• US Homeland Security chief Nielsen resigns amid border turmoil
US Homeland Security chief Nielsen resigns amid border turmoil

Border Patrol estimates put the number of migrants passing through Mexico at over 100,000 in March, most from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala: the highest monthly figure in almost a decade, according to Nielsen. Nielsen, 46, oversaw this "zero-tolerance" policy on illegal immigration. "I, like many, and maybe Nielsen herself are kind of puzzl...

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  • Americans killed by bomb in Afghanistan
Americans killed by bomb in Afghanistan

The Taliban have held talks with a US envoy in recent months while continuing to carry out daily attacks on Afghan forces. Three other service members were injured, a statement from the military says. The violence continues in the country despite the U.S. and the Taliban holding several rounds of peace talks since late past year, with the latest ...

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  • USA woman kidnapped in Uganda park rescued, authorities say
USA woman kidnapped in Uganda park rescued, authorities say

But Police say they don't offer ransom to rescue victims from kidnappers. Endicott was on an evening game trip in a vehicle driven by Congolese national Jean-Paul Mirenge Remezo. President Donald Trump of the United States of America on Sunday expressed pleasure with the news of the rescue of the abducted American citizen.

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  • British passports have removed the words ‘European Union’
British passports have removed the words ‘European Union’

But May is boxed in at home: Brexit-supporting lawmaker Mark Francois demanded she resign and called on the party to vote on forcing her out. British finance minister Philip Hammond nonetheless struck an optimistic tone at a meeting Saturday of European finance ministers in Bucharest, telling reporters there were "no red lines" in the ongoing d...

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  • Secret Service director to step down, on heels of Nielsen resignation
Secret Service director to step down, on heels of Nielsen resignation

Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles is leaving his job, according to the White House. She added Alles will be "leaving shortly". The removal of Alles marked the latest in a long line of firings and resignations of senior officials in the Trump administration, a list that has included the secretaries of state, defense, homeland security...

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  • Christchurch massacre suspect ordered to undergo mental tests
Christchurch massacre suspect ordered to undergo mental tests

Fifty people were killed and dozens wounded as they attended Friday prayers. Today Australia passed what it said were the first laws in the world aimed at stopping violent crime and acts of extremism being livestreamed over the internet.

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  • Bernie Sanders: Felons Should Be Allowed to Vote While Serving Prison Time
Bernie Sanders: Felons Should Be Allowed to Vote While Serving Prison Time

You're paying a price, you committed a crime, you're in jail. "You draw your own conclusions, but this is not something I suspected to hear a president of the United States of America ever say", the Texas Democrat concluded. "Once someone pays their debt to society, they're out there expected to pay taxes, expected to abide by the law, they're ex...

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  • NY man charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar
NY man charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar

The DoJ said that the US Capitol Police had launched a probe into the incident, which was being coordinated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Carlineo was arrested on Friday; a hearing has been scheduled for April 10. Authorities didn't say when Carlineo was apprehended, according to The Associated Press, to which the suspect's attorney...

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  • Rising floodwaters force more evacuations in Iran
Rising floodwaters force more evacuations in Iran

Gholamreza Shariati, the provincial governor, told the official IRNA news agency on April 6 that six towns "must be evacuated as soon as possible" as the government releases water from major dams that are near overflowing. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has slammed the United States over sanctions he said were blocking worldwide aid and re...

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  • Two controversial Republican billionaires met with Trump in Las Vegas
Two controversial Republican billionaires met with Trump in Las Vegas

Washington D.C. [USA]: President Donald Trump on Saturday (local time) took a jibe at Senator Ilhan Omar , a day after a man from NY, was arrested for threatening to kill the Minnesota Democrat. pro-Israel lobby for which she apologised "unequivocally". She is an outspoken critic of the U.S. policies toward Israel and has been in controversie...

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  • Pence Says on Texas Visit Venezuelan President 'Must Go'
Pence Says on Texas Visit Venezuelan President 'Must Go'

However, some Venezuelan expatriates in Houston believe tougher actions than Pence's proposals on Friday were needed to replace the government. The 34 vessels were designated blocked property of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA, which the USA designated in January amid a political stalemate in the Latin Amer...

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  • Something is missing from new United Kingdom passports and it’s enraging Brits
Something is missing from new United Kingdom passports and it’s enraging Brits

On Sunday, the UK PM Theresa May said there was a need for "compromise on both sides" if a deal was to be struck. The move infuriated pro-Brexit lawmakers in her Conservative Party, and three days of bargaining with the opposition didn't yield a compromise agreement.

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  • Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Election Commission buried under tide of complaints
Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Election Commission buried under tide of complaints

Political leaders in Muslim-majority Kashmir , where India is fighting an armed rebellion against its rule, have warned that repealing the law would lead to widespread unrest. After all the allegations, Vivek Oberoi had to himself appear before the Election Commission after the makers of the biopic were charged with violation of the Model Code ...

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  • Kirstjen Nielsen was forced out as DHS secretary
Kirstjen Nielsen was forced out as DHS secretary

The president later signaled that he wants the nation to go "in a tougher direction" on immigration. Trump announced Nielsen's departure on Sunday, underscoring the president's intent to toughen immigration policy amid a surge in illegal crossings along the southern border.

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  • Kirstjen Nielsen, Department of Homeland Security Secretary, is resigning from her position
Kirstjen Nielsen, Department of Homeland Security Secretary, is resigning from her position

Nielsen was viewed as resistant to some of the harshest immigration measures supported by the president and his aides, particularly senior adviser Stephen Miller, both on matters around the border and others like protected status for some refugees.

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  • First photos emerge of U.S. tourist after her release in Uganda
First photos emerge of U.S. tourist after her release in Uganda

Authorities gave no more details. Abductions and related attacks on tourists are rare in Uganda and the last such incident occurred in 1999. A day after the incident, the abductors contacted the rescued tourists and demanded a ransom of Dollars 500,000 (Shs 1.8bn).

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  • Saudi Arabia: New arrests 'shamelessly targeting' journalists and activists
Saudi Arabia: New arrests 'shamelessly targeting' journalists and activists

Saudi Arabia detained seven activists, including two United States citizens, on Thursday, two sources told CNN, in the kingdom's first sweep of arrests targeting dissidents since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi previous year. The activists have led years-long campaigns against the kingdom's ban on women driving, only to be arrested last...

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  • Suspected poacher killed by an elephant before being eaten by lions
Suspected poacher killed by an elephant before being eaten by lions

Only a human skull and a pair of pants were left. The four arrested individuals will appear in court in due course, officials said . The area, according to the Kruger National Park website , is known for its high concentration of lion prides.

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  • Greek police clash with migrants, block access to border route - International
Greek police clash with migrants, block access to border route - International

Several migrants, including children, fainted amid the clouds of tear gas on Saturday. "We want to go to Thessaloniki and then to the borders", said Amin Omar, a 27-year-old Iraqi Kurd sitting on the tracks. In neighbouring Turkey , almost 1,200 migrants heading towards the border with Greece following false rumours that Ankara had opened its ...

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  • U.S. To Designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard As Terrorist Organization
U.S. To Designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard As Terrorist Organization

The administration's potential move, first reported by the Wall Street Journal , would mark an escalation in USA posture toward Iran. The decision is expected to be announced on 8 April and if taken, the move would be the first time the United States has officially blacklisted another county's military as terrorists.

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