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Why is a 2,500-year-old epic dominating polls in modern India?


Reported to us by: BBC - 22 min 11 sec ago - [CET]
The Ramayana, a 2,500-year-old mythological epic has been brought to the fore of the world's largest election
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Cuba's government mocked by stampede of ostrich memes


Reported to us by: BBC - 22 min 55 sec ago - [CET]
A revolutionary hero's suggestion that Cuba's food shortages could be resolved by eating ostrich is ridiculed online.
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Jailed French executive who felt force of US bribery law


Reported to us by: BBC - 25 min 36 sec ago - [CET]
The jail ordeal of ex-Alstom executive Frédéric Pierucci is a warning for firms with a history of corruption.
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Sudan protests: The women driving change


Reported to us by: BBC - 55 min 36 sec ago - [CET]
Sudanese protest icon Alaa Salah tells the BBC of her unexpected fame after demonstrating against the country’s former leader.
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South Korea's 'yoghurt ladies' delivering friendship


Reported to us by: BBC - 59 min 31 sec ago - [CET]
Thousands of motorised fridges are driven around South Korea, providing yoghurt and companionship for isolated people.
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How Russia wants to control the internet


Reported to us by: BBC - 1 hour 6 min ago - [CET]
Critics say the Russian government's latest controversial cyber laws are a form of censorship.
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Kim Jong-un heads to Russia for Vladimir Putin summit


Reported to us by: BBC - 1 hour 17 min ago - [CET]
Mr Kim is to have his first-ever meeting with President Putin near the Russian city of Vladivostok.
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Nasa lander 'detects first Marsquake'


Reported to us by: BBC - 1 hour 46 min ago - [CET]
It is the first seismic signal ever detected on the surface of a body other than Earth and its Moon.
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Who are the US militia at the Mexico border?


Reported to us by: BBC - 2 hours 4 min ago - [CET]
What's the movement behind the groups of armed US civilians patrolling the US-Mexico border?
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United States dilutes UN rape-in-war resolution


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 23:29 - [CET]
References to sexual and reproductive health were removed over US opposition to abortion.
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Christian Schilcher: Deputy mayor resigns over poem


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:55 - [CET]
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said his resignation was the only "logical outcome".
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I will name a Golan town after Trump, says Israel's Netanyahu


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:04 - [CET]
The move is to honour the US president for recognising Israeli sovereignty over the territory.
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Vladimir Putin should make the most of his summit with Kim Jong-un, and propose a modernisation-for-peace deal


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:00 - [CET]
Time is no longer on North Korea’s side. The US-North Korea summit in Hanoi ended in a breakdown, with negotiations coming to an impasse. Having resumed weapons testing last week, Chairman Kim Jong-un has turned to another important, though often overlooked, regional player – his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok will be the first between heads of the two states since 2011.The United States does not have the capacity to guarantee a “bright future” for North…
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Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines not a 'dump site' for Canadian waste


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 20:19 - [CET]
The Philippine president chastises Canada for failing to repatriate waste sent to his country.
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Myanmar landslide buries at least 50 jade miners


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:47 - [CET]
The workers were sleeping as they were struck by what police have described as a "mud lake".
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Sri Lanka attacks: Volunteers' small acts of kindness for mourners


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:27 - [CET]
Volunteers provide water, food and support to those mourning the bombing in Negombo, Sri Lanka.
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‘I’ll sail to Canada and dump their garbage there’: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatens ‘war’ over waste dispute


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:08 - [CET]
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a long-running dispute over waste exported to the Southeast Asia nation, threatening to sail it back to Canada.Manila has filed several diplomatic protests with Canada over tons of waste shipped to the Philippines between 2013 and 2014. Canada has said the shipment was a commercial transaction and was not backed by its government.“For Canada’s garbage, I want a boat prepared,” Duterte told officials after being briefed on an…
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Etihad Airways: Is plastic-free flying the future?


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:06 - [CET]
Etihad Airways has completed the first long-haul flight while replacing 95 single-use plastic items.
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Google 'retaliating against harassment protest organisers'


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 19:01 - [CET]
Organisers of walkouts in protest at Google's treatment of women say they are facing backlash at work.
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Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terrorism


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:41 - [CET]
One of the men killed was crucified following his execution, an official statement says.
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Sri Lanka attacks: IS 'may be linked', government says


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:25 - [CET]
The Sri Lankan prime minister says the people responsible may be linked to the militant group.
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Turkish taxi driver's gesture warms Swedish hearts


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:24 - [CET]
The taxi driver in Sweden lent his credit card for three days to a customer who forgot his wallet.
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What does a power plant have to do with climate change?


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 18:00 - [CET]
[Sponsored Article] New hydroelectric power plants can play a crucial role in climate change mitigation. The Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) in North Sumatera, Indonesia, which is being built by PT North Sumatera Hydro Energy (NSHE), is one such case.   The Batang Toru HEPP will contribute vitally to helping meet Indonesia’s climate change mitigation and adaptation plan.    Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge of our generation - our future depends on our ability…
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Sudan army chief says soldiers 'will not attack protesters'


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:40 - [CET]
The head of the military council tells the BBC force will not be used against protesting civilians.
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More than 130 workers and police died during Indonesia election, official says


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:17 - [CET]
More than 130 polling station workers and policemen across Indonesia have died, mostly from fatigue, while hundreds of others became ill before, during and after last week’s general election, an election official said on Tuesday.Viryan Aziz, head of the General Election Commission, said that at least 119 polling station workers, mostly temporary volunteers over 40 years old, reportedly died, while 548 others fell sick.Most were fatigue-related cases, Viryan said, adding that the workload before…
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US 'border militia training to assassinate Obama' - FBI


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:01 - [CET]
A border militia group's leader is accused of training members to eliminate political figures.
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Sri Lanka attacks: CCTV shows suspected Sri Lanka church bomber


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:31 - [CET]
A man with a large backpack can be seen walking into St Sebastian's church just before a device is detonated.
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Airline to act after ice cream thefts


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 15:05 - [CET]
Mini tubs of Haagen-Dazs, champagne and cutlery are going missing from the airline's planes.
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UAE woman wakes up after 27 years in a coma


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:59 - [CET]
Munira Abdulla, from the United Arab Emirates, had been unconscious since 1991 after a car crash.
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Royal astrologer casts Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s horoscope before coronation


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:39 - [CET]
Thailand’s royal astrologer cast King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s horoscope on Tuesday in an important ritual to prepare for his elaborate coronation ceremonies next week.Saffron-clad Buddhist monks chanted as the horoscope for the king’s reign was cast on a golden plaque.The three-hour ceremony included the inscription of the king’s name and new royal title on another golden plaque, and the carving of the king’s official seal.The royal seal is an auspicious symbol that is said to show the…
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Sri Lanka bombings: investigators probe global terror links as IS claims responsibility and death toll climbs to 321


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:24 - [CET]
Interpol has joined the investigation into the devastating series of blasts across Sri Lanka on Sunday that killed 321 people, including at least 45 children, with attention now focused on a second extremist group known as Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen.In a special session of parliament on Tuesday, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said investigators were examining links between the local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen. He also noted that the Easter Sunday…
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More than 50 feared killed in landslide at Myanmar jade mine


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 14:01 - [CET]
More than 50 people are feared killed after a landslide in northern Myanmar engulfed jade miners while they were sleeping, local police said on Tuesday, the latest deadly accident in a notoriously dangerous industry.Dozens die each year in landslides caused by jade mining, a notoriously corrupt and poorly-regulated industry concentrated near the country’s border with China.Police described a freak accident in Kachin state on Monday night so big it created a huge “mud lake” that buried the…
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French ex-PM Fillon and British wife face 'fake jobs' trial


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:57 - [CET]
Judges say ex-presidential favourite François Fillon should stand trial over 'fake jobs' allegations.
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Notre-Dame fire: Rain threatens France's damaged cathedral


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:44 - [CET]
A week after the cathedral was engulfed in flames, protective layers are being put in place.
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Sri Lanka attacks: The ban on social media


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:39 - [CET]
Is the ban a sign of things to come for social media firms unable to halt the spread of misinformation?
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Six Philippine troops killed in Communist rebel ambush on Samar island


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:42 - [CET]
Communist guerillas killed six Philippine soldiers and wounded six others on Tuesday, the military said, in one of the deadliest recent attacks in the country’s 50-year-old Maoist insurgency.Members of the New People’s Army (NPA) detonated bombs in a predawn ambush of soldiers marching through a mountainous area of central Samar island, triggering a four-hour firefight.“Our troops had received a report that NPA forces were extorting money from residents and so they went there to take action,”…
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Nigerian 'children killed' after car hits Easter parade in Gombe


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:14 - [CET]
The driver reportedly ploughed into the procession because it was blocking the road in northern Nigeria.
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India election: Prime Minister Narendra Modi votes in third phase of polling


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:48 - [CET]
Indians were voting on Tuesday in the third phase of the country’s general election, amid campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party and the opposition that has been marred by bitter accusations and acrimony.The voting for 117 parliamentary seats in 13 states and two union territories on Tuesday means polls are half finished overall for 543 seats in India’s lower house of Parliament. The voting over seven phases ends on May 19, with counting expected to begin on May…
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Bolivia crash: Bus plunges into ravine killing 25


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:45 - [CET]
The bus was trying to overtake a lorry on a narrow road when it crashed and went over the cliff.
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Roman Polanski sues Oscars Academy after 2018 expulsion


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:05 - [CET]
The director admitted unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 and was expelled from the Academy last year.
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Heng Swee Keat appointed deputy prime minister in Singapore cabinet reshuffle


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:26 - [CET]
Singapore’s Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday moved one step closer to becoming the Lion City’s next leader after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong named him as his new deputy.Lee, 67, moved his two current deputies, Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam, to senior minister roles.Heng, 57, will be the sole Deputy Prime Minister and will also continue as Finance Minister.Heng’s promotion comes after the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) last November elevated him to the position of…
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Climate change activist Greta Thunberg: 'Listen to climate scientists'


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:19 - [CET]
Teenage activist Greta Thunberg has an uncompromising message on climate change.
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Tesla's Elon Musk expects 'robotaxis' to start in US next year


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:15 - [CET]
The electric carmaker entrepreneur makes a new promise on driverless vehicles.
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Prince unfinished memoir set for release in 2019


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:11 - [CET]
The musician started work on his autobiography shortly before his death three years ago.
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Japan drops ‘maximum pressure’ on North Korea from foreign policy playbook, wants to normalise ties with Kim regime


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:46 - [CET]
Japan on Tuesday dropped the push to apply “maximum pressure” on North Korea from its official foreign policy, an apparent softening of Tokyo’s position as major powers engage with Pyongyang.In last year’s “Diplomatic Bluebook”, published when tensions on the Korean peninsula were soaring, Japan said it was coordinating efforts with its allies to “maximise pressure on North Korea by all available means.”But this language was dropped from this year’s edition, drawn up after diplomats had “taken…
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Philippines warns Rappler’s Maria Ressa, other journalists over Duterte ‘ouster plot’


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:44 - [CET]
The Philippine government on Monday warned the media against plotting to “destroy” President Rodrigo Duterte’s government, as his spokesman accused journalists of spreading fake news.The warning followed recent local news reports alleging the Duterte family’s involvement in illegal drugs and raising questions about a large increase in his wealth.“They are all there doing their thing, trying to destroy this government by spreading false news and planting intrigues against the government,”…
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‘Seasteading’ couple Nadia Summergirl and Chad Elwartowski face arrest warrants after Thailand dismantles sea shack


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:25 - [CET]
Thai police will issue arrest warrants for Chad Elwartowski and his partner Nadia Summergirl, who have been accused of violating the country’s sovereignty by building an offshore “sea home” 14 nautical miles off the island of Phuket.On Monday, the Royal Thai Navy deployed three frigates to dismantle the shack as divers from the force’s SEAL team separated the hexagonal fibreglass structure from the underwater base and dragged the cabin back to shore to be used as evidence against the couple…
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Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg dies aged 98


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:00 - [CET]
The Grand Duke, who abdicated in 2000, oversaw the duchy's transformation into a financial centre.
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Donald Trump 'set for June state visit to UK'


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 08:28 - [CET]
Buckingham Palace is expected to announce on Tuesday that the US president will visit in early June.
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How a gay student’s suicide after being outed is helping Japan’s LGBT community speak up


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 07:42 - [CET]
The name of a gay student who died after being outed may remain known to only a small number of people – his immediate family, friends, classmates, and the university where he studied – because even in death, his privacy is considered important in Japan.But his death four years ago is changing the legal and social landscape for the LGBT community in a nation where, as the saying goes, “the nail that sticks up gets hammered down”.The parents of the 25-year-old man were in court in February to…
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Sri Lanka attacks: Funerals under way on day of mourning


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 07:25 - [CET]
The death toll from Sunday's bomb blasts rises to 310 and a state of emergency is in effect.
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SS Iron Crown: WW2 shipwreck found off Australia


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 06:50 - [CET]
The SS Iron Crown was sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1942, killing 38 sailors.
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China issues Sri Lanka travel alert after deadly Easter blasts


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 06:48 - [CET]
China has warned its citizens not to travel to Sri Lanka after a series of explosions on Easter Sunday killed nearly 300 people, including one Chinese national.“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese embassy to Sri Lanka remind Chinese nationals not to travel to Sri Lanka in the near term,” a statement posted on the embassy’s website read.“Those already here, please step up safety precautions, try to stay away from crowded areas and pay attention to safety reminders by the embassy and…
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Japan’s ‘Bad Lobster’ biker gang seeks fearsome reputation with road antics, but all they’re getting is prawn and tadpole jokes


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 06:14 - [CET]
From the Hells Angels of the US to the Rebels of Australia and Russia’s Night Wolves, motorcycle gangs the world over revel in their notoriety for violence, lawbreaking and general disdain for the police.Attempting to emulate their international biker heroes, a gang from the city of Ebina, west of Tokyo, decided to use the name of their neighbourhood as inspiration. But it may have failed to enhance their reputation as fearsome road warriors.“Ebi” is the Japanese word for lobster, so the gang…
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Disposable nappy recycling: How soiled nappies can be reused


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 06:12 - [CET]
Each year billions end up in landfill, but the world's largest nappy production company is now backing a scheme to recover the plastic and other materials inside them.
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Myanmar top court rejects Reuters journalists' appeal


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 06:02 - [CET]
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have their seven year sentences upheld by the country's Supreme Court.
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Lyra McKee killing: 'New IRA admits responsibility'


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 05:54 - [CET]
The group offered "full and sincere apologies" to the journalist's family and friends, Irish News reports.
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Myanmar’s Supreme Court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters reporters


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 05:43 - [CET]
Myanmar’s top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country’s transition to democracy.“They were sentenced for seven years and this decision stands, and the appeal is rejected,” Supreme Court Justice Soe Naing told the court in the capital, Naypyidaw, without elaborating.Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, have spent more than 16 months in…
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Victims of the Sri Lanka suicide bombings: entire families from around the world among the hundreds killed in Easter Sunday terror attack


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 05:04 - [CET]
At least 290 people were killed in the Easter Sunday bombings across Sri Lanka, with at least 31 of those being foreigners. The attackers targeted prominent churches and luxury hotels – places where entire families were worshipping or holidaying together.Here are some details of the victims from Sunday’s devastating events.Sri LankaThe vast majority of the victims were Sri Lankan, many from the island nation’s Christian minority. Their names and other details of their lives were slow to trickle…
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Bangladesh eyes alternatives to China’s belt and road loans as it seeks to fund future development


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 05:00 - [CET]
Bangladesh “never will” ask China for more loans as it looks for ways to finance its future development, according to the country’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mohammed Shahriar Alam.Speaking to the South China Morning Post ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on Thursday, Alam said any amount of debt can be “dangerous” for countries not achieving high economic growth, adding that “Bangladesh has gained the economic power” to service its own loans linked to Beijing’s “Belt and…
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin amid stalled diplomacy with Trump over denuclearisation


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 03:57 - [CET]
North Korea confirmed Tuesday that leader Kim Jong-un will soon visit Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin in a summit that comes at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal.North Korea has so far not got what it wants most from the recent flurry of high-level summitry between Kim and various world leaders – namely, relief from crushing international sanctions.There are fears that a recent North Korean weapon test and a series of jibes at…
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10 dead, dozens still trapped by Philippines quake as rescuers search rubble


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 03:35 - [CET]
Philippines agencies are combing through collapsed buildings and cracked structures after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Monday killed at least 10 people.Search and rescue operations continued Tuesday morning in a collapsed supermarket in Pampanga province where as many as 30 people were feared trapped, Governor Lilia Pineda told local radio DZMM.The quake, which struck Zambales province north of the capital at 5.11pm on Monday, was felt all the way to the southern areas of Batangas and Cavite,…
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Sri Lanka bombings: nation mourns, military given extra powers after one of Asia’s darkest days


Reported to us by: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 02:54 - [CET]
The devastating bombings that ripped across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday will go down as one of the biggest acts of terror to hit Asia in recent history.As of Tuesday, almost 300 people had died from the string of suicide bombings in the capital Columbo, and hundreds more were injured. That number surpasses the devastation of the 2002 Bali bombings in Kuta, which took 202 lives, and the 2006 blasts in Mumbai, which killed 209.On Twitter, Michael Kugelman, deputy director at the US-based Asia…
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Sri Lanka attacks: Family attends funeral


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 02:40 - [CET]
Speaking at his wife's funeral, Lewis Allen recalls the moment he learnt she had died in the Sri Lanka attacks.
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African women on the shame of hair loss


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 01:45 - [CET]
It is a topic shrouded in shame, but traction alopecia may affect one-third of women of African descent.
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Pedro Sánchez: Spain's accidental PM on a roll


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 01:41 - [CET]
Unlikely events propelled a struggling politician to Spain's top job - and the top of the polls.
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Innovative child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 01:39 - [CET]
The treatment, developed over 30 years, is the first to give partial protection to children, WHO says.
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Kim-Putin: North Korean and Russian leaders 'to meet for first time'


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 01:27 - [CET]
There'll be a lot of history and potential behind the North Korean leader's first Russian visit.
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My lifelong obsession with 'resurrecting' classic cars


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Vehicle restorer Charles Palmer on his long-held fascination with bringing classic cars back to life.
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India election 2019: Rahul Gandhi faces crucial ballot in Wayanad


Reported to us by: BBC - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 01:17 - [CET]
Tuesday sees India's opposition leader contest a seat in the south for the first time.
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