25 Apr 2015

Nepal earthquake: death toll exceeds 1,000 people

“More than 1,000 people have been reported dead after a huge 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal The country’s deputy prime minister, Bamdev Gautam, has declared a state of emergency and appealed for humanitarian assistance across the region. 18 climbers were found dead on Mount Everest after the tremor triggered an

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25 Apr 2015

Yemeni Rebels Lash Out at Saudis on Border

“Yemen’s Houthi militias have no ability to confront the Saudi jets that pound them with deadly airstrikes. But on the ground, they are a much more formidable foe, exacting revenge in Saudi casualties with a string of border attacks.” Source: Yemeni Rebels Lash Out at Saudis on Border – WSJ

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25 Apr 2015

Tunisia says 10 extremists killed in fighting near Algerian border; 3 soldiers killed

“Tunisia’s defense ministry says 10 militants have been killed in fighting along the border with Algeria.” Source: Tunisia says 10 extremists killed in fighting near Algerian border; 3 soldiers killed | Fox News

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25 Apr 2015

French probe deepens into failed church attack suspect

” French magistrates opened a formal investigation on Friday into a 24-year-old Algerian suspected of murdering a woman and planning a gun attack on churchgoers in a Paris suburb, a judicial source said.” Source: French probe deepens into failed church attack suspect | Reuters

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24 Apr 2015

Statue of Liberty evacuated over suspicious package

“Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from New York’s Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island as a precaution due to a bomb threat and suspicious package. A 911 caller said ‘they were going to blow up the Statue of Liberty’, the National Park Service said. Federal police arrived and when sniffer

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24 Apr 2015

Somalia’s al-Shabab kills man for ‘insulting prophet’

“The Somali Islamist movement al-Shabab has for the first time publicly killed a man for ‘insulting the prophet Muhammed’, witnesses have told the BBC. Crowds watched as the man was shot by a firing squad in the southern town of Jamame in the Lower Juba region.” Source: Somalia’s al-Shabab kills

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24 Apr 2015

Israeli forces shoot and kill Palestinian armed with knives

“Israeli troops shot and killed a young Palestinian man wielding two knives on Saturday as they gave chase after he tried to attack the troops near a checkpoint in the Jerusalem area, police said.” Source: Israeli forces shoot and kill Palestinian armed with knives | Reuters

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24 Apr 2015

Japanese man arrested for landing drone on PM’s office in nuclear protest

“A Japanese man has been arrested for landing a drone on the prime minister’s office with a minuscule amount of radiation in an apparent protest against the use of nuclear power, four years after the Fukushima disaster.” Source: Japanese man arrested for landing drone on PM’s office in nuclear protest

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24 Apr 2015

United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot

“The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea. “ Source: United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part

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24 Apr 2015

Islamic State NHS-style hospital video posted

“Islamic State appears to have released a promotional video for its own health service featuring NHS-style branding and an Australian doctor. The video has not been verified but was being circulated by IS-affiliated social media accounts and bears all the hallmarks of previous IS productions.” Source: Islamic State NHS-style hospital

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