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Algerian authorities halted train and metro services in the capital Algiers on Friday amid heavy security ahead of expected protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Mass demonstrations now entering their third week have posed the biggest challenge to the ailing 82-year-old president, who has ruled for 20 years and is standing for re-election on April 18. (Reuters)
India has signed an agreement to lease another nuclear-powered attack submarine for ten more years from Russia, which is also set to deliver S-400 missile defense systems by the end of the year. Officials from both sides signed a $3.3 billion lease agreement for Akula-II nuclear-powered attack submarine in the Indian capital New Delhi on Thursday, defense officials said.(PressTv.com)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said sabotage is responsible for a major power outage across the country. The blackout affected 15 of Venezuela’s 23 states, as well as the capital. People crowded the streets of Caracas as the metro system shut down and buses quickly became overcrowded. (TRTWorld.com)