Brazil president says won’t quit after impeachment vote; Kabul blast claims 20 lives: Top stories today

Brazil president says won’t quit after impeachment vote; Kabul blast claims 20 lives: Top stories today

Catch the latest news from the world in a one-minute read.

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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff reacts during a meeting at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. President Rousseff’s impeachment proceedings stem from allegations her administration violated fiscal rules to mask budget problems by shifting around government accounts. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

From Kabul blast that reportedly killed at least 20 people, to Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff saying she won’t quit after the impeachment vote, here are the latest headlines from the world in a one-minute read.

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff says she won’t quit after impeachment vote: President Dilma Rousseff said Monday she is “indignant” over a congressional vote to open impeachment proceedings against her and vowed to fight what she called the injustice. She again categorically ruled out resigning. In her first public appearance since the Chamber of Deputies voted 367-137 late Sunday to send the impeachment proceedings to the Senate for a possible trial, Brazil’s first female president appeared shaken but delivered a message of defiance. READ FULL STORY

Kabul blast: Over 20 killed and several wounded, say reports: A number of people were killed and wounded in a blast that rocked central Kabul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, President Ashraf Ghani said, an attack that apparently targeted the offices of Afghanistan’s main security agency. Meanwhile, according to the Afghan media, over 20 people were killed and several injured in the blast. READ FULL STORY

Ecuador counts over 413 quake deaths, damage in the billions: Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed at least 413 people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday contemplated a rebuilding costing billions of dollars and a potentially “huge” impact on the fragile OPEC economy. But the traumatized survivors Correa met on his rounds two days after the magnitude 7.8 quake had much more immediate concerns: many asked him for water. READ FULL STORY


Hillary Clinton condemns Jerusalem terrorist attack that injured 21 people: Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton has condemned the terrorist attack in a bus in Jerusalem which left at least 21 people injured. “I strongly condemn the terrorist attack in Jerusalem – my thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and their families, and I pray for their recovery. This attack comes in the midst of a wave of violence that has rocked Israel for months,” Clinton said in a statement. READ FULL STORY

UN battles to save Syria peace talks as opposition walks out: The UN was struggling to keep troubled Syria peace negotiations on track, as the opposition suspended its “formal participation” in the talks in protest at escalating violence on the ground. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama meanwhile agreed to help strengthen a fragile ceasefire in Syria, seen as essential to paving the way towards a lasting deal to end the bloodshed. READ FULL STORY