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Source: DW

German Foreign Minister in Pakistan: 'decisive' in reducing South Asia tensions

Wednesday 09:00 GMT

Meeting with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Maas said that "Pakistan and India both have a great responsibility to prevent escalation."

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas arrived in the Pakistani capital , Islamabad, Tuesday amid ongoing violence in Kashmir and a tense security situation in Afghanistan. Regional security is high on the agenda in his meetings with high-ranking Pakistani officials, including Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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Source: Global News

Christchurch shooting suspect visited Turkey, said Turks don’t belong in Europe: president

Sunday 23:38 GMT

Christchurch shootings killed more people than 6 years of New Zealand gun homicides combined — stats. A senior Turkish security source said Tarrant had entered Turkey twice in 2016 – for a week in March and for more than a month in September.

The gunman shot dead 50 people and wounded more than 40 in Christchurch on Friday, broadcasting footage of the attack on one of the mosques on Facebook. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan showed video footage at an election rally on Saturday from an attack on two New Zealand mosques which killed 50 people and said the suspected gunman had made threats against Turkish Muslims.

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Source: BBC

Super bloom tourists cause 'safety crisis'

Today 01:30 GMT

A Southern California town was forced to temporarily ban tourists from visiting a golden poppy "super bloom" after they caused a safety nightmare. Lake Elsinore officials on Sunday closed Walker Canyon, citing a "public safety crisis" as visitors trampled blooms and caused traffic jams.

Ms Dailey said Lake Elsinore doesn't normally attract tourists, but media coverage has identified the Walker Canyon trailhead nearby as a prime location to catch a glimpse of the super bloom.

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Source: The Guradian

#Superbloom or #poppynightmare Selfie chaos forces canyon closure

Today 01:30 GMT

“This weekend has been unbearable in Lake Elsinore,” the city wrote on its Facebook and Instagram pages, adding the hashtag #poppynightmare. “We know it has been miserable and has caused unnecessary hardships for our entire community.”

In the city’s latest Facebook video, visitors can be seen streaming past Mayor Manos and into the canyon as he urges people to consider visiting on a different day: “We are full.”

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Source: The Guradian

'Same rhetoric': Bolsonaro's US visit to showcase populist alliance with Trump

Today 06:05 GMT

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, landed in Washington DC on Sunday two days before meeting Donald Trump, his first visit to a foreign leader since taking office on 1 January – a visit he hopes will showcase the alignment between the right-wing, populist leaders of the two biggest economies in the Americas.

This struggle is “the most significant political dynamic in Brazil today”, said Oliver Stuenkel, a professor of international relations at São Paulo’s Getulio Vargas Foundation, reaching for a Portuguese metaphor to describe it.

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Source: Global News

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro visits CIA HQ. A critic called it an ‘explicitly submissive position’

Today 14:30 GMT

Far-right Jair Bolsonaro assumes presidency in Brazil, drawing praise from Trump. Eduardo Bolsonaro described the CIA as “one of the most respected intelligence agencies in the world,” in a tweet that was likely to raise eyebrows back home in Brazil, where the U.S. and its spy services have been regarded with suspicion in recent years.

The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country’s shift to a more pro-American stance.

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Source: Fox News

Last ISIS enclave a scene of ‘devastation:’ Fox News visits only remaining village ruled by terror group

Today 14:31 GMT

BAGHOUZ, Syria -- ISIS fighters are standing just 150 feet away and we are crouched on a rooftop in a building that hardly stands, obliterated by the offensive underway.

BRITISH ACTOR WHO JOINED ANTI-ISIS FIGHT SAYS HE'S HAVING TROUBLE GAINING RE-ENTRY TO ENGLAND, US. Baghouz is the last ISIS-held village left, the last remnants of what was once a territory the size of Indiana, with 8 million people under ISIS' rule.

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