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World
    2015-04-15  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    1. Ex-mayor kills self before trial

    A French senator and former mayor of Tours, due to stand trial in a corruption case over fake Chinese wedding trips in Loire valley city, killed himself on April 7 before the trial opened, authorities said.

    Jean Germain, 67, seen as a close ally of President Francois Hollande, was found dead in the garage next to his house as the trial was due to begin.

    Germain left a suicide note, saying he was being prosecuted “for political reasons,” something he found “unbearable.”

    2. Mexico gang kills 15 police

    Fifteen police officers were killed in a gang ambush* in western Mexico, an official said on April 7.

    Five more officers were wounded in the assault*, which took place on a twisting rural highway near the village of Soyatan as a convoy carrying the elite state police unit headed to Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-biggest city.

    Authorities suspect the powerful “Jalisco New Generation Drug Cartel*” carried out the assault against the officers.

    The assailants blocked the road with vehicles, pouring fuel on them and setting the cars on fire.

    3. U.S. cop charged with murdering man

    A white police officer in South Carolina, the United States, was charged with murder on April 7 after shooting and killing a black man following a routine traffic stop over the weekend.

    The decision to charge the officer, Michael Thomas Slager, came after graphic video footage emerged depicting Slager firing a volley of* bullets into the back of Walter Scott, who was running away.

    Officers rarely face criminal charges after shooting people, a fact that has played into nationwide protests over the past year over how the police use deadly force. Yet this case took a swift, unusual turn after a video shot by a bystander* provided authorities with a decisive narrative that differed from Slager’s account.

    4. French TV hit by pro-IS hackers

    French television network TV5Monde said it had been hacked by individuals claiming to belong to the Islamic State group, who brought television broadcasts to a halt* and hijacked its websites and social networks.

    The Paris-based company was able to partially resume television broadcasts by 1 a.m. (23:00 GMT) after a three-hour blackout.

    The hackers posted documents on TV5Monde’s Facebook page purporting to be the identity cards and CVs of relatives of French soldiers involved in anti-IS operations, along with threats against the troops.

    5. London police probe jewel heist

    Thieves may have gotten away with a record haul of diamonds after a heist* in London’s diamond district netted* an estimated £200 million (US$300 million) worth of gems, media reported on April 8.

    Burglars broke into a safe deposit center in HattonGarden, where many jewelers had left their stocks over the long Easter weekend, and cracked open 70 secure boxes, the police said.

    A security guard heard an alarm go off on April 3, a bank holiday when the shops would have been closed, but shut it off when he failed to spot any sign of a disturbance.

    6. Obama, Castro vow to turn the page

    U.S. President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro sat down together on Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country’s leaders in a half century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship.

    Describing their private meeting as “historic,” Obama said the two countries can now end the antagonism* of the Cold War era.

    The U.S. president said he believed both sides could raise their concerns about the other’s policies yet still work together to boost commercial, travel and diplomatic ties.(SD-Agencies)

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