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Thursday, April 2, 2015
International court welcomes Palestinians as member
The Palestinian Authority became a member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, saying it wanted “justice not vengeance” for alleged Israeli war crimes.
Buhari hails victory in historic Nigeria election
President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hailed his historic election victory after Nigerians broke the cycle of one-party government and military rule with a democratic transfer of power at the ballot box.
Turkey detains leftists after hostage drama
Turkish authorities on Wednesday rounded up over 30 suspected members of the radical leftist group behind a bloody hostage standoff that left a top Istanbul prosecutor dead and shocked the country.
Iran nuclear talks pushed back as Tehran rallies for its key demands
Rollercoaster talks aimed at stopping Iran getting a nuclear bomb went into extra time Wednesday with Tehran insisting it won't be rushed into a bad deal that falls short of meeting its key demands.
International donors pledged US$3.8 billion on Tuesday to help alleviate war-torn Syria's humanitarian crisis, which Kuwait's emir warned was the worst in “modern history.
U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The slowdown suggests that falling oil prices, a stronger dollar and harsh winter weather have generated a broader economic slowdown.
An Israeli committee has approved controversial plans for eventual construction of 2,200 Palestinian homes in occupied east Jerusalem, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, in the largest such project since 1967.
Egypt and Nigeria accounted for an “alarming rise” in the number of death sentences handed out around the world in 2014, often on the back of security concerns, Amnesty International said Wednesday.
The death toll in a gasoline tanker truck explosion in southeastern Mexico rose to 14 on Tuesday, the result of an attempted theft of fuel in an area that authorities say has a long reputation for roadside thefts.
Transportation strike in Argentina shuts down nation
Transportation unions brought Argentina to a standstill on Tuesday with a one-day national strike to protest income tax rates and high inflation they say is eroding their earnings.
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