QWorld: Jolt to Obama’s Carbon Emission Plan, UN Fears for Syria
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1. Trump, US Senator Sanders Win in New Hampshire
Riding a wave of voter anger at traditional politicians, insurgent candidates, billionaire Donald Trump wins New Hampshire’s Republican presidential nominating contest, while US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont wins the Democratic primary.
2. UN Fears for Hundreds of Thousands If Syria Troops Encircle Aleppo
Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food supplies if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, UN says, warning of new exodus of refugees fleeing Russian-backed assault.
3. Zika Virus Leaves Kenya Undecided About Rio Olympics
Kenya causes stir when head of its Olympics committee says team might withdraw because of Zika, but officials say later it is too soon to decide on impact of virus.
4. North Korea Satellite in Stable Orbit but Not Transmitting
North Korea’s recently launched satellite has achieved stable orbit but not yet transmitted data back to Earth, U.S. sources said of a launch that has so far failed to convince experts that Pyongyang has significantly advanced its rocket technology.
5. Taiwan Developer in Custody After Deadly Quake Fells Building
A local court in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan ruled to take into custody the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake at the weekend that killed at least 39 people.
6. White House: Disputes Over South China Sea Must Not Involve ‘Bullying’
President Barack Obama will deliver a tough message to China during a summit with Southeast Asian countries that disputes in the South China Sea must be resolved peacefully and not with a big nation “bullying” smaller neighbours, the White House says.
7. Sri Lanka War Crimes Investigation Must Be Impartial With or Without Foreign Judges
The United Nations will not force Sri Lanka to accept a role for international judges in investigating possible war crimes during the 26-year Tamil insurgency but any process must be impartial and independent, the UN human rights chief says.
8. French Plan Advances to Strip Passports From Those Convicted of Terrorism
President Francois Hollande’s plan to strip French citizenship from people convicted of terrorism passes a first hurdle when the lower house of parliament backed controversial proposals introduced after Islamic extremists killed 130 people in Paris.
9. US Supreme Court Blocks Obama Carbon Emissions Plan
The US Supreme Court delivers a major blow to President Barack Obama by putting a hold on federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, the centerpiece of his administration’s strategy to combat climate change.
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