02 Apr 2021

Fire bomb attack on Spanish leftist party’s office

An office of Spain’s Unidas Podemos party was hit by a fire-bomb attack on Friday. The attack was against a regional office of the leftist party in Cartagena in southeastern Spain. The exterior of the building was damaged. Podemos claims right-wing elements carried out the attack. Calling the attack “street

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02 Apr 2021

Evidence suggests Ethiopian military carried out massacre in Tigray

A BBC African Eye led investigation has revealed that a massacre in northern Ethiopia was committed by the Ethiopian military. Five video clips of uniformed men leading a group of men to the edge of a cliff, shooting some and pushing their dead bodies over the cliff surfaced in March.

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02 Apr 2021

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi charged with violating state secrets as wireless internet shutdown begins

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader, has been charged with violating the official secrets act. The ruling military junta cut all internet services in the country until further notice. This charge is the fifth and most serious charge leveled against her since the February 1 coup by military

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02 Apr 2021

Passenger train carrying 490 derails in Taiwan, killing at least 51 and injuring dozens

A passenger train derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan, killing 51 and injuring dozens. The eight car train carrying 490 passengers came off the rails just north of Hualien Friday morning. In the tunnel, several carriages hit the wall. The train driver is one of the casualties and the

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01 Apr 2021

Biden Trimming Forces Sent to Mideast to Help Saudi Arabia

President Biden has directed the Pentagon to begin removing some military forces from the Gulf region of the Middle East, marking the first steps in an effort to steer the US global military footprint away from the Mideast. The changes come as Saudi Arabia continues to endure rocket and drone

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01 Apr 2021

Europe’s vaccine rollout ‘unacceptably slow’ says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticized Europe’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout, calling the effort “unacceptably slow.” The situation in the region has become more concerning, according to the organization, as vaccination campaigns are hit with more delays dispute the number of infections rising. France has recently implemented new lockdown measures

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01 Apr 2021

Hong Kong court convicts media tycoon Jimmy Lai and other activists over peaceful protest

On Thursday, a Hong Kong court convicted pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai and eight other prominent activists. The convictions were due to the individuals’ roles in an unauthorized assembly at the peak of the 2019 protests that followed the imposition of new, strict laws on Hong Kong, threatening its autonomy.

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31 Mar 2021

Italian officer ‘caught selling secrets to Russia’

An Italian navy officer has been accused of espionage after details emerged about a scheme in which the Italian officer handed secret documents to Russian military officials. The men were stopped by military police on suspicion of serious crimes relating to state security. The Italian navy officer has been arrested

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31 Mar 2021

Niger ‘coup attempt foiled’ ahead of inauguration

An attempted coup near the Niger presidential palace has been successfully thwarted, according to officials. The attack comes just two days before President-elect Mohamed Bazoum is set to be sworn into office. The group of soldiers behind the assault have been arrested following heavy gunfire close to the palace. Bazoum’s

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31 Mar 2021

Children among the dead and injured in Myanmar military airstrikes, say activists

Myanmar’s military junta has stepped up violence against its own citizens by conducting a series of airstrikes in the ethnic rebel-controlled region located in southeast Myanmar. A humanitarian aid group released more information about the attacks, which saw an increase over the past week. Humanitarian forces state that children were

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