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14:38 01/06/2022
World's biggest plant discovered off Australian coast

The largest known plant on Earth - a seagrass roughly three times the size of Manhattan - has been discovered off the coast of Australia. Using genetic testing, scientists have determined a large underwater meadow in Western Australia is in fact one plant. It is believed to have spread from a single seed over at least 4,500 years. The seagrass covers about 77 sq miles, researchers from the University of Western Australia said.

Source: bbc.com

13:39 01/06/2022
Tchouameni close to €100m Real Madrid transfer despite late PSG bid for Monaco star

The France international midfielder has turned down advances from Liverpool and PSG to make the move to the European champions. Real Madrid and Monaco are close to reaching an agreement for the transfer of Aurelien Tchouameni, GOAL can confirm. The Spanish side hope to seal the arrival of the defensive midfielder in the next few hours. Tchouameni had decided he wanted to join Madrid weeks ago, turning down interest from Liverpool and, latterly, Paris Saint-Germain.
 

12:49 01/06/2022
Israeli troops kill Palestinian woman in West Bank, say she attempted stabbing

A knife-wielding Palestinian woman threatened an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank and was shot dead on Wednesday, the army said, an account that was disputed by Palestinian officials. Violence in territories where Palestinians seek statehood has simmered since U.S.-sponsored peace talks stalled in 2014. Recent weeks have seen an escalation, including deadly Palestinian attacks inside Israel.

Source: reuters.com

11:38 01/06/2022
Nadal wins four-set clash with Djokovic to make French Open semis

Talks of an end to Rafael Nadal's reign proved premature once again as the claycourt king stayed on course for a record-extending men's 22nd Grand Slam title by beating arch rival Novak Djokovic 6-2 4-6 6-2 7-6(4) in a vintage French Open quarter-final clash on Tuesday.

Source: france24.com

11:02 01/06/2022
14th-century samurai sword found in car at Swiss border

Swiss customs authorities have discovered an antique Japanese samurai sword made nearly 700 years ago, after it was smuggled into the country. The Federal Office for Customs and Border Security said the katana sword, dated to 1353 and valued at €650,000, was found in a car with Swiss plates during a routine search near Zurich. Several other objects were also found in the car, including an antique book, a contract and the sales invoice. The driver had not registered the objects at the Thayngen border crossing from Germany, officials said.

Source: theguardian.com

10:32 01/06/2022
Storm Agatha kills 3 in southern Mexico; debris cleared on coast

At least three people were confirmed dead and at least five others reported missing on Tuesday after record-breaking storm Agatha battered southern Mexico, local authorities said on Tuesday. Aldis Lopez, 21 and Mario Cruz, 18 were the storm's first confirmed victims in the community of Santa Catarina Xanaguia in the hardest hit state of Oaxaca. The civil protection agency confirmed a third person had died in the town of San Mateo Pinas, a woman who got caught in a landslide.

Source: reuters.com

10:00 01/06/2022
Iran says IAEA report on undeclared sites 'not fair'

Iran condemned as "not fair" Tuesday a report by the UN nuclear watchdog on traces of nuclear material found at three undeclared sites. The comments came with talks deadlocked since March on reviving a 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers.

Source: france24.com

18:00 31/05/2022
Lebanese parliament re-elects longtime speaker in first session

Lebanon’s new parliament has re-elected Nabih Berri for a seventh term as Speaker of Parliament, during the first parliamentary session held since elections on May 15. Newly elected reformist MPs said they would not compromise in their efforts to change the way Lebanon is run.

Source: aljazeera.com

17:27 31/05/2022
Trevisan into first Grand Slam semi-final at French Open

Italy's Martina Trevisan reached her first Grand Slam semi-final on Tuesday with a straight sets win over Canada's Leylah Fernandez. World number 59 Trevisan downed the 17th seeded Canadian, a fellow left-hander, 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 6-3. The 28-year-old will face either Coco Gauff or Sloane Stephens for a place in the final.

Source: france24.com

16:39 31/05/2022
North Carolina man who won $10M lottery prize gets life in prison

A North Carolina man who won a $10 million lottery prize in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 2020 fatal shooting of his girlfriend. The News & Observer reports that Michael Todd Hill, 54, of Leland, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced Friday in the killing of 23-year-old Keonna Graham of Navassa. Graham was reported missing on July 20, 2020. Hill won $10 million from a scratch-off ticket in August 2017.

Source: nbcnews.com

15:55 31/05/2022
Europe court condemns Turkey over Amnesty activist's 'unlawful' detention

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday condemned Turkey over the arrest in 2017 of the head of the Turkish branch of rights group Amnesty International, ruling his detention was unlawful. The court said there was no indication an offence had been committed. Taner Kilic was detained in June 2017 on charges of links to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey accuses of staging a failed coup in 2016 against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Source: france24.com

15:16 31/05/2022
Hepatitis A outbreak in the US, Canada: What we know so far

The United States and Canada have reported an outbreak of hepatitis A, which is likely to have spread due to contaminated organic strawberries. The strawberries, which were distributed nationwide, were sold under the brand name FreshKampo or HEB between March 5 and April 25, the US Food and Drug Administration said in a statement late on Saturday.

Source: aljazeera.com

14:32 31/05/2022
Man with rifle nabbed outside Greek parliament

Police in Greece have arrested a 37-year-old man carrying a hunting rifle in front of the country’s parliament building, after a brief standoff with members of a police tactical unit. An officer from the greater Athens police department told the Associated Press that the pre-dawn incident Tuesday lasted a little over an hour, and that no one was injured. The officer said police negotiators were involved in the incident and that traffic around the parliament building had been re-directed shortly before the man was apprehended.
 

13:35 31/05/2022
Johnny Depp performs second night in UK as Amber Heard verdict looms

Hollywood star Johnny Depp has made an unscheduled appearance at a rock concert in London as he awaits the verdict in the defamation trial involving his ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor appeared with British guitarist Jeff Beck at the Royal Albert Hall. This is the pair's second appearance, after playing Sheffield on Sunday. Jury deliberations in Mr Depp's high-profile battle with Ms Heard are due to resume later on Tuesday.

Source: bbc.com

12:50 31/05/2022
China sends 30 planes into Taiwan air defence zone

China has made its second-largest incursion into Taiwan’s air defence zone this year, as Taipei signalled it planned to deepen security ties with the United States. Taiwan’s defence ministry said that 30 Chinese military aircraft, two-thirds of them fighter jets, entered the southwestern part of its air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday and that it had scrambled its own air force and deployed air defence missile systems in response.

Source: aljazeera.com

12:17 31/05/2022
Trudeau announces Canada handgun 'freeze'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday a proposed freeze on handgun ownership in Canada that would effectively ban their importation and sale, following recent mass shootings in the United States. The bill must still be passed by Parliament, with the ruling Liberals holding only a minority of seats.

Source: france24.com

11:31 31/05/2022
At least 91 dead in Brazil floods and landslides with many more missing

The death toll from floods in north-eastern Brazil could rise to more than 100 after authorities in Pernambuco state confirmed 91 deaths with many more people missing. Hundreds of state and federal rescue workers would resume searching on Tuesday for 26 people unaccounted for, said officials. Heavy rains lashed Pernambuco last week, triggering landslides on Friday that wiped away housing in poor neighbourhoods or favelas built on hillsides that are prone to such natural disasters.

Source: theguardian.com

11:11 31/05/2022
$2M relic stolen, angel statue beheaded at Brooklyn church

Police say someone busted into the altar at a New York City church, stole a $2 million gold relic and removed the head from a statue of an angel at some point late last week. The incident happened between 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, known as the “Notre Dame” of Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood. The church was closed for construction at the time. Camera recordings from the church’s security system were also stolen, the church’s pastor said.

Source: apnews.com

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