newsweek

Iranian officials have called for users to leave the encrypted messenger and move to a homemade alternative, complete with "death to America" and "Let's pray" stickers.The new app, called Soroush, is a state-promoted program, [...]

First Tropical Polar Bear Dies Aged 27 in Singapore Zoo

Wednesday  17:00,   25 april 2018
Newsweek

Inuka had been suffering from a range of age-related issues and zoo staff decided not to revive him from anesthesia.Inuka, a male polar bear born in Singapore in 1990, succumbed to age-related ailments on Wednesday, Reuters[...]

As Korean Leaders Meet for Talks, Here’s What You Need to Know

Wednesday  16:46,   25 april 2018
The New York Times

On the table are issues that have bedeviled the Korean Peninsula for much of the 20th century, and some that are already shaping the 21st.SEOUL, South Korea — The leaders of North and South Korea will meet for talks on Friday, a rare moment of[...]

Indonesia oil well explosion kills 18, injures dozens

Wednesday  15:52,   25 april 2018
AFP

The death toll from a blaze at an illegal Indonesian oil well has jumped to 18, authorities said, warning there could be yet more victims. Images from the accident showed a towering flame shooting some 70 meters (230 feet) above homes and palm trees [...]

Life sentence for Danish submarine entrepreneur who murdered Swedish journalist

Wednesday  14:21,   25 april 2018
Reuters

A Danish court sentenced Danish inventor Peter Madsen to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering and dismembering a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine in Copenhagen's harbor in August 2017.Police detained Madsen on Aug. 11 last[...]

Iran rejects Trump-Macron nuclear proposals

Wednesday  14:06,   25 april 2018
BBC News

President Rouhani speaks out after the US and France announce plans to broaden the deal's terms.The US and French leaders announced on Tuesday that they were working on a "new deal" that would expand and extend the terms of the 2015[...]

Taliban announce spring offensive, dismiss peace overtures

Wednesday  11:30,   25 april 2018
Reuters

The Taliban announced the start of their annual spring offensive on Wednesday, dismissing an offer for peace talks by President Ashraf Ghani but pledging to focus on U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The announcement of the Al Khandaq campaign, named[...]

Unjust dessert? Japan demands Koreans wipe map off summit dinner mousse

Wednesday  10:51,   25 april 2018
Reuters

Japan has demanded that South Korea rethink a mango mousse dessert it plans to serve at a North-South summit dinner on Friday which features a map of the Korean peninsula, including islands disputed with Japan, a recurring irritant for Tokyo. The[...]

Thousands gather for ANZAC Day memorials around world

Wednesday  09:46,   25 april 2018
Reuters

Thousands of people attended dawn war memorial services on Wednesday across Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, France and in Thailand to commemorate ANZAC Day, the Gallipoli landings and the centenary of the final year of World War One. On April 25, [...]

‘Playful dominance’: The touchy-feely relationship between Trump and Macron

Wednesday  09:15,   25 april 2018
MSN

From cheek kisses to shoulder rubs, the unusual friendship between the U.S. and French leaders was on display Tuesday.The two men exchanged French-style cheek kisses. They shook hands and held hands and clasped hands. And they embraced and[...]

Indian guru Asaram convicted of rape

Wednesday  09:10,   25 april 2018
BBC News

Asaram claims that he has millions of followers in India and around the world.A court in the northern city of Jodhpur ruled that Asaram Bapu,77, raped a 16-year-old girl in 2013 at his ashram there. He is likely to appeal the verdict in a higher[...]

Recent Iranian shipments to Syria concern US intelligence

Wednesday  08:50,   25 april 2018
CNN

US intelligence is monitoring a series of cargo flights from Iran into Syria, that the US suspects may be carrying weapons systems into Syria for potential use by Bashar al-Assad's regime or Iranian forces, CNN has learned. An administration[...]

Russia, China Pledge New Military Ties, Challenge U.S.

Wednesday  07:06,   25 april 2018
Newsweek

Top U.S. military rivals Russia and China have pledged to deepen military ties and create a united front against the U.S. in its Syria and Iran policies.Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu met Tuesday with Air Force General Xu Qiliang,[...]