Monday , April 24 2017

Venezuelans march in ‘silent protest’ to honour the dead

Venezuela’s opposition have held a silent march to honour the 20 people killed in three weeks of anti-government protests. Dressed in white, protesters demanded the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro, who they blame for the growing economic crisis. The opposition leaders blamed the deaths on a heavy-handed crackdown by security ...

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French Consulate in New York evacuated after bomb threat

The French consulate in New York was briefly evacuated following a bomb threat after a suspicious car was found parked on Fifth Avenue. The threat was cleared within 50 minutes, and consulate staff were allowed to return, and resume voting for the presidential election. Thousands of French citizens living in ...

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American Airlines issues apology after clash over pram goes viral

American Airlines has apologised to a passenger and suspended its employee after a video capturing an ugly clash over a baby stroller went viral. The video, uploaded by a passenger on social media, shows a woman carrying a young child in her arms, crying relentlessly, as a male passenger confronts ...

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Afghanistan mourns deadly Taliban attack

A national day of mourning has been declared in Afghanistan. It comes after scores of soldiers were killed at an Afghan military base by Taliban fighters, disguised as fellow soldiers. It’s reported more than 140 were killed in the attack in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Friday. President Ashraf ...

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France set for crucial presidential election amid high security

As France goes to the polls on Sunday, tens of thousands of security forces, including elite units, have been deployed in the country to ensure citizens’ protection. France has beefed up security following Thursday night’s shooting in central Paris, which left one police officer dead. Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on ...

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Tesla recalls Model S and Model X cars over possible brake issue

Tesla has recalled 53,000 Model S and Model X electric cars over a brake issue. The fault is dangerous because it could cause the parking brake to lock up and prevent vehicles from moving. According to the car manufacturer, it could affect battery-driven vehicles made between February and October last ...

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