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April 29, 2020 | Via Reuters

Bomb Blast Kills 40 People in Syrian Town of Afrin

At least 40 civilians were killed when a bomb detonated in the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Tuesday, the Turkish Defence Ministry said, blaming the attack on the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia. The United States condemned the attack late on Tuesday, which State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said claimed “the lives of dozens of people shopping in the central market as they prepared to break the Ramadan fast.”

April 29, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Trump to Order Meat-Processing Plants to Continue Operating Amid Pandemic

Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order on Tuesday meant to soften the blow of a chicken and pork shortage among other meat on American supermarket shelves. The order will use the Defense Production Act to classify meat processing as critical infrastructure, forcing meat production plants to stay open as the president and agricultural leaders say the coronavirus outbreak is threatening the country’s food supply.

April 29, 2020 | Via NBC News

Norwegian Tycoon Arrested, Suspected of Killing Missing Wife

One of Norway’s wealthiest men was arrested Tuesday in connection with his wife’s 2018 disappearance and held on suspicion of murder or complicity to murder in a case that police had earlier thought was a kidnapping. Tom Hagen, a media-shy real estate investor and owner of an electric company, was arrested on his way to work, chief police investigator Tommy Broeske said.

April 29, 2020 | Via Sky News

Nova Scotia Gunman Killed Nine of his Victims by Setting Fire to their Homes

Nine of the 22 people killed in a Canadian shooting rampage actually died in house fires set by the gunman, police have said. Gabriel Wortman, 51, terrorized the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia for around 13 hours on the night of 18-19 April. The violence started when he assaulted his girlfriend, who escaped and is now a key witness, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has said.

April 29, 2020 | Via BBC

Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi Actor Dies

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, renowned internationally for roles in the hit films Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died at the age of 53. Khan was known for his nuanced and understated performances, with many calling him one of India’s most talented actors. In 2018, the actor revealed he had an endocrine tumor, a rare cancer.

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