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Israeli police: Explosion on Jerusalem bus 'terror attack'
- April 20, 2016

It brought back harsh memories of the wave of bus bombings that killed hundreds of Israelis in the second Palestinian uprising against Israel. Scenes from the explosion, published on Twitter by Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, revealed billowing smoke and a huge fire emanating from a burned-out bus. (more...)
Thousands Of Garment Factory Workers Protest New PF Rule Thousands Of Garment Factory Workers Protest New PF Rule
- April 20, 2016

The workers are protesting against the new Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) norms in which the subscribers will not be able to claim withdrawal of their provident fund after attaining age of 54 years. Demanding a rollback of amendments, protesters reportedly set three buses on fire at Jalahalli Cross. Hundreds of women workers from five garment units, including Shahi Exports Ltd., Mohan Exports and Jockey, struck work at noon and marched to the Bengaluru-Chennai National Highway ... (more...)
Fighting mars first day of cease-fire in war-torn Yemen Fighting mars first day of cease-fire in war-torn Yemen
- April 19, 2016

A United Nations-brokered ceasefire in Yemen is largely holding, even with isolated clashes near the contested city of Taiz. The Saudi-led coalition issued a statement saying it was "going to respect a ceasefire.at the demand of President [Abdrabbuh Mansour] Hadi but reserves the right to respond" to any rebel attacks. (more...)
Ted Cruz Sweeps Wyoming Republican Convention Ted Cruz Sweeps Wyoming Republican Convention
- April 19, 2016

But, Trump has 742 pledged delegates to Ted Cruz's 529 and he is about to go on a roll. Instead, 475 party activists convened in Casper yesterday to hold a state convention and award 14 delegates . " Donald Trump will add an additional 200 delegates to his total" by the end of April, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said on " Fox News Sunday ". (more...)
Obama Administration to Shift Ebola Funds to Zika Virus Fight
- April 19, 2016

Researchers fear Zika causes microcephaly, a serious birth defect in which a baby's head is too small, as well as posing other threats to the children of pregnant women infected with it. Although 80 percent of cases do not result in any symptoms, World Health Organization officials estimate that 1.5 million people so far have been infected in Brazil alone. (more...)
South Korea's president to visit Iran for 1st summit talks
- April 19, 2016

Observers have been saying another test could come before North Korea holds its Workers' Party congress in Pyongyang in May. "As expected, North Korea is stepping up its provocations with tests of its nuclear weapons and missiles, and disruption of Global Positioning System signals", Park said. (more...)