Friday, April 29, 2016

World News Briefs -- April 29, 2016


Aleppo onslaught: New air strikes hit medical facility. Syria conflict: Aleppo rocked by fresh fighting.

Russia and US introduce ceasefire regime in Latakia’s north. Syrian military calls temporary "regime of calm" in parts of country.

Russia: US deployment violates Syria's sovereignty.

'No point talking to Iraqi PM': Qatar in secret talks with Shia tribes to free hunters.

Iran touts Israel invasion to recruit teenage boys to fight in Syria.

Iran votes in key run-off elections for parliament. Voting under way in Iran parliamentary runoff.

Iran asks U.N. chief to intervene with U.S. after court ruling.

Thousands march in Yemen to call for cease-fire.


Shrinking US presence in Afghanistan ‘creates security concerns’.

North Korea sentences American to 10 years hard labor.

North Korea sets date for first Party Congress since 1980.

Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea.

US lawmaker: More operations in South China Sea.

US 'drops planned Pakistan F-16 fighter jet subsidy'.

Watchdog: US spent $760 million on Afghan schools without tracking progress.

India's sizzling heat wave claims more than 300 lives.


US moves surveillance drones into skies over Libya to gather intelligence, consider military options against Islamic State militants.

Libya outlines ambitious plans to restore oil output.

Somalia: AU forces face resurgent Al-Shabaab.

South Sudan forms new coalition government of national unity.

Five killed in gun attack in opposition district of Burundi capital.

South Africa's high court rules Jacob Zuma should face corruption charges.

Kenya’s about to light a $100 million ivory bonfire to save elephants.


Eurozone recovery picks up speed.

German minister concerned migrant numbers via Libya, Italy will rise.

Italy struggles to house migrants in third year of mass arrivals.

Moscow concerned over deteriorating situation in security zone of Transdniestria conflict.

Russia jails manager over Vostochny space centre fraud.

Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river.

13 feared dead in Norway helicopter crash. Briton among 13 people in helicopter that crashed off Norwegian coast.

Belgium says its nuclear plants are safe but here are some iodine pills - just in case.


Protests rage outside Trump rally in Orange County; 17 arrested, police car smashed.

Opinion poll puts Peru's Fujimori slightly ahead in presidential run-off race.

Venezuela's Congress orders food minister sacked over shortages.

Venezuela crisis: Opposition claims big win in push to recall Maduro.

Cuba finds it hard to dampen afterglow of Obama visit.

Exclusive: No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents.

Brazil losing forest the size of two soccer fields per minute.


Russia: Terrorism is the fault of the West.

ISIS reveals how Jihadi John evaded security en route from UK to Syria.

Egyptian cleric defends CIA agent convicted over his rendition.


ExxonMobil profits slide 63% on low oil prices.

Saudi Arabia to pump more oil to meet domestic demand.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn sells entire stake in Apple.

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