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8 dead in mass shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility

Eight people have been killed and many injured in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis late Thursday. Witnesses heard several gunshots at a FedEx facility and one said he saw a man firing an automatic weapon, quoting police, BBC reports. The gunman, said to have been acting alone, is reported to have killed himself. Authorities said there was ...

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20 children killed in Niger school fire

Some 20 children died Tuesday after several classrooms caught fire at a school in Niger’s capital Niamey, the fire service said. “Twenty-one classrooms in straw huts caught fire. Around 20 children were trapped in the blaze,” fire service commander Sidi Mohamed said on public television. “Rescuers set off rapidly and the fire was put out… but the power of the ...

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Reuters names first woman as editor-in-chief

LONDON: Reuters has announced Alessandra Galloni will take over as its new editor-in-chief from next week, becoming the first woman to head the global news agency in its 170-year history, reports AFP. Galloni is taking over from Stephen J. Adler, who is retiring, Thomson Reuters said in a statement. Galloni, 47, said she was “thrilled” at the opportunity to “lead ...

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COMMONWEALTH JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (CJA) ELECTS NEW LEADERS

    The newly elected president of the Commonwealth Journalists’ Association (CJA) wants the international organization to collaborate with like-minded organizations and add the CJA’s voice to those protesting the systemic abuse of journalists. Chris Cobb was named president as the CJA elected a new slate of officers Sunday. The email voting included among members from across the world. The ...

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US women to appeal over equal pay as working conditions approved

The United States women’s football team vowed to press on with an appeal in their equal pay lawsuit on Monday after a federal judge in Los Angeles formally approved a deal with the US Soccer Federation over working conditions. US District Judge Gary Klausner inked a settlement reached in December that grants the US women’s team the same treatment as ...

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Taraweeh prayers shortened at 2 Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz on Sunday ordered to shorten Taraweeh prayers (special night prayers) at the Grand Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina to 10 Rakat during Ramadan, state news agency (SPA) said. Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, said that the Taraweeh ...

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Myanmar’s post-coup civilian death toll climbs past 700

A security guard was wounded in a bomb blast outside a military-owned bank in Myanmar’s second-biggest city Sunday morning, as the civilian death toll from the junta’s brutal crackdown on dissent topped more than 700 at the weekend. The country has been in turmoil since the military removed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1. Myawaddy Bank’s biggest ...

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80 killed in Myanmar crackdown as UN envoy calls for ‘strong action’

Reports emerged Saturday (April 10) of more than 80 killed in the latest bloodletting by Myanmar’s military, as the country’s own ambassador to the United Nations called for “strong action” against the junta. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in February, with protesters refusing to submit to the junta and demanding ...

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Myanmar junta limits internet, seizes satellite TV dishes

An information blackout under Myanmar’s military junta worsened Thursday as fiber broadband service, the last legal way for ordinary people to access the internet, became intermittently inaccessible on several networks. Authorities in some areas have also started confiscating satellite dishes used to access international news broadcasts. Protests against the Feb. 1 coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San ...

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Modi takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS here, and asked those eligible for the shot to take it soon to defeat the virus. He had taken his first jab on March 1 at the hospital, reports PTI. “Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS today.Vaccination is among the few ...

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