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Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 50 people in Nepal in the past few days, according to officials, with more deaths reported across the Himalayan border in India.

More deaths in monsoon-hit Nepal due to flooding, landslides

Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 50 people in Nepal in the past few days, according to officials, with more deaths reported across the Himalayan border in India.
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Air India plane diverted to London airport over hoax bomb threat

An Air India passenger plane flying to the United States was escorted by British fighter jets to land in London on Thursday after what an official at the airline later said was a hoax bomb threat.
Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying they admitted their guilt.

Donald Trump warns Iran of ‘obliteration’ in event of war

President Trump has said he does not want war but warned Iran it would face “obliteration” if conflict broke out.

Two Canadians kidnapped in Ghana

Authorities in Ghana say two Canadians on an exchange program have been abducted.
THE CITY of Chicago has released two 911 calls made after “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack.

Chicago releases 911 calls from Smollett incident in January

The City of Chicago has released two 911 calls made after “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack.
Congo Lake Mai-Ndombe

30 dead, 200 missing in Congo after boat accident

At least 30 people died and hundreds were believed missing after a boat sank over the weekend in a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, center, addressing the news media in Vienna on Saturday. Michael Gruber-Associated Press

Austrian vice-chancellor resigns over video scandal

Austrian vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache says he is resigning after two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor.
The spread of HIV in Pakistan is believed to be due to the use of unsterilised needles

Doctor arrested after 400 children test positive for HIV

A doctor in Pakistan has been arrested amid an investigation into the outbreak of HIV in hundreds of children.
On Capitol Hill yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Democratic frontrunner, told Politico that he supports his colleague and presidential competitor Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) calls to break up Facebook.

Bernie Sanders becomes latest 2020 candidate to call for Facebook breakup

On Capitol Hill yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Democratic frontrunner, told Politico that he supports his colleague and presidential competitor Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) calls to break up Facebook.
Police thought they had two male shooters at first

Students kill classmate, injure eight at school

Two high school students shot and killed a classmate and injured eight others at a charter school in a Colorado community, US that just weeks ago marked the 20th anniversary of one of the nation’s worst school shootings.
The head of Venezuela's feared secret police has turned his back on disputed President Nicolas Maduro in an open letter made public Tuesday night.

Head of Venezuela’s secret police abandons President Maduro

The head of Venezuela’s feared secret police Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera has turned his back on the country’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro in an open letter made public Tuesday night.
Adele‘s impending divorce from Simon Konecki might mean that the hitmaker’s multi-million dollar fortune will take a hit.

Pop singer Adele parts with husband

“Adele and her partner have separated,” the emailed statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment.”

10 killed, 30 injured in Gombe after policeman ploughs car into children

Ten people have died and 30 left wounded after a policeman ploughed his car into a group of children during Easter proceedings under way in Nigeria late on Sunday, AFP reported.
Democratic Republic of Congo

New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed

Butembo city's deputy mayor, Patrick Kambale Tsiko, told The Associated Press that the attackers armed with machetes tried to burn down the center in Katwa district overnight. Military and police guarding the center killed one militia member and detained five others, he said.
Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame fire cause may be electrical – official

Investigators think an electrical short circuit may have caused the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral, according to a judicial police official.
U.S. White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, back left, joins in with traditional dancers as she is welcomed by local people on arrival to Adzope, Ivory Coast, Wednesday April 17, 2019, where she will visit Cayat, a cocoa and coffee collective. At right of Trump is Minister Patrick Achi. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

On a trip to Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said on Wednesday the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged.

Sudanese officials say army forced Omar al-Bashir to step down, official announcement pending

Sudan's armed forces were to deliver an "important statement" and asked the nation to "wait for it" on Thursday, state TV reported, as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime President Omar al-Bashir to step down.
Randolph Alles

White House: US secret service chief to resign

US Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles will leave his post shortly, the White House has said.

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Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF chief

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