Archive | April, 2016

Iran moderates win back parliament


Run-off elections give moderates and reformists a working majority in the Iranian parliament for the first time in more than a decade.

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Shia protesters storm Iraq parliament


Hundreds of Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, breaking into parliament, prompting a state of emergency to be declared.

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Search for Nairobi collapse survivors


Rescuers in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are searching for dozens of people feared trapped after the collapse of a seven-storey building in heavy rain.

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Protesters delay Trump speech


Hundreds of protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a California hotel, delaying a speech by Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump.

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Thirteen dead in Norway helicopter crash


All 13 people on board a helicopter which crashed near the Norwegian city of Bergen are presumed dead, rescuers say.

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SA corruption case blow for Zuma


South Africa’s High Court opens the way for 783 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma to be reinstated after ruling it was “irrational” to drop them.

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US man jailed for spying in N Korea


North Korea has sentenced Kim Dong-chul, a naturalised US citizen, to 10 years of hard labour for spying.

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Ted Cruz ‘is Lucifer’ – ex-Speaker


US presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has been called “Lucifer in the flesh” by the former Speaker of the House of Representatives and fellow Republican, John Boehner.

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Syria’s Aleppo ‘catastrophic’ – UN


The situation in Syria’s city of Aleppo is catastrophic, the UN says, after attacks on targets including a hospital kill dozens.

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MSF-backed Syria hospital bombed


At least 14 patients and three doctors die in an air strike on a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says.

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