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Source: DW

Massive crowds at Sudan's Defense Ministry demand civilian rule

Today 00:35 GMT

Sudan's military leaders are coming under increasing pressure to hand over power to a civilian government as massive crowds continue to gather at a sit-in that began at the Defense Ministry in the capital Khartoum on April 6.

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Calls for civilian rule were also made by judges, some 100 of whom marched to the Defense Ministry from the Supreme Court in black robes, chanting, "Civilian, civilian, protected by the judiciary."

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Source: Reuters

House Democrats demand documents on Trump's DHS purge

Today 01:30 GMT

The chairmen of three U.S. House committees sought documents on Thursday related to recent Trump administration firings of top Department of Homeland Security officials, escalating tensions between congressional Democrats and the White House over immigration policy.

The chairmen said they were particularly interested in documents relating to recent moves by President Donald Trump and Stephen Miller, a former congressional aide who has become a top presidential adviser on immigration, to purge DHS of “senior leaders” who “reportedly refused orders to violate the law.”

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Source: BBC

US Uber drivers plan shutdown over pay

Today 01:30 GMT

However, as Uber driver Jay Cradeur pointed out in a blog, anyone who invested the cash that rival Lyft handed out to its drivers in a similar scheme could have ended up losing some of their bonus if they bought the firm's shares, because their value had dropped sharply.

Uber drivers in seven US cities are planning protests to highlight what they claim are poor working conditions and low wages at the ride-hailing firm.

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Source: The Guradian

Paralympics GB stunned after Yokohama hotels demand payment for accessibility

Thursday 12:39 GMT

British Paralympic officials say they were left stunned when hotels near their training camp for the 2020 Games demanded they pay to make rooms accessible for wheelchair athletes – and then pay again to convert them back afterwards.

One senior figure said there had been a “total lack of interest” from hotels they had contacted in Yokohama when it came to helping the British Paralympic team, who will make their final preparations in the city ahead of Tokyo 2020. Another source said the issue had been a “huge headache” for more than 18 months.

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Source: Fox News

Protesters climb Universal Studios globe in California demanding NBC take climate-change action

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

Climate-change activists took over the Universal Studios globe in California on Monday, claiming they were gluing themselves to the iconic sphere and demanding action from NBCUniversal.

CLIMATE-CHANGE PROTESTERS ANNOUNCE SHIFT TO POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS AFTER WEEK-LONG DEMONSTRATIONS IN LONDON. Extinction Rebellion LA stated on Facebook Monday afternoon — in addition to noting that one demonstrator was arrested as a result of the protest — that they had "taken the globe at universal studios." The group reportedly sent NBCUniversal a list of demands asked that they declare that the world is "indeed in a Climate and Ecological Emergency – that the extinction of the natural world is happening, that we are facing the collapse of civilization."

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Source: Global News

Britney Spears fans stage protest, demand she be released from psychiatric facility

Wednesday 15:25 GMT

Passionate fans of the world-renowned pop sensation Britney Spears, gathered outside of West Hollywood’s City Hall on Monday to protest against the mental health facility which the star is currently receiving treatment from.

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Source: DW

Angelina Jolie and Germany's Maas demand action on sexual violence

Wednesday 02:24 GMT

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Angelina Jolie have penned a joint op-ed in The Washington Post calling on the international community to better support survivors of sexual violence and punish perpetrators who use rape as a weapon of war.

Actor Angelina Jolie, the co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative, is a key supporter of the effort. Changes to the text: According to diplomatic sources cited by German news agency dpa, the resolution has been watered down significantly in negotiations leading up to the debate.

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Source: Fox News

Judge Napolitano on Democrats' demand for Trump’s financial records: ‘They can't just get them because they want to torment him’

Tuesday 20:00 GMT

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said Monday Democrats can’t just get President Trump’s financial records “because they want to torment him” and “Congress will have to state for what purpose they want this.” Napolitano made the comments on “America’s Newsroom” hours after Trump's lawyers sued to block a subpoena issued by members of Congress that sought the president's financial records.

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Source: DW

Sudan tensions escalate after talks break down

Tuesday 13:35 GMT

Tensions between Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the protest leaders, known as the Sudanese Professionals Association, are rising after talks between the two sides broke down on Sunday, weeks after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir on April 11.

Sudan's newly installed army rulers ordered protesters to dismantle their barricades outside the military headquarters in Khartoum on Monday.

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Source: Fox News

Jordan demands answers over Democrats' secret meetings about Trump-focused probes

Wednesday 17:16 GMT

House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan demanded answers from committee Chairman Elijah Cummings Tuesday over the secret meetings he held with other House committee leaders related to their sweeping Trump-focused investigations.

Jordan, R-Ohio, who first raised questions about a secret Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, between Cummings, D-Md., and House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., last week, further pressed the committee’s top Democrat and suggested he violated House rules.


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