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China seeks survivors of plane crash whose cause is still unclear

Rescuers in southern China searched on Tuesday for survivors of a China Eastern Airlines plane after it crashed with 132 people on board and authorities said severe damage to the plane would make it difficult to establish the cause of the crash. the accident. Flight MU5735 was heading for the port city of Guangzhou from Kunming, capital of southwestern Yunnan province, on Monday when it plunged from its cruising altitude to crash into the mountains of Guangxi less than an hour before landing time.

Dutch publisher recalls discredited book about Anne Frank betrayal

The Dutch publisher of a discredited cold case investigation into the betrayal of teenage Jewish journalist Anne Frank said on Tuesday it was recalling the book following a critical report on its findings. “The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation,” by bestselling Canadian author Rosemary Sullivan, has been widely dismissed by experts since its release in January.

Russian strikes turn Mariupol to ‘ashes’ as West plans new sanctions

Intense Russian airstrikes are turning besieged Mariupol into ‘ashes of a dead land’, the city council said on Tuesday, as the United States and Europe plan new sanctions to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine . Street fighting and shelling raged in Mariupol, Ukrainian officials said, a day after rejecting an ultimatum from Russia to surrender. Hundreds of thousands of people are believed to be trapped inside buildings, without access to food, water, electricity or heat.

Russian court finds imprisoned Kremlin critic Navalny guilty of fraud

A Russian court on Tuesday found imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny guilty of large-scale fraud and contempt of court, a decision that could add years to the time that President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic is serving in prison.

Navalny is already serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence in a prison camp east of Moscow for parole violations related to charges he says were fabricated to thwart his political ambitions.

More than 6,000 displaced in Gambia after resurgence of separatist fighting in Senegal

More than 6,000 people have fled their homes in The Gambia and Senegal following clashes between Senegalese soldiers and separatists near the Gambian border earlier this month, the Gambian government announced on Tuesday. The Senegalese army launched an operation on March 13 against rebels fighting for independence in South Africa‘s Casamance region, which borders The Gambia.

Ukrainian leader says ‘nothing left’ of Mariupol, Kherson also faces humanitarian catastrophe

Ukraine’s president said on Tuesday there was “nothing left” of the city of Mariupol after weeks of Russian bombardment, and kyiv called on Moscow to allow the evacuation of at least 100,000 people who want to leave. Ukraine has issued increasingly serious warnings about the situation in the beleaguered southern port city, where authorities say residents are without food, medicine, electricity or running water.

To counter China’s influence, US appoints envoy to lead Pacific island talks

The United States on Tuesday appointed former high-ranking diplomat Joseph Yun to conduct languid talks with three tiny but strategically important Pacific island countries, a signal that countering China remains a US priority despite Russia’s war in Ukraine. . The State Department confirmed the appointment of Yun, who served as U.S. special envoy for North Korea under former U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, in response to questions from Reuters.

At UN, Russia trades stings with US and UK over chemical weapons in Ukraine

Russia swapped accusations with the United States and Britain at the United Nations on Tuesday over the possibility of a chemical weapons attack in Ukraine, but neither has produced evidence to back up their concerns. The comments were made by diplomats to reporters after Russia raised the issue of an ammonia leak in the besieged city of Sumy in northeastern Ukraine – blaming ‘Ukrainian radical nationalist groups’ – at a closed meeting of the UN Security Council. The charge was denied by Britain and the United States.

Canadian Trudeau strikes surprise deal to stay in power until 2025

Canada’s ruling Liberal Party and opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) have reached a surprise deal to keep the minority government in power until 2025, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. Governments with a minority of seats in parliament, like the one Trudeau currently leads, tend to last around two years on average, but this rare written agreement could allow him to last the full four-year term after the year’s election. last.

British Royal Family visit to Jamaica sparks demand for reparations for slavery

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday as part of a week-long Caribbean tour, hours after activists demonstrated to demand reparations for slavery amid scrutiny growing colonial legacy of the British Empire. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Belize on Saturday to begin the tour which coincides with Queen Elizabeth’s 70th year of reign and will conclude it this weekend with a visit to the Bahamas.

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