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World Daily News – In Brief – Friday 15/04/2022



Russia says its Black Sea warship Moskva sank after explosion

Russia said its lead warship in the Black Sea sank on Thursday after an explosion and fire that Ukraine claimed was caused by a missile strike, dealing a blow to Moscow as it readied for new attacks that were likely to determine the conflict’s outcome.


Israeli forces raid Al-Aqsa Mosque, over 50 Palestinians injured

Israeli police have raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, with medics saying at least 59 Palestinians have been injured in violence that followed.


Singapore Finance Minister Lawrence Wong picked as PM heir apparent

Singapore’s Finance Minister Lawrence Wong has been selected to lead his generation of politicians, putting the 49-year-old first in line to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.


Death toll from Philippines landslides, floods hits 115

The death toll from landslides and flooding in the Philippines triggered by tropical storm Megi hit 115 on Thursday, official figures showed, as more bodies were found in mud-caked villages.