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April 8, 2019 | Via NPR

Rwanda’s Genocide Victims Remembered 25 Years Later

With the start of collective mourning set to last for months, Rwandans are marking 25 years since a genocide that killed hundreds of thousands of people. About 800,000 Rwandans, most of them from the country’s Tutsi minority, were killed during the 1994 genocide. Ethnic violence broke out in Rwanda on April 7, 1994, after President Juvénal Habyarimana of the country’s Hutu majority died in a plane crash, along with Burundi’s Hutu president. Hutus said that Tutsi rebels had shot down the plane as it had approached Kigali’s airport.

April 8, 2019 | Via ABC News

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen submitted her resignation to President Donald Trump Sunday. Nielsen will stay until April 10 “to assist with an orderly transition and ensure that key DHS missions are not impacted,” she stated on Twitter. The president had been refusing to believe Nielsen couldn’t make the worsening border numbers go down herself and had been holding her personally responsible for the numbers, a source said. Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, will become the acting secretary for DHS, Trump announced on Twitter.

April 8, 2019 | Via Fox News

Netanyahu Says if Re-elected He will Extend Israeli Sovereignty over West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Saturday that he would extend Israeli sovereignty over parts of the West Bank if re-elected. Israelis head to the polls on Tuesday and in the final stretch of the tight race, Netanyahu is competing for votes with right-wing parties who support annexing part of the West Bank. Netanyahu has promoted Jewish settlement expansion in his four terms as prime minister, but until now, withheld from presenting a detailed vision for the West Bank.

April 8, 2019 | Via CNN

Pakistan Accuses India of Planning ‘new aggression’

Pakistan’s foreign minister says the government has “reliable intelligence” that India was planning an attack next week — claims its nuclear neighbor immediately dismissed as “irresponsible and preposterous.” In remarks on Pakistan’s state broadcaster PTV Sunday, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said India was plotting a “new aggression” between April 16 and 20. Qureshi said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given his armed forces the green light for attacking targets both in Kashmir and Pakistan. India’s Ministry of External Affairs said the claims were baseless, accusing Qureshi of encouraging Pakistan-based militants to attack targets in India.

April 8, 2019 | Via BBC

British Woman Faces Dubai Jail over Facebook ‘horse’ Insult

A British woman is facing two years in jail in Dubai for calling her ex-husband’s new wife a “horse” on Facebook, campaigners have said. Londoner Laleh Shahravesh, 55, was arrested at a Dubai airport after flying there to attend her former husband’s funeral. Under the UAE’s cyber-crime laws, a person can be jailed or fined for making defamatory statements on social media. The organization said Ms Shahravesh’s ex-husband’s new wife, who lives in Dubai, reported the comments.

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