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Spain’s Queen in Mozambique, heatwave grips Delhi, and other news in pictures

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Spain’s Queen in Mozambique

Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano of Spain is in Mozambique for a two-day visit to meet the victims in the recent natural disasters in the country. This is Queen Letizia’s fourth cooperation trip after visiting Honduras and El Salvador, Senegal and Dominican republic and Haiti.

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Heatwave grips Capital

Pedestrians cover their face to shield themselves from the scorching sun, on a hot summer day in New Delhi, Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Pedestrians cover their face to shield themselves from the scorching sun, on a hot summer day in New Delhi, Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
 
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Over the last week, Delhi has been witnessing temperatures crossing 40 degrees Celsius. However, the Met department has predicted thunderstorm and dust storm in the city on Tuesday.

The maximum temperature is expected to be 42 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department said.

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U.S. Treasury Secretary hopes for progress in China talks

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks to the media upon his arrival at a hotel in Beijing on April 30, 2019.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks to the media upon his arrival at a hotel in Beijing on April 30, 2019.  
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he hopes for “substantial progress” in talks with Chinese officials aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing’s technology ambitions.

Mr. Mnuchin arrived in Beijing for the latest negotiations on the trade fight between the two biggest global economies, which has rattled financial markets.

Mr. Mnuchin noted most talks are scheduled next week in Washington and said, “We hope to make substantial progress in these two meetings.”

Mr. Mnuchin expressed hope on April 29 the latest talks will make enough progress so that U.S. officials can recommend to President Donald Trump whether to make a deal with Beijing.

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Lady cadets from Krygyzstan undergo training at OTA

Lady cadets from Krygyzstan Defence Force during their training session at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai on April 30, 2019.

Lady cadets from Krygyzstan Defence Force during their training session at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai on April 30, 2019.  
| Photo Credit: B. Jothi Ramalingam


 

Five lady officers from the Krygyzstan Defence Force arrived at the Officers Training Academy, Chennai to get acquainted with military training of women officers, an OTA press release said. They were exposed to the dynamic  curriculum, military competence physical and mental stamina, the release added.

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China commemorates 100 years of the May 4 Movement

In 1919, the May 4 Movement was triggered by a student revolt against the capitulation of the nationalist Chinese government to Western powers during the Treaty of Versailles negotiations, held at the end of the First World War. China had allied with the Western powers in the War on the assumption that its coastal province of Shandong, then under German occupation, would be returned to its sovereign control.

China’s Communist Party now embraces the movement as a seminal moment in China’s transition to a modern nation.

 

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AIADMK announces financial support of ₹15 lakh for Gomathi

AIADMK on Tuesday announced a financial support of ₹15 lakh and ₹10 lakh to athlete Gomathi Marimuthu and Arokia Rajiv, who secured gold and silver medals in 23rd Asian athletics championship in Doha recently.

Gomathi Marimuthu, athlete, receiving a cheque for ₹5 lakhs from Azhagiri, President, TNCC at a function held in Chennai.

Gomathi Marimuthu, athlete, receiving a cheque for ₹5 lakhs from Azhagiri, President, TNCC at a function held in Chennai.
 
| Photo Credit: S.R. Raghunathan


 

Gomathi’s gold was certainly the biggest surprise for India, which finished fourth with 17 medals — three gold and seven silvers — behind Bahrain (11 gold), China (9) and Japan (6).

For Gomathi, life virtually began at 30, an age when women athletes in the country seriously think of hanging up their boots.

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Akihito abdication rituals as Japan marks end of era

A pedestrian walks past a monitor displaying a news broadcast of Japan's Emperor Akihito's abdication.

A pedestrian walks past a monitor displaying a news broadcast of Japan’s Emperor Akihito’s abdication.
 
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Japan’s 85-year-old Emperor Akihito became the first Japanese emperor to abdicate in more than 200 years on Tuesday, ending his three-decade reign and making way for his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, to take the imperial throne.

Prince Naruhito, the elder of Emperor Akihito’s two sons, will become emperor on Wednesday as the newly-named Reiwa era begins when the changeover takes place. Television images showed the Emperor in a traditional robe entering the main Shrine of Kashikodokoro to report his retirement to the gods. The shine is where the goddess Amaterasu, said to be the direct ancestress of the imperial family, is enshrined. Only part of Akihito’s shrine ritual was released to the public.

 

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Aung San Suu Kyi in Cambodia

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (R) and Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen walk past the honour guard during her visit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh.

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (R) and Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen walk past the honour guard during her visit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh.  
| Photo Credit: AFP


 

Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi makes first official visit to Cambodia. She is on a three-day visit to Cambodia.

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U.S. Army veteran charged with plotting to bomb white nationalist rally

United States Attorney Nick Hanna stands next to photos of Mark Steven Domingo, during a news conference in Los Angeles.

United States Attorney Nick Hanna stands next to photos of Mark Steven Domingo, during a news conference in Los Angeles.
 
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A U.S. combat veteran of the war in Afghanistan who prosecutors say plotted to detonate multiple nail bombs at a Los Angeles-area white nationalist rally, seeking to cause mass casualties, was arrested in an FBI sting operation, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

Mark Steven Domingo, 26, a U.S. Army infantryman who recently converted to Islam, was taken into custody on Friday after undercover FBI operatives furnished him with what he thought were live bombs to be used in the attack, law enforcement officials said. Authorities said Mr. Domingo, who had no prior criminal record, came to their attention because of a series of violent extremist messages he posted in online chat rooms, one of which called for ”retribution” for the massacre of 50 people at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, by a gunman in March.

“Often we are asked what keeps us up at night. This is a case that keeps us up at night,” Ryan Young, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, told a news conference in Los Angeles.

(With inputs from agencies)

Source: thehindu.com

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