. REUTERS (CANADA)
U.N. suspends Russia from human rights body, Moscow then quits
The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday suspended Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council over reports of “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” in Ukraine, prompting Moscow to announce it was quitting the body.
. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)
Shooting in popular Tel Aviv area kills two, 10 wounded
Two people have been killed and 10 wounded in a series of shootings in the heart of the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. The dead were two men; one aged 28 and the other aged 27, according to the Haaretz newspaper.
. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)
Malaysian opposition hit by doubts over leader Anwar as polls loom
Malaysia has had three prime ministers in three years as political instability overshadows its government. But, as the nation gears up for a general election that is widely expected to be called by year-end, disunity is not confined to the ruling parties.
. AFP (FRANCE)
Peru declares state of emergency on highways
Peru on Thursday (Apr 7) declared a one-month state of emergency on all its highways in a bid to clear road blocks set up by truckers protesting against price increases.
. THE GUARDIAN (UK)
Ketanji Brown Jackson makes history as first Black woman confirmed to US supreme court
Ketanji Brown Jackson, a liberal appeals court judge, was confirmed to the supreme court on Thursday, overcoming a rancorous Senate approval process and earning bipartisan approval to become the first Black woman to serve as a justice on the high court in its more than 200-year history.