Gaza killing, Congress protests, and other news in pictures

 

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Chief Election Commissioner of India O.P. Rawat (right) releasing publicity materials of voters awareness for Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections along with CEO Sanjeev Kumar at the Chief Electoral office on April 04, 2018.

Chief Election Commissioner of India O.P. Rawat (right) releasing publicity materials of voters awareness for Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections along with CEO Sanjeev Kumar at the Chief Electoral office on April 04, 2018.   | Photo Credit: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

 

Publicity materials of voters awareness for Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections were released today.

6:00 pm

Gaza killing

Relatives of 25-year-old Ahmed Arafa, who was shot and killed Tuesday by Israeli troops during the ongoing protest along the Gaza Strip border with Israel, mourn during his funeral in town of Deir el-Balah, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Relatives of 25-year-old Ahmed Arafa, who was shot and killed Tuesday by Israeli troops during the ongoing protest along the Gaza Strip border with Israel, mourn during his funeral in town of Deir el-Balah, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, April 4, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

On April 3, a 25-year-old Gaza man was killed by Israeli fire as he threw stones in the area of the border fence, Gaza’s Health Ministry said.

Clashes erupted on March 31 as tens of thousands of Gazans marched near the Israeli border in a major protest, with 16 Palestinians killed and hundreds more wounded in the conflict’s worst single day of violence since the 2014 Gaza war.

4:30 pm

Congress protests in capital

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Workers staging a protest demonstration against weakening of SC/ST Act in New Delhi on April 04, 2018.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Workers staging a protest demonstration against weakening of SC/ST Act in New Delhi on April 04, 2018.   | Photo Credit: R.V. Moorthy

 

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Workers staged a protest against weakening of SC/ST Act in New Delhi. The Congress-led opposition created uproar in Upper House over various issues including softening of provisions of the SC/ST Atrocities Act. The Rajya Sabha was today adjourned till 2.00 p.m. without transacting any legislative business.

Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu called the protests, which have not allowed any business to be transacted since the House met on March 5, as a "murder of democracy".

2:30 pm

Prince Charles lands in Australia for CWG

Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wave to well-wishers as they arrive in Brisbane, Australia on April 4, 2018.

Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wave to well-wishers as they arrive in Brisbane, Australia on April 4, 2018.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

 

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have landed under a gray sky that threatened rain in Brisbane city on the heir to the British throne’s 16th visit to Australia. The visit starting on Wednesday equals his mother Queens Elizabeth II’s tally of 16 royal tours of the former British colony and comes as the monarch winds back her international travel commitments. Her eldest child arrived in Australia while the country’s relationships with Britain and its monarchy are under renewed scrutiny.

1:30 pm

Tourists, commuters seek workarounds

Commuters arrive at Saint-Lazare train station in Paris on April 4, 2018.

Commuters arrive at Saint-Lazare train station in Paris on April 4, 2018.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

French commuters are squeezing into scarce trains and tourists are rearranging their plans, as Day 2 of a three-month strike hobbles one of the world’s most-traveled rail networks. Rail unions and President Emmanuel Macron’s government are holding firm so far in a battle over a plan to abolish a benefits system that allows train drivers and others jobs for life. The SNCF rail authority said some 86% of trains were canceled nationwide on Wednesday.

1:00 pm

Kamal Haasan in Tiruchi

Actor and Makkal Neethi Maiyam founder Kamal Hassan addressing a press meet in Tiruchi on Wednesday.

Actor and Makkal Neethi Maiyam founder Kamal Hassan addressing a press meet in Tiruchi on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: A. Muralitharan

 

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan will address his maiden public meeting of newly founded Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) in Tiruchi on  on Wednesday. Earlier, at a press meet, when asked about the Cauvery row, he said the Tamil Nadu government can’t ‘hallucinate’ over a Cauvery management board.

Interestingly, when most of the contemporary political leaders prefer air travel to reach Tiruchi, Mr. Kamal travelled in a passenger train from Chennai to Tiruchi, much to the delight of his fans.

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11:30 am

DMK fast over Cauvery

Districts secretaries of the DMK during a day-long fast on the Cauvery isssue, in Chennai on Wednesday.

Districts secretaries of the DMK during a day-long fast on the Cauvery isssue, in Chennai on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: S.R. Raghunathan

A day after the ruling AIADMK led by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy CM O. Panneerselveam observed fast across Tamil Nadu over formation of a Cauvery management board, the opposition DMK held a fast on the issue in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

9:30 am

Ronaldo's bicycle goal

Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a bicycle kick which was outrageous even by his standards to lead Real Madrid to an emphatic 3-0 win away to Juventus in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg on Tuesday. With his back to goal, Ronaldo launched himself into the air to meet Dani Carvajal's chipped ball and produced a perfectly-executed bicycle shot which flew past keeper Gianluigi Buffon and put Real 2-0 ahead.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a superb goal during a match between Juventus and Real Madrid in Turin on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a superb goal during a match between Juventus and Real Madrid in Turin on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

 

9:15 am

Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

General view during the Opening Ceremony for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia on Wednesday.

General view during the Opening Ceremony for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Jason O'Brien

 

Commonwealth Games 2018 is an international multi-sport event will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland between April 4 and 15. Total number of participating nations will be 71.

7:30 am

Protest in Palestine continues

A Palestinian protester burns tyres next to Gaza's border with Israel, east of Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip on Tuesday.

A Palestinian protester burns tyres next to Gaza's border with Israel, east of Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

The Palestinian death toll in last week’s mass protest on the Gaza-Israel border rose to 18, officials said, as Israel rejected allegations of unlawful use of lethal force against unarmed demonstrators. More than 750 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire in Friday’s protest, according to Gaza health officials, making it the bloodiest day in Gaza.

7:45 am

Protest in Brazil

A demonstrator dressed as Batman holds a sign that says in Portuguese: "Lula in prison!" during a protest against Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday.

A demonstrator dressed as Batman holds a sign that says in Portuguese: "Lula in prison!" during a protest against Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated in favour of prison for former president and election frontrunner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the eve of a Supreme Court ruling on whether he should start serving a 12 year sentence for corruption. Up to 20,000 people turned out after work in the country’s biggest city Sao Paulo, as well as a few thousand in Rio de Janeiro and smaller numbers in other cities.

7.20 am

YouTube headquarters shooting

Law enforcement officials walk toward YouTube offices in San Bruno, California on Tuesday.

Law enforcement officials walk toward YouTube offices in San Bruno, California on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

A woman opened fire with a handgun at YouTube's headquarters near San Francisco on Tuesday, injuring three people before shooting herself dead as employees of the Silicon Valley tech company fled into the surrounding streets, authorities said. Police did not identify the suspect or say what might have motivated the shooting rampage at YouTube, a video-sharing service owned by Alphabet Inc's Google.

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7.15 am

Trump demands Congress to pass new border legislation

Central American migrants traveling with the annual migrant Stations of the Cross caravan march to call for migrants' rights and protest the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, in Matias Romero, Oaxaca state, Mexico on Tuesday.

Central American migrants traveling with the annual migrant Stations of the Cross caravan march to call for migrants' rights and protest the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, in Matias Romero, Oaxaca state, Mexico on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: AP

 

President Donald Trump demanded that Congress pass new border legislation using the “Nuclear Option if necessary” to muscle it through the Senate, a drastic change in rules the Republican leader has previously dismissed. Trump tweeted that the US must build a border wall, but argued that “Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!” He also said that a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants is “dead because the Democrats didn’t care or act.”

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