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16:05, 16 April 2014 Wednesday

15:05, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Egyptian court jails 119 Mursi supporters

An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohamed Mursi to three years each in prison

14:38, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
NATO agrees steps to bolster security of eastern allies

NATO fighter aircraft will fly more sorties over the Baltic region, allied ships will deploy to the Baltic sea, the eastern Mediterranean and elsewhere

14:31, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Pro-Russians take control of Ukrainian troop carriers seize building

The men on top of the troop carriers were armed with Kalashnikov rifles, grenade launchers, knives and pistols Ukrainian city of Slaviansk. Dozens of masked pro-Russian separatists have seized control of the city hall in Donetsk demanding a referendum

14:30, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Afghan policeman and Taliban leader killed

One Afghan police officer and Hafiz Mahfuz, an important Taliban leader, have been killed in a gunfight during which four Taliban members were captured alive.

14:28, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Israeli police close Al-Aqsa to settlers after raids

Jews refer to the area as the "Temple Mount," claiming it was the site of two prominent Jewish temples in ancient times.

14:20, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Russia mulls lawsuit against U S in WTO over sanctions

St Petersburg-based Bank Rossiya was sanctioned alongside its chairman and largest shareholder Yuri Kovalchuk over Russia's annexation of Crimea.

14:13, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles trying to cross from Syria

"The Royal Airforce destroyed a number of military vehicles which tried to cross the Jordanian-Syrian border," state television said

13:39, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Paris police memo calls for 'eviction' of Roma

Amnesty International report said Roma in France are often "forcibly evicted from their shelters, harassed by the police or other citizens and sometimes attacked".

13:35, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Somalia government wants residents to 'spy' on militants

Cabinet ministers have been asked to go out into Mogadishu's 16 districts to get closer to communities and rebuild trust in government in the hope the public will expose suspected rebels

13:32, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Crimean Tatar leader threatens to take up arms

On April 12, the pro-Russian Crimean parliament produced a new constitution officially declaring the peninsula as part of Russia following a referendum in mid-March, in which the vast majority of voters opted to join Russia. The 300,000 Turkic-speaking Muslim Crimean Tatars, who make up 13% of the Crimean population, for the most part boycotted the referendum as they deemed it illegal.

13:25, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Pakistan publishes list to embarrass tax cheats into paying up

Only around one in 200 citizens files income tax, leaving the state begging foreign donors to help fund crumbling public schools and hospitals.

13:14, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Crimea on bumpy road to becoming a Russian province

Kremlin-backed leaders nationalise Ukrainian state assets but secession causes chaos in banks, courts, business as Crimea sets Jan. 1 deadline to integrate with Russia

12:22, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Morsi flashes Rabia salute in Egypt court

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and 130 co-defendants are accused of involvement in a mass jailbreak during Egypt's 2011 uprising that led to the ouster of autocratic president Hosni Mubarak.

12:18, 16 April 2014 Wednesday

French police released Boutros Ghali hours after he was arrested at the request of Interpol on arriving in Paris from London

12:14, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Mali releases 19 former rebels

In June, the government and the Tuareg rebel group, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MLNA), signed a ceasefire deal.

12:13, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
More than 300 people missing after South Korean ferry sinks

More than 300 people remained missing, 164 poeple rescued after a South Korean ferry with 477 people aboard capsized off the country's southwest

11:51, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Uganda govt returns property to Buganda Kingdom

Buganda Kingdom represents Uganda's largest ethnic group.

11:50, 16 April 2014 Wednesday
Lawyer's court statement stuns Pakistan's Musharraf

Former general, Pervez Musharraf was stunned by a member of his legal counsel's unplanned statement to the court.

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