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Trump tells 'confidants' US will leave Paris climate deal
May 28, 2017 16:52 IST
By Joyeeta Biswas
Reuters file
what happened: US President Donald Trump has told "confidants" that he plans to leave the Paris climate deal.
what it means: On Saturday, Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support the landmark international agreement next week, on the final day of a Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy.
what next: A source said meetings were planned with chief executives of energy companies and big corporations.
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Southern rock pioneer Gregg Allman dies
May 28, 2017 16:43 IST
By Joyeeta Biswas
what happened: Rock star Greg Allman, vocalist of the Allman Brothers Band, died at his home near Georgia, aged 69.
what it means: Allman's bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock. His manager blamed the death on liver cancer.
what next: Allman died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones, his manager told The Associated Press.
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British Airways hit by computer outage, cancels flights
May 27, 2017 23:32 IST
By Sandip Bardhan
what happened: BA cancelled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday after an IT failure
what it means: There was no evidence the problem had been caused by a cyberattack even as a union official accused BA of cutting costs by laying off IT staff last year and outsourcing the work to India.
what next: The problems came on a busy weekend, resulting in delays. BA said it was working to restore services
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Wani successor Sabzar Bhat killed in Kashmir, protests erupt
May 27, 2017 23:29 IST
By Sandip Bardhan
Social media
what happened: Sabzar Bhat, believed to be the successor to Hizb's Burhan Wani, was killed in Kashmir on Saturday.
what it means: It is likely to be a huge blow to Hizb as another commander, Zakir Musa, had recently quit the outfit. After Bhat's killing by forces, Kashmir is seeing violent protests that left one civilian dead.
what next: The government faces a tough task: tackle the protests and ensure civilians don't bear the brunt.