In The News Today: Leonardo Di Caprio Banned From Indonesia? Two Dead In Amtrak Train Crash, & More
Two dead during Amtrak train crash near Chester, PA. According to Amtrak, the incident involved Palmetto train 89. Immediately following the incident, the company decided to suspend service on the Northeast Corridor.
According to a report from The New York Times, the Amtrak train derailed after it struck a railroad backhoe on the tracks. Dozens have been reported injured following the incident. Amtrak has suspended service between New York City and Philadelphia for the moment.
Nonetheless, it is now allowing limited service between Wilmington and Philadelphia. Moreover, Amtrak said that its service between New York and Harrisburg was not affected.
Armenia and Azerbaijan ready for a ceasefire. According to the Armenian News Agency, the Nagorno Karabakh Defense Army is ready to discuss a ceasefire proposal “in context of recovery of the initial positions.”
Moreover, the army alleges that Azerbaijani troops attacked both military troops and civilians on April 1 and 2 using M-21 (Grad) and 152mm artillery-missile systems in the city of Martakert. It is being described as the “largest by-scale ceasefire violation” by Azerbaijan.
Obama responds to Trump’s nuclear comments. During a press conference at the Nuclear Security Summit, President Barack Obama remarked that leading presidential GOP candidate Donald Trump “doesn’t know much about foreign policy, or nuclear policy, or the Korean Peninsula, or the world generally.”
Nonetheless, CNN notes that Trump’s name was never used by President Obama during the said remark. This comes after Trump made remarks that Japan and South Korea should build its won nuclear weapons or pay protection fees to the U.S during a campaign event in Wisconsin.
Brussels Airport reopens. Brussels Airport is pleased to let everyone know that it has started welcoming its first passengers 12 days after it suffered two bombing attacks from ISIS. Three flights were resumed on April 3, headed to Faro, Turin an Faro. The number of flights resuming per day will also gradually increase.
Moreover, other airlines aside from Brussels Airlines will also resume their operations in Brussels Airport in the coming days.
Muslim family demands apology from United Airlines after being kicked off from flight due to ‘flight security’ issues. The incident occurred March 20 as a Muslim family with three young children boarded a United Airlines flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport that was bound for Washington D.C.
After the family had a discussion with a flight attendant regarding their request for an additional strap for their youngest child’s booster seat, they were asked to show their tickets before they were removed from the flight. When the father asked why they were being removed, he was simply told, “Because it is my decision.”
The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is now demanding for corrective actions to be taken on the crew members of the flight for removing the said group of passengers without apparent cause.
Plane crash on California highway kills roller derby skater. Antoinette Frances Isbelle is the lone casualty when a plane crashed into a car along Insterstate 15 on Saturday.
According to report from RT, a small, single engine Lancair IV plane had experienced mechanical problems and went on to make an emergency landing. As it did, it crashed into the rear of parked car, killing Isbelle, who was inside the vehicle. The car had reportedly been parked on the side of the road as the driver tried to sync his phone with the car using Bluetooth.
Isbelle is also known as Rockalishous on her derby team. Three other derby players in the car with Isbelle were also reported to be injured following the crash.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio may be banned from Indonesia following Instagram post. DiCaprio is now facing a possible ban in Indonesia after posting about how forests in the country are being cleared for palm oil, at the risk of the extinction of the endangered Sumatran orangutan.
In response to his comments, spokesman for the Directorate General for Immigration at the Law and Human Rights Ministry Heru Santoso told the Associated Press that the actor can be blacklisted from returning to Indonesia “if he keeps posting incitement or provocative statements in his social media.”
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