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20th anniversary for Ireland's 'Good Friday Agreement'

Former US President: Bill Clinton is in Northern Ireland to mark the 20th anniversary of the 'Good Friday Agreement'. 'The Belfast Agreement' which is also known as the 'Good Friday Agreement', because it was reached on the 10th of April 1998 which was Good Friday, was an agreement between the British and Irish governments and most of the political parties in Northern Ireland, on how Northern Ireland should be governed.


Zimbabwe invites the West to monitor elections for the first time since 2002

Zimbabwe will invite Western powers to monitor its national elections for the first time in more than 15 years, ending a ban imposed by tyrant former leader: Robert Mugabe. The next election scheduled for July, is seen as a major test for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s democratic credentials, since he came to power in November, after a de-facto army coup ousted 94-year-old Mugabe. Zimbabwe will invite election monitors from 46 countries and 15 organizations. These countries and groups were all previously banned from monitoring elections in 2002, after Mugabe accused them of favouring his opponents.

Trump brands raid on lawyer Michael Cohen's office 'disgraceful'

US President Donald Trump says the FBI's raid on the offices of his personal lawyer was a "disgrace" and an "attack on our country".He told White House reporters that he has this witch hunt constantly going on. Officials in New York seized "privileged communications" between Michael Cohen and his clients, his lawyer said after the raid yesterday. Documents regarding a payment to a porn actress were also seized, US media say.


Mumbai Airport’s main runway to remain shut for 6 hours, on 2 days

Flight operations at the Mumbai Airport are likely to be affected for two days, as the closure of the main runway for six hours in order to effect pre-monsoon maintenance work, was announced today. The Mumbai Airport is the primary base of Jet Airways and a bulk of its operations, both domestic and international, are carried out from here. The main runway will be non-operational on April 9th and 10th between 11:00am and 5.00pm.

Canada mourns the junior ice hockey players who died in a vehicle crash.

There has been an outpouring of grief across Canada after 15 people died in a collision involving a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team on Friday. At least nine players on the Humboldt Broncos team, aged between 16 and 21, died when their team bus collided with a semi-trailer in Saskatchewan.


Spy poisoning: Russia says UK is 'playing with fire.

Russia has accused the UK of inventing a "fake story" and "playing with fire" over the Salisbury spy poisoning. At a UN Security Council meeting, Moscow's UN ambassador Vasily Nebenzia said Britain's main goal had been "to discredit and even delegitimise" Russia with "unsubstantiated accusations". The UK says Russia is behind the attack but Moscow denies responsibility. Britain's UN representative Karen Pierce said the UK's actions "stand up to any scrutiny".

Bollywood star: Salman Khan, guilty of poaching

An Indian court has sentenced Bollywood superstar: Salman Khan to five years in jail, for poaching rare antelope, in 1998. Khan killed the two blackbucks - which are a protected species, in the western state of Rajasthan, while shooting a film.


Facebook scandal 'hit 87 million users'

Facebook believes the data of up to 87 million people was improperly shared with the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica - many more than previously disclosed.The BBC has been told that about 1.1 million of them are UK-based.The overall figure had been previously quoted as being 50 million by the whistleblower Christopher Wylie.Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said "clearly we should have done more, and we will going forward".

Nigerian 'migrant hero' baptised by Pope, after preventing robbery

John Ogah, an undocumented migrant without a home or job, begging for small change outside an Italian supermarket in Rome, has been hailed as a 'migrant hero'.
In September last year, John was begging for money outside a supermarket in Rome, when a masked thief armed with a meat cleaver tried to make-off with 400 euros from the supermarket's cashiers. Security cameras captured John confronting the armed robber with nothing but his bare hands,


White House criticizes China for 3 billion dollars tariffs on US imports

The White House has criticized China after it imposed retaliatory tariffs against the US on a range of goods including pork and wine. Beijing has introduced duties of up to 25 percent on 128 American imports following President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium. China said the move was intended to safeguard its interests and balance losses caused by the new US tariffs.US stock markets plunged, partly on fears the duties will escalate.

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