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Game of Thrones images hint at what’s to come in episode 2

The previews of upcoming Game of Thrones episodes are notoriously tricky. Between HBO’s misdirection and efforts not to spoil anything, it’s hard to get much real information out of them. But HBO has released a few new images for Game of Thrones season 8’s second episode, and it seems like they might give us a more accurate preview of what’s on the horizon.

South Sudan’s Kiir offers to mediate political transition in Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has offered to help mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir to weeks of popular protests, Kiir’s office said on Wednesday.

His move came seven months after Bashir helped mediate a shaky peace deal between Kiir and the main opposition rebel group in South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan in 2011 after decades of conflict.

North Korea tests weapon with a powerful warhead , Kim celebrates

Meanwhile, North Korea says it has test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon”.

A report, carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), gave few details but said the weapon came fitted with a “powerful warhead”.

This would be the first public weapons test since talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump ended without agreement.

Samsung’s folding phone is reportedly breaking after just a few days’ use

Some of Samsung’s brand-new folding smartphones, which are due to be sold for almost $2,800 each, appear to be breaking after being used for only a couple of days.

A number of journalists who received the phones to review before their official launch said the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out.

President kills himself a head of arrest


Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations.

Mr García was rushed to hospital in the capital, Lima. His death was confirmed by current President Martín Vizcarra.

How to lead a spiritual life in a material world”

The Kriya Yoga teaches that we should move forward and achieve self-realization while having a family life. It does not require that we renounce externally the world, nor that we retreat to a cave, but rather that we operate an inner renunciation, that we practice non-attachment to the material world. The initiator of Kriya Yoga must live and work attentively in the world of impermanence and the ultimate illusion by drawing on the resources necessary to attain the spiritual goal, namely the experience of reality Rudrabhishekam will give more ideas about the spiritual thoughts.

Ajax stun Ronaldo’s Juventus to reach Champions League semis

BY AFP

Ajax stunned Juventus to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1997 as Matthijs de Ligt’s thumping second-half header secured a 2-1 second-leg victory in the last eight in Turin on Tuesday.


Cristiano Ronaldo, bidding for his sixth Champions League title, scored a 28th-minute header to put Juve ahead after a 1-1 first-leg draw, but Donny van de Beek levelled for Ajax before half-time.

Four dead after Canada shootings, man in custody: police


Four people were shot dead in Penticton, British Columbia, on Monday and a suspect is in custody, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a statement.

“Police have determined four people are deceased at three locations within a 5 km (3.1 mile) radius,” the statement said.

Sudan protesters demand for immediate civilian gov’t

Sudan’s main protest organizers have called for the immediate handover of power to a civilian government in the wake of the military coup that ousted President Omar al-Bashir last week.

On Sunday, the military council said it would name a civilian prime minister and Cabinet to help run the country but would not name a civilian to the office of the president.

Tiger Woods wins major since 2008! once again is Golf’s biggest star

Tiger Woods won the Masters on Sunday, capturing his fifth green jacket and 15th major title — his first in more than a decade — in one of the most stunning turnarounds in sports history.

It was the first major title since 2008 for Woods, once golf’s most dominant figure until a high-profile sex scandal, divorce and multiple injuries led to a very public fall from grace. There were occasional doubts about whether he’d even continue to play professionally, let alone win another title at one of the most iconic events in world sports.

Venezuela’s ex-spy chief arrested in Madrid on US warrant


Venezuela’s longtime spy chief was arrested Friday in Madrid by Spanish police acting on a United States warrant for allegedly trafficking tons of cocaine.

Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade advised late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez and headed the country’s security apparatus, recently became the most influential military figure to declare his loyalty to opposition leader Juan Guaido

Kim Jong Un Consolidates Power, Shuffles Leaders in DPRK

In one of the biggest leadership shake-ups in years, North Korea named a new nominal head of state and a new premier, and gave leader Kim Jong Un a new title, state media reported Friday, moves analysts said solidify Kim’s grip on power.

In an expected move, Kim Jong Un was re-elected as chairman of the State Affairs Commission at a session of North Korea’s rubber-stamp legislature that took place Thursday, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

6 remaining long-serving African terrific heads following Bashir downfall

African countries have had their fair share of long-serving leaders but, if the past decade is anything to go by, this trend is about to come to a crashing halt.

In what has now come to be referred to as ‘Africa Rising,’ the continent is slowly awakening and realizing that they can do – and deserve – better.

It all started in January 2012 with the ouster of former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade following a 12-year rule.

Russia calls for calm in Sudan

By AFP

Russia on Thursday called for calm in Sudan and expressed hope that close bilateral ties would not be threatened, irrespective of who was in power. 
Huge crowds of Sudanese demanding the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir massed in the centre of Khartoum as the army promised an “important announcement” after months of protests.

“We are monitoring this situation very carefully,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
“And we are hoping that first and foremost there won’t be an escalation that could claim human lives,” he said, calling the protests an “internal affair”.

British police finally arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

By AFP

British police have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London after his asylum was withdrawn, the police said in a statement Thursday.

Assange has been living at the embassy since 2012 when he sought refuge there.

Here are key developments in the affair

Sudan police ordered not to shoot at protesters

VOA

Protesters in Khartoum are continuing to demand the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir, staging a sit-in Tuesday outside army headquarters, where heavy gunfire was heard.

Reported attempts by government security forces to break up the crowds led to the intervention by soldiers to protect the demonstrators, according to eyewitnesses.