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17:56 03/03/2021
Spanish princesses vaccinated for Covid while visiting ex-king in exile

Spain’s royal family is facing further criticism after reports that the former king Juan Carlos’s daughters were vaccinated against Covid-19 while visiting their father in his self-imposed exile in Abu Dhabi. The claims that the princesses, Cristina, 55, and Elena, 57, had received the vaccine during a visit to the Gulf state last month drew swift rebukes from both main governing parties in a country in which the highly at-risk over-80s are still being vaccinated.

Source: theguardian.com

 

17:32 03/03/2021
Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald to undergo kidney transplant next month

The Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald has revealed he will undergo a kidney transplant next month, having spent his playing career managing chronic kidney disease. McDonald, who is 32, was first diagnosed at the age of 18 and has managed his condition during a playing career that has included 500 appearances.

Source: theguardian.com

17:04 03/03/2021
Hungary's Fidesz party to leave European parliament centre-right group

Hungary’s ruling rightwing Fidesz party has said it will leave the main centre-right political grouping in the European parliament after the European People’s party (EPP) voted to change its internal laws on excluding members.

Source: theguardian.com

16:14 03/03/2021
A mausoleum built two millennia ago for the first Roman emperor, Augustus, has finally reopened to the public after

14 years and a $12.25 million restoration project. The funerary monument took five years to restore and make safe before it could be reopened to the public, including removing rubbish and clearing surrounding trees. Towering above Rome's historic centre, the ancient tomb was once used as a military look-out point and hosted the lavish parties of the Roman dynasty.

Source: dailymail

15:15 03/03/2021
US Catholic group tells followers to avoid Johnson & Johnson vaccine

An American Catholic church body on Tuesday urged its followers to avoid the coronavirus vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, alleging that it was “developed, tested and produced using abortion-derived cell lines.” The US Conference of Catholic Bishops urged Catholics to choose between the alternatives offered by Pfizer and Moderna because the J&J vaccine raised questions about “moral permissibility.”

Source: independent

14:40 03/03/2021
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks another record during his 600th league game

When he netted Juventus' third goal in a 3-0 victory against Spezia on Tuesday, Ronaldo became the first player to score at least 20 goals over 12 consecutive seasons in Europe's top five leagues.

Source: cnn.com

13:36 03/03/2021
US forces: Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

At least 10 rockets targeted a military base in western Iraq that hosts U.S.-led coalition troops on Wednesday, the coalition and the Iraqi military said. The rockets struck Ain al-Asad airbase in Anbar province at 7:20 a.m., spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto said. Later, the Iraqi military released a statement saying the attack did not cause significant losses and that security forces had found the launch pad used for the missiles.

Source: apnews.com

13:04 03/03/2021
Passenger plane 'is forced to perform emergency landing after cat attacks pilot' shortly after take-off in Sudan

The plane bound for Doha, Qatar was forced to return to the Sudanese capital city of Khartoum. The 'aggressive' animal had somehow got into the cockpit prior to take-off, according to local media reports.

Source: dailymail

12:32 03/03/2021
At least a dozen people were killed in horrific crash in rural California

The details surrounding the deadly accident in rural California on Tuesday are still unclear, but what is known is that an SUV was struck by a semitruck towing two trailers -- and at least 13 people were killed in the fierce collision.

Source: cnn.com

11:53 03/03/2021
South Korea probing two deaths after AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

South Korean authorities said on Wednesday they are investigating the deaths of two people after a media report said the pair - both with pre-existing conditions - died within days of receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. A 63-year-old nursing home patient with cerebrovascular disease developed symptoms, including high fever, after being given the AstraZeneca vaccine. The person died after showing symptoms of blood poisoning and pneumonia. Another person in their 50s with a cardiac disorder and diabetes died on Wednesday after suffering multiple heart attacks, having received the same vaccine a day earlier.

Source: reuters.com

 

11:16 03/03/2021
Tokyo 2020: Organisers boost number of women on board

The Tokyo Olympic Games organising committee is set to add 12 new female directors to its executive board. The move comes weeks after long-time president Yoshiro Mori was forced to quit for making sexist remarks. His female replacement, Seiko Hashimoto, aims to have women make up 40% of the board members.

Source: bbc.com

10:21 03/03/2021
Sharks that glow in the dark? Scientists discover luminous deep-sea predators off New Zealand

The kitefin shark, the blackbelly lanternshark, and the southern lanternshark were found during a survey off the Chatham rise, an oceanic area off New Zealand's east coast, in January 2020. Among the three glowing sharks, the kitefin shark is now the largest-known luminous underwater creature. The shark is usually found swimming 300 meters below sea level and preys on smaller sharks, ground fish and crustaceans.

Source: nbcnews.com

10:06 03/03/2021
Bunny Wailer, last surviving founder member of the Wailers, dies aged 73

Reggae artist and three-time Grammy winner found worldwide fame alongside Bob Marley in the early 1970s. Born Neville Livingston in 1947 in Kingston, he and Marley became friends as toddlers, and formed the Wailers in 1963, which settled into a core trio of the pair alongside Peter Tosh.

Source: theguardian.com

18:02 02/03/2021
Criminal complaint filed against Mohammed bin Salman in German court

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-ranking Saudi officials have been accused of committing crimes against humanity in a criminal complaint filed in Germany by Reporters without Borders (RSF), the press freedom group.

Source: theguardian.com

17:06 02/03/2021
Diego Maradona's Porsche is up for sale

A Porsche that belonged to footballing legend Diego Maradona has been put up for auction and valued between $180,000 and $240,000. The silver Porsche 911 was delivered new to Maradona in November 1992 while he was playing for Spanish side Sevilla during what was his final season in Europe.

Source: cnn.com

16:34 02/03/2021
Goodbye gas: Volvo to make only electric vehicles by 2030

Volvo says it will make only electric vehicles by 2030. But if you want one, you’ll have to buy it online. The Swedish automaker said Tuesday that it is phasing out the production of all cars with internal combustion engines — including hybrids.

Source: apnews.com

16:00 02/03/2021
Girl, 9, beaten to death with cane during exorcism

Police in Sri Lanka said Monday they have arrested two people in connection with the death of a 9-year-old girl who was repeatedly beaten during a ritual they believed would drive away an evil spirit. The two suspects - the woman performing the exorcism and the girl's mother - appeared in court on Monday to hear charges over the girl's death. The mother believed her daughter had been possessed by a demon and took her to the home of the exorcist so a ritual could be performed to drive the spirit away.

Source: foxnews.com

14:57 02/03/2021
Nigeria school abduction: Hundreds of girls released by gunmen

A group of nearly 300 girls who were kidnapped from a school in north-western Nigeria last week have been released. The girls were abducted by unidentified gunmen from their boarding school on Friday and taken to a forest. The state's governor said on Tuesday that the group had been freed and the girls were now safe. Such kidnappings are carried out for ransom and are common in the north.

Source: bbc.com

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13:01
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12:40
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12:12
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11:20
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11:07
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10:36
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10:11
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20:28
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19:54
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19:29
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16:28
Armenian president again rejects PM’s motion to sack army chief, applies to Constitutional Court
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