World News Today

7 Apr

Here are the biggest stories in the world today, 7th April 2014.

Australia says signal possibly MH370

Australian officials said today that the signal detected by a black box detector of an Australian ship searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 was consistent with that emitted by aircraft flight recorders. The signal was detected in an area of the Southern Indian Ocean some 300 nautical miles away from where a Chinese ship detected a signal of the same frequency. If the signal can be narrowed further, an unmanned submarine will be used to search the sea floor in a potential search area some 4.5km deep. For more go to Reuters.

Indians vote in world’s largest election

Indians began voting today in the world’s biggest general election, with polls continuing till the 12th May. More than 800 million people are eligible to vote at more than 900,000 polling stations. The Hindu nationalist party, the BJP, led by Narendra Modri, are expected to win the biggest share of the 543 parliamentary seats up for grabs, but short of a majority. Experts believe that a BJP led coalition is likely. For more go to BBC.

Hollywood legend Rooney dies aged 93

American actor Mickey Rooney died in Los Angeles yesterday, he was 93. The diminutive Rooney, standing at just over five feet tall, rose to fame as a child star in the 1930’s and his career spanned eight decades and more than 300 films and TV programs. For more go The Washington Post.

Also in the news today;

Leading Tory says Miller should resign

Pro-Russians seize Ukrainian state buildings

Rwanda marks 20th anniversary of genocide

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