Monday, April 3, 2017

World News Briefs -- April 4, 2017



Daily Mail: Carriage of carnage: Pictures emerge from INSIDE the train where a nail bomb killed 11 in St Petersburg metro attack as police issue CCTV of 'Islamist suicide bomber who also planted a second device that was defused'

* The horrific blast occurred between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya train station in St Petersburg, Russia
* Ambulances raced to the scene of the carnage caused by a nail bomb which was detonated on the network
* At least 11 people are reported to have been killed by the blast and 50 including children have been injured
* Nobody has claimed responsibility, but previous attacks on Russia have been blamed on ISIS and Chechens
* Bearded man who was identified on CCTV as the main suspect has handed himself and insists he is innocent
* Russian detectives now believe a suicide bomber with links to radical Islamists was behind the horrific attack

These are the first images showing carnage inside the carriage of a St Petersburg metro train after a nail bomb exploded inside - killing 11 people and injuring 50.

The horrifying pictures show bodies, blood, wreckage and debris strewn across the carriage of the train, which was hit by the blast while travelling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations.

Police in Russia now believe a suicide bomber, who has close links to radical Islamists was behind the attack.
He was named locally as Maksim Arishev, 22, from Kazakhstan and a CCTV image has been released of the suspect.

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MIDDLE EAST

Syrian people do not want Assad as leader: U.S. envoy to U.N.

Russia condemns US over 'absurd' response to Mosul civilian deaths.

Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner in Iraq with top US general.

Iraq's anti-corruption czar: the job so tough they won't let you quit.


US conducts around 20 more strikes in Yemen: Pentagon.

Israel fears 'Iranian crescent' in Middle East.

Bahrain king backs law allowing military trials of civilians.

ASIA

Cyber security firm: more evidence North Korea linked to Bangladesh heist.

Trump says US will act alone on North Korea if China fails to help. Trump ready to 'solve' North Korea problem without China.

Xi and Trump tipped to play down Taiwan at Florida summit.

Afghanistan Taliban say they will focus on vulnerable provinces in 2017.

Kabul-Taliban settlement eventual goal: Tillerson.

Suu Kyi's party wins nearly half of Myanmar by-elections.

20 slain in Pakistani shrine; five suspects arrested.

Liberal front-runner in S. Korean race wins party nomination.

African envoys: India attacks on Nigerians 'racial'.

China sets target for 80% of citizens to speak Mandarin by 2020.

AFRICA

Somalia piracy: India ship hijacked in new attack. Indian sailors held for ransom on hijacked boat near Somalia.

Rebels vow to stop South Sudan oil production.

Tribal clashes flare in Sudan's West Kordofan state.

South Africa's credit rating has been cut to junk status.

DR Congo opposition strike leaves Kinshasa quiet.

Italy-Libya accord to fight smugglers is 'dangerous fiction': aid groups.

Trump: US 'very much behind' Egypt's Sisi. Trump backs Sisi as he seeks to 'reboot' US-Egypt ties.

EUROPE

11 killed, 45 injured in St. Petersburg Metro blast (GRAPHIC IMAGES). St Petersburg metro explosion: Russian authorities hunt two suspects. St. Petersburg metro hit by deadly blast.

Makeshift bomb deactivated at metro station in St. Petersburg.

Putin: Terrorism among causes considered for St. Petersburg Metro blast.

Western leaders offer condolences to Russia after St. Petersburg metro blast.

US and Russia clash over US attempt to debate rights at UN.

Lithuania fears Russian propaganda is prelude to eventual invasion.

Poland accuses Russians of deliberately causing jet crash. Polish prosecutors: Russians 'deliberately' caused jet crash.

Serbia elects Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as president. Vucic elected Serbia's new president in first round.

Ruling party wins Armenian parliamentary vote. Armenia elections tainted by vote-buying: OSCE monitors.

Albania PM calls Montenegro NATO entry historic for Balkans.

Brexit and Gibraltar: May laughs off Spain 'war' talk. Spain tells UK not to lose its cool over Gibraltar in Brexit talks.

Moscow police detains up to 30 anti-corruption protesters over the weekend.

Eurozone unemployment rate drops to near eight-year low.

AMERICAS

Democrats secure enough votes to block Gorsuch, setting stage for ‘nuclear option. Democrats amass support to force showdown over Trump Supreme Court pick.

Ecuador election: Fraud alleged as protesters scuffle.

Latin America's struggling left boosted by win in Ecuador election.

Venezuelan opposition demands dismissal of Supreme Court judges.

Paraguay house delays re-election vote after protests; bill's backers persist.

Colombian mudslide death toll rises to 254.

Colombia's FARC rebels offer to help town destroyed by mudslide.

Canada by-elections to test strength of Trudeau.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Russia's Putin: Investigators looking into possible terror attack, another theories for St. Petersburg subway blast.

US teen pleads guilty to 2015 Islamic State plot to kill pope.

Trump tells Sisi U.S., Egypt will fight Islamic militants together.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Wall Street down on weak auto sales, doubts about Trump agenda.

Bill O'Reilly and ex-Fox chief are hit with more allegations.

Global productivity slowdown risks creating instability, warns IMF.

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