Thursday, April 2, 2015

KENYA ATTACK: Garissa University assault 'killed 147'

The death toll in the attack by al-Shabab Islamist militants on a university in north-eastern Kenya has risen to 147, Kenyan government officials say. They added that the operation to secure the the Garissa University College campus was now over, with all four attackers killed. The evacuation of surviving students is now under way. An overnight curfew is being implemented in parts of the country.
Four counties near the Kenya-Somalia border, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera and Tana River, would have dusk-to-dawn curfews imposed, disaster management officials said. Nine students were critically injured and airlifted to the capital Nairobi for medical treatment, they added.
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Tehran and world powers reach solutions on Iran nuclear program

Iran and international powers have reached “solutions on key parameters” of Tehran’s nuclear program following eight-day talks in Switzerland, according to a joint statement issued by the negotiators on Thursday.The agreement envisages the Fordow facility being converted into a nuclear physics center with no fissile material. It was agreed that the Natantz facility would remain as the only nuclear power plant in the country. Under the deal Tehran was obliged to refrain from creating nuclear weapons.

RAW: Spanish police baton-charge Madrid anarchist rally

Liquid body armour tested in Poland

Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 17

Affonda peschereccio russo al largo della Kamchatka, decine i morti

Turchia: arrestati nove britannici, tentavano ingresso illegale in Siria

Kenia: assalto di Al Shabaab all'Università, numerosi ostaggi

Russian air sea rescue in hunt for missing sailors after trawler sinks w...

Russia's gas discount to Ukraine extended

Egyptian troops killed in militant attacks in the Sinai Peninsula

Tornadoes expected in Midwest

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Second black box found from Germanwings crash

Raw: Crew Members Rescued From Sinking Trawler

LA Hotel Fire Kills One, Displaces 15

Prosecutors: Ex-Teacher Obsessed With Student

Al-Shabab gunmen attack Garissa university

FRANCIA - Aereo caduto: trovata la seconda scatola nera

E' stata ritrovata la seconda scatola nera dell'aereo di Germanwings precipitato in Francia. Lo ha reso noto il procuratore di Marsiglia. Andreas Lubitz, copilota dell'aereo Germanwings caduto sulle Alpi francesi, cercò online informazioni su metodi suicidi e sulle porte di sicurezza delle cabinee di pilotaggio alcuni giorni prima dello schianto. Lo riferiscono gli inquirenti tedeschi, spiegando che la ricostruzione emerge da un tablet trovato in casa di Lubitz.
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2 ISIS-inspired women arrested for bomb plot in NYC

Federal agents in the United States have reportedly arrested two women who planned to detonate a bomb in New York City after becoming radicalized by the self-styled Islamic State, according to ABC News. The two women, identified only as being in their 20s and 30s, were arrested early Thursday in New York, according to sources close to ABC News, as part of a lengthy undercover operation waged by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Mike Levin, the ABC News journalist who broke the story, reported that the public was never in danger during the course of the FBI’s investigation.

Islamic gunmen storm Kenyan college, 15 killed; Christians targeted

A swarm of gunmen stormed a Kenya university before dawn Thursday, opening fire and taking hostages. At least 15 people were killed at Garissa University College, the Kenyan Interior Ministry said. As many as 550 others are unaccounted for at the campus that had about 815 students, according to CNN affiliate Citizen TV.
All staff members are accounted for "and are helping with the tracking of students," the Kenya National Disaster Operation Center said on Twitter. The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for the assault.
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FRANCE - Alps Plane Crash: Second Black Box Found

Investigators say they have found the second black box from the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps last week. They are hoping it will unearth more clues about the disaster nine days ago in which 150 people were killed. The second black box is the plane's data recorder and contains readings for nearly every instrument. The first voice recorder suggested that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew the Airbus A320 into the mountainside. In another development, prosecutors in Dusseldorf have said the 27-year-old appears to have researched suicide methods in the week before the disaster.
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FRANCE - Mobile Phones Found In Plane Crash Debris

Investigators say they have found mobile phones amongst the debris of the German passenger jet that crashed in the French Alps. However, the devices have so far not produced any clues about what happened when the Germanwings A320 went down, killing all 150 people on board. Lt. Col Jean-Marc Menichini said the phones had yet to be fully examined, but declined to elaborate. Earlier this week French magazine Paris-Match and German tabloid Bild reported they had seen a video of the final moments of the flight recorded on a mobile phone.
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ENGLAND - Man And Woman Held Over Baby Girl Murder

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a five-month-old girl in Perry Barr, Birmingham. West Midlands Police said officers were called to an address in Perry Barr shortly before 1am on Wednesday after reports of a baby struggling to breathe. The girl was taken to hospital but died that afternoon. Police say her death is being treated as suspicious. A post-mortem examination was due to be carried out. A man aged 25 and a 22-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of the girl's murder.
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SYRIA - Britons Held On Syria Border To Be Deported

Nine Britons arrested for trying to cross illegally from Turkey into Syria are expected to be deported today. The Britons - including two women and four children - were held by Turkish officers at a military outpost at Ogulpinar in the south of the country. Footage released this morning shows the Britons arriving at a police station in the Southern Hatay province. Two children - a boy and a girl - could be seen inside the military vehicle. The Britons were then escorted inside the police station.
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KENYA - Kenya Garissa students 'taken hostage' by al-Shabab

Gunmen from the militant Islamist group al-Shabab have killed at least 15 people and taken students hostage at a university in north-eastern Kenya. Reports say 65 others were wounded when gunmen stormed a university in Garissa. Troops are engaging the gunmen. Witnesses said masked attackers fired indiscriminately and there are fears there could be more casualties. Al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, said it was holding Christians hostage and freeing Muslims. Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery told journalists that one of the militants had been killed as he tried to flee. Out of 815 students, 535 had not yet been accounted for, he said.
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Dozens of troops disembark at Yemen's Aden port (Reuter report from witness)

Foreign troops of unknown nationality are disembarking at the Yemeni port of Aden, port authorities and witnesses told Reuters. The task force is said to number ‘dozens’.
Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels in March. The Saudi-led coalition has declared Yemeni airspace a “restricted zone.”The allies also claim to control the maritime area adjoining the port of Aden, allegedly captured by the Houthis.Ships in the region have also been urged not to approach Yemen’s ports due to the ongoing military operation.

Lemon on ranting cop: 'That guy's a tool'

RUSSIA - Affonda peschereccio russo in Kamchatka

Tragedia nel mare di Okhotsk al largo della penisola della Kamcatka, a 250 km a sud di Magadan, la principale città nella regione dell’Estremo oriente russo. Almeno 54 persone sarebbero morte nell’affondamento del peschereccio “Dalniy Vostok”, finito probabilmente contro il ghiaccio. A bordo c’erano 132 persone. I soccorritori sono riusciti a trarre in salvo finora 63 marinai ma, secondo quanto afferma la Tass, almeno 15 sono i dispersi. Il vascello era intestato ad una società russa, Maghellan, con sede nel porto di Nevesk, nella regione di Sakhalin.
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ITALIA - Hostess picchiata da passeggero Atterraggio di emergenza a Fiumicino

Perde il controllo quando la hostess gli risponde che per il panino che ha chiesto, deve aspettare il suo turno e così il passeggero, un cittadino kosovaro, le sferra un pugno facendole cadere gli occhiali a terra. E’ accaduto martedì mattina su un aereo della Easyjet in volo da Ginevra a Pristina con 177 passeggeri a bordo che, a causa dell’aggressione subita dall’assistente di volo, è stato quindi costretto ad interrompere la crociera e ad atterrare all’aeroporto di Fiumicino. All’arrivo, l’uomo è stato condotto negli uffici della Polizia Giudiziaria del Leonardo da Vinci. Stando alla ricostruzione dei fatti, la hostess, prima di subire l’aggressione, stava passando tra i passeggeri con il carrello per offrire snack e bevande a pagamento.

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USA - ‘Polio-like’ enterovirus could be behind paralysis of over 100 children

More than 100 children in 34 states developed polio-like paralysis in an arm or a leg since a respiratory outbreak last August. A study published in The Lancet medical journal said a strain of enterovirus D68 is probably the leading culprit.
Between August and October 2014, reports began to surface of an increasing number of children admitted to hospitals in a number of states, all involving a respiratory illness with neurological complications. In the end, as many as 115 children from 34 states were infected. The illness was identified as being caused by enterovirus D68, but the neurological complaints leading to partial paralysis was new.
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KENYA - Blasts & gunfire reported as masked gunmen attack Garrisa University in Kenya

Masked gunmen have attacked Garissa University College in Kenya, scores are reported injured. Gunshots and explosions have been heard from inside, and those calling from the university claim to have witnessed many casualties.

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RUSSIA - Russian trawler sinks off Kamchatka - UPDATING NEWS

Sad news received from web, about situation of the  Russian trawler which has sunk off the Kamchatka peninsula: 54 sailors so far confirmed dead.
Sixty-three people have been rescued, many suffering from hypothermia, according to a maritime rescue centre in Russia's Far East. The Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler had 132 people on board when it sank. Seventy-eight of the crew were Russian, with the remainder coming from countries including Latvia, Ukraine, Myanmar and Vanuatu.
The Dalniy Vostok went down in the Sea of Okhotsk, 330 km (205 miles) west of Krutogorovsky settlement, at around 06:30 (20:30 GMT Wednesday).
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RUSSIA - Russian trawler sinks in Sea of Okhotsk, 9 feared dead

At least nine people are feared dead after the fishing freezer trawler “Dalniy Vostok” sank in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. “The state of emergency became known on Thursday morning. We have information that eight people from the trawler died, another 25 sailors are on the life raft, they are alive,” Chief of Maritime Rescue of the seaport of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Arthur Retz told Interfax. Eleven vessels are now reportedly in the area of the sunken ship and are trying to rescue the sailors. He also noted that about 132 people are believed to have been aboard the ship.
Meanwhile the Russian Ministry of Emergencies specified that 10 vessels in the area are aiding with the rescue. It notes that so far over 40 people have been rescued. The cause of the accident remains unknown.
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Russian consulate in Aden damaged by coalition airstrikes – embassy source

The Russian Consulate General in the Yemeni sea port of Aden has been hit Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, a source in the Russia embassy in Yemen told Sputnik. “There is not a single intact window left,” the source said.A possibility of consulate closure and the evacuation of Russian nationals is currently under review, the source added.
Earlier on Wednesday a Russian plane charted for the evacuation of Russian citizens caught in the conflict had been diverted to Cairo, after the coalition denied it landing in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

Russian evacuation plane denied landing in Yemen, diverts to Cairo

A state-chartered Russian plane destined for the Yemeni capital Sanaa had been diverted to Cairo, after the Saudi-led coalition reportedly refused it landing permission, leaving scores of Russian expats awaiting evacuation to languish at the airport.
“The crew made contact with coalition forces while flying over the Red Sea,” Khaled Shayef, the director of Sanaa airport, told the Lebanon-based Mayadeen channel. “The coalition refused to allow the landing in Sanaa and the plane had to fly to Cairo.” Shayef said that Russian citizens – mostly oil industry employees and their families – had gathered in the airport in anticipation of the flight.
Mayadeen, which broadcasts all over the Arab world, claimed that the refusal was in contravention of earlier promises made by the coalition to Moscow, though Russian diplomats in Cairo stopped short of blaming Saudi Arabia.
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