The discovery of ractopamine residues in pork meat sent by Canadian company among other things has made the Chinese government suspend importation of meat products from Canada.
Israel mourns the passing of the wife of President Reuven Rivlin, who passed away a few days before her 74th birthday. Rivlin suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, an interstitial lung disease, and has used an oxygen tank for many years to assist her breathing. She is survived by their three children, Rivka, Anat and Ran; and seven grandchildren.
Following an explosion that rocked Sri Lanka during the Easter period, killing 258 people, including 45 foreigners, and wounded nearly 500, the country's president has sacked the national intelligence chief. His sack came under allegations that he refused to cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings.