SUN SUNI KHABAR APRIL 2ND, 2016
Hillary Clinton's campaign said Saturday that rival Bernie Sanders has rejected three proposed debate dates ahead of the New York primary on April 19 — marking the latest dustup in an increasingly heated fight for the Democratic nomination. Clinton's campaign said in a statement that it offered April 4 as the first potential date, but the Sanders team wanted instead to schedule the debate after the Wisconsin primary on April 5. Clinton officials then suggested April 14 and April 15 as possibilities and are hopeful Sanders will come to accept one of these dates. "The Sanders campaign needs to stop with the games," Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon wrote. "The Sanders campaign needs to stop using the New York primary as a playground for political games and negative attacks against Hillary Clinton. The voters of New York deserve better."
US PLANNING THIRD PATROL NEAR DISPUTED ISLAND
The U.S. Navy plans to conduct another passage near disputed islands in the South China Sea in early April, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday, the third in a series of challenges that have drawn sharps rebukes from China. Other U.S. officials, speaking after Reuters reported the plan, disputed that such an exercise was imminent. But they made clear Washington will continue to challenge what it considers Beijing's unfounded maritime claims. The United States has conducted what it calls "freedom of navigation" exercises in recent months, sailing near disputed islands to underscore its right to navigate the seas. U.S. Navy officials have said they plan to conduct more and increasingly complex exercises in the future
TURKEY'S ERDOGAN SAYS U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TARGET MUSLIMS
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says, Islamophobia is on the rise in the United States and US presidential candidates have targeted Muslims during the election campaign. Speaking on Saturday at the opening of a Turkish-sponsored mosque and religious complex outside Washington, Erdogan also said recent attacks in Brussels and Paris "cannot compare" to countries such as Turkey and Pakistan had endured over the years, in terms of violent attacks by hardline groups. The Turkish leader was in the US mainly to participate in a nuclear summit in Washington.
GATIMAAN EXPRESS, INDIA'S FASTEST TRAIN, TO HIT TRACKS NEXT WEEK
The Indian Railways aims to beat its speed record after a gap of 28 years with the inaugural run of the Gatimaan Express on Tuesday.Gatimaan Express, India’s first semi high-speed train, will cover the 184 kilometre-distance from Hazrat Nizamuddin station to Agra in 100 minutes, clocking a maximum speed of 160 kmph. The Bhopal Shatabdi--with a maximum speed of 150 kilometers per hour--is currently India’s fastest train.Railways minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off the train at Hazrat Nizamuddin station in the presence of minister of state Manoj Sinha and three MPs including, Karan Singh and Parvez Hashmi.