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Fuel shortage hits Sudan as dollar crisis hampers imports
KHARTOUM, April 24 (Reuters) - Vehicles queued for hours at gas stations in Sudan's capital on Tuesday as a fuel shortage caused by the government's difficulty in importing it due to a foreign currency crisis hit home.
UPDATE 3-China-bound U.S. sorghum diverted to Saudi Arabia, Japan
DUBAI/CHICAGO, April 24 (Reuters) - Four U.S. sorghum shipments initially bound for China have been diverted to other countries after Beijing's move last week to impose hefty anti-dumping deposits on imports of the grain from the United States, according to trade sources and Reuters shipping data.
Anti-Semitic letter by Wagner sold at auction in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM, April 24 (Reuters) - A letter written by German composer Richard Wagner that underscored his anti-Semitism was sold to Jewish collector from Switzerland at auction in Israel on Tuesday for $34,000, the auction house said.
Three Chinese tourists killed in traffic accident in Egypt: statement
CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Chinese tourists were killed on Tuesday and eight others were injured in a road accident in Alexandria, Egypt's second city, a government statement said.
Flawless Wozniacki eases into Istanbul second round
(Reuters) - World number two Caroline Wozniacki powered past Russia's Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-2 6-2 to reach the second round of the Istanbul Cup on Tuesday.
Jordanian citizen killed in Toronto van attack -Jordan embassy
April 24 (Reuters) - One Jordanian citizen was among 10 people killed when a man drove a rental van into a Toronto crowd on Monday, an official at the Embassy of Jordan in Ottawa said on Tuesday.
Syria is death trap for civilians, U.N. refugee chief warns
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Civilians can no longer flee fighting and bombing raids in Syria because borders are so tightly controlled and neighboring countries are overwhelmed by refugees, creating some of the worst suffering in modern times, a top U.N. agency chief said.
INTERVIEW-Syria is death trap for civilians, UN refugee chief warns
BRUSSELS, April 24 (Reuters) - Civilians can no longer flee fighting and bombing raids in Syria because borders are so tightly controlled and neighboring countries are overwhelmed by refugees, creating some of the worst suffering in modern times, a top U.N. agency chief said.
UPDATE 2-Israel abandons plan to forcibly deport African migrants
JERUSALEM, April 24 (Reuters) - The Israeli government said on Tuesday it had abandoned a plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally after failing to find a willing country to take in the migrants.
France's Macron, after talks with Trump, calls for work on Iran deal
WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he had very frank discussions with U.S. President Donald Trump on the Iran nuclear agreement and believes the two countries should begin work to forge a new accord to address concerns about Tehran.
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