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March 18, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Biden Wins Latest Democratic Primaries

Joe Biden increased his delegate lead with a sweep of Florida, Illinois and Arizona. With Biden currently leading by about 39 points in Florida. The former vice-president’s delegate lead over Bernie Sanders is starting to look insurmountable. A number of Democratic strategists have declared the nominating contest to be effectively over and have suggested Sanders should withdraw and allow Biden to focus on the general election.

March 18, 2020 | Via Reuters

China Expels American Journalists as Spat with U.S. Escalates

China is withdrawing the press credentials of American journalists at three U.S. newspapers, intensifying a bitter fight between the world’s top two economies that has widened to include the coronavirus outbreak and media freedoms. Beijing announced on Wednesday what it said was retaliation against U.S. restrictions on Chinese journalists that includes revoking the accreditations of American correspondents with the New York Times (NYT.N), News Corp’s (NWSA.O) Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

March 18, 2020 | Via BBC

Samoan Chief Guilty of Slavery in New Zealand

A court in New Zealand has found a Samoan-born chief guilty of more than 20 charges of dealing in slaves and human trafficking. Joseph Auga Matamata, 65, was convicted of offenses over a 25-year period. His victims, who were all Samoan, were too scared to alert the authorities because of his status as a matai or chief, the court heard.

March 18, 2020 | Via CNN

Manchester Bomber’s Brother Guilty of Arena Attack

The brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi has been found guilty of the murders of 22 people killed in a suicide bomb blast at an Ariana Grande concert in the city. Hashem Abedi was convicted of 22 counts of murder. His older brother, Salman Abedi, detonated a bomb which killed 22 concertgoers and injured hundreds more — many of them children and young people — as they left Manchester Arena in May 2017.

March 18, 2020 | Via Sky News

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Temporarily Released from Iranian Prison

British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been released temporarily by the Iranian authorities because of the coronavirus outbreak, says her husband. Richard Radcliffe said unlike other prisoners given temporary release, his wife has to wear an ankle tag, which her parents had to hire from the authorities and her movements will be restricted to 300 meters from her parents’ home.

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