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Grasswire Weekly: April 16

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An 18-year-old man was arrested at Manchester Airport on suspicion of “Syria-related terrorism offenses,” according to police.

Police officers from West Midlands Police’s Counter-Terrorism Unit arrested the man from Birmingham after he arrived in the country on Saturday morning.


Photo: AFP

Brazil’s Supreme Court denied a motion to block an impeachment vote against President Dilma Rousseff.

The court decided in an 8-2 decision to dismiss Rousseff’s last-minute attempt of avoiding impeachment.


Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP

At least 41 people are dead, and at least 470 have been injured after a magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck Japan’s Kyushu region.

According to a government spokesperson, many are still trapped or buried alive by rubble.


Todo Noticias

A tornado tore through the town of Dolores on Friday, killing four and injuring 200 others.

Tornadoes are fairly uncommon in the region.


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