World News in Brief: April 29

Monday, 2019-04-29 12:14:02
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The death toll from floods and landslides in Indonesia's western Bengkulu province and the capital of Jakarta jumped to 31 on Monday (April 29) while the search for 13 missing people continued, disaster agency officials said.

* Indian navy ships Kolkata and Shakti arrived at Busan, the Republic of Korea, for a three-day visit to participate in the ADMM-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise (FTX), said official sources in New Delhi on Sunday (April 28).

* Washington's restrictive visa policy for Cubans harms family ties by curbing travel to and from the island, Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Sunday.

* At least one person was killed and seven others injured in a shooting in Baltimore in the US state of Maryland on Sunday afternoon, the authorities confirmed.

* Thousands of travelers have been stranded after an Australian Border Force (ABF) security outage caused major delays at the nation's biggest airports. The ABF on Monday confirmed that passport control machines went down at Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane international airports, causing chaos for inbound and outbound passengers.

* A Greek cameraman lost his life and three minors have been injured from a bullet and fireworks during four different incidents across Greece, as Greek Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter on Sunday.

* Two civilians are among 11 persons who lost their lives in the fighting between security forces and the Taliban outfit in Qaisar district of the northern Faryab province of Afghanistan on Sunday, an army spokesman in the northern region Ghulam Hazrat Karimi said.

* Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Sunday met with the visiting president of the Italian Senate Maria Elisabetta Casellati over the Gulf crisis and the means to boost bilateral cooperation, official Qatar News Agency reported.

* Scandinavian airlines (SAS) has cancelled 1,200 flights over Monday and Tuesday (April 29-30) due to an ongoing pilot strike. Over 100,000 passengers are expected to be affected, SAS announced on Sunday.

* At least 11 people, including three minors, were killed after a passenger bus overturned in the north-central Mexican state of Zacatecas, local authorities said on Sunday.