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Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders win Wisconsin primary; UN says some forced to eat grass in Syria: Top stories today

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 6, 2016 2:45:06 pm
US elections, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders, Wisconsin primary, Cruz Sanders Wisconsin, US elections, Syria, Syria food shortage, Iran nuclear weapons, US Iran nuclear weapons Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to supporters at a rally at the Yakima Valley SunDome Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Yakima, Wash. (Mason Trinca/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)

From Republican Ted Cruz and Democratic Bernie Sanders winning Wisconsin primaries to the US selling Thermal weapons sights to Pakistan, here are the top stories in world on Wednesday.

Ted Cruz, Sanders score key victories in Wisconsin: Republican Ted Cruz won the Wisconsin presidential primary on Tuesday, dealing a blow to front-runner Donald Trump’s hopes of amassing the delegates needed for the party’s nomination ahead of the July convention and boosting the chances of a rare contested convention. READ FULL STORY

Panama Papers leaks could give Sanders some firepower against rival Clinton: When Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressed the Senate floor in 2011 saying that ‘Panama was a world leader when it comes to allowing large corporations and wealthy Americans to stash their money in offshore tax havens’, his words today seem curiously prophetic. READ FULL STORY

After F-16 jets and attack helicopters, US to sell thermal weapon sights to Pakistan: The US is poised to sell state of the art thermal weapon sights and spares to Pakistan, in the wake of Obama administration’s decision to provide eight F-16 fighter jets and nine AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters worth USD 170 million to the country. READ FULL STORY

US says Syria blocks aid to besieged areas; some eat grass: The United States accused the Syrian government on Tuesday of preventing humanitarian aid deliveries to all besieged and hard-to-reach areas of the country as required in UN resolutions, even as a cease-fire that was meant to allow such deliveries continues. UN humanitarian chief said the UN has received reports that severe food shortages are forcing some people in Daraya to eat grass. READ FULL STORY

Brazil President Rousseff seeks allies as impeachment vote looms: Abandoned by her main coalition partner, Rousseff is racing to secure enough votes in Congress to block the lower house from sending her to face impeachment in the senate. A long recession and huge corruption scandal have pushed the government to the brink of collapse. READ FULL STORY

US not mulling allowing Iran to get access to its finance: White House – The US has refuted reports that it was considering allowing Iran to get access to its financial system. “I can tell you that reports that the United States is considering allowing Iran to get access to the US financial system are false,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Tuesday. READ FULL STORY

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