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Police: Man shot by Portland police had replica handgun

Portland police say a man who was fatally shot by officers in a park had a replica gun

Defense criticizes evidence in Kristin Smart slaying arrests

Lawyers for a father and son charged in the 1996 disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart criticized a lack of evidence in the case, with one saying it was “so minimal as to shock the conscience.”

Man with Adam Toledo when he was shot by police out of jail

The man who was allegedly with a 13-year-old shortly before the child was shot to death by a Chicago police officer has been bailed out of jail

‘The biggest load of rubbish’: Gladys Berejiklian derides Greg Hunt’s border warning

The NSW premier has taken issue with Health Minister Greg Hunt’s warning that international borders could stay closed even if the whole country is vaccinated.

Tennessee House: Fetal remains must be buried or cremated

Medical providers in Tennessee would be required to cremate or bury fetal remains from surgical abortions under legislation advanced by the GOP-controlled House

The Latest: W.Va. lifts loosens rule on mask use in gyms

West Virginia’s governor is lifting the limit on the number of people who can gather for social events and has tweaked the state’s face-covering mandate to allow people to exercise indoors without masks

Asia Breaking News

Pakistan PM Khan battles fallout in France blasphemy row

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had hoped a fight over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed would result in an easy win – placating the ultra-conservative quarters at home while being hailed as a defender of Islam abroad.

Japanese businessmen brighten makeup industry amid COVID-19 pandemic

TOKYO: The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many businesses in Japan to the edge of financial ruin, but Takumi Tezuka, who owns a makeup and hair salon for men in Tokyo, has seen his customer base expand. Japanese businessmen in their 40s, 50s and 60s who had little interest in cosmetics before the …

Putrajaya is stonewalling state government efforts to procure COVID-19 vaccines directly: Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday (Apr 20) accused the federal government of stonewalling efforts by state governments and private sector to procure COVID-19 vaccines directly. In a statement released, Mr Anwar said several state governments, private businesses …

Europe Breaking News

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham sack manager after 17 months

Jose Mourinho is sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after just 17 months in charge.

European Super League a ‘spit in the face of all football lovers’, says Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin says the European Super League is a “disgraceful, self-serving” proposal.

‘I would like Russia to be more free’

The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg travels 2,000 miles east of Moscow to gauge the mood of ordinary Russians.

Africa Breaking News

Bigger Than 2014: US Calls Out Russian Military Buildup Along Ukraine Border

The Pentagon’s assertion that Moscow is massing more forces than it did when it invaded and annexed Crimea follows EU assessment that 150,000 Russian troops are now in the region

Despite Public Outcry, Convicting Police in US for Murder Remains Rare

Juries are reluctant to second-guess the split-second decisions of police officers in potentially violent street encounters

Walter Mondale, Carter’s Vice President, Dies at Age 93

No cause was cited in the death of the former US senator, ambassador and Minnesota attorney general

Tech News

Mass fossil site may prove tyrannosaurs lived in packs

New research shows ferocious tyrannosaur dinosaurs may not have been solitary predators as long envisioned, but more like social carnivores such as wolves

Apple signals return of right-wing ‘free speech’ app Parler

Apple said it has an agreement to reinstate Parler, the social network popular with supporters of former President Donald Trump it kicked off its app store in January over ties to the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol

Scrutiny of Tesla crash a sign that regulation may be coming

A fiery crash near Houston with no one behind the wheel of a Tesla is drawing scrutiny from federal agencies that could bring new regulation of electronic systems that take on some driving tasks

Canada Breaking News

Canada’s federal budget promises over $75M to help fight sexual misconduct in military

Canada’s federal budget also sets aside money for upgrades to North America’s NORAD defensive system with the U.S., as well as funds to keep the existing system up and running.

Budget 2021: Liberals pledge near $17B to promote green recovery in Canada after COVID-19

The new Canada budget includes nearly $17 billion to promote a “green” recovery out of the COVID-19 pandemic and create jobs.

Person in life-threatening condition after falling off roof in Brampton

Emergency services were called to the area of Highway 50 and Countryside Drive at around 4:20 p.m. for reports of an industrial accident.

UK Breaking News

Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday’s Premier League game between Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Nick David: Harlequins sign Worcester Warriors back

Worcester back Nick David agrees to join Premiership rivals Harlequins at the end of the season.

London mayor election 2021: Shaun Bailey pledges to cut crime ‘in 100 days’

Tory mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey says London risks going from a “pandemic to a crime epidemic”.

Australia Breaking News

Disability groups urge government to extend royal commission following COVID-19 delays

People with Disability Australia says the royal commission into abuse in the sector must be extended for 17 months until September 2023.

Net zero emissions won’t be achieved in ‘cafes and wine bars’, Scott Morrison says

Scott Morrison has admitted Australia’s energy mix has to change over the next 30 years, while highlighting a preference for a 2050 net zero emissions target.

‘The biggest load of rubbish’: Gladys Berejiklian derides Greg Hunt’s border warning

The NSW premier has taken issue with Health Minister Greg Hunt’s warning that international borders could stay closed even if the whole country is vaccinated.

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