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Sudan crisis: Protesters cut ties with military council

Protest leaders in Sudan have said they have broken off contacts with the ruling military council that replaced ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. They accused it of being composed of "remnants" of Mr Bashir's regime. Thousands of protesters have gathered outside army HQ in Khartoum for a meeting to announce a civilian council they now want to take power. The military says it...

Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky ‘wins presidency by landslide’

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has won a run-off election to become the country's next president by a landslide, exit polls suggest. The polls give him more than 70% support. He dominated the first round of voting three weeks ago when 39 candidates were on the ticket. Mr Zelensky challenged incumbent president Petro Poroshenko. Mr Poroshenko has admitted defeat but told supporters gathered...

Libya crisis: Clashes erupt south of capital Tripoli

Heavy fighting has erupted south of Tripoli after Libya's UN-backed government announced a counter-offensive against insurgent forces. It comes after days of limited advances by either side, in clashes which have killed 220 people. Soldiers loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar launched an attack earlier this month with the aim of taking Tripoli. Prime Minister Fayez al-Serra has condemned the "silence" of his...

Sri Lanka Bombings Live Updates: Police Warned That Churches Were Targets

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, powerful explosions ripped through three churches packed with worshipers, leaving hundreds of victims amid a havoc of splintered and blood-spattered pews. In what the police said were coordinated terrorist attacks carried out by a single group, bombers also struck three hotels popular with tourists. At least 207...

Alan García: Peru’s former president kills himself ahead of arrest

Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations. Mr García was rushed to hospital in the capital, Lima. His death was confirmed by current President Martín Vizcarra. A crowd of supporters gathered outside the hospital building, and were held back by a line of police officers. Mr García...

Bring on Barcelona! Salah and Liverpool weather Porto storm to set up Messi showdown

The Reds took a while to get going at the Drago but ultimately cruised into the Champions League semi-finals with a 6-1 aggregate win over Porto Bring on Barcelona! Liverpool weathered a storm, both literal and metaphorical, to see off Porto at Estadio do Dragao, and can now look forward to the most mouth-watering of Champions League semi-finals. Lionel Messi, Luis...

The most dramatic defeat in football history? Man City go from delirium to despair

Pep Guardiola's men thought they had pulled off a sensational comeback in a crazy game with Tottenham but VAR disallowed their injury-time 'winner' If you ever wondered what the anti-93:20 moment was like, this was it... Have you ever seen such a dramatic defeat for any side, in such remarkable circumstances? Manchester City thought they had done it. They thought Raheem...

Porto 1 Liverpool 4 (1-6 agg): Reds run riot to set up Barcelona semi-final

Liverpool ran riot in Porto as they won their Champions League quarter-final 6-1 on aggregate to set up a clash with Barcelona. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scored for the second game running as Liverpool cruised to a 4-1 victory over Porto, sealing a 6-1 aggregate win that sets up a tantalising Champions League semi-final clash with Barcelona. Leading by two...

College student on a trip to the Ozarks fell 100 feet to her death while posing for a photo

A college student studying environmental science fell about 100 feet to her death while hiking on a class trip to the Ozarks, officials said. Andrea Norton, 20, was among a group of Briar Cliff University students who traveled to Hawksbill Crag in Arkansas' Ozark National Forest on Sunday morning as part of a class activity, Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler...

ICE deported the husband of a soldier killed in combat even though he had been cleared to stay in US

The husband of a US Army soldier killed in combat was detained and deported to Mexico last week by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement even though he had been granted permission to stay in the United States, according to his attorney. The man, who is now back in Phoenix, where he lives, had been granted "parole in place," clearing him...

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