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BBC news 2019-04-28

BBC news with Julie Candler.

A shooting at a synagogue in California has killed one person and injured several more. A man has been arrested and is being questioned in San Diego county. The synagogue was holding a passover celebration. It’s exactly 6 months since a gunman killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The United Nations said Cyclone Canister has completely wiped out some villages in northern Mozambique. After flying over the affected areas to inspect the damage, an official from the U.N humanitarian agency said some settlements looked so have been flattened by bulldozers . Mozambique is still recovering from cyclone Idia which killed hundreds people last month.

Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena has outlawed two Islamist groups suspected of carrying out the Easter Sunday’s suicide attacks. The organization National Thowheed Jamath and Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem were banned on new emergency laws.

Sudan’s military leaders and organizers of mass protests have their first formal meeting to discuss return to the civilian rule . They say they are optimistic the progress is being made towards creating a transitional government. They are due to hold further talks.

The annual White House correspondents’ dinner is going ahead shortly without the traditional term by a comedian. Organizers say some of the gags went too far last year. Unlike his predecessor, president Trump has boycotted the events since talking office. Tonight’s main speech will be given by a historian.

The authorities in Morocco say 16 migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa were killed when the vehicle they were travelling plunged into a irrigation canal between Saidia and Nador. Morocco is one of the main transit points for African migrants seeking to reach Europe.

Dozens of demonstrators have again matched in France even though president Macron has unveiled plans to address their concerns.

BBC news.

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