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18/03/2019

New Zealand police chief says only one shooter involved in Christchurch attack

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s police chief said on Monday that they are certain there was only one attacker involved in the mass shooting in Christchurch last week.“I want to definitely state that we believe that there was only one attacker responsible for this horrendous event,” Police Commissioner Mike Bush told a media conference.“That doesn’t mean there weren’t possibly other people in support, and that continues to form a very, very important part of our investigation,” he added. COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Sixteen-year-old Kefayat Ullah walked to his school in southern Bangladesh in late January, as he had done most days for the...


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21/04/2019

As comedian eyes presidency, Ukraine braces for uncertain future

KIEV, Ukraine: A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine’s president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday’s election.Saturday was a so-called “day of quiet,” on which electioneering is forbidden, a respite from a campaign of heated statements and unexpected moments.Dismayed by endemic corruption, a struggling economy and a five-year fight against Russia-backed insurgents in the country’s east, Ukrainian voters appear poised to strongly rebuke incumbent Petro Poroshenko and replace him with Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Despite never having held political...
21/04/2019

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone sites in Yemen's capital

The Saudi-led Arab Coalition supporting the legitimate government in Yemen announced early Saturday that it launched an operation destroying a network of drone capabilities of the Houthi militia in a camp at the presidential palace area in Sanaa. Arab Coalition spokesperson Colonel Turki Al Maliki confirmed that the coalition forces targeted a Houthi drone manufacturing plant and a store containing launch pads, destroying them completely. According to Al Malki, the strikes are an extension of military operations that targeted and destroyed an integrated network of logistical capabilities and facilities for Houthi drones, as well as locations where foreign experts are...
21/04/2019

Spain: Socialists lead election polls, but majority uncertain

The ruling Socialist Party (PSOE) has stretched its lead in Spain's upcoming parliamentary elections, according to the latest polls published by newspapers El Pais and El Mundo on Saturday. The April 28 elections will test the national mood of the EU's fourth largest economy, as rising right wing movements have swept the region. It is estimated that PSOE would gain 28.8% and 30%, according to El Pais and El Mundo polls respectively. But despite being the most favored party, both polls showed the socialists likely falling short of obtaining a governing majority. Spain's upcoming election was announced last month by...

21/04/2019

Columbine survivors mark twentieth anniversary of massacre

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSamantha Haviland survived the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. Survivors of the Columbine High School shooting have been speaking at a remembrance ceremony in Denver to mark the twentieth anniversary of the massacre.Twelve students and a teacher were murdered by two teenagers. One former student, Patrick Ireland, who was injured by bullets, said no one from the school or surrounding community had emerged unscathed. The event was the culmination of three days of commemorations. Earlier, members of the public left flowers and cards at a memorial to the victims. Columbine students...
21/04/2019

Pope Francis during Easter vigil: reject the ‘glitter of wealth’

VATICAN CITY: At an Easter vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the “glitter of wealth,” and to avoid seeking life’s meaning in “things that pass away.”“Do not bury hope!” Francis exclaimed, after noting that when things go badly, “we lose heart and come to believe that death is stronger than life.”“We become cynical, negative and despondent,” Francis added.For Christians, Easter is a day of joy and hope, as they mark their belief that Jesus triumphed over death by resurrection following crucifixion.“Sin seduces; it promises things easy and quick, prosperity and...
21/04/2019

41-Year-Old Comedian Poised To Take Over Presidency In Ukraine Vote

Kiev, Ukraine: Ukrainians vote in the second round of an extraordinary election on Sunday with a comedian who plays a president on TV expected to win in a stunning rebuke to the political establishment.Forty-one-year-old Volodymyr Zelensky's bid to lead the country was initially dismissed as a joke. But opinion polls suggest incumbent President Petro Poroshenko is heading for defeat amid widespread anger over poverty and corruption.Polls open at 0500 GMT, with exit poll results expected at 1700 GMT and the first preliminary results several hours later.Zelensky's victory would open a new chapter in the history of a country that has...