Happy Easter 21.04.19

Author Lilian Galstyan

15:00 21/04/2019

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19:00 World
The puzzle of ancient brain surgery

For a large part of human prehistory, people around the world practised trepanation: a crude surgical procedure that involves forming a hole in the skull of a living person by either drilling, cutting or scraping away layers of bone with a sharp implement.

18:19 World
United Airlines extends cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights into August

The Chicago-based carrier joins rivals Southwest Airlines Co and American Airlines Group Inc which had already suspended 737 MAX flights into August as global carriers await regulatory approval for the aircraft to fly again.

17:00 World
Jihadi Jack: Father of Muslim convert who joined Isis told police his son ‘wouldn’t hurt a tree’

Jack Letts’ parents are accused of attempting to send him more than £1,700 despite it being “clear from the information available to them” that he was in the terrorist group’s Syrian territories.

16:38 World
KY man finds unlicensed bears behind wheel of car

Chad Morris, who is the owner of CMO BarberShop, was in Gatlinburg, Tennessee last week when he found his car in the process of being over-taken by bears.

16:15 World
Buried Bronze Age forest revealed in aftermath of Storm Hannah

The forest of Borth used to stretch for two to three miles along the shore between Ynys-las and Borth, before it was buried it under layers of peat, sand and saltwater.


15:46 World
Italy's ghost town that became a home for the poor

Hundreds of derelict apartments sitting on Italy’s south coast have become a home to migrants and people in poverty.

15:01 World
Boston museum sorry for racist 'no watermelons' remark

Marvelyne Lamy said staff had followed the black and other minority 12 and 13-year-olds, yelling at them not to touch exhibits while ignoring white groups.

14:33 World
FIFA restoring 'corruption' to ethics code after criticism

The eye-catching adjustment to the code last June that removed "corruption" from the English version turned into an uneasy episode for a governing body trying to clean up its image after a wave of corruption cases against soccer officials in recent years, including criminal prosecutions and jail sentences.

14:04 World
Sultan of Brunei returns honorary Oxford degree after backlash over anti-gay laws

Nearly 120,000 people have signed a petition calling on the University to rescind the honorary degree of civil law awarded in 1993 to the sultan.

13:35 World
Iran police arrest 30 at private yoga class

They were detained at a private residence in the northern city of Gorgan, where they were apparently taking part in a mixed class.

13:17 World
Mona Lisa 'brought to life' with deepfake AI

The video, achieved from a single photo, shows the model in the portrait moving her head, eyes and mouth.

11:38 World
Oil edges higher but set for biggest weekly loss of 2019

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude rose 59 cents, or 1 percent, to $58.50 a barrel. It was on track for a weekly decline of more than 6%, its steepest since December.

11:16 World
Trump says he will send 1,500 troops to Middle East

The Pentagon said only about 900 of the 1,500 troops will be newly deploying and that 600 are already in the region and will be extended. It said they include Patriot missile battery personnel, manning for surveillance aircraft and engineers.

10:00 World
NASA awards Artemis contract for Lunar gateway power, propulsion

In one of the first steps of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration plans, NASA announced on Thursday the selection of Maxar Technologies, formerly SSL, in Westminster, Colorado, to develop and demonstrate power.

19:47 World
19 killed in coaching centre blaze, horrific visuals show kids falling off burning building

A deadly fire has broken out at a commercial building in Sarthana area of Surat in Gujarat. At least 19 people were feared killed and several others injured.

19:00 World
China unveils 600km/h maglev train prototype

Developed by the state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) -- the world's largest supplier of rail transit equipment -- the sleek-looking train is scheduled to go into commercial production in 2021 following extensive tests.

18:38 World
Gianluigi Buffon eyes up management role after retirement

The 41-year-old Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper is yet to make a call over whether he will continue playing after the end of the current season.

18:16 World
Unique Iron Age shield gives insight into prehistoric technology

The only one of its kind ever found in Europe, the shield was found south of Leicester on the Everards Meadows site, in what is believed to have been a livestock watering hole.

17:24 World
German ministry, industry say oil situation still manageable

A ministry spokeswoman said that all indications it had suggested that refineries were able to use oil from inventories to keep operations running.

17:00 World
Austrian politician "ashamed" of behavior caught on video

Strache says he's filing criminal complaints against three unidentified people, alleging they were involved in producing the video or leaking it to two German publications.

16:16 World
Morrissey posters banned by Liverpool's Merseyrail transport network

Network says advertising ‘does not reflect the organisation’s values’ after member of the public said posters were offensive.

15:26 World
Alligator found relaxing on inflatable gator pool toy

David Jacobs said he and his family were staying at an Airbnb in South Miami and they first spotted an alligator taking an interest in their family dog Saturday.

15:01 World
Tearful May resigns, paving way for Brexit confrontation with EU

Her voice cracking with emotion, May, who endured crises and humiliation in her failed effort to find a compromise Brexit deal that parliament could ratify, said she would resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7 with a leadership contest beginning the following week.

14:44 World
Trudeau exonerates Cree leader 130 years after wrongful conviction

The revered Chief Poundmaker tried to negotiate with Canadian officials when he was falsely accused of treason.

14:02 World
Panasonic says has not stopped supplies to Huawei, still investigating

Its Chinese unit later released a separate statement that it continues to supply to Huawei, stressing that transactions not covered by the ban have been not affected.

13:41 World
U.S. official urges Pacific Island nations to keep ties with Taiwan

U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy also said the United States was keen to help Pacific countries protect their sovereignty, in a region where the United States and is allies are competing for influence with China.

12:43 World
Everest traffic jam creates lethal conditions for climbers

Indian climber Anjali Kulkarni, 55, died on her way back from climbing to the summit of Mount Everest Wednesday, her son Shantanu Kulkarni told CNN. She had become stuck in the "traffic jam" above camp four, which, at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), is the final camp before the summit.

12:02 World
School students walk out in global climate strike

School students in Australia and New Zealand have gone on strike, marking the start of a worldwide day of climate change protests.

11:38 World
SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida late on Thursday, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.

11:16 World
British man arrested on suspicion of giving bleach-based 'cure' to Ugandans

Sam Little arrested after Guardian exposed massive distribution network of MMS in Uganda that was being supervised by US pastor.

10:27 World
Japan PM Abe considering visit to Iran as early as mid-June

The news comes during a tense standoff between Iran and the United States and follows a visit to Japan last week by Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif.

10:00 World
Rockets hit hotel in Libyan capital

The interior ministry published pictures of a damaged room at the Rixos hotel, where lawmakers opposing the offensive by troops loyal to Khalifa Haftar have been meeting.

20:30 World
Writing messages in the sand at this popular Japanese attraction will get you fined

The Tottori sand dunes (Tottori-sakyū) is a completely unexpected landscape that offers visitors a hint of the Sahara along the Sea of Japan coastline.

20:09 World
PM appoints Mel Stride as new House of Commons leader after Andrea Leadsom resignation

The ex-Treasury minister is promoted as part of a mini reshuffle of ministerial positions following further cabinet turmoil.

19:24 World
An illustrated guide to all 6,887 deaths in 'Game of Thrones'

Characters are organized according to level of importance: Major, secondary major, minor and background extra. Higher levels of importance get larger illustrations.

19:00 World
Nissan board nominees not broaching merger issue

As Nissan ponders its future without former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who orchestrated its financial rescue two decades ago, French partner Renault SA has been quietly maneuvering for merger talks, sources at both automakers have previously told Reuters.

18:38 World
Best Buy CEO says more China tariffs will impact U.S. shoppers

U.S. President Donald Trump increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25% from 10% earlier in May, and was expected to implement another round of levies that would impact consumer goods ranging from cellphones and laptops to footwear.

17:24 World
Egypt says security forces kill 16 militants in Sinai

An Interior Ministry statement Tuesday says security forces exchanged fire with Islamic militants as they stormed insurgent hideouts in the Mediterranean coastal city of el-Arish.

16:38 World
Billion-year-old fossils set back evolution of earliest fungi

Microscopic specimens discovered in the Canadian Arctic are surprisingly intricate.

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