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Apple strikes back in court against a US government request to unlock an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. (Photo:<b> The Quint</b>)

Trump Campaign Manager Charged with Misdemeanor Battery against Reporter

In the latest chapter in the raucous US race marked by threats, insults and physical confrontations, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign manager was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery in Florida.

Iran Missile Tests were ‘In Defiance of’ UN Resolution, Say US, Allies

By launching nuclear-capable missiles Iran defied the Security Council resolution that endorses the historic nuclear deal, United States and its European allies said in a joint letter.

EgyptAir Hijack Ends with Passengers Freed Unharmed, Suspect Arrested

An EgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus by a man with what authorities say was a fake suicide belt, who was arrested after he gave himself up.

Pakistan’s Christians Call for Protection, Unity after Easter Bomb

A year ago, Wasif Masih, 16, had a narrow escape when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside his church in Lahore. On Easter Sunday he died when the same Taliban faction killed 72 people in a park full of families on a day out.

Terrorists didn’t used to be so focused on our community. Now all their attention is on us.
Irshad Ashnaz, Vicar

US Hopes China will Accept Missile Defense Talks

A senior US diplomat said that he hopes China will accept an offer for a technical briefing on a new missile defence system which the United States wants to deploy in South Korea – a prospect that Beijing sees as a threat to its national security.

Apple’s Encryption Battle with United States Still Alive in Brooklyn

The US Department of Justice will disclose whether it will continue with its bid to compel Apple to help access iPhone in Brooklyn drug case, over next two weeks, according to court filing.

FBI Warned Dutch about El Bakraoui Brothers Week before Attacks

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) told the Dutch police that two brothers were being sought by Belgian authorities a week before the pair blew themselves up in suicide attacks in Brussels, the Dutch interior minister said.

Obama to Hold Informal Talks with Turkey’s Erdogan as Ties Show Strain

President Barack Obama will hold informal talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Washington this week, the White House said, dismissing suggestions that the lack of a formal meeting represented a snub to Ankara.

EU Takes Aim Where it Hurts Burundi: Peacekeeper Funding

The European Union is planning to cut back its funding for Burundi’s lucrative peace-keeping contingent in Somalia to try to force President Pierre Nkurunziza into talks with opponents and away from the brink of ethnic conflict, diplomatic sources said.

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