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Pope condemns cruelty of war in Ukraine at Easter Vigil

Pope Francis on Saturday condemned the cruelty of the war in Ukraine during an Easter Vigil Mass which he attended but did not preside over, presumably because of leg pains that forced him to reduce its activities. The mass was attended by Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of Melitopol, who was arrested by Russian forces last month and then released in a prisoner exchange.

Clashes erupt in Indian capital during Hindu procession

Clashes broke out during a Hindu religious procession in the Indian capital New Delhi on Saturday, leaving several people injured, including police officers, police said, days after similar religious violence in three states. Eyewitnesses told Reuters that violence erupted between Muslims and Hindus during the procession in Jahangirpuri, a suburb of New Delhi. Police said they are still investigating.

Russia says all urban areas of Mariupol have been cleared of Ukrainian forces

The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that it had emptied the entire urban area of ​​Mariupol of Ukrainian forces and said only a few fighters remained at the Azovstal steelworks, the scene of repeated clashes. In an online message, the ministry said that as of April 16, Ukrainian forces in the besieged port city had lost more than 4,000 people, RIA added.

UK’s Johnson to leave woes behind on visit to India

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will seek to put his domestic troubles behind him when he visits India this week on a trip to strengthen ties between the two countries that are at odds over the response to the Ukraine crisis. Johnson will travel to India on Thursday with calls for his resignation ringing in his ears after he was fined for breaking his own COVID-19 lockdown rules by attending a birthday party for him in Downing Street in June 2020.

Russian oligarch Deripaska’s yacht arrives in Turkish waters

A yacht linked to Russian aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska arrived in a bay near the southwestern Turkish resort of Gocek on Saturday as more and more Russian billionaires head to Turkey for flee Western sanctions following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Deripaska, founder of Russian aluminum giant Rusal, has been sanctioned by the United States, European Union and Britain. He has previously called for peace.

Morocco condemns Israeli raid on Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Morocco on Saturday condemned the Israeli raid on the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, saying the escalation undermines peace efforts. At least 152 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli riot police inside Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Friday, the latest in a recent flare-up of violence that has raised fears a return to a wider conflict.

Oil tanker sinks off Tunisia, threatening environmental disaster

Tunisian authorities stepped up efforts on Saturday to avert an environmental disaster after a fuel merchant ship carrying a thousand tons of fuel sank off the coast of Gabes on Friday, two security sources told Reuters. The Tunisian navy rescued the seven crew members of the vessel, which was heading from Equatorial Guinea to Malta, and sent out a distress call seven miles from the southern town of Gabes, the sources added.

Opponents of France’s far-right protest as the election campaign enters last week

Thousands of anti-far-right protesters marched across France on Saturday as opponents of presidential candidate Marine Le Pen seek to form a united front to prevent her winning a runoff against incumbent President Emmanuel Macron on April 24. Macron, a pro-European Union centrist, won the presidency in 2017 after easily beating Le Pen when voters rallied with him in the run-off to keep his far-right party out of power.

Kim Jong Un observes weapons test to boost nuclear capabilities

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the test firing of a new type of tactical guided weapon aimed at boosting the country’s nuclear capabilities, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported on Sunday. The report comes as North Korea may soon resume nuclear testing according to South Korean and US officials and after Kim broke a self-imposed moratorium on intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) testing with a launch last month. .

Russia says its forces clear most of Mariupol, hit Kyiv suburbs

Russia said its troops had cleared the urban area of ​​Mariupol and only a small contingent of Ukrainian fighters remained inside a steelworks in the beleaguered southern port on Saturday as missile strikes hit the Ukrainian capital kyiv and other cities. Moscow’s claim to have virtually taken control of Mariupol, the scene of the war’s heaviest fighting and worst humanitarian catastrophe, could not be independently verified. It would be the first major city to fall to Russian forces since the February 24 invasion.

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