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Germans don skullcaps to protest anti-Semitism

Wednesday  21:32,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

<p>Germans of various faiths donned Jewish skullcaps and took to the streets Wednesday in several cities.</p>Load[...]

Exclusive: Russian civilians helping Assad use military base back home — witnesses

Wednesday  21:31,   25 april 2018
Reuters

<p>On three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defense ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed.</p>Molkino in southwestern Russia is where the Russian 10th Special Forces Brigade is based, [...]

Parents of sick toddler Alfie Evans make new court challenge

Wednesday  21:15,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

Lawyers battled in a London court over the fate of Alfie Evans, a terminally ill British toddler.The 23-month-old boy suffers from a degenerative neurological condition that has left him in a "semi-vegetative state." Doctors treating him at Alder[...]

U.S. not seeking to reopen Iran nuclear deal, envoy says

Wednesday  20:37,   25 april 2018
Reuters

The United States hopes to stay in it to fix its flaws with a supplementary agreement, U.S. non-proliferation envoy Christopher Ford said.“We are not aiming to renegotiate the JCPOA or reopen it or change its terms,” Ford told reporters on the[...]

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, [...]