Sunday, April 23, 2017

International News


Arkansas executes first inmate in 12 years

The US State of Arkansas has executed its first inmate in 12 years. This comes after the US Supreme Court denied requests to halt the execution of convicted murderer Ledell Lee. The state had originally planned to kill eight people within an 11-day window prompting a battle in the courts. ...

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India speaks out on China renaming Indian locations in north east

India has slammed China’s renaming of locations in a disputed territory in a north eastern Indian state. China renamed six places in India into standard Chinese after Beijing raised strong objections to the Dalai Lama’s visit to the area near the Tibetan border. Our India correspondent Rebecca Bundhun reports

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Second suspect in Paris attack surrenders

A second suspect in the Paris attack has handed himself in to the police in Belgium. IS has claimed responsibility after a police officer was shot dead and three other people hurt at the Champs-Elysees shootout on Thursday night. The gunman, who was shot dead in the attack, has been ...

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LA airport staff fail to detect gun in hand luggage

Security staff at Los Angeles International Airport are currently under investigation after failing to detect a handgun in a carry-on luggage. The weapon was only picked up when the off-duty police officer, who flew from Los Angeles to Taiwan, had to change planes in Taipei. The officer, who was set ...

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German police arrest suspect in Dortmund bus attack

German police on Friday arrested a man suspected of carrying out a bomb attack on the bus of football team Borussia Dortmund last week. According to German prosecutors, 28-year-old Sergej W, who has dual German and Russian nationality, is not linked to any extremist groups. It is suspected that the ...

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