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17:25 06/06/2022
Bon Jovi's first bassist Alec John Such dies at age 70

A founding member of the legendary US rock band Bon Jovi, former bassist Alec John Such, has died at the age of 70, the group announced. Such played with them from 1983 to 1994, when they had such hits as You Give Love a Bad Name, Livin' on a Prayer and Bad Medicine. He was credited with bringing the band together and was remembered as a dear friend who was "wild and full of life". No details were given of how or where he had died.


16:36 06/06/2022
'Top Gun,' Tom Cruise just broke another box office record

In its sophomore outing at the box office, “Top Gun: Maverick” has already become Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing domestic release of his career. The patriotic action film earned $86 million last weekend for a North American cumulative of $291.6 million, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore. Prior to this, Cruise’s biggest domestic box office success was “War of the Worlds,” which amassed $234.3 million in 2005.


15:44 06/06/2022
Kazakhs back sweeping reforms to move past Nazarbayev era

Voters in Kazakhstan supported constitutional amendments proposed by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in a referendum, the Central Election Commission said on Monday. The commission said that 77.18% of votes in the Sunday referendum were in favour of the amendments, which decentralise decision-making and strip former leader Nursultan Nazarbayev of his "national leader" status. Turnout was 68.06%.


14:23 06/06/2022
U.S. safety regulators receive over 750 complaints of Teslas braking for no reason

More than 750 Tesla owners have complained to U.S. safety regulators that cars operating on the automaker’s partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed the number in a detailed information request letter to Tesla that was posted Friday on the agency’s website.


12:51 06/06/2022
Nadal hoping to play Wimbledon if foot allows

French Open champion Rafa Nadal will play at Wimbledon later this month if his body allows him to, the Spaniard said on Sunday after winning Roland Garros for a record-extending 14th time. "I am going to be in Wimbledon if my body is ready to be in Wimbledon. Wimbledon is not a tournament that I want to miss," said Nadal, who has been suffering from a chronic foot injury.


12:05 06/06/2022
Monkeypox: Cases outside Africa rise to 780 in three weeks

There have been 780 confirmed cases of monkeypox in countries where the virus is not usually found, the World Health Organization says. That is roughly triple the 257 cases it reported a week ago. It says the figure - for the past three weeks - is probably an underestimate and assesses the global risk level as "moderate". The WHO said cases had been identified in 27 countries where it is not already "endemic". The UK has the most cases, with 207, followed by Spain with 156 and Portugal with 138.


11:23 06/06/2022
Dozens of worshippers feared dead after Nigeria church attack

Gunmen launched an assault on a Catholic church in Ondo state in Nigeria during mass on Sunday, killing more than 50 people in a “satanic attack”, local officials and volunteers said. The attackers targeted the St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in the town of Owo as the worshippers gathered on Pentecost Sunday, according to local officials. They gunned down parishioners and detonated an explosive device, local media reported.


10:48 06/06/2022
Wales beats Ukraine to end 64-year wait for World Cup return

Gareth Bale led Wales to their first World Cup since 1958 as Ukraine's dreams of lifting the spirits of a war-torn country were cruelly denied by a 1-0 defeat in Cardiff on Sunday. Bale's free-kick, which was turned into his own net by Ukrainian captain Andriy Yarmolenko, separated the sides despite the visitors dominating the game in sodden conditions at the Cardiff City Stadium.


10:30 06/06/2022
Bangladesh fire: Over 40 killed, hundreds injured in depot blast

A fire and a huge explosion have killed at least 49 people and injured hundreds more at a storage depot near the city of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Hundreds of people had arrived to tackle the fire when a number of shipping containers exploded at the site in Sitakunda. It is thought that chemicals were stored in some of the containers. Many of the injured are said to be in a critical condition and the number of people killed is expected to rise.


10:00 06/06/2022
Rafael Nadal wins record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title with incomparable 14th final

Rafael Nadal claimed a record-extending 14th title at the French Open as he defeated Norwegian Casper Ruud 6-3 6-3 6-0. Nadal won the last 11 games of the final and is now two Slams ahead of old rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer with Sunday's victory coming against all the odds. The victory also means the 36-year-old Nadal, who won his first French Open title 17 years ago, becomes the oldest men's singles champion at Roland Garros.


15:45 04/06/2022
Iran supreme leader accuses 'enemy' of trying to use protests

"Today, the enemies’ most important hope for striking a blow at the country is based on popular protests,” Khamenei said, referring to week-long protests over the collapse of a building in southwestern Iran last month that killed 37 people. "But the enemies’ calculation is as wrong as many earlier ones," he said in a televised speech on the 33rd anniversary of the death of the leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.


14:33 04/06/2022
One dead, multiple shot at party near Richmond

One person was fatally shot and five other people were wounded by gunfire in a shooting Friday near Richmond, authorities said. The Chesterfield County Police Department said in a statement that police were responding to reports of shots fired at about 9:38 p.m. in Chester, Virginia. Two other people suffered non-gun-related injuries, authorities said.


13:40 04/06/2022
Mariah Carey sued for copyright over 'All I want for Christmas is You'

Mariah Carey and co-writer Walter Afansieff are named in the lawsuit by songwriter Andy Stone, who claims his “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Vince Vance & the Valiants from 1989 is being infringed. Stone filed his papers in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Louisiana. While the songs have the same title, there is only a hint of Carey’s melody or lyrics beyond the title call-out. Stone claims his song received extensive airplay during the 1993 holiday season. He is asking for $20 million in damages.


12:39 04/06/2022
Albino Galapagos giant tortoise born in Swiss zoo

It was one of two tortoises born last month at the Tropiquarium in the town of Servion as part of a programme to preserve the endangered species. One is black like its parents and the other is albino. Their gender has yet to be determined. Baby turtles weigh about 50g at birth and fit in the palm of the hand. Albinism is rare in tortoises – one out of 100,000 individuals – compared with one in 20,000 for humans, the zoo said.


11:56 04/06/2022
Bomb attack kills two UN peacekeepers in Mali

Two UN peacekeepers were killed and two others injured on Friday after an improvised bomb exploded in central Mali, a spokesman for the MINUSMA mission tweeted. The soldiers were part of the Egyptian contingent of the UN peacekeeping mission, a security official said.


11:15 04/06/2022
Johnny Depp to release album with Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck has announced the release date for an album he has made with Johnny Depp, the day after the conclusion of the actor’s high-profile defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Speaking at a concert in Gateshead on Thursday, where Depp made a guest appearance on stage, Beck said: “I met this guy five years ago and we’ve never stopped laughing since. We actually made an album. I don’t know how it happened. It will be out in July.”


10:38 04/06/2022
Kenichi Horie: 83-year-old Japanese man becomes oldest person to sail solo across the Pacific

Sailing solo across the world's largest ocean once is enough of an achievement. But 83-year-old Japanese ocean adventurer Kenichi Horie has done it multiple times. On Saturday, June 4, he set a record by becoming the world's oldest solo yachtsman to sail non-stop across the Pacific Ocean. Horie arrived in the waters off the Kii Peninsula in western Japan at 2:39 a.m. local time, after spending more than two months crossing the world's largest body of water.


10:00 04/06/2022
Floods kill at least two in Cuba

Remnants of Hurricane Agatha flooded much of western Cuba on Friday, killing at least two people in Havana. Many residents in the region lost power and a man in Pinar del Rio province also was missing, Cuban officials said.



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