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Ceasefire in Sudan Breaks Down

Armed conflicts in Sudan continued a few hours after a ceasefire was supposed to begin on Tuesday. The internationally brokered truce between the armed forces led by General Abdel Fattah Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces, a paramilitary group led by General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, was supposed to come into effect at 6 p.m. local time. The two generals had jointly led a coup in 2021, but disagreements caused violence to break out between their respective factions last weekend. Another attempt at a ceasefire fell through on Wednesday. Residents in the capital of Khartoum faced power cuts and struggled with dwindling food supplies. According to Ahmed Al-Mandhari of the World Health Organization, 330 people have died and more than 3200 have been injured.

Former Member of Indian Parliament Shot Dead During Interview

Atiq Ahmed, a former member of the Indian Parliament, and his brother Ashraf were shot dead on live TV on Saturday. The brothers were facing charges that included kidnapping, murder, and extortion, and Ahmedʼs kidnapping conviction in March carried with it a life sentence. While Ahmed and his brother were handcuffed and talking to journalists before a visit to the hospital, three gunmen pretending to be journalists shot both of them. Amid criticism of increasing lawlessness, The government of Uttar Pradesh — the state in which the assassination took place — has ordered an investigation into the incident.

Fox News Reaches Settlement of $787.5 Million with Dominion Voting Systems

Fox News settled a suit brought by Dominion Voting Systems in relation to the network’s airing of misinformation in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. The $787.5 million settlement represents slightly less than half of the $1.6 billion that Dominion sued for. It is the largest disclosed settlement for a defamation case in American history. The last-minute deal was announced just after jury selection, minutes before opening arguments in front of the Delaware Supreme Court. Fox will now have to deal with another case from the voting technology company Smartmatic, which is suing for $2.7 billion from the network.

Chinese COVID-19 Protesters Released After Four Months

Cao Zhixin, a 26-year-old book editor, and Zhai Dengrui, a 27-year-old teacher, were released on April 20 after four months. The two were charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” which can have a maximum sentence of five years. Many of the protestors in the “Blank Paper” protests who were detained were released after 24 hours or a few days.