Iranians’ fear of imminent Israeli retaliation after weekend attack touches off rial tumbles to 705,000 to US dollar

Iranians’ fear of imminent Israeli retaliation after weekend attack touches off rial tumbles to 705,000 to US dollar

Iran launched the attack in retaliation for what it says was an April 1 Israeli airstrike on its embassy compound in Damascus and signalled that it does not seek further escalation. While the attack caused no deaths and limited damage, it has increased fears of open warfare between the long-time foes and fuelled concerns that violence rooted in the Gaza war is spreading.

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Aid agency’s warnings of dire situation in Sudan prompt donors pledge $2.1 billion to off famine

Aid agency’s warnings of dire situation in Sudan prompt donors pledge $2.1 billion to off famine

Sudan descended into conflict in April last year when simmering tensions between the military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces exploded into open fighting in the capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere across the country.

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US Supreme Court declines Black Lives Matter activist’s appeal over protest incident that injured police officer

US Supreme Court declines Black Lives Matter activist’s appeal over protest incident that injured police officer

The Baton Rouge protest was one of numerous demonstrations in the United States in 2015 and 2016 arising from incidents involving police and Black individuals. These predated the massive racial justice protests that flared in various cities in the United States and abroad following the 2020 murder of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white police officer in Minneapolis.

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Hellen Obiri destroys strong field to lead Kenyan sweep in Boston Marathon as Ethiopia’s Lemma takes men’s race

Hellen Obiri destroys strong field to lead Kenyan sweep in Boston Marathon as Ethiopia’s Lemma takes men’s race

The start line was painted to say “100 years in Hopkinton,” commemorating the 1924 move from Ashland to Hopkinton to conform to the official Olympic Marathon distance. The announcer welcomed the gathering crowds to the “sleepy little town of Hopkinton, 364 days of the year.”

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Bureau of Prisons to close California women’s prison or ‘rape club’ where inmates are prone to sex abuse

Bureau of Prisons to close California women’s prison or ‘rape club’ where inmates are prone to sex abuse

Since 2021, at least eight FCI Dublin employees have been charged with sexually abusing inmates. Five have pleaded guilty. Two were convicted at trial, including the former warden, Ray Garcia. Another case is pending.

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Fallout from Trump’s bid to overturn election loss heads to Supreme Court, has implications

Fallout from Trump’s bid to overturn election loss heads to Supreme Court, has implications

Trump took numerous steps to try to reverse his 2020 loss. His false claims of widespread voting fraud helped fuel the attack on the Capitol as Congress met to certify Biden’s victory. Trump and his allies also devised a plan to use false electors from key states to thwart certification.

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Hailed as Africa’s largest infrastructure investment, Lapsset Corridor Project slips into limbo as Kenya fends off fierce resistance

Hailed as Africa’s largest infrastructure investment, Lapsset Corridor Project slips into limbo as Kenya fends off fierce resistance

Not coincidentally, there has been increased terror attacks along the Lapsset corridor as al-Qaeda-supported al Shabaab Somali terrorist outfit has over the past few years turned the Boni Forest in Lamu, Garissa – which is to be upgraded to a city – Mandera, Wajir and Moyale into its terrorism theatres.

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KWS: Eight buffaloes in Kenya electrocuted after walking into low-lying power lines

KWS: Eight buffaloes in Kenya electrocuted after walking into low-lying power lines

Conservationists have in the past raised alarm over the risk of wild animals being electrocuted by power lines.

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At least a dozen killed, some 20,000 people displaced by floods in Kenya as wet season sets in

At least a dozen killed, some 20,000 people displaced by floods in Kenya as wet season sets in

The East African country has seen thousands of people killed by flooding in previous rainy seasons, mostly in the lake regions and downstream of major rivers.

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Woman who stabbed classmate to please Slender Man ordered to remain in psychiatric hospital

Woman who stabbed classmate to please Slender Man ordered to remain in psychiatric hospital

Morgan Geyser pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree intentional homicide and was sent to the psychiatric institute because of mental illness. She was initially diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorder but has been off antipsychotic medications since 2022 with no new symptoms, said Dr Ken Robbins.

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