April 11th, 2021

World News

Son says Philip’s death has left ‘huge void’ in queen’s life

By Jill Lawless, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

LONDON – The death of Prince Philip has left a “huge void” in Queen Elizabeth II’s life, their son Prince Andrew said Sunday, as well-wishers continued to leave floral tributes outside the gates of royal residences in memory of the monarch’s husband. Andrew, the third of the couple’s four children, attended church at the Royal ... Read More »

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5 rebels, 1 Indian policeman killed in Kashmir

By Aijaz Hussain, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

SRINAGAR, India – Government forces killed five suspected rebels in two gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, including a teenager, police said Sunday. A policeman was also killed by unknown gunmen in a separate attack in the disputed Himalayan region. Fighting began late Saturday when troops, acting on intelligence, cordoned off two villages in the southern Shopian ... Read More »

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Jordanian prince makes first public appearance since arrest

By The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

JERUSALEM – Jordan’s Prince Hamzah on Sunday made his first public appearance since he was placed under house arrest last week, attending a ceremony with King Abdullah II in what appeared to be an attempted show of unity on a major Jordanian holiday. But it remained unclear whether the king and his popular half brother ... Read More »

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Jordan king, prince appear together for 1st time since rift

By The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

JERUSALEM – Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his half brother Prince Hamzah made their first joint public appearance Sunday since a palace feud last week. Members of the Jordanian royal family marked the centenary of the establishment of the Emirate of Transjordan, a British protectorate that preceded the kingdom. The royal palace released a photo ... Read More »

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Benin’s president seeks re-election after violent protests

By Virgile Ahissou, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

COTONOU, Benin – Benin’s voters cast ballots Sunday in a presidential election that has been marred by violent demonstrations as incumbent leader Patrice Talon ran for a second term despite once pledging he would not. The opposition said the vote was going forward without a number of top challengers, including one from the party of ... Read More »

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Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases

By Busaba Sivasomboon, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Health Ministry warned Sunday that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh coronavirus wave, as the country hit a daily record for new cases. The ministry confirmed 967 new infections, the highest ever in a 24-hour period, bringing Thailand’s total to 32,625 cases since January last ... Read More »

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Armed man fired shots, barricaded inside Honolulu hotel room

By The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

HONOLULU – An armed man barricaded himself inside a hotel room at a resort in Honolulu and fired shots through the door, a police official said. No one was hurt in the gunfire late Saturday at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu police Capt. Brian Lynch told news outlets. The resort said in a statement ... Read More »

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Chadians vote as Deby seeks to extend 3-decade presidency

By Edouard Takadji, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

N’DJAMENA, Chad – Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was widely expected to win re-election Sunday, extending his three-decade-long rule in this central African nation after three top opposition politicians chose not to take part in the vote. Some polling stations opened later than expected in the capital of N’Djamena, where streets are lined with giant ... Read More »

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‘Rocks,’ ‘Nomadland’ lead race for COVID-curbed BAFTA awards

By Jill Lawless, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

LONDON – British teen drama “Rocks” and American gig-economy Western “Nomadland” lead the race for the British Academy Film Awards, which are being handed out Sunday during a pandemic-curbed ceremony. Hugh Grant, Tom Hiddleston and Priyanka Chopra Jonas are among the presenters who will announce the winners from the stage of London’s Royal Albert Hall, ... Read More »

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Severe storm damages buildings in Florida Panhandle

By The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – A cluster of severe storms swept across the South early Saturday, leaving one person dead in Louisiana, toppling trees and power lines in Mississippi, dropping large hail on an Alabama coastal city and levelling buildings in the Florida Panhandle. St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard confirmed a man’s death in an ... Read More »

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Reports: Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

By The Associated Press on April 11th, 2021

YANGON, Myanmar – At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports Saturday from independent local media and an organization that keeps track of casualties since the February coup. Friday’s death toll in Bago was the biggest one-day total for a single ... Read More »

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