1. UK: Yellow Vest protestors block Parliament Bridge
2. Five protesters are arrested when “Betrayed” Brexiteers faced off with police in Downing Street hours after thousands marched on Parliament as MPs voted down May's deal 344 to 286
Pro-Brexit demonstrators descended on Downing Street after tens of thousands marched to Parliament Square furious over the “Brexit betrayal” of Theresa May's latest EU Commons defeat.
Police lined the security gates in Whitehall and parliamentary staff were sent home early over fears the huge crowds could turn violent. At least five people have been arrested at the protest so far.
In a face-off with protestors who sang “oh Tommy, Tommy, Tommy Robinson”, police flanked the entrance to No10 as several shouted “we want our country back” and “we want Brexit” before turning on a television crew.
Labour MP Lisa Nandy claimed she and her colleagues had been “accosted and called f***ing traitors” by protestors as they arrived to vote and said there were “armed police everywhere.”
3. New Zealand atrocity: Uncomfortable truths
For Britain party leader, Anne Marie Waters, speaks out about the reaction to the Christchurch mosque shooting.
4. Tradie is fired for calling Islam “violent and destructive” in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacre - as he insists he was just trying to have an “intellectual conversation”
A tradie was fired four days into a new job for calling Muslims “violent and destructive” the day after the Christchurch terror attack.
Thomas Knight-Wagener lost his job at Placemakers Albany, north-west of Auckland, after making the comments.
Knight-Wagener, originally from Kaitaia, told the NZ Herald he was “having an intellectual conversation” with his new colleagues about Islam.
He mentioned reports he had read about crimes committed in the United Kingdom by Muslims, following a conversation about the mosque attacks.
On the Wednesday after the massacre he went into work only to be told by his manager that he had been assigned to another job.
Knight-Wagener claims the manager had fired him because “something was said on Saturday about the Christchurch shooting.”
5. Man makes dash at Pope Francis's convoy at the start of his Morocco trip
The man was wrestled to the ground by security officials metres away from an open-top car carrying King Mohammed VI.
6. Muslim leader wants Spanish King to apologise for defeating Islam in 1492
A few days ago, the new president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Abrader, demanded that King Felipe VI ask for forgiveness for the conquest by Spain, and now a mosque in Seville is doing the same but for the Reconquista (the Reconquest, when the Muslim rulers were driven out of Andalusia-Spain).
The Ishbilia mosque has published a post on Facebook under the name of the Islamic Community itself and its president, Yihad Sarasua, in expressing “the sentiments among Spanish Muslims and those who for certain reasons, reside in Spain, for the lack of conciliation between the Crown and the heirs of the Andalusian legacy.”
“Sir, being the King of Spain, I believe that the historical moment has arrived to carry out the recognition of the vileness, plunder, displacement and murders carried out by orders of the Catholic kings and their most direct collaborators, which culminated with the surrender of Granada and the breach of everything subscribed to the Muslim community,” reads the letter.
Besides, he adds that the Muslims were subjected to a “constant persecution” that left “millions of dead.”
7. Migrant ship hijacking: Three teenagers charged in Malta
Three teenage migrants have been charged in Malta after “hijacking” an oil tanker, which is considered a terrorist activity under Maltese law.
One has been named as Abdalla Bari, 19, from Guinea. Two others, 15 and 16, are from Guinea and Ivory Coast and, as minors, cannot be identified.
All three deny the charges. They face up to 30 years in jail if found guilty.
The tanker, Elhiblu 1, had more than 100 migrants on board. All have been taken into custody.
The migrants had been rescued by the ship but reportedly hijacked it on Wednesday after being told they would be returned to Libya.
Related video: Teenage African migrants charged with hijacking tanker after sea rescue.
8. Dutch philosopher, Sid Lukkassen, talks about Islam in the European Parliament
9. Pakistan BREAKS ceasefire launching ATTACK against India as conflict escalates
On Saturday evening, initial reports state how Pakistan committed a ceasefire violation in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, along the border which separates the two territories, The Zee TV website reported the "unprovoked violation" took place in the Mankot area of the district, which saw Pakistani troops attack Indian soldiers with heavy fire and mortar shelling. The hotly disputed area has been identified by military experts as a potential trigger point for World War 3.
10. Pre-election BOOST for Finnish eurosceptic party as it OVERTAKES PM in latest poll
THE EUROSCEPTIC Finns Party has received a pre-election boost by becoming Finland’s third-most popular party and overtaking the Prime Minister’s Centre Party, according to a recent poll.
The news comes just two weeks before Finland’s next general election, scheduled for Sunday April 14. The Finns Party have risen to 15.1 percent, up from 13.3 percent in February, according to the poll published by public broadcaster Yle on Friday. The nationalist party has made rapid gains in recent months, thanks in part to rising anti-immigration sentiment following a number of cases of sexual abuse of minors by foreign men.