Connect to share and comment

AFP 1900 GMT news advisory

PlacardEnlarge
(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

Duty editor: Olivia Hampton

Tel: +1 202 414 0541

-- TOP STORIES --

+ Boston probe shifts to dead suspect's travel

+ Rescuers hunt for China quake survivors

+ London marathon remembers Boston victims

US-attacks,update-WRAP

BOSTON, Massachusetts

With the hospitalized Boston bombing suspect unable to speak, attention shifts to his dead brother, who may have been radicalized or even trained in the Caucasus last year.

800 words 2000 GMT. Graphic. Picture. Video

China-quake,update-WRAP

LUSHAN, China

Thousands of rescue workers comb through flattened villages in southwest China in a race to find survivors from a powerful quake as the toll of dead and missing rises past 200.

800 words 1930 GMT by Neil Connor. Graphic. Picture. Video

Also moved: China-quake-southwest,SCENE

Britain-security-athletics-marathon,update-WRAP

LONDON

Tens of thousands of London Marathon runners flow through the British capital after a solemn 30-second silence at the start of the high-security race for the victims of the bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon barely a week ago.

650 words moved by Robin Millard. Picture. Video. Graphic

Also moved: Britain-security-athletics-marathon-US,SCENE

-- MIDDLE EAST --

Israel-US-Iran-Syria-military,update-WRAP

JERUSALEM

A major US arms deal with Israel sends Iran a "very clear signal" that military action remains an option to stop it from going nuclear, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says at the start of a six-day trip to the region.

700 words moved by Dan De Luce. Picture.

Bahrain-politics-unrest-Auto-Prix-BRN,WRAP

DUBAI

Bahraini police clash with Shiite demonstrators only hours ahead of the Gulf state's Formula One Grand Prix, but a massive security presence prevents any disruption to the race itself, as Sebastian Vettel takes the chequered flag.

700 words moved. Graphic. Picture. Video.

US-Israel-Palestinians-Turkey-conflict-diplomacy,WRAP

ISTANBUL

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Turkey's prime minister to delay a visit to Gaza in talks aimed at getting Israeli-Turkish relations back on track as part of Washington's efforts to revive the Middle East peace process.

600 words moved by Nicolas Revise. Picture. Video

Syria-conflict,WRAP

DAMASCUS

Syrian opposition chief Ahmad Moaz al-Khatib is determined to step down in the face of what he sees as world "inaction," as government forces recapture territory from the rebels, colleagues say.

650 words moved. Picture.

Athletics-ISR-PAL-Israel-Palestinians-marathon,2ndlead

BETHLEHEM, Palestinian Territories

Hundreds of athletes brave freezing rain to take part in Bethlehem's first-ever marathon, which is won by a Palestinian from the West Bank oasis town of Jericho.

600 words moved by Shatha Yaish. Picture. Video.

-- AMERICAS --

US-attacks-Russia-Chechnya-rebels,3rdlead

MOSCOW

A prominent rebel group from Russia's North Caucasus denies any link to the deadly Boston Marathon bombings that have been blamed on two ethnic Chechen brothers.

600 words moved by Dmitry Zaks

US-attacks-boat

WATERTOWN, Massachusetts

A 1980s boat riddled with bullet holes and smeared with blood is a major attraction as Boston recovers from the trauma of the deadly bomb attack on its marathon.

600 words moved by Tim Witcher. Picture. Video

Paraguay-vote,lead

ASUNCION

Voters in Paraguay cast ballots to choose a new leader and try to turn the page on a political crisis that saw the impeachment of leftist president Fernando Lugo ten months ago.

500 words 2100 GMT by Alina Dieste. Graphic. Picture. Video

Venezuela-politics,WRAP

CARACAS

The Catholic Church weighs in on Venezuela's political crisis, with Pope Francis expressing deep concern and calling for dialogue in the wake of a disputed presidential election.

600 words 2000 GMT by Jim Mannion

-- EUROPE --

France-gay-marriage-politics,update-WRAP

PARIS

Tens of thousands of opponents of a gay marriage bill throng the streets of Paris in a last-ditch bid to block the legislation, under the watchful eye of police after recent violence.

700 words moved by Marion Thibaut. Picture. Video

Italy-vote-president-politics,ANALYSIS

ROME

The re-election of Italy's 87-year-old President Giorgio Napolitano raises hopes of an end to a two-month impasse on forming a new government but fails to answer calls for change, experts say.

650 words moved by Dario Thuburn. Picture

Netherlands-royal-music-Britain,lead

THE HAGUE

A Dutch-British composer who wrote a song officially chosen to celebrate the enthronement of the Netherlands' new king later this month has yanked the tune just days after its release following a storm of public criticism.

550 words moved by Jan Hennop. File picture

-- AFRICA --

Sudan-Darfur-unrest,WRAP

KHARTOUM

Paramilitary forces in Sudan's Darfur have mutinied, the interior ministry says, as a US diplomat expresses concern that security in the western region is worsening.

700 words moved by Abdelmoneim Abu Edris Ali. Picture

ICoast-vote,update-WRAP

ABIDJAN

Ivorians turn out in low numbers for local elections seen as a test for stability in the west African nation amid high tensions in the face of a boycott by former president Laurent Gbagbo's party.

600 words moved by Christophe Koffi. Picture. Video

-- ASIA --

PNG-US-crime,lead

PORT MORESBY

A US academic says she was gang-raped by an armed mob in Papua New Guinea and wants to publicise her ordeal to raise awareness about rampant violence against women in the desperately poor Pacific country.

550 words moved by Ness Kerton. Picture

afp

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/afp-1900-gmt-news-advisory