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German man drove into Carnival parade crowd ‘with the intention to kill’

The German man accused of driving his car through a crowd earlier this week celebrating Carnival is now being investigated on suspicion of attempted murder, prosecutors revealed Wednesday. Authorities said 61 people were injured, including 20 children when the man plowed into a…

The Coronavirus has spread to all continents except Antarctica

Public health officials warned on Wednesday that the spread of the novel coronavirus is moving closer to meeting the definition of a global pandemic as the number of cases outside mainland China continues to increase, including in South Korea where a U.S. soldier has tested the virus positively. Brazil today announced its first case of coronavirus, marking the first time South America has identified the virus. Now the disease has spread to six of the seven continents worldwide. It has still not reached Antarctica. Iran and Italy are also struggling with major border outbreaks that have turned deadly, and a senior U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official warned that the U.S. could see the virus spread within its borders. “It’s not so much a question of whether this will happen anymore, but more a question of exactly when this will happen and how many people in this country will get a serious illness,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC. South Korea is currently experiencing the largest outbreak outside mainland China, with over 1,200 people infected — including the first US soldier — and at least 12 dead. At least 139 cases and 19 fatalities have been confirmed by Iran’s health ministry. At least 374 people were infected and 12 killed in…

At least 21 people are killed by Syrian school and hospital attacks, aid group says

The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations said in a statement that at least 21…

Israel exchanges fire with Palestinian militants

Israel’s military and Palestinian militants in Gaza exchanged fire on Sunday, hours after a graphic video…

13 killed, at least 150 injured in New Delhi clashes over Trump’s visit

In two days of violent clashes in the Indian capital between hundreds of supporters and opponents of a new law that fast tracks citizenship for non-Muslim minorities from select countries, at least 13 people, including one police officer, have been killed. The protests erupted in parts of New Delhi on Monday, a few hours before the arrival of US President Donald Trump, who is on a State visit in India. Police deployed tear gas in affected areas, as protesters hurled stones and set fire to numerous vehicles and a gasoline pump, police say. The violence took place in East Delhi, about 11 miles from where Trump has talked with Indian Premier Narendra Modi Tuesday. Arvind Kejriwal, the highest elected official of Delhi, tweeted that the violence was…

Sanders warns Putin: ‘ Stay away from American elections ‘

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders condemned Russia for her reported attempts to help his campaign, saying…

Ukrainians throw bricks at Chinese buses carrying coronavirus evacuees

Ukraine’s quarantine effort for more than 70 people evacuated from China as a result of the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposed the move threw stones at the evacuees and challenged the police. Officials deplored the violence and the country’s health minister promised to share the quarantine of the evacuees for two weeks in a bid to reassure protesters who are afraid they will be infected. After hours of clashes, busses carrying evacuees finally managed to reach the designated…

Iran’s Rouhani says US campaign ‘ extreme pressure has collapsed, ‘ Trump doesn’t want a war

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the U.S. policy of “maximum pressure” to isolate Iran had “failed,” and he said that President Trump does not want a war with Iran because it would “ruin” his chances of reelection. Rouhani said the government would be willing to negotiate with the Trump administration if the US revived the Iranian nuclear agreement — signed by the Obama administration — and lifted crippling economic sanctions, said USA Today. Eight Republicans in the Senate joined with Democrats last week in favor of legislation limiting Trump’s ability to wage war with Iran in an unprecedented bipartisan effort. The measure, headed to the House, reflected concerns from lawmakers that U.S. tensions with Iran might escalate into a full-fledged war. “I don’t think the Americans are after the war, because they know the damage it can do to them,” said the Iranian leader. Talks could take place if the US were to scrap damaging economic sanctions and reinstate commitments made in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiated between Iran and global powers by the Obama administration, Rouhani stated. Trump railed regularly against the election trail agreement and, as president, pulled the US out of the deal that saw Iran give up its nuclear relief capability from previously enforced economic sanctions, USA Today reported. The U.S .- Iranian relations have been strained, resulting in the U.S. drone strike in early January that killed shadow general Qassem Soleimani of Iran. Iran responded with airstrikes on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops that left brain injuries to more than 100 of those soldiers. Nevertheless, Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in having talks with Iran, the report said. The State Department did not respond immediately to a request from the newspaper for comment on the statements made by Rouhani. Asked about whom he supported in…

Brazilian senator shot by military police during a strike

A Brazilian senator was shot on Wednesday as he attempted to intervene in an illegal military…

London mosque stabbing: Attacker arrested

A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing inside a mosque in…