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14:52 World
Three people stabbed in south-east Norway attack

At least three people were stabbed and injured on Friday in random attacks in a village in south-east Norway, police said. One of the victims was in critical condition. A suspect was later apprehended, officials said. "I can confirm we have the offender under control," a police spokesperson told Reuters. "We do not believe there were any more offenders." The attack took place in the rural, mountainous Nore and Uvdal municipality in Norway's Numedal region.

Source: reuters.com

14:15 World
John Aylward, known for roles in 'ER' and 'West Wing,' dead at 75

John Aylward, a veteran film and television actor for more than three decades, has died, according to his longtime agent and friend, Mitchell K. Stubbs. He was 75. Aylward died Monday of natural causes, Stubbs told CNN.
 

13:24 World
Jordan king places half brother Prince Hamzah under house arrest

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has imposed restrictions on the movements, place of residence and communications of his estranged half brother Prince Hamzah, widening a royal rift in the kingdom. In a strongly worded public letter published on Thursday, King Abdullah II said he had decreed the measures on account of Hamzah’s “erratic behavior and aspirations.”

Source: aljazeera.com

12:18 World
Record-breaking cold in Brazil threatens homeless, crops

Coats and scarves have come out prematurely in Brazil, as the south of the tropical country experiences a record-breaking cold spell, a menace for both homeless people and crops. With 1.4 degrees Celsius, the capital Brasilia recorded the coldest temperature in its history on Thursday, with more than a month to go until the official start of winter.

Source: france24.com

11:49 World
Nobel winner Jose Ramos-Horta sworn in as East Timor president

Former independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was sworn in as president of East Timor ahead of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of independence for Asia’s youngest country. Ramos-Horta, 72, who led the resistance during Indonesia’s occupation, called for national reconciliation and unity as he took the oath of office shortly before midnight local time the time that the country declared independence 20 years ago. New president pledges to reduce poverty, improve health services for mothers and children, and restore political stability.

Source: aljazeera.com

11:02 World
Vangelis: Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner composer dies at 79

Greek composer Vangelis, who was known for his celebrated film themes for Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner, has died at the age of 79. He won an Oscar for the stirring score to 1981's Chariots of Fire. Vangelis's other film credits included The Bounty, Francesco, Bitter Moon, 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Alexander.

Source: bbc.com

10:29 World
Four migrants die, 10 others missing after a migrant boat sank off the Tunisian coast

At least 4 migrants died and another 10 were missing after a boat sank off Tunisia on Thursday, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy, a security official said. The coastguard rescued 44 migrants aboard the overcrowded boat which sank off the coast of Louza in Sfax governerate.

Source: reuters.com

10:00 World
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcome their first child

Multi-hyphenate pop star Rihanna and rapper A$AP Rocky have welcomed their first child, according to a TMZ report. The baby boy was reportedly born on 13 May in Los Angeles. No name was given. The couple, together since early 2020, first announced their pregnancy with a heavily photographed stroll through A$AP Rocky’s home town of New York in January.

Source: theguardian.com

18:54 World
Israel's ruling coalition loses majority after left-wing Arab MP quits

A left-wing Arab Israeli lawmaker quit the governing coalition on Thursday, citing among other factors police aggression at an Al Jazeera reporter's funeral, rendering the government a minority in parliament. The decision by Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi of the dovish Meretz party leaves the coalition headed by right-wing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with just 59 out of 120 seats in Israel's parliament, the Knesset.

Source: france24.com

18:00 World
Afghan Taliban order women TV anchors to cover their faces

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers ordered all female presenters on TV channels to cover their faces on air, the country’s biggest media outlet said Thursday. The order came in a statement from the Taliban’s Virtue and Vice Ministry, tasked with enforcing the group’s rulings, as well as from the Information and Culture Ministry, the TOLOnews channel said in a tweet. The statement called the order “final and non-negotiable,” the channel said.

Source: apnews.com

17:15 World
Gabon star Aubameyang retires from international football

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has retired from international football, his country's federation has confirmed. Barcelona's Aubameyang, who is Gabon's all-time top scorer with 30 goals in 72 appearances, sent a letter to the federation on Tuesday, confirming his decision. "After 13 years of pride in representing my country, I announce I am ending my international career," wrote the 32-year-old.

Source: france24.com

16:24 World
Indian court frees killer of ex-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

India's top court on Wednesday granted the release of a man convicted of killing former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, 31 years after his imprisonment. The Supreme Court invoked extraordinary powers to release A. G. Perarivalan, his attorney told CNN. Perarivalan was arrested a few weeks after Gandhi was assassinated in a suicide bomb attack on May 21, 1991, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

 

15:37 World
Biden visits Japan, South Korea carrying warning to China

Joe Biden will visit Japan and South Korea on his first Asian trip as U.S. president, carrying a clear message to China, advisers and analysts say - don't try what Russia did in Ukraine anywhere in Asia, and especially not in Taiwan. Biden departs for the five day trip on Thursday, after spending several months organizing allies to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a "special operation."

Source: reuters.com

14:24 World
Eintracht Frankfurt defeat Rangers on penalties to win Europa League

Eintracht Frankfurt beat Rangers 5-4 on penalties to win the Europa League on Wednesday after the final in Seville finished 1-1 at the end of extra time. Aaron Ramsey missed for Rangers in the shoot-out after coming on as a substitute with only three minutes left of extra-time, before Rafael Borre struck the winning shot to complete Frankfurt’s remarkable triumph.

Source: france24.com

13:10 World
Rare 18th-century Chinese vase kept in kitchen sells for $1.8 million at auction

A rare Chinese vase dating from the 18th century has sold for nearly $1.8 million at auction. The gilded blue artifact was initially valued at $186,000, according to Dreweatts, the English auction house that handled the sale. The seller inherited the vase from his father, a surgeon, who bought it in the 1980s for a few hundred pounds, Dreweatts said in a statement. The seller was unaware of its value, and so kept it in the kitchen, where it was spotted by an expert.

Source: cnn.com

12:32 Armenia
ARARAT Museum joins the international "Museum Night" initiative and will be happy to welcome the guests

On May 20th from 21:00 to 00:30 and May 21st from 21:00 to 00:00. The free of charge excursions through the Museum will take place each 30 minutes.

Source: ARARAT Museum 

11:54 World
Juan Carlos: Spain's ex-king to return after two-year exile

Spain's former King Juan Carlos will return to the country this week after nearly two years in exile in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Spanish royal palace has confirmed. He left Spain after he was linked to an inquiry into alleged corruption. But three investigations against the 84-year-old were dropped in March, paving the way for him to return. The ex-king will arrive in Spain on Thursday and before he travels back to the UAE on Monday.

Source: bbc.com

11:11 World
Eric Clapton cancels two European shows after testing positive for COVID

Eric Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, has tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled two upcoming European gigs. Clapton’s upcoming shows in Zurich on Tuesday and Milan on Wednesday will be rescheduled, he announced on his Facebook page and official online site. The 77-year-old rocker tested positive following his concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 8.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

10:35 World
French towns sweat in record May heat

Several southern French towns sizzled in record high temperatures for May on Wednesday, while the month as whole is on track to be the hottest since records began, the national weather service said. Towns such as Albi, Toulouse and Montelimar in southern France set records of between 33.4-33.9 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, while areas on the west and northern coasts also logged unprecedented highs, Meteo-France said.

Source: france24.com

10:00 World
Tom Cruise awarded surprise honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes

Tom Cruise mania descended Wednesday in Cannes where the actor made a whirlwind appearance at the film festival, walking the red carpet, receiving a surprise Palme d’Or and watching a squadron of French fighter jets fly over the European premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick.” Cannes pulled out all the stops to fete the 59-year-old star, paying tribute to Cruise with not just a rare interview on stage and a red-carpet premiere featuring a flyby of jets trailing colored smoke, but with the unexpected presentation of an honorary Palme d’Or.

Source: apnews.com

23:42 World
Nigeria: Nine dead after explosion in Kano

Nine people were killed after a gas cylinder explosion led to the collapse of a building close to a popular market in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano, the national emergency service and witnesses said. The incident happened on Tuesday in the Sabon Gari area of the city, mostly populated by people who moved to Kano from elsewhere.

Source: aljazeera.com

21:01 World
Elon Musk fans say they’re ‘immediately unfollowing’ tech billionaire after Channel 4 documentary

Viewers of the Channel 4 documentary Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain? have heaped scorn on the SpaceX founder. The documentary focused on Musk, the tech billionaire whose public behaviour and online persona have generated considerable controversy over the years. As well as highlighting Musk’s achievements, Superhero or Supervillain? delves into some of the more dubious aspects of Musk’s life and businesses, including a multi-million dollar lawsuit Musk’s company Tesla faced over allegations of racism.

Source: independent.co.uk

18:00 World
Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads

Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. Portugal’s General Directorate for Health said they were also investigating 15 suspected cases and that all were identified this month in the area around the capital, Lisbon. All the Portuguese cases involve men, most of them young, authorities said.

Source: apnews.com

17:33 World
World's tallest building engulfed as Mideast sandstorms hit UAE

The world's tallest building disappeared behind a grey layer of dust on Wednesday as sandstorms that have swept the Middle East hit the United Arab Emirates, prompting weather and traffic warnings. The 828-metre (2,716 ft, 6ins) Burj Khalifa, which towers over Dubai and is usually visible across the busy financial hub, retreated behind a curtain of airborne dirt that shrouded much of the country.

Source: france24.com

16:58 World
Turkey's Erdogan links Sweden NATO bid to return of 'terrorists'

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Sweden should not expect Turkey to approve its NATO bid without returning "terrorists", and Swedish and Finnish delegations should not come to Turkey to convince it to back their membershipin the alliance. Ankara says Sweden and Finland harbour people it says are linked to groups it deems terrorists, namely the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group and followers of Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt.

Source: reuters.com

14:40 World
Finland and Sweden submit applications to join NATO

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that Finland and Sweden have officially applied to join the world’s biggest military alliance, a move driven by security concerns over Russia’s war in Ukraine. “I warmly welcome the requests by Finland and Sweden to join NATO. You are our closest partners,” Stoltenberg told reporters on Wednesday after receiving their application letters from the two Nordic countries’ ambassadors.

Source: aljazeera.com

13:46 World
Netflix cuts 150 US-based jobs after losing subscribers

Netflix has laid off about 150 staff, just a month after the entertainment giant said it was losing subscribers for the first time in a decade. The redundancies, announced by the streaming service on Tuesday, will mainly affect its US office in California. They account for about 2% of its North American workforce. Netflix said the job losses were due to the slump in the company's revenue.

Source: bbc.com

12:47 World
One in six killed by pollution worldwide, study finds

Pollution caused one in six deaths worldwide in 2019, a new study has revealed -- more than the annual global tolls for war, malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, drugs or alcohol. The study, published Tuesday by the Lancet Commission on pollution and health, found pollution kills 9 million people every year -- nearly three quarters of them due to harmful air. According to the study, deaths caused by air pollution and toxic chemical pollution increased by 66% over the past two decades.

Source: cnn.com

12:18 World
Mexico disappearances reach record high of 100,000 amid impunity

The number of people reported as disappeared in Mexico is at a record high of 100,000, figures suggest. Government data, which goes back to 1964, shows that almost all the disappearances have occurred since 2007, when then-President Felipe Calderón launched his "war on drugs". The United Nations has called it "a human tragedy of enormous proportions". Many of the missing are victims of organised crime and hardly any of those responsible are punished.

Source: bbc.com

11:32 World
Pakistan hit by deadly cholera outbreak as heat wave grips South Asia

A deadly cholera outbreak linked to contaminated drinking water has infected thousands of people in central Pakistan as the country grapples with a water crisis exacerbated by a brutal heat wave in South Asia. Temperatures in parts of Pakistan and India have reached record levels in recent weeks, putting the lives of millions at risk. Cholera cases were first identified in Pir Koh, a remote mountainous town in Balochistan province, on April 17. Since then, more than 2,000 people have been infected and six have died, according to Dr. Ahmed Baloch, from the health department of Balochistan.

Source: cnn.com

11:06 World
Mexico disappearances reach record high of 100,000 amid impunity

The number of people reported as disappeared in Mexico is at a record high of 100,000, figures suggest. Government data, which goes back to 1964, shows that almost all the disappearances have occurred since 2007, when then-President Felipe Calderón launched his "war on drugs". The United Nations has called it "a human tragedy of enormous proportions". Many of the missing are victims of organised crime and hardly any of those responsible are punished.

Source: bbc.com

10:32 World
Medvedev loses to Gasquet in Geneva in return from injury

Second-ranked Daniil Medvedev lost his comeback match Tuesday after a six-week injury layoff, beaten 6-2, 7-6 (5) by Richard Gasquet in the second round at the Geneva Open. Medvedev, who underwent hernia surgery last month, cautioned Sunday he was often a slow starter on clay courts. So it proved in his first match on the surface this season, in the last tournament before the French Open.

Source: apnews.com

10:00 World
Guitar that broke up Oasis sells for $390,000

Noel Gallagher's Gibson guitar, which was broken in 2009 at the same time as the British group Oasis imploded, sold for 385,500 euros at an auction in Paris on Tuesday. Later repaired, the red Gibson's destruction at the French capital's Rock en Seine festival in 2009 was "a cult moment" in music history, said Jonathan Berg, a guitar expert and cofounder of the Artpeges gallery that held the auction.

Source: france24.com

18:00 World
Elizabeth II makes surprise appearance to mark new subway line

The 96-year-old monarch, who has reduced most of her public engagements, appeared Tuesday at Paddington Station and beamed as she unveiled a plaque stating she officially opened the Elizabeth Line. The new east-west train line is due to open to the public on May 24. Calling the event “a happy development,” Buckingham Palace said “the organizers were informed of the possibility she may attend.”

Source: apnews.com

17:39 Region
Turkey threatens to block Finland and Sweden Nato bids

Turkey's president has restated his opposition to Finland and Sweden joining Nato - just hours after they said they would seek membership. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the two Nordic nations should not bother sending delegations to convince Turkey, a key Nato member, of their bids. He is angered by what he sees as their willingness to host Kurdish militants. Without the support of all Nato members, Sweden and Finland cannot join the military alliance.

Source: bbc.com

16:58 World
Dozens hurt in clashes at Palestinian funeral in Jerusalem

More than 70 Palestinians were wounded in overnight clashes with Israeli forces at a Jerusalem funeral, Palestinian medics said Tuesday, in unrest that police said included "violent riots" which threatened officers' lives. The unrest unfolded as Palestinians were burying Walid al-Sharif, 23, who died on Saturday of wounds suffered during clashes last month at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Source: france24.com

15:45 World
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are married

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are married, for real this time. The two shared the happy news on their respective Instagram accounts Monday afternoon. Their posts included a series of black-and-white photos from what appeared to be an intimate occasion and captions that simply read, "Till death do us part."

Source: cnn.com

14:32 World
North Korea reports fever surge as military ramps up COVID response

North Korea has reported another large jump in illnesses believed to be COVID-19 as the government mobilised a “powerful force” of soldiers to distribute drugs and deployed thousands of health workers to help trace new infections. The North’s anti-virus headquarters said on Tuesday that another 269,510 people were found with fevers and six people died, according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Source: aljazeera.com

13:44 World
Prince William traveled to the United Arab Emirates following the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

For the first time, the Queen asked her grandson to represent her following the death of a foreign ruler. Prince William, 39, who is second in line to the throne behind his father Prince Charles, traveled to the United Arab Emirates to pay condolences following the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The Duke of Cambridge met with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who has been appointed as President of the United Arab Emirates.

Source: people.com

13:10 World
Heavy rains trigger floods in northeast India, killing 8

At least eight people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India’s remote northeast region, officials said Tuesday. Several railway stations were not working because of floods, said Nazreen Ahmed, a senior administrative official in Assam’s Dima Hasao district. He said that nearly 200,000 people in the district were cut from the rest of the state, as roads and bridges leading to it were either blocked by landslides or washed away. The army deployed helicopters to help with rescue efforts.

Source: apnews.com

12:35 World
MEG-A MILLIONS: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s luxury California mansion doubles in value in two years

Prince Harry and Meghan have earned a staggering £12 million in the past two years - by doing nothing more than staying at home. Their luxury Montecito mansion, which they bought for $14.6 million in June 2020, has more than doubled in value in only 23 months. The 18,671 sq ft home in oceanside Montecito, which boasts nine bedrooms and 19 bathrooms, is now valued at $29,350,320 million by property website Redfin - meaning Meghan and Harry would make £12 million if they sold today.

Source: thesun.co.uk

11:55 World
More than 30,500 arrested in El Salvador gang crackdown

Salvadoran police said on Twitter on Monday that 30,506 arrests had been carried out “since the start of the war against the gangs”, including “536 terrorists” who were arrested on Sunday alone. El Salvador’s Congress approved a “state of exception” in late March after a weekend of gang-related violence left more than 80 people dead, spurring widespread fears among residents in the Central American nation.

Source: aljazeera.com

11:08 World
Dozens killed in suspected jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso

Around 40 people, many of them civilian volunteers with the army, have been killed in suspected jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso, local sources and security officials said on Monday. In the northern region of Sahel, around 25 people were killed in two assaults on Saturday, including 13 members of the VDP volunteers. In Kompienga, near Burkina's southeastern border with Togo and Benin, about 15 civilians were killed on Saturday when their convoy was attacked while under VDP escort.

Source: france24.com

10:31 World
Train driver dies and dozens injured in crash near Barcelona

he driver of a suburban passenger train died and dozens were lightly injured after two trains crashed outside Barcelona on Monday evening, Catalan regional authorities said. Some 85 people were injured according to regional emergency services, who said 77 were released on the spot and eight were taken to hospital. The collision happened when a freight train derailed and crashed into a passenger train at the station in Sant Boi de Llobregat, around 14 km (8.7 miles) from Barcelona, at around 6 p.m.

Source: reuters.com

10:00 World
Nato begins its military exercises in Baltics

One of the biggest-ever Nato exercises in the Baltics is now under way. Named "Hedgehog", the drills involve 10 countries, including Finland and Sweden, which are expected to formally apply to join the alliance within days. The exercises in Estonia, which will last until 3 June, were arranged before Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin has said Russia has no issue with Finland or Sweden, but a military expansion near its border would demand a reaction.

Source: bbc.com

18:00 World
Man Ray's 'Le Violon d'Ingres' photograph sells for record $12.4 million

Man Ray's famed "Le Violon d'Ingres" made history Saturday when it became the most expensive photograph ever to sell at auction. The black and white image, taken in 1924 by the American surrealist artist, transforms a woman's naked body into a violin by overlaying the picture of her back with f-holes. Prior to the sale, it was expected to fetch between $5-7 million, the highest estimate for a single photograph in auction history, according to Christie's, which sold the work.

Source: cnn.com

17:25 World
Ryanair warns flight prices to Europe will rise this summer

Plane ticket prices will rise this summer due to high demand for European beach holidays, Ryanair has said. Airline boss Michael O'Leary said he expects prices for flights to rise by a "high single-digit per cent". The firm reported annual losses of €355m (£302m) on Monday, saying its recovery from Covid restrictions being lifted had been impacted by the Omicron variant and the war in Ukraine.

Source: bbc.com

17:00 World
Iraq hit by another sandstorm, Baghdad airport closes airspace

The latest heavy sandstorm to hit Iraq has forced some schools and offices to close, while flights at Baghdad Airport have also been suspended. The education ministry and other offices declared Monday a day off for local government institutions, with the exception of health services. According to medical officials, hundreds of people across Baghdad and southern cities went to hospitals with breathing difficulties.

Source: aljazeera.com

16:17 World
JK Rowling mocks trans protesters for scoring a 'hilarious own goal' by 'dressing up as ninjas'

JK Rowling on Sunday mocked male trans activists who dressed in balaclavas and black outfits to block women from speaking about women's rights in front of a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst. She was responding to video from Manchester which showed the black-clad men from the group Manchester Trans Rise Up dressed in masks to surround the statue of the suffragette leader. Campaign group Standing For Women had been planning to speak in front of the statue as part of an event which said it aimed to reclaim a part of Manchester for women's voices.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

15:26 World
Jason Momoa apologizes after taking photos in the Sistine Chapel

"Aquaman" star took to Instagram to apologize for taking photos in the Sistine Chapel -- by posting a sweaty, shirtless workout video. Momoa, 42, is currently in Rome shooting "Fast X", the 10th installment in the "Fast & Furious" film saga. The actor posted snaps of himself below the famous Michelangelo paintings on May 9. In the caption, he wrote, "I LOVE YOU ITALY what a beautiful start to our day off enjoying ROMA." But disgruntled fans quickly pointed out in the comments that visitors are typically forbidden from taking photos or videos in the chapel, which is located in Vatican City.

Source: cnn.com

15:00 Region
Iran says awaits US response to nuclear talks 'solutions'

Iran said on Monday it awaited the US response to "solutions" discussed with the EU envoy for breaking a stalemate in talks aimed at restoring the 2015 nuclear deal. The European Union's coordinator for nuclear talks with Iran, Enrique Mora, held two days of discussions with the Islamic republic's chief negotiator Ali Bagheri in Tehran last week, leading the EU to say talks had been unblocked. The negotiations, aimed at bringing the US back into the deal and Iran to full compliance with it, had stalled for about two months.

Source: france24.com

14:16 World
One killed, five wounded in California church shooting

A gunman has opened fire in a southern California church, killing one person and wounding five others before churchgoers detained the suspect and hog-tied him in what officials called an act of “exceptional heroism”. The mass shooting was reported shortly before 1:30pm on Sunday (20:30 GMT) at the Geneva Presbyterian Church located in the town of Laguna Woods.

Source: aljazeera.com

13:20 World
David Tennant and Catherine Tate to return to Doctor Who in 2023

David Tennant and Catherine Tate will return to Doctor Who for the show’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the BBC has announced. The duo have reunited after 12 years to film scenes that are due to air next year. Tennant, 51, first stepped into the Tardis in 2005 to play the 10th Time Lord, with his final episode airing on New Year’s Day in 2010. Comedic actor Tate, 52, starred as his companion Donna Noble.

Source: theguardian.com

12:17 World
Mbappe says decision 'almost' made over PSG future

Kylian Mbappe says he has "almost" made up his mind about whether to stay at Paris Saint-Germain or leave the French champions for Real Madrid. "Yes, yes almost" he replied when quizzed about whether he had made a choice yet after picking up his third straight best player of the season award in Paris on Sunday. The 23-year-old plans to "announce" his decision before France play Denmark in the Nations League on June 3.

Source: france24.com

11:43 World
Fossils of a dinosaur that inspired 'Jurassic Park' sold for over $12 million

His name is "Hector," he's over 100 million years old, and his fossils sold for more than $12 million in auction at Christie's. Hector is the most complete skeleton of Deinonychus antirrhopus ever found, according to Christie's. The specimen, excavated in Montana in 2013, dates back to the early Cretaceous period: 115 to 108 million years ago. It's in a "remarkable state of preservation," the auction house says of the specimen, consisting of 126 original fossils on a custom-built frame.

Source: cnn.com

11:06 World
Rome champion Djokovic in 'sunshine double' after son wins first tournament

Novak Djokovic had extra joy following his sixth Italian Open title on Sunday after finding out that his son had won his first ever tournament on the same day. Beaming with pride, the world number one revealed that his seven-year-old boy Stefan had claimed the honours at a small club competition back home in Serbia just as Djokovic senior saw off Stefano Tsitsipas in straight sets in Rome.

Source: france24.com

10:33 World
Buffalo shooting: Ten dead in racially motivated attack at New York state store

An 18-year-old white man has shot dead 10 people in a black neighbourhood of New York state in what authorities are calling a racially motivated attack. The man, named as Payton Gendron in court papers, was arrested after a stand-off at the scene - a supermarket in the city of Buffalo. He began firing in the store's car park before entering and continuing his rampage, streaming the attack online.

Source: bbc.com

10:00 World
Sevilla draw with Atletico to qualify for Champions League

Sevilla finally confirmed their place in La Liga's top four on Sunday as a late equaliser by Youssef En-Nesyri snatched a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid to secure their qualification for the Champions League. Jose Gimenez's first-half header looked set to give Atletico victory at the Wanda Metropolitano and with Real Betis beating Granada, Sevilla's fight with their city rivals for fourth would have gone down to a nail-biting final day.

Source: france24.com

16:53 World
Atletico and Sevilla battle for third in La Liga

Sevilla will secure Champions League qualification with a point against Atletico Madrid on Sunday while the winner would be in pole position to finish third in La Liga.

Source: france24.com

16:05 World
Character actor Fred Ward, known for role in 'The Right Stuff,' dead at age 79

Veteran film and television actor Fred Ward, 79, best known for playing gruff, tough-guy roles in movies such as "Tremors," "Escape from Alcatraz," and "The Right Stuff," died on Sunday, his publicist said on Friday. No cause or place of death was released, as per his family's wishes, publicist Ron Hofmann said.

Source: reuters.com

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