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World 22:13

Dutch police detains the Utrecht attacker

Gokmen Tanis, the 37 year old Turkish Islamist who killed three people in the Dutch city of Utrecht today, was arrested after a police operation lasting several hours which caused considerable fear in the city. Following initial reports that Tanis perpetrated an Islamist attack in revenge for the Christchurch...

World 18:12

Dutch police still searching for the Turkish Islamist who killed three, wounded nine in Utrecht

The number of fatalities in the Islamist attack in the Dutch city of Utrecht rose to three, while the suspected gunman, Turkish immigrant Gokmen Tanis (37), is still at large. Tanis opened fire on the passengers of a tram, hitting a total of 12 people. Besides the three who he killed, one more remains...

World 12:54

Utrecht shooting: ‘One dead’ as man opens fire in tram

A gunman has opened fire inside a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, killing one person and injuring several others, reports say, BBC reported. The area in the west of the city has been cordoned off by authorities, and emergency services are at the scene. Authorities said the gunman is still at large....

World 10:10

Flash floods, landslides in Indonesia’s Papua province leave 73 dead

The death toll from flash floods and landslides that hit Papua province in eastern Indonesia has increased to 73, as search-and-rescue personnel continue to scour debris for victims and survivors, officials said Sunday. “Most of the bodies were found under damaged houses and buried under materials...

World 16:31

Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of Christchurch mosque shootings

Facebook has removed 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch mosque shootings “in the first 24 hours” after the attack, the social media giant said on Sunday. “We continue to work around the clock to remove violating content using a combination of technology and people,” Facebook New Zealand’s...

World 11:25

Death toll rises to 50 in New Zealand mosque shootings

The staggering death toll from the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques has climbed to 50, New Zealand police confirmed Sunday, as the country continued to grapple with the emotional fallout from the atrocity, CNN reported. The body of the 50th victim was discovered at the Al Noor mosque, where...

World 13:13

Students demand action on climate change at protests worldwide

Students in more than 120 countries clamoured for action on climate change at protests around the world on Friday, drawing inspiration from Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teen who has staged weekly solitary protests in Stockholm since August. Hundreds of thousands of students around the world joined 16-year-old...

World 10:12

At least 49 worshipers killed in terror attack on New Zealand mosque

New Zealand suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history when a white nationalist killed at least 49 Muslim worshippers in two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The 28 year old Australian man live-streamed a portion of the attack on Facebook. He attacked the Al Noor mosque during the Friday...

World 19:42

British Parliament votes to delay Brexit until June 30th

Members of the British Parliament voted 412 votes to 202 to delay leaving the European Union until June 30th, as Prime Minister Theresa May requested. The vote comes after the Parliament previously rejected May’s proposal of a post-Brexit agreement with the EU and also rejected holding a new referendum. It...

World 15:19

Reputed Gambino crime family boss shot to death outside his home

The reputed leader of the Gambino crime family, once headed by infamous mobster John Gotti, was gunned down outside his New York City home late Wednesday — sparking an investigation into whether the hit was sanctioned in a revived “mob war,” sources told ABC News. Francesco “Franky...

World 23:23

U.S. pilots complained about Boeing 737 Max 8 months before Ethiopia crash

Several American pilots submitted complaints about the Boeing 737 Max aircraft months before the same model crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday, killing 157 people, NBC News reported. The complaints, first reported by The Dallas Morning News, were revealed as the Federal Aviation Administration doubled down...

World 19:19

At least 8 people were killed in a school shooting in Brazil

At least eight people were killed Wednesday in a shooting at a school near Sao Paulo, Brazil, according to the country’s military police, CNN reported. Two armed men wearing hoods entered the State School Raul Brasil in the town of Suzano — about 70 kilometers east of Sao Paulo —...

World 17:51

UN: Pollution could cause millions of premature deaths by 2050

Damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. The world needs to drastically scale up environmental protections, or regions in Asia, the Middle East and Africa could see millions of premature...

World 23:23

May loses second vote on Brexit deal in major setback

Prime Minister Theresa May has lost a crucial second vote on her Brexit deal with Brussels, in a major setback to her plan to withdraw Britain from the European Union on March 29. May lost by 391 to 242 votes, a margin of 149, amid continued opposition from eurosceptics in her Conservative party. Many...

World 18:11

Britain, Malaysia, Germany ban Boeing 737 MAX after Ethiopia crash

Britain, Malaysia and Germany have joined a growing list of countries banning Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from their airspace until further notice after a passenger plane crash in Ethiopia killed 157 people at the weekend. The Tuesday announcements dealt further blows to Boeing, which is already reeling...

World 16:36

British police investigate claim that IRA sent letter bombs

Police on Tuesday said they are investigating a claim made to Northern Irish media that the Irish Republican Army (IRA) sent five letter bombs to addresses in Britain. The Metropolitan Police and Police Scotland said in a joint statement that they are “aware of the claim of responsibility for the devices...

World 13:19

London: Brexit talks with Brussels still deadlocked

Last-minute efforts by London to secure changes to the Brexit deal struck with the European Union have not yet delivered results, a British government spokesman in Brussels said on Monday, with a day to go until the British parliament votes on the deal. Negotiations remain deadlocked following talks...

World 10:47

People of 35 nationalities among 157 dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Seven British, seven French, eight Italian and 18 Canadian nationals are among the 157 victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday. Thirty-two Kenyan, nine Ethiopian, eight US and eight Chinese nationals were also among the dead, Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Tewolde GebreMariam told...

World 10:47

Weber initiates talks with Orban

The EPP candidate for the next President of the European Commission Manfred Weber proposed talks with the Hungarian conservative Fidesz party to overcome differences between the two. Weber said he will initiate talks with Hungarian Prime Miniter Viktor Orban, after a dozen of EPP member parties initiated...

World 12:46

Stoltenberg rules out nuclear missile deployment to Europe

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday ruled out deploying ground-based nuclear missiles to Europe, at a press conference in Warsaw, Poland. He said the 29-nation alliance had already started planning for a world without the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). “It is...

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