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March 29, 2017

First Line News Articles for Wednesday, March 29 2017


South China Sea: Aircraft hangars, radar installed on artificial islands

Dozens of aircraft hangars and high-end radar capabilities on China’s man-made islands in the South China Sea are almost operational, according to new satellite imagery released by a US-based think tank.

EU Commissioner Calls on Hungary to Comply With Asylum Rules

Hungary’s new legislation allowing for the detention of asylum-seekers in shipping containers at border camps took effect Tuesday, with the European Union’s commissioner for migration saying that it needs to comply with the bloc’s rules.

Mosul battle: Coalition urged to review tactics after civilian deaths

The UN’s human rights chief has called on Iraqi and US-led coalition forces to review their tactics in the battle for the city of Mosul to protect civilians.

Iran says Russia can use its military bases ‘on case by case basis’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Reuters on Tuesday that Russia could use Iranian military bases to launch air strikes against militants in Syria on a “case by case basis.”

Germany tells Turkey not to spy on Turks living on its soil

Germany will not tolerate foreign espionage on its territory, the interior minister said on Tuesday, in a robust response to media reports that Turkish secret services were spying on supporters of the Gulen movement in Germany.

Cyclone Debbie: Deadly storm batters Australia

A powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east Australian coast, causing major damage, torrential rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes.

Ahmed Kathrada, Anti-Apartheid Activist in South Africa, Dies at 87

Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in prison, many of them alongside his close friend Nelson Mandela, for resisting the apartheid system of white minority rule in South Africa, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday. He was 87.

London attacker’s wife condemns actions

The wife of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood has said she is “saddened and shocked” and condemned his actions.