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14:05 02/06/2022
UN peacekeeper killed in Mali 'terrorist' attack

A UN peacekeeper was killed and three others wounded Wednesday in a "terrorist attack" on their convoy in Kidal, northern Mali, the MINUSMA mission said. The casualties were members of the mission's Jordanian contingent, a security official said separately on condition of anonymity.

Source: france24.com

13:37 02/06/2022
Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in occupied West Bank

Three Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in 24 hours in separate incidents.

Source: aljazeera.com

12:56 02/06/2022
France to give queen Republican Guard horse for her jubilee

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said his country would make a present of a horse to Queen Elizabeth II, to mark the celebrations of her 70 years on the throne. The Elysee said Macron decided to give the queen, a known horse lover, a 7-year-old grey gelding belonging to the largely ceremonial French Republican Guard named Fabuleu de Maucour. It was to be delivered to Windsor Castle Wednesday.

Source: apnews.com

11:47 02/06/2022
Ancient Mayan maize god sculpture found in Mexico

Archaeologists have uncovered a roughly 1,300-year-old sculpture representing the head of a Mayan maize god in ruins in southeastern Mexico, the National Institute of Anthropology and History said. The artefact was found in Palenque facing east to west, "which would symbolize the birth of the maize plant with the first rays of the sun," it said in a statement Tuesday.

Source: france24.com

11:05 02/06/2022
Police say four killed in Oklahoma in new US gun rampage

A man armed with a rifle and handgun opened fire inside a medical building in Oklahoma on Wednesday, killing four people, police said, the latest of a series of mass shootings in the United States. The gunman also died, apparently of a self-inflicted wound, Tulsa’s deputy police chief Eric Dalgleish told reporters outside the St Francis Hospital.

Source: aljazeera.com

10:00 02/06/2022
The Royal Collection: Queen sends car and security to pick up Harry, Meghan, Archie and Lilibet

after their private jet flight from LA for her Jubilee celebration in new sign of thawing in hostilities between The Firm and the Sussexes. On June 4, their daughter Lilibet will be marking her first birthday. The Queen is likely to miss her favourite sporting event, the Derby horse races at Epsom, for the little one's celebrations, as she meets her for the first time. 

Source: dailymail.co.uk

18:00 01/06/2022
Biden meets BTS to tackle US anti-Asian hate

They're already the world's best-selling boy band, and now they're making waves in the political world. South-Korean superstars BTS met US President Joe Biden at the White House to discuss ways to tackle anti-Asian hate. Crimes targeting East Asians have risen dramatically in the US amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: bbc.com

17:06 01/06/2022
French World Cup winner Pogba to leave Man Utd

French World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba is to leave Manchester United at the end of June, the club said Wednesday, bringing the curtain down on a largely disappointing second spell. The 29-year-old's departure at the end of his contract will see United recoup none of the then record £89 million ($112 million) he cost them when they bought him from Juventus in 2016. He flourished initially under Jose Mourinho and was part of the sides that won the League Cup and Europa League in 2017.

Source: france24.com

16:29 01/06/2022
Mexico totally bans sales of e-cigarettes

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed a decree Tuesday outlawing the sale of e-cigarettes, continuing the government’s anti-vaping policy. Mexico had already prohibited imports of the devices since at least October. And even before that, consumer protection and other laws had been used to discourage sales. Despite Tuesday’s decree, many Mexicans import or buy vaping cartridges or fluid under the table or online domestically.

Source: usnews.com

15:39 01/06/2022
Kurt Zouma banned from keeping cats for 5 years for abuse

West Ham defender Kurt Zouma was banned Wednesday from keeping cats for five years and ordered to carry out 180 hours of community service as a punishment for kicking and slapping his pet cat in abuse caught on video. The France international received his sentence after pleading guilty last week to two counts of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal. In footage of the abuse that took place on Feb. 6 and surfaced on social media, the soccer player could be seen kicking his Bengal cat across his kitchen, before throwing a pair of shoes at it and slapping its head.

Source: apnews.com

15:21 01/06/2022
Bale writes goodbye letter to Real Madrid: 'This dream became a reality'

Gareth Bale wrote a farewell letter to Real Madrid on Wednesday, the Welshman bringing an end to his nine-year spell at the Spanish club, where he said his "dream became a reality". Bale will leave Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of June, with the 32-year-old yet to confirm what he will do next.

Source: france24.com

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

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