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US Army veteran arrested for plotting LA mass attack

US Army veteran arrested for plotting LA mass attack LOS ANGELES, April 30  ,, A US Army veteran who was allegedly plotting a large-scale terror attack near Los Angeles as revenge for the recent mass shootings in New Zealand has been arrested, authorities said Monday. Mark Steven Domingo, 26, who...read more →


Burkina Faso: Attack on church kills 6

Burkina Faso: Attack on church kills 6 Silgadji [Burkina Faso], Apr 30 ,, An attack by motorbike-borne assailants on a Protestant church here claimed the lives of six people, including of a pastor. At least two people are said to be missing after the attack that happened on Sunday. "The...read more →


Sri Lanka says 42 foreigners among Easter victim

Sri Lanka says 42 foreigners among Easter victim COLOMBO, April 30 ,,  Sri Lankan authorities have identified 42 foreign nationals among the 253 people killed in the string of Easter suicide bombings, officials said Tuesday. Another 12 foreigners remain unaccounted for and could be among still unidentified bodies at Colombo's...read more →


End of an era as Japan’s emperor abdicates

End of an era as Japan's emperor abdicates TOKYO, April 30 ,, Emperor Akihito of Japan formally stepped down Tuesday, the first abdication for 200 years in the world's oldest monarchy, as his son Naruhito prepared to take the Chrysanthemum Throne and usher in a new imperial era. In the...read more →


 Saudi real estate firm to buy mortgages worth $200m

The Saudi Real Estate Refinance Co. (SRC) said on Saturday it had agreed to buy SR750 million ($200 million) worth of mortgages from local banks and mortgage financing companies. The agreements, signed during last week’s Financial Sector Conference in Riyadh, included deals with Banque Saudi Fransi and Saudi British Bank...read more →


Japan’s Makoto wins Asian Cup Triathlon Championship

Kaski, April 28 ,,  Makoto Odakura of Japan has clinched the Asian Cup Triathlon Championship held in Pokhara. Odakura completed the triathlon in 54 minutes 17 seconds and won gold medal, outpacing 19 competitors. The triathlon included 750 metres distance swim in the Phewa lake, 20 kilometres cycling and five...read more →


U.S. judge blocks new Trump abortion rule for health clinics

Washington, April 26 ,,  A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday blocked a Trump administration rule that would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers. The preliminary injunction bars enforcement nationwide of a policy that was due to go into effect on May 3 over...read more →


Indian PM Modi files nomination for parliamentary polls

NEW DELHI, April 26  ,,  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday filed his nomination papers from the Varanasi parliamentary constituency in India's northern state of Uttar Pradeshwhere he had comfortably won in last general elections held in 2014. Polling of votes in Varanasi is scheduled to take place in...read more →


Europe wants to sign Belt and Road MOU as a group: German minister

BEIJING, April 26  ,, Major European Union countries want to sign a memorandum of understanding on China’s Belt and Road initiative as a group and not as individual states, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Friday. European countries have generally signaled their willingness to participate in China’s program to...read more →


37 victims remain missing three months after Brazil’s dam collapse

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 26  ,, Three months after the collapse of a tailings dam in Brazil's southeast Minas Gerais state, bodies of 233 victims were found while 37 people remain missing, authorities said on Thursday. The bereaved paid homage to the victims early Thursday afternoon, at the exact hour...read more →


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