April 20th, 2021

World News

Video: Louisville officer punches protester during arrest

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A police officer in Kentucky was seen on video repeatedly punching a protester in the head while the man was face down on the ground and being arrested by several officers during a police brutality protest Sunday afternoon. Several Louisville Metro police officers were seen in a Facebook video of 29-year-old Denorver ... Read More »

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India’s capital to lock down as nation’s virus cases top 15M

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

New Delhi was being put under a weeklong lockdown Monday night as an explosive surge in coronavirus cases pushed the India’s capital’s health system to its limit. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a news conference the national capital was facing shortages of oxygen and some medicine. “I do not say that the system has ... Read More »

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Australia reverses decision to withhold medals from veterans

By Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

CANBERRA, Australia – Australia’s government on Monday reversed a decision to strip soldiers of unit citations due to war crime allegations in Afghanistan and announced an inquiry into suicides among veterans and serving members of the military. Australian Defence Chief Angus Campbell had decided to take citations from more than 3,000 special forces troops after ... Read More »

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Protesters detained at Raleigh police brutality march

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C. – Several protesters were taken into custody Sunday night after authorities in North Carolina declared a police brutality demonstration an “unlawful assembly.” For a third night in a row, demonstrators marched through downtown Raleigh protesting the police killings of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Minnesota and 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago. The evening started ... Read More »

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Approaching typhoon displaces 68,000 people in Philippines

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – An approaching typhoon has flooded villages in the eastern and central Philippines, where more than 68,000 people have been evacuated to safety as a precaution although the unusual summer storm may not blow inland, officials said Monday. Typhoon Surigae was about 235 kilometres (146 miles) east of eastern Catanduanes province on Monday ... Read More »

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UK’s Johnson cancels India trip as its virus cases surge

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off a trip to India amid surging coronavirus cases in the country. The British and Indian governments said Monday that “in the light of the current coronavirus situation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be able to travel to India next week” as planned. The two ... Read More »

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EU foreign ministers talk amid uproar over Ukraine, Navalny

By Raf Casert, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

BRUSSELS – European Union foreign ministers on Monday were assessing the bloc’s strategy toward Russia in the wake of the military buildup on Ukraine’s borders and amid the weakening health of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny. On top of that, the diplomatic standoff between EU member state the Czech Republic and Russia over tit-for-tat diplomatic ... Read More »

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Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

By Babar Dogar And Munir Ahmed, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

LAHORE, Pakistan – An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 policemen almost a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore amid violent clashes with security forces, the country’s interior minister said Monday. Supporters of the hardline Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan party attacked a police station near their rallying point and on Sunday ... Read More »

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Japan asks Myanmar junta to release arrested journalist

By Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

TOKYO – Japan’s government said Monday it is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in its largest city of Yangon the previous day. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters that his government is asking Myanmar authorities to explain the arrest and release him as soon as possible. ... Read More »

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Jailed Navalny to be moved to a hospital in another prison

By Daria Litvinova, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2021

MOSCOW – The Russian state penitentiary service said Monday a decision has been made to transfer imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, to a hospital. The announcement comes two days after Navalny’s physician said his health was deteriorating rapidly and the 44-year-old Kremlin critic could ... Read More »

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