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Source: The Guradian

Muslims flee town in Sri Lanka as tensions rise after bombings

Thursday 23:40 GMT

Hundreds of Muslims have fled the Sri Lankan port city of Negombo, and Catholic churches across the country have been ordered to stay closed, in the aftermath of the deadly Easer Sunday bombings.

The bombings, which killed 359 people and injured 500, shattered the relative calm that has existed in Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka since a civil war against mostly Hindu, ethnic Tamil separatists ended 10 years ago, and have raised fears of a return to sectarian violence.

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Source: Reuters

Foreigners caught up as Sri Lanka searches for clues to Easter...

Thursday 23:40 GMT

Sri Lankan authorities swept up more people, including foreigners, for questioning on Thursday as they probed deeper into the Easter Sunday bombings, which killed 359 people in potentially the deadliest operation claimed by Islamic State.

The one man in the video with his face uncovered has been identified as Mohamed Zahran, a preacher from the east of Sri Lanka known for his militant views who officials believe was the attack’s mastermind.

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Source: BBC

Son leads police to bodies in Tenerife cave

Today 01:30 GMT

A little German boy's testimony led Spanish police to the bodies of his mother and 10-year-old brother in a cave on the island of Tenerife.

The suspect is being held at a police station in Playa de las Americas, near Adeje, and will probably go before an investigating judge on Friday, she said. "It is suspected murder," a spokeswoman for the local police (Guardia Civil) told the BBC.

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Source: The Guradian

Former police officer Mohamed Noor breaks silence about Justine Damond shooting

Today 01:30 GMT

A former Minneapolis police officer on trial for the fatal shooting of an Australian life coach, who was unarmed and had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home, has testified in court.

Noor, 33, is a Somali American whose hiring two years before the shooting was celebrated by Minneapolis leaders as a sign of a diversifying police force in a city with a large population of Somali immigrants.

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Source: The Guradian

Up to 200 ex-soldiers and police facing Troubles investigations

Today 01:30 GMT

As many as 200 former members of the British security forces are under official investigation for alleged criminal actions during the Troubles as a rift opens up between the Northern Ireland Office and the Ministry of Defence over how to deal with historical accusations.

The Ministry of Defence is currently looking at what more can be done to provide further legal protection to service personnel and veterans, including considering legislation.”

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Source: Fox News

Boy, 6, leads police to bodies of his mother, brother in Spanish cave after being discovered by hikers; father arrested

Today 01:30 GMT

A six-year-old German boy led Spanish police Wednesday to a cave on the Canary island of Tenerife where they found the bodies of his mother and 10-year-old brother after apparently escaping his father and being found by hikers.

The boy, which the Spanish newspaper identified as Jonas, told authorities through a translator that his father had led him and his family to a cave and attacked him. The hikers took the boy, who doesn’t speak Spanish and appeared to be in shock, to the Civil Guard station where a local resident helped translate.

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Source: The Guradian

Mo Farah v Haile Gebrselassie: row, recriminations and what next?

Today 01:30 GMT

To add further spice to the story, Farah had been staying at the Yaya Africa Athletics Village, which is owned by the Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie.

A sedate Wednesday morning press conference for this weekend’s London marathon appeared to be over when Mo Farah suddenly raised his hand and began to speak. Clearly Britain’s four-time Olympic champion had something to get off his chest.

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Source: The Guradian

Gebrselassie claims Farah 'punched and kicked' husband and wife at hotel

Today 01:29 GMT

Haile Gebrselassie has upped the ante in his row with Mo Farah by claiming that the British star “punched and kicked” a husband and wife during what he said was an unprovoked attack while Farah stayed at his hotel in Ethiopia – and that he saved Farah from being taken into custody by begging the police not to act.

Gebrselassie, who claims that Farah left without paying a $3,000 (£2,330) hotel bill, also claims that the British star employed an Ethiopian lawyer who asked for 500,000 Ethiopian rull (£13,400) to cover the cost of theft.

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Source: DW

Malohiya — the unknown smuggler from Niger

Today 01:30 GMT

But, according to one former smuggler, "Malohiya was the local link of an international chain — even if he's out of the game, the network can adapt and continue to smuggle people."

Another smuggler in Agadez told DW that Malohiya was also active in the sexual trafficking of Nigerian women, who had been forced into prostitution in Niger and then in the south of Libya. "He had his connection house in Sebha, managed by a Nigerian citizen called Adam 'Ghetto', where migrants were held," the smuggler said, "and he had relations with militiamen running checkpoints between Murzuq and Sebha, in southern Libya.”

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Source: Global News

Toronto man’s wheelchair-accessible car stolen with ‘priceless’ possessions inside

Today 01:29 GMT

It was huge blow when he said his handicapped equipped car, with hand controls, was stolen Tuesday afternoon from an underground parking garage on Front Street in Toronto.

Edmonton family gets wheelchair-accessible van back after it was stolen. “We’ve reported it to the police and right now we’re getting the front desk to check all angles of the security footage to make sure we can learn anything we can,” said Lee.. “The person who stole it, we saw a short video clip of the person unidentified, but they went to the car directly, turned it on and immediately left.”

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Source: Fox News

Driver plows into group of people in California, injuring 8 before smashing into tree, police say

Wednesday 16:21 GMT

"We don't know the motive behind this based upon witness statements the driver might have intentionally ran into the group of people into the sidewalk, there was no attempt to brake or steer away," Police Captain Jim Choi told KTVU. Choi told KGO-TV there was no sign of "any kind of evidence of braking," at the scene.

The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety said the incident happened around 6:40 p.m. as the driver was heading west on El Camino Real towards the city of Mountain View.

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Source: Global News

‘Worst’ anti-Semitic hate crime at Winnipeg cafe was allegedly faked by owners, say police

Thursday 12:40 GMT

An incident at a Corydon Avenue cafe that was originally reported as one of Winnipeg’s worst-ever hate crimes was apparently staged, said police.

The cafe was allegedly robbed, the interior trashed and the walls spray-painted with anti-Semitic graffiti on April 18, although investigators now say that was all staged by the owners. Three owners of the BerMax Caffé were arrested Wednesday and charged with public mischief, which involves intent to mislead and causing an officer to investigate an incident based on false information.

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Source: The Guradian

Florida police duo who slammed black teen's head suspended as outrage grows

Thursday 16:21 GMT

Two Florida sheriff’s deputies who pepper-sprayed and punched a 15-year-old black student in the head during a violent arrest were beginning a paid suspension on Wednesday, amid growing calls for the officers to be fired.

Krickovich said Rolle had taken “an aggressive stance” and that he punched the teen in the head as “a distractionary tactic”. The episode is a setback to Tony’s aim of restoring public confidence in the Broward sheriff’s office in the aftermath of last year’s Parkland shooting, in which police deputies were labelled cowards for waiting outside as a gunman claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, five miles from Taravella.

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Source: The Guradian

Ugandan police detain Bobi Wine and fire teargas at supporters

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

Ugandan police have detained the pop star turned MP Bobi Wine after shutting down one of his concerts and firing teargas at his fans, according to the singer’s wife and his supporters.

Wine tried to reach the location on Monday but clashes broke out as his supporters threw stones and police responded with teargas and water cannon. Moses Mugwanya, a concert promoter and Wine supporter, told AFP that the singer was taken away with other political opposition figures.

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Source: BBC

Brothers suing over Jussie Smollett case

Thursday 02:24 GMT

Jussie Smollett's legal team is being sued for defamation by two brothers who say they continue to be accused of carrying out a racist and homophobic attack against the actor.

This is when lawyers for the Osundairo brothers say Smollett's attorneys "doubled down" on "untrue" statements that the brothers were behind the "criminally homophobic, racist, and violent attack" against Smollett. They claim defamatory statements were made in interviews by one of Smollett's lawyers, Tina Glandian, the day after charges against him were dropped, and then repeated widely across the media.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte