The Pakistan government has ordered a probe after horrific details emerged from a hospital in Punjab province that revealed several bodies were found dumped on the rooftop of Nishtar hospital. As soon as the incident came to light, the advisor to Pakistan Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Zaman Gujjar visited the hospital in Multan, some 350 km Lahore, and ordered cremation of the abandoned bodies.
Italian authorities are searching for a man who jumped off a three-story building into a canal in Venice. Venice's Mayor Luigi Brugnaro termed him an "idiot" and said he would give him a "certificate of stupidity and a lot of kicks". The mayor is launching a probe to determine how the man was able to enter the private residential building and how he was able to get to the rooftop. He criticised publicity stunts done for social media and urged everyone to help identify the person instead of “liking” the video. Last year, over 40 tourists were arrested for swimming in Venice canals.
Police released body camera video of the Nashville school shooting, praising officers for quickly pursuing the assailant. Six people, including three children, were killed by the 28-year-old former student, who had drawn a detailed map of the school and hid seven weapons from their parents. Officers Rex Engelbert and Collazo were the first to confront the shooter, with Engelbert firing four rounds and Collazo quickly moving forward to take the final four shots.
Greek police have arrested two Pakistani nationals suspected of planning a terror attack on Israelis and Jews in Greece. The Israeli PMO said they were part of an Iranian terror network linked to a foiled plot in Turkey last year. Israeli officials thanked Greece for foiling the attack, vowing to continue to respond to Iranian terrorism.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is a sovereign country and will not make decisions based on pressures from abroad, in response to U.S. President Joe Biden's comments on judicial reforms that had sparked protests in Israel. Netanyahu said reforms should be made via broad consensus.
Fresh clashes erupted in France Tuesday between protesters and police as tens of thousands took to the streets to show their anger against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform. Police fired tear gas, used water cannons and arrested 27 people in Paris. Unions have called an eleventh day of protest action for April 6, with the aim of forcing the withdrawal of the law. Macron has rejected any revision of the pensions law.
US official visited China last week, meeting with working-level counterparts and US government employees. Secretary of State Antony Blinken had planned to visit in early February, but cancelled after US discovered Chinese espionage balloon. Relations have since deteriorated, with Xi accusing US of 'containment' and rallying behind Putin.
A fire in a migrant facility in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico killed 39 and injured 29 on Monday night. The incident, reportedly provoked by Venezuelan and Central American migrants, has highlighted the tension over Mexico's continued crackdown on migrants trying to reach the US. The dead have yet to be identified, with Guatemala's migration office saying 28 of the victims are from their country. The US has offered support to Mexico and prayers for those affected.
Katherine Koonce, head of The Covenant School in Nashville, was killed in a shooting on Monday. Described as smart, loving and a rare female leader within a male-led religious culture, friends said she was trying to protect the students. Five others, including three 9-year-old children, were also killed. Cynthia Peak, a substitute teacher and Mike Hill, a custodian, were remembered for their kindness and devotion to their faith.
Humza Yousaf, 37, has become the youngest and first Muslim leader of a government in western Europe. Yousaf, the son of Pakistani and Kenyan immigrants, won the Scottish National Party (SNP) leadership battle to become the country?s new first minister. He is the first Muslim to be appointed to the Scottish government and was fined for driving without insurance.
A bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia was decapitated by unidentified vandals, the second such incident in a week. India's consulate in Vancouver condemned the "heinous crime," urging Canadian authorities to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice. Similar incidents have occurred in the past nine months, but none have resulted in arrests.
The US has told Russia it will not exchange data on its nuclear forces, in response to Moscow's suspension of the New START treaty which limits the two sides' deployed strategic nuclear arsenals. The treaty caps the number of strategic nuclear warheads that the countries can deploy at 1,550 and 700 missiles and bombers.
Prince Harry has accused Buckingham Palace of withholding information about phone-hacking, and is suing Associated Newspapers for privacy breaches out of love for his country. He claims the institution had prevented members of the royal family from engaging with claims against News Group Newspapers. His lawsuit is one of three cases in which he is involved at the High Court.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has called on parliament to pass laws to limit the powers of the Chief Justice, warning "history would not forgive us" if they failed. His call follows two Supreme Court judges questioning the suo motu powers of the country's top judge. The Cabinet has approved a draft bill to curb the Chief Justice's discretionary powers.
Myanmar's military-appointed election commission is expected to dissolve Aung San Suu Kyi's political party on midnight Tuesday for refusing to register for a planned general election. Suu Kyi, who is serving prison sentences for politically-tainted prosecutions, and her party have denounced the polls as a sham. Critics say the polls will not be free or fair.
Russian man sentenced to two years in penal colony for discrediting the armed forces after his daughter drew an anti-war picture at school. His daughter was moved to a children's home and he has been under house arrest since. The case has sparked an outcry among Russian human rights activists and an online campaign to reunite father and daughter.