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Killer in Indianapolis FedEx shooting browsed white supremacist websites: Police
The gunman who killed eight workers at an Indianapolis FedEx facility appeared to browse white supremacist websites about a year before the attack, police said. The attacker, Brandon Hole, also killed himself in last Thursday's attack, and four of his victims were members of the Sikh religious community.
Feds weighing how to respond after verdict in Derek Chauvin trial
The Biden administration is privately weighing how to handle the upcoming verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, including considering whether President Joe Biden should address the nation and dispatching specially trained community facilitators from the Justice Department, aides and officials told The Associated Press.
Military says that Chad's president Idriss Deby Itno killed on battlefield
Chadian president Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled the central African nation for more than three decades, was killed Tuesday on the battlefield in a fight against rebels, the military announced on national television and radio.
Osaka seeks virus emergency after ongoing alert steps fail
Japan's western metropolis of Osaka has decided to ask the government to declare a state of emergency in the region after ongoing alert measures failed to control the spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant. Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura's decision to request a third state of emergency comes two weeks after a month of alert measures began in the prefecture and just 50 days after an earlier toothless state of emergency ended.
Islamists call halt to Pakistan protest after government allows vote on French envoy
A banned Pakistani Islamist group called an end to violent nationwide anti-France protests on Tuesday after the government called a parliamentary vote on whether to expel the French ambassador and halted criminal cases against the group's members.
France urges rebuke for Syria over chemical weapons use
A group of 46 nations called Tuesday on member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog to diplomatically rebuke Syria for using toxic gas and nerve agents in the country's decade-long civil war. French Ambassador Luis Vassy proposed stripping Syria of its voting rights at the annual meeting of members of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Cape Town wildfire: About 90% of blaze now contained
Fire crews worked for a third day to extinguish a wildfire on the slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday as the city came to terms with the damage caused by what officials have described as one of the area's worst blazes in years.
US mass shootings strain coroners' offices, 'the last responders'
After a gunman killed eight workers and himself at an Indianapolis FedEx center last week - the city's third mass shooting this year - the chief deputy coroner spoke of the toll the deaths had taken on her coworkers. "It is a very difficult job," said Alfarena McGinty of the Marion County Coroner's Office. "The staff is definitely suffering and is going to need long-term counseling."
Armin Laschet wins battle to lead Angela Merkel's bloc in German election
Armin Laschet, the governor of Germany's most populous state, on Tuesday won a bruising power struggle to become the candidate of Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right bloc for chancellor in the September election. Laschet, 60, now faces another big battle: to connect with voters and win over frustrated fellow conservatives who backed his more popular rival, Markus Soeder.
Japanese businessmen brighten makeup industry amid pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many businesses in Japan to the edge of financial ruin, but Takumi Tezuka, who owns a makeup and hair salon for men in Tokyo, has seen his customer base expand. Japanese businessmen in their 40s, 50s and 60s who had little interest in cosmetics before the pandemic are increasingly visiting Tezuka's salon, Ikemen-Works, hoping for a better look in online meetings.
In death, long after loss, Walter Mondale's liberal legacy stands
In the last days of his life, former Vice President Walter Mondale received a steady stream of phone calls of appreciation. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris all called to say goodbye and thank you.
China's US embassy has begun accepting non-Chinese vaccine records
Beijing has started to accept vaccination records from people seeking to enter China who have been inoculated in the United States with Covid-19 shots made by US drug makers. Travellers who have had the Pfizer Inc-BioNTech shot or the Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson vaccines can submit proof as part of the documentation needed for entry into China, the Chinese embassy in Washington said in an April 16 statement.
EU drug regulator prepares to issue advice on J&J Covid shot
Possible links between the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and very rare cases of unusual clotting disorders detected in the US. J&J advised European governments to store their doses until the EU drug regulator issued guidance.
Xi Jinping challenges US global leadership, warns against decoupling
“International affairs should be conducted by way of negotiations and discussions, and the future destiny of the world should be decided by all countries,” Xi Jinping said on Tuesday at the Boao Forum on Asia, without naming the US specifically.
India, China factor in regional prosperity: Afghan's Ghani
Asserting that China and India are to be a factor in the regional prosperity, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said it is "a moment of choice" for neighbouring Pakistan as all its calculations have been "wrong" so far.