News Headlines - 21 April 2015

Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison | The Guardian

Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over the killing of demonstrators outside his palace in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country’s first freely elected leader.

South Africa deploys army to curb anti-immigrant violence | Reuters

South Africa deployed the army on Tuesday in "volatile areas" to curb a wave of anti-immigrant violence that has killed at least seven people this month, the defense minister said.

South Korea Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo offers to resign - CNN.com

South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo offered to resign on Monday amid a growing political scandal.

Shinzo Abe may not repeat previous apologies for Japan's wartime atrocities | The Guardian

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has hinted that he will not repeat previous official apologies for Japan’s wartime conduct in a highly anticipated statement to mark the anniversary of the end of the Pacific war later this year.

Japan maglev train breaks world speed record again - BBC News

A Japanese magnetic levitation train has broken its own world speed record, hitting 603km/h (374mph) in a test run near Mount Fuji.
The train beat the 590km/h speed it had set last week in another test.








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