NEWS

NEWS FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 31, 2019

AFRICA

Cholera Cases Jump To 138 In Mozambique’s Beira After Cyclone

Factbox: Cyclone Idai’s Death Toll Rises To 746, Hundreds Of Thousands Displaced

‘No Help Is Coming.’ How Devastating Floods Are Fueling Sexual Violence And The Spread Of HIV In Malawi

Teenage African Migrants Accused Of Hijacking Tanker After Sea Rescue

Africa Eye: On The Front Line Of Nigeria’s Energy Crisis

Tunisia Delays Presidential Elections By One Week To Nov 17

AMERICA

How Can US Adapt To Threat Of Water Shortages?

The Trump Administration Wants To Strike Down The Affordable Care Act. Democrats See An Opportunity

New York County Declares Measles Outbreak Emergency

US-Mexico Border Wall: Pentagon Authorises $1bn Transfer

Mueller Report: Trump Triumphant After Being Cleared Of Collusion

ASIA

Afghan Vice President Narrowly Escapes Death For A Second Time

Afghanistan Floods Kill 32, Worsen Already Desperate Situation

Brunei Defends Tough New Islamic Laws Against Growing Backlash

China’s Premier Li Says There’s No Trust Deficit With U.S.

Xi Says Cooperation Is Mainstream In China-Europe Ties

Asia Stocks: Markets Sink As Global Growth Jitters Spread

BUSINESS & TRADE

You Have Questions About Brexit. Here Are The Answers

Ride-Share Service Lyft Jumps 21% On First Day Of Stock Trading

U.K. Rejects Brexit Deal For 3rd Time, Leaving E.U. Exit Plan In Tatters

Cathay Pacific To Buy Budget Airline Hong Kong Express

Uber Buys Middle Eastern Rival Careem For $3.1bn

Facebook Told To Stop Tracking In Belgium

Airbus Secures Multi-Billion Dollar Jet Order From China

Jet Airways Founder Naresh Goyal Steps Down Amid Crisis

CANADA

Quebec Taxi Industry Suspends Pressure Tactics After Owner Harms Self On Tv Former Afghanistan Hostage Joshua Boyle’s Wife Alleges He Hit, Tied Up And Forced Her Into Sex Ottawa Pushes China For Evidence Of Canola Claims, Mulling Aid For Farmers Engineer Didn’t Check For Correct Materials Before Radiohead Stage Collapse, Inquest Hears Canada Will Not Extend Un Peacekeeping Mission In Mali, Chrystia Freeland Says Evening Update: New Wilson-Raybould Evidence Released, Including Secretly Recorded Phone Call

CASCADIA (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia)

California Water Policy Challenged By Department Of Justice

Washington State Gets An ‘F’ For Efforts To Remove Lead From School Drinking Water

King County’s Landfill Has Been (Almost) Full For 20 Years. What’s Now?

E-Scooters Coming Back To Portland

Tearing Down Mcmansion-Sized Housing Myths

CLIMATE CHANGE, THE WEATHER & NATURAL DISASTERS

The Climate Movement Needs More People Like Me

Green New Deal Vote Sets Ups Climate Change As Key 2020 Issue

The Young Minds Solving Climate Change

ESPIONAGE, TERRORISM, ARMS & WAR

Tunisia Says U.N. Official Arrested In Anti-Terrorism Probe: Agency

Thirty Men Sentenced For Egyptian Church Attack Plot

Cheollima Civil Defense: Group Claims Raid On North Korea’s Embassy

EUROPE

Magnitude 5.3 Tremor Shakes Central Greece, No Word On Damage

Germany Releases 11 Detained After Weapons Suspicions Prove Unfounded

Ukraine Goes To The Polls On Sunday. Can Its Next President End The Frozen War With Russia?

U.K. Rejects Brexit Deal For 3rd Time, Leaving E.U. Exit Plan In Tatters

EU Set To Adopt Vehicle Speed Limiters

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEES

Pope In Morocco Says Physical Barriers Won’t Solve Migration Issue

US-Mexico Border Wall: Pentagon Authorises $1bn Transfer

LATIN AMERICA

Local Leader In Peru Open To Talks To End Blockade Of Chinese Mine

Argentine Lawmakers Seek Greater Oversight Of Chinese Space Facility In Patagonia

Kremlin: USA Has Not Requested Phone Call On Venezuela With Putin – TASS

Protests At Chinese Copper Mine In Peru Continue After Local Leader Freed

MIDDLE EAST

Iran Evacuates Flood-Threatened Villages After Heavy Rains Kill Dozens

Palestinians Mass At Gaza Border To Mark Protest Anniversary

Islamic State Group: Syria’s Kurds Call For International Tribunal

Seven Injured As Gaza Rocket Hits Home In Central Israel

OCEANA & POLYNESIA

China Is Building Antarctic Bases Inside Australia’s Claim. We Don’t Know Why

Hundreds Of Electric Scooter Riders Fined For Safety Breaches In Brisbane

Japanese Teens Missing Overnight Found Dead In Fraser Island Lake

The Unique Chicken With A Dark Twist That’s Growing On Australian Consumers

Crackdown On Aged Care Homes Unveiled After Dementia Patient Restrained 14 Hours In One Day

Veteran Journalist Blasts Alan Jones After He Backs Pauline Hanson Over NRA Links

Sex Industry Paper Sees Veil Lifted On City’s Booming Illegal Brothel Trade

Sixty-Nine Millionaires Paid Zero Tax In 2016-17

‘A Room Full Of 20-Year-Old Men Smoking’: What Is A Click Farm, And How Do They Make Money?

‘Devastating Impact’: A Government Crackdown Might Cost Your Yoga Class

Rape Threats And Racist Hate Mail Not Enough To Prompt Police Probe

The Bauhaus Legacy Is Darker Than Many Like To Imagine

RUSSIA

‘An Inescapable Phase Of Life’: Fighting Loneliness Among Russia’s Elderly

Ex-Minister Mikhail Abyzov’s Shock $62M Fraud Detention, Explained

Down By The River: Moscow’s Iconic Northern River Terminal

Russian Official Fired For Playing Star Wars Music During Mayor’s Inauguration

Russian Hospital Tells Doctors They Have Huge Salaries, Sparking Uproar

Wild Cat Becomes Social Media Star In Russia Thanks To Hyperactive Ears

Russian Mayor Takes Oath To Star Wars Theme Tune

We Told You So: Russian Officials React To Mueller Report On Collusion

TRUMP

Did Trump Obstruct Justice? Here’s What Former Prosecutors Think

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