Wednesday, April 30, 2014

World News Briefs -- April 30, 2014 (Evening Edition)

Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams Held Over Jean McConville Murder -- BBC

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has been arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville.

He presented himself to police on Wednesday evening and was arrested.

Speaking before his arrest, Mr Adams said he was "innocent of any part" in the murder.

Mrs McConville, a 37-year-old widow and mother-of-10, was abducted from her flat in the Divis area of west Belfast and shot by the IRA.

Her body was recovered from a beach in County Louth in 2003.

Police said a 65-year-old man presented himself to Antrim police station on Wednesday evening and was arrested.

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UN Security Council members despair over Syria aid.

Deadly airstrike hits Aleppo school. Air strike on Aleppo school kills 18: Syrian activists.

Syria hiding chemical weapons, says Israeli intel.

Six powers meet in Brussels to fine-tune Iran talks strategy.

Iraqis defy threats to come out and vote. Iraqis vote amid looming threat of violence.

Thousands of Iraqis displaced by violence.

Lebanese presidential vote delayed as deputies boycott vote.

Saudi Arabia displays ballistic missiles in likely signal to Iran.

West Bank Hamas rally tests new Palestinian unity pact.


Deaths in Chinese train station bomb attack. Blast hits railway station in Xinjiang, China. Blast at train station in China's Urumqi, some injured.

India becomes world's third-largest economy.

Philippine military says fierce clash with Muslim militants leave 14 militants, 1 marine dead.

Afghan government says West holds prisoners illegally in south.

Afghan officials: Haqqani militant assault repulsed. Afghan and foreign forces kill 60 near Pakistan border: officials.

Afghanistan corruption fostered by U.S., Pentagon finds.

No 'Statute of Limitations' for next nuclear test, North Korea says.

Aerial search for MH370 ends.

Voting for seventh phase ends in India.

Brunei adopts Sharia law despite international criticism.

As Obama leaves Asia, one last swipe at China.


EU peacekeepers take charge at Central African Republic airport, violence rages.

Migrants die as hundreds left in Libya desert.

South Sudan sides 'recruit 9,000 children to fight'.

UN says South Sudan close to calamity. UN criticizes S. Sudan leaders over famine response.

Leader of Senegal's southern separatist rebels declares ceasefire.

Mali PM, northern armed groups prepare for peace talks.

Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls taken as brides by militants, relatives told.

Republic of Congo deports thousands lacking papers.

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai 'expels' Tendai Biti from MDC.


Ukraine unable to control situation in East – acting President. Pro-Russians tighten grip on Ukraine town.

Ukraine says military on full alert for possible Russian attack. Ukraine forces in 'full military readiness' in case of Russia invasion.

Ukraine defense ministry says no military exercises planned in Kiev.

Ukraine Defense Ministry denies military drills planned in Kiev.

Ukraine’s Donetsk could forego Presidential election – activist.

IMF board approves $17 billion for Ukraine.

Moscow calls US, NATO military buildup near Russian borders ‘unprecedented.

‘Russia in recession’ – IMF.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams arrested over murder of widowed mother abducted from her home in 1972.


US Supreme Court hears arguments in mobile search case.

US economy slowed to 0.1 percent growth rate in Q1.

US Federal Reserve continues to slow monthly bond-buying.

Post-ABC News poll shows Democrats at risk in November as Obama’s approval rating falls.

Colombia deploys military might to crush farmers' strike before election.

Venezuela to raise minimum wage by 30%, Maduro says.

Oklahoma to review procedures after botched execution.

Spotlight on Mexico state after violent eruption.

Nearly half of New Yorkers are struggling to get by, study finds.


U.S. says al Qaeda core weak, but affiliates still threaten. US: Al-Qaida affiliates surge, terrorism spikes.

Keeping Al Qaeda’s West African unit on the run.

Yemen army launches major al-Qaeda offensive in south.

The shadowy flow of US weapons into Syria.


Dow ends at record high as Fed upbeat on economy.

ILS satellite launches remain on schedule despite sanctions.

Report: China could overtake US economy this year.

Google stung by Canada’s privacy commissioner for ads linked to personal health history.


James said...

42 yrs., they must think they have a good case.

War News Updates Editor said...

I concur. But I also think someone is talking.

James said...

Yeah, supposedly an eye witness.