International  May 03, 2016
Baby girl rescued four days after Kenya building collapse
The Red Cross said the little girl was found "in a bucket wrapped in a blanket" and was dehydrated but without visible physical injuriesKenyan rescuers pulled a seven-month-old baby alive from the rubble of a six-storey building on Tuesday, four days after the block collapsed during heavy rains killing at least 23 people.Two brothers who own the building were remanded in police custody on Tuesday but not charged as rescue efforts continue with close to 100 still missing.The baby gi...  Full Story
'3 dead, 17 wounded by rebel fire' on hospital in Syria's Aleppo
A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings in AleppoRebel fire on a hospital in a government-controlled neighbourhood of Syria's second city Aleppo killed three women and wounded another 17 people on Tuesday, state media reported. The rockets hit Al-Dabbeet hospital in the Muhafaza district, state news agency SANA said. Rebel rocket fire on other government-held neighbourhoods killed another 11 peop...  Full Story
Olympic flame arrives in crisis-hit Brazil
The Olympic torch will travel to more than 300 Brazilian towns and cities before arriving at RioThe Olympic flame arrived in the Brazilian capital Tuesday for a symbolic handover that could mark the last big public appearance of Dilma Rousseff as president if she is impeached.The flame's arrival in Brasilia from an ancient Greek temple via Switzerland starts a three-month countdown to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Brazil's big chance to shine ...  Full Story
France's contested labour reform reaches parliament
A man uses a megaphone to address people gathered for the "Nuit debout" movement, a protest over proposed labour reforms, at Place de la Republique in Paris on May 2, 2016The French government's contested labour reform bill finally reached parliament on Tuesday, having sparked two months of mass protests, but neither employers nor unions are happy.The government says the bill is designed to unlock France's rigid labour market and cut stubbornly high unemployment of around 10 percent -- the issue that has dogged Soci...  Full Story
Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis for alleged IS-related terror plot
Officers from Dhaka Metropolitan Police said they arrested the five in DhakaSingapore said Tuesday it had arrested eight Bangladeshi men who allegedly plotted to carry out terror attacks and assassinations in their home country to establish an Islamic state.The migrant workers were arrested in April under Singapore's Internal Security Act which allows for detention without trial, the home ministry said in a statement.Items...  Full Story
New Bangladesh hit-list threatens teachers, politicians
Bangladeshi police say they were taking seriously the threat to kill 10 people listed in a leaflet that was sent to a press club in the northwestern town of Natore on Monday by a hitherto unknown groupBangladesh police were Tuesday investigating a new hit-list that includes the head of a university, journalists and ruling party officials, after a series of gruesome killings.Police said they were taking seriously the threat to kill 10 people listed in a leaflet that was sent to a press club in the northwestern town of Natore on Monday by a hither...  Full Story
Corsican separatist group 'to end military operations'
The National Liberation Front of Corsica was set up in 1976 and has staged hundreds of attacks, but in 2014 said it planned to end its armed struggle A separatist group in Corsica said Tuesday it would end "military operations", two years after the main militant movement on the French island laid down its arms.The so-called October 22 splinter group of the National Liberation Front of Corsica (FLNC) made the announcement during a nighttime news conference at a location unknown to the six journal...  Full Story
EU to grant Turkey visa-free travel under migrant deal
The EU struck a migrant deal with Turkey to halt the mass migration which has created enormous strain in Greece and eastern EuropeThe EU will on Wednesday grant conditional approval for Turks to gain visa-free access to the Schengen zone, sources told AFP, meeting one of Ankara's key demands to keep a migrant deal alive.The European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation EU, will say Turkey must still implement further measures in order to access the passportless Sche...  Full Story
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