Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : April 3rd 2015 Contents An outline agreement on the future
shape of Iran's nuclear programme
has been reached after marathon
talks with six major powers in
The European Union and Iran
announced the deal after eight days
of negotiations in Lausanne.
EU foreign policy chief Federica
Mogherini said Iran's "enrichment
capacity and stockpile would be
A comprehensive nuclear accord
would be drafted by 30 June, she
US President Barack Obama
welcomed the "historic
understanding" that had been reached
He said its implementation would
be closely watched. "If Iran cheats, the
world will know it," he said, adding
that the deal was based not on trust
but on "unprecedented verification."
Under its terms, Iran would reduce
its stored centrifuges by two thirds,
and be prevented from developing
weapons-grade plutonium, he said.
In return there would be a "phased"
listing of sanctions against Iran. (AP)
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The co-pilot suspected of deliberately
crashing the Germanwings jet in the
French Alps had researched suicide
methods and the security of cockpit
doors, German prosecutors said.
The German prosecutors said
Internet searches made on the tablet
found in Andreas Lubitz's Duesseldorf
flat included "ways to commit suicide"
and "cockpit doors and their security
Spokesman Ralf Herrenbrueck said:
"He concerned himself on one hand
with medical treatment methods, on
the other hand with types and ways of
going about a suicide.
Prosecutors did not disclose the
individual search terms in the browser
history but said personal
correspondence supported the
conclusion Lubitz used the device in
the period from 16 to March 23.
Meanwhile, the second black box
flight recorder from the plane has been
recovered. There were no survivors
among the 150 people on board the
A320 on 24 March. (BBC)
Germanwings co-pilot 'researched suicide'
GARISSA---At least 147 people
were killed yesterday when
Islamist militant group al
Shabaab stormed a Kenyan uni-
versity campus, taking Chris-
tians hostage and engaging secu-
rity forces in an extended
With scores of students
wounded and hundreds unac-
counted for, police and soldiers
surrounded Garissa University
College. They sealed off the com-
pound and were trying to flush
out the gunmen, Kenyan police
chief Joseph Boinet said.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsi-
bility for the pre-dawn attack near
the Somali border. The group has
links to al-Qaeda and a record of
raids on Kenyan soil in retaliation
for Nairobi sending troops to fight
it in its home state of Somalia.
Authorities offered a 20 million
shilling ($215,000) reward for
information leading to the arrest
of a man called Mohamed
Mohamud, described as "most
wanted" and linked to the attack.
Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, Al
Shabaab s military operations
spokesman, said it was holding
many Christian hostages inside.
Boinet said the attackers had
"shot indiscriminately" while
inside the university compound.
One image provided by a local
journalist shows a dozen blood-
soaked bodies strewn across a sin-
gle university classroom.
Al Shabaab, which seeks to
impose its own harsh version of
sharia law, has separated Muslims
from Christians in some of its pre-
vious raids in Kenya, notably late
last year in attacks on a bus and
at a quarry.
Its repeated raids, together with
attacks on churches by home-
grown Islamist groups, have
strained the historically cordial
relations between Kenya s Muslim
and Christian communities.
Having killed more than 200
people in Kenya over the past two
years, Al-Shabaab has also
brought the country s tourism
industry to its knees.
The group declared it would
punish Kenya for sending troops
into Somalia to fight it alongside
African Union peacekeepers.
Al Shabaab storms Kenyan
university, 147 killed
Kenyan police officers take cover outside the Garissa University College during an attack by gunmen in
Garissa, Kenya, yesterday. Gunmen attacked the university early yesterday, shooting indiscriminately in cam-
pus hostels. Police and military surrounded the buildings and were trying to secure the area in eastern Kenya,
police said. AP PHOTO
ECHO LAKE---California Gov
Jerry Brown ordered officials
Wednesday to impose statewide
mandatory water restrictions for
the first time in history as
surveyors found the lowest snow
level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack
in 65 years of record-keeping.
The move will affect residents,
businesses, farmers and other
"We're in a historic drought and
that demands unprecedented
action," Brown said at a news
conference at Echo Summit in the
Sierra Nevada, where state water
officials found no snow on the
ground for the first time in their
April manual survey of the
snowpack. "We have to pull
together and save water in every
way we can."
Brown urged all Californians to
cut water use by 20 per cent. (AP)
MOSCOW---A Russian fishing
trawler sank in minutes early
yesterday in the icy waters off
Russia's Far East coast, killing at least
56 of the 132 people onboard, rescue
workers and investigators said. At
least 13 others were missing.
Rescued crew members reported
that the ship was unstable because of
empty fuel tanks and a lack of ballast,
and tipped over when a fishing net
weighing 80 tons was pulled in, said
Oleg Kozhemyako, acting governor of
the nearby Sakhalin region.
Houthi rebels and their allies in
Yemen have stormed the presidential
palace in Aden following heavy
clashes, officials say.
The rebels pushed through to the
heart of the port city using tanks and
armoured vehicles, despite air strikes
by a Saudi-led coalition.
The Saudi government says the aim
of its operation in Yemen is to protect
President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi's
Aden was President Hadi's last seat
of power before he fled to Saudi
Arabia last week as the rebel group
advanced on the city.
The Houthis have said their aim is
to replace President Hadi's
government, which they accuse of
being corrupt. (AP)
UNITED NATIONS---With more
than a million Twitter followers and
no diplomatic experience, the
favourite daughter of Venezuela's
late leader Hugo Chavez made her
debut Wednesday as her country's
deputy permanent representative to
the United Nations.
Maria Gabriela Chavez confirmed
it was her first public event in her
new role. "I'm here to learn," she said,
in English. She was named to the
post in August, to the anger of
Chavez, who is in her mid-30s,
acted as Venezuela's unofficial first
lady to her divorced father, who had
four other children. She travelled
with him and attended official
functions. She has called him "my
giant" and had been out of the
spotlight since his death two years
Russian trawler sinks in icy water
Rebels storm Yemen
presidential palace in Aden
Iran nuclear talks:
'Framework' deal agreed
California drought causes
'historic' water restrictions
Hugo Chavez' favourite
daughter makes UN debut
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