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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested
Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.
'No more excuses', EU warns as another boat sinks
EU foreign minister Federica Mogherini told member states Monday they had "no more excuses" not to act on the Mediterranean migrant crisis as reports came through of another boat sinking with 300 people on board.
Al-Shabab bombs UN van, 4 UNICEF workers die
A bomb exploded Monday on a van carrying U.N. employees in northern Somalia, killing at least seven people and wounding several others, police and U.N. officials said. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.
S. Africa reports 7 deaths in xenophobic violenc1
South Africa's president has postponed a key ceremony after the deaths of seven people in recent attacks on immigrants in South Africa, his office said Monday.
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini on Monday denied whipping up xenophobic hatred in South Africa after he was accused of triggering violence that has left at least seven people dead and forced thousands from their homes.
Russia on Monday dismissed Norway's protests over a weekend visit to a Norwegian archipelago by a delegation that included Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
Saudi-led airstrikes on weapons caches in Yemen's rebel-held capital on Monday caused massive explosions that shattered windows, sent residents scrambling for shelter and killed a local TV presenter.
US, Ukraine start military training exercises to protect against Russia
Troops from the United States and Ukraine kicked off joint training exercises Monday intended to help bolster Ukraine's defenses against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east.
Teacher killed, 4 wounded by student in Catalonia
A Catalonian student reportedly armed with a crossbow and a knife killed a substitute teacher and wounded four others at a school in Barcelona, police and witnesses said Monday.
The opposition Center Party has won Finland's parliamentary election but its new leader faces tough talks on forming a government following the success of the populist, anti-establishment Finns Party that placed ahead of the main government partners, the conservatives and Social Democrats.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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