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Reuters World News Summary


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Updated: 17-04-2019 18:28 IST
Reuters World News Summary

Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Toppled Bashir moved from residence to Khartoum's Kobar prison: relatives

Deposed former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar prison in Khartoum from the presidential residence, family sources said on Wednesday, and a prison source said he was being held under tight security in solitary confinement. Sudan's military ousted Bashir after weeks of mass protests that climaxed in a sit-in outside the Defence Ministry compound. Protests are continuing and their leaders say the unrest will not cease until the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) hands power to a civilian-led authority ahead of elections. Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at North Korea nuclear site: U.S. researchers

Satellite images from last week show movement at North Korea's main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel, a U.S. think tank said on Tuesday. Any new reprocessing activity would underscore the failure of a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi in late February to make progress toward North Korea's denuclearization. Iranian female boxer cancels return home after arrest warrant issued

Sadaf Khadem, who on Saturday became the first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing bout, has canceled her return to Tehran after an arrest warrant was issued for her there, her representative said on Wednesday. An arrest warrant was also issued against Mahyar Monshipour, the Iranian-born former boxing world champion who set up the bout in western France and was planning to travel back to Iran with Khadem this week, the representative, Clara Dallay, told Reuters. Barrages hit Tripoli as Haftar's two-week siege rages

Shells slammed into a densely-populated Tripoli suburb overnight, piling on the suffering for civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar's forces to take Libya's capital from an internationally-backed government. The explosions, just before midnight on Tuesday, hit the southern residential district of Abu Salim near a disused airport, killing at least four people and adding to a death toll the United Nations puts at more than 800. Ireland pleads with religious orders for answers on baby deaths

Ireland pleaded with religious orders on Wednesday to reveal where decades-old remains of all babies who died in their care are buried, after an official inquiry found they provided remarkably little evidence about their deaths. Findings by the inquiry two years ago that remains ranging in age from 35 foetal weeks to 3 years were stored in underground chambers at a former church-run home for unwed mothers revived anguish over how women and children were once treated at state-backed Roman Catholic institutions. As recounts in Istanbul end, Turkey's opposition expects mandate

Recounts of local election votes in Istanbul ended on Wednesday and the main opposition candidate said he expected to be installed as mayor despite an appeal by President Tayyip Erdogan's party to re-run the election in Turkey's largest city. Initial results from the March 31 local elections gave a narrow victory to the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) in Istanbul, Turkey's commercial hub, ending 25 years of control by Erdogan's AK Party and its Islamist predecessors. Foxconn's Gou throws hat in ring for Taiwan presidency, with blessing of sea goddess

Terry Gou, chairman of Apple supplier Foxconn, said on Wednesday he will contest Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, shaking up the political landscape at a time of heightened tension between the self-ruled island and Beijing. Gou, Taiwan's richest person with a net worth of $7.6 billion according to Forbes, said he would join the already competitive race, and take part in the opposition, China-friendly Kuomintang (KMT) primaries. Farage's Brexit Party to top EU elections in Britain: poll

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party will top next month's election in Britain for the European parliament with 27 percent of the vote, far ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives, according to a survey published on Wednesday. The Brexit Party is five percentage points ahead of Labour's 22 percent, followed by the Conservatives on 15 percent and then the Green Party on 10 percent, the YouGov survey for The Evening Standard newspaper showed. Indonesia's Widodo looks set for election victory - his challenger says no

Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as "quick count" results from Wednesday's election rolled in, but his challenger claimed that he had won the popular vote and urged supporters not to let his victory be snatched away. Data from private pollsters based on counts of vote samples were in line with opinion polls that had predicted a win for Widodo, a former furniture businessman and low-key reformist. French President Macron hopes to rebuild Notre-Dame in five years

President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday that France would rebuild the fire-devastated Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, saying he hoped the work would be done in five years and the French people would pull together to repair their national symbol. Macron devoted a brief prime-time televised address to Monday's catastrophic blaze in the heart of the capital, again postponing planned remarks on his response to months of anti-government protests.


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