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20:22 World
China clamps down on excess steel as Japan decries Trump 'protectionism'

Analysts say the revocations were unlikely to be a direct response to Trump's plan, but rather a part of China's reform measures aimed at reducing surplus steel capacity that many estimate at around 300 million tonnes, about three times Japan's annual output.
Source: Reuters

20:09 World
Microsoft's Nadella banks on LinkedIn data to challenge Salesforce

The improvements to Dynamics 365, as Microsoft's sales software is called, are a challenge to market leader Salesforce.com (CRM.N) and represent the first major product initiative to spring from Microsoft's $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the business-focused social network.

19:05 World
Somalia drought fuelling piracy - US Africa command head

General Thomas Waldhauser, head of US Africa Command, said there had been half a dozen attacks in the last month.

18:43 World
Article 308: Jordan scraps marriage loophole for rapists

The law had meant rapists could avoid a jail term in return for marrying their victim for at least three years.

18:29 World
Mexico: surge in drug gang violence leaves 35 dead in one weekend

Fights between gangs have increased since the arrest last year of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.

17:00 World
Libya's warring sides reach diplomatic breakthrough in Rome

Compromise is brokered between presidents of house of representatives and state council after years of fighting.

16:16 World
Ukip announces plan for mandatory FGM checks on 'at risk' girls

The party’s policy announcement on FGM, which is illegal in the UK, comes after the party pledged to ban the burqa from being worn in public in its general election manifesto for June’s vote.

15:27 World
Hundreds of mice found in an apartment after owners left them to breed

Derrick Tan, the president of animal welfare group Voices for Animals, posted this video on Facebook:
Source: Mashable

15:01 World
Suicide top cause of death among young Chinese

Young people taking their own lives is becoming a serious issue in Chinese society, reports Legal Daily.
Source: China Daily

14:26 World
The Conversation: Denial of the Armenian Genocide should concern us all

This denialism is a foundation of the Turkish state and a cornerstone of its foreign policy, extending to ever-more creative and expansive international campaigns and efforts international campaigns.

14:02 World
Sky News: Armenian Australians remember genocide

Demonstrators have called for the Australian government to recognise as genocide the mass slaughter of Armenians in Turkey more than 100 years ago. Hundreds of Armenian Australians marched from Sydney's Hyde Park to Circular Quay on Sunday.

13:41 World
OC Weekly: Turkey’s denial of Armenian genocide turned this Mexican into a crusader for social justice

Today marks Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, when the worldwide diaspora commemorates the systematic slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

13:28 World
ABC7: Armenians around the Southland are commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide,

honoring the memories of their ancestors and calling for recognition by the U.S. government. The official anniversary day is Monday, but on Sunday many gathered at places like Montebello's Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument to remember the somber history.

13:07 World
The Duran: The Armenian Genocide: 102 years later

Many prominent countries still refuse to acknowledge this horrific event as the world's first modern genocide. The 24th of April marks the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the first modern ethnic cleansing in history.

12:42 NKR
On April 22, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh A. Alexanian received a group of young activists of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU)

Տhe sides touched upon a range of issues related to the international recognition of the Republic of Artsakh and its involvement in international processes, as well as the strengthening of the Artsakh-Diaspora relations. The sides also noted the importance of taking active steps to disseminate true information about Artsakh in Europe and to raise awareness about the Republic in the international community.
Source: nkr.am

12:02 World
US citizen detained by North Korea as Japanese ships join war games

As two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific, North Korea threatened to sink a US aircraft carrier.

11:38 World
Maldives blogger stabbed to death in capital

Yameen Rasheed, who used his Daily Panic blog to poke fun at politicians, found with stab wounds at his flat in Malé.

11:15 World
Boy aged 12 drives himself 1,300km across Australia

The boy was pulled over in Broken Hill in the New South Wales outback on Saturday after a patrol noticed the car's bumper dragging on the ground.

10:00 World
Venezuela's President Maduro calls for talks with opposition

His comments came as another large demonstration is planned for Monday after three weeks of tense protests across the country.

19:00 World
Philippine troops kill suspected militant on resort island

Officials say troops and police killed Joselito Melloria in a gunbattle with about seven militants Saturday near Clarin town in Bohol province. Melloria's companions fled and were being pursued by troops.

18:43 World
Breathtaking Nasa footage captures series of cascading solar flares on the surface of the sun

Active regions of the sun are areas with particularly intense magnetic fields, and cascading loops, also known as coronal loops, are fluxes of charged particles that are often found emanating above them.

17:24 World
Qatar royals among the 26 hostages freed in bargain

The transfer of thousands of Syrian civilians was also tied to another deal involving 750 political prisoners to be released by the Syrian government.

17:00 World
Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark

Judith Clark has served 35 years of a 75-years-to-life sentence for the suburban New York heist, which led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard.
Source: Fox News

15:27 World
The Sun prints apology for Kelvin MacKenzie column on Ross Barkley

Former editor, who compared mixed-race Everton footballer to a gorilla, was suspended by newspaper.

15:01 World
Venezuela protests: Looting, shootings leave 13 dead in one day

The peaceful demonstrations planned nationwide come after at least 13 people were killed in one day in the capital of Caracas.

14:26 World
Panama grants bail to Mossack Fonseca founders in Brazil corruption case

Following their February arrest on charges of money laundering, Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca each paid $500,000 on Friday and will be set free later in the day, the attorney for the two lawyers, Guillermina McDonald, told Reuters.

14:02 World
Cassini probe heads towards Saturn 'grand finale'

This gap-run gives the satellite the chance finally to work out the length of a day on Saturn and also to figure out the age of its stunning rings.

12:29 World
British power generation achieves first ever coal-free day

National Grid hails milestone as other sources like gas, nuclear, wind and solar allow UK to keep lights on with all coal-fired powerplants offline.

12:02 World
Labradoodle Cooper reunited with owner after boarding wrong flight

The puppy was due to fly from Nova Scotia on Wednesday to stay with family in Newfoundland, but landed in Ontario.

10:47 World
‘Urgent’ to reach agreement on loan for Greece, says IMF

Talks with IMF and eurozone have dragged on for months, but fresh funds needed so Greece can pay debt due in July.

10:26 World
Pence says United States will honor refugee deal with Australia

Pence told a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney that the deal would be subject to vetting, and that honoring it "doesn't mean that we admire the agreement".

10:00 World
Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said on Saturday at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others wounded. Other officials said the toll was likely to be even higher.

20:30 World
Arresting Julian Assange is a priority, says US attorney general Jeff Sessions

Justice department ‘stepping up’ efforts to prosecute Wikileaks founder as CNN reports that charges have been drawn up.

20:30 World
'World's heaviest woman' is seen sitting up for the first time after losing HALF her 78 stone weight following life-saving surgery

Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty weighed 78 stone (1,092 pounds) when she arrived in Mumbai in February on a specially modified plane to undergo emergency weight-loss surgery.

19:44 World
YouTube to school U.K. kids on how to combat fake news, echo chambers, and hate speech

The program is being run by YouTube, and the curriculum was designed in collaboration with a number of local organizations, including the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, U.K. Youth, and Livity.

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