World News Briefs — April 9, 2021 (Evening Edition)

Daily Mail: Prince Philip set to be buried next Saturday: Queen shares her 'deep sorrow' after death of her 'beloved' husband, 99, as Britain pays tribute to her 'rock' who passed away 'peacefully' at Windsor Castle today as Prince Charles visits his grieving mother

* Her Majesty announced death of her husband of 73 years at midday today and joins 'the world in mourning'

* Philip was in Windsor after being treated for an infection and pre-existing heart condition for 28 nights

* Duke of Edinburgh had kept a low profile since conducting his final solo public engagement in August 2017

* After retiring, Philip spent much of his time at Windsor and at Queen's private Sandringham estate in Norfolk

* Duke was the longest-serving consort in British history and the oldest serving partner of a reigning monarch

* Philip was known for legendary gaffes and uncensored and politically incorrect opinions on various subjects

Britain today enters eight days of mourning ahead of Prince Philip's expected funeral next Saturday, after The Queen announced with 'deep sorrow' the death of her husband at the age of 99.

Philip was her 'strength and guide' throughout their 73-year marriage and her 69-year reign, as crowds of mourners laying flowers and tributes at palaces became so large they were told to disperse because of the pandemic.

The Duke of Edinburgh spent his final days at Windsor Castle with his wife, who he lovingly called Lilibet throughout their long life together, after a 28-night stay in hospital having been admitted in mid-February for an infection and a pre-existing heart condition.

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MIDDLE EAST

Iran details plan to verify US lifting of sanctions.

U.S., Iran clash on sanctions; U.S. sees possible 'impasse'.

US raises concerns about Iran's seriousness in nuclear talks.

Iran releases South Korean tanker and crew captured at sea.

Biden administration to restore $235m in US aid to Palestinians.

Israel 'will not co-operate' with ICC war crimes investigation.

Iraq toughens Covid policies ahead of Ramadan as cases surge.

'How can we not be tense?' Turkey's coronavirus infections soar.

Jordan's King Abdullah describes 'most painful' royal rift.

UN concerned by 'lack of transparency' in Jordan palace crisis.

After Beirut port blast: $15 billion cleanup operation.

ASIA

Myanmar junta says protests are dwindling as at least 10 reported killed by troops.

Myanmar citizens flee to India to escape violence.

US urges UN Security Council action on Myanmar.

North Korean leader calls for sacrifice in another 'Arduous March'.

Lawmakers in Japan call for 'parliamentary diplomacy' with North Korea.

China says US has caused humanitarian disasters through military interventions.

US encourages diplomatic contact with Taiwan.

US State Department announces new guidance on talks with Taiwan.

China proposes cooperation with Mongolia on seasonal dust storms.

AFRICA

Mozambique working to identify beheaded victims of militant attack.

Mozambique: Southern African leaders condemn violent insurgency.

France under pressure to admit responsibility for Mali airstrike.

Gunmen kill 11 Nigerian troops in central Benue state.

Djibouti votes as president Guelleh seeks a 5th term.

Chad's president set to extend his 30-year rule.

UN chief urges Chad, Benin to respect rights in elections.

Chad makes arrests over alleged pre-election bomb and murder plot.

EUROPE

A nation in mourning: Flags fly at half-mast amid huge outpouring of grief over death of Prince Philip and sympathy for the Queen who has 'lost the brightest jewel in her crown'.

Prince Harry 'speaks to Charles, Beatrice and Eugenie as he plans to return to Britain but pregnant Meghan Markle will stay in California' after they pay tribute to Prince Philip on Archewell website saying: 'Thank you for your service'.

Putin's threat to the West: How Russia has surrounded Ukraine's border with troops, tanks and missile launchers after threatening 'full-scale combat operations', prompting US to send warships to Black Sea.

Kremlin defends Russian military buildup on Ukraine border.

Russia, after sending troops to Ukraine border, calls escalation 'unprecedented'.

French COVID-19 intensive care numbers resume upward trend.

Belfast: Police attacked during another night of violence.

Northern Irish loyalists demand Brexit changes, call for end to street violence.

Former Portuguese prime minister Sócrates to stand trial for money laundering.

Greek crime journalist shot dead in Athens in ‘execution-style’ murder.

French winemakers count cost of ‘worst frost in decades’.

AMERICAS

More infectious Brazil 'super-Covid' is now the second most common coronavirus variant in the US.

US Congress to study slavery reparations amid racial reckoning.

Exclusive-U.S. considering cash payments to Central America to stem migration.

Psaki says Obama, Biden talk regularly but refuses to say how often.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro blasts COVID probe.

Covid: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time.

Hearing in Colombia ex-president case to resume only after appeals – judge.

Saint Vincent volcano: 'Explosive' Soufrière eruption sparks mass evacuation.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Is ISIL gaining a foothold in southern Africa?

‘Cooperative’ US military detainee became IS leader after release, documents reveal.

Analysis: Al Qaeda continues to operate throughout Afghanistan.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

S&P 500, Dow climb for third day and close at records.

US blacklists seven Chinese supercomputer groups.

Hillicon Valley: Amazon wins union election — says 'our employees made the choice'.

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