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14:09 12/04/2021
Czech foreign minister Petricek expects to be dismissed from government

Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek said he expects to be dismissed from the government on Monday after he lost a bid to lead his centre-left Social Democratic party (CSSD) party last week.

Source: reuters.com

13:24 12/04/2021
Son Heung-min racially abused after Tottenham’s defeat by Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur have condemned “abhorrent” racist online abuse suffered by Son Heung-min in the wake of Sunday’s 3-1 defeat by Manchester United in the Premier League. South Korea midfielder Son was subjected to racist insults both in replies to a tweet from Spurs’ official account and in the comments section on his most recent Instagram post.

Source: independent.co.uk

12:47 12/04/2021
South Korean PM arrives in Iran to help try to revive nuclear deal

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun arrived in Iran on Sunday to help try to restore a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Seoul officials said. Chung is the first South Korean prime minister to visit Iran in 44 years amid icy relations between the two countries due to Iran’s military cooperation with North Korea.

Source: reuters.com

12:14 12/04/2021
India overtakes Brazil as 2nd-worst hit country

India reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections Monday to overtake Brazil as the second-worst hit country. The 168,912 cases added in the last 24 hours pushed India’s total to 13.5 million, while Brazil has 13.4 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. India also reported 904 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 170,179, which is the fourth highest toll, behind the United States, Brazil and Mexico.

Source: apnews.com

11:26 12/04/2021
Janet Jackson to sell personal treasures in celebrity auction

Intent on making sure her birthday weekend will be one to remember for fans across the world, Janet Jackson has finally agreed to auction more than 1,000 pieces from a career spanning four decades. The star, who has sold over 185 million records and remains the only female artist in history to score seven top-five singles from one album, has partnered with celebrity auctioneer Julien’s to host the three-day sale in Beverly Hills from 14 May.

Source: theguardian.com

10:52 12/04/2021
Conservative ex-banker elected Ecuador president

A conservative former banker, Guillermo Lasso, has won Ecuador's presidential election following a run-off vote. His opponent, the left-wing economist Andrés Arauz, conceded defeat hours after polls closed on Sunday. With almost all the ballots counted, Mr Lasso had won 52.5% of the vote compared to Mr Arauz's 47.5%. Mr Lasso, a 65-year-old three-time presidential candidate, told supporters he accepted the "challenge of changing our country's destiny".

Source: bbc.com

10:16 12/04/2021
Prince Philip's birth certificate unearthed close to Greek villa where he was born

Written in Katharevousa Greek by a priest named Spiriodon Tryfonas, the 1921 document said the future Duke was formally named 'Philippos' during his baptism into the Greek Orthodox Church.

Source: mirror.co.uk

10:00 12/04/2021
Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low

In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost. Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, at a conference Saturday in the southwestern city of Chengdu.

Source: apnews.com

16:00 10/04/2021
Ukrainian, Turkish presidents hold talks amid Donbass tensions with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will hold talks with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Saturday, amid tensions between Kyiv and Moscow over a long-running conflict in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region.

Source: reuters.com

15:18 10/04/2021
Harry Kane 'ready to tell Tottenham' he wants to leave with two reasons behind decision

He wants to quit the club this summer permitting they do not qualify for the Champions League. The England captain, who has already etched his name into the Tottenham history books, is willing to consider walking away from White Hart Lane to give himself the best chance of winning trophies. Kane was already believed to be considering his future following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino but Jose Mourinho convinced Spurs' main man to give him a full season under the Portuguese's management following his appointment in November 2019. The 27-year-old was true to his word but Mourinho has failed to drive the club forward despite spending heavily last summer.

Source: express.co.uk

14:54 10/04/2021
COVID-battered Malta to pay tourists who visit this summer

Aiming to revive its tourism industry and get ahead of rival destinations, Malta plans to offer foreign visitors a handout of up to 200 euros ($238.10) each if they stay at least three days on the Mediterranean island this summer.

Source: reuters.com

14:26 10/04/2021
China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations

China slapped a record 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its dominant market position for several years. The Alibaba business empire has come under intense scrutiny in China since billionaire founder Jack Ma’s stinging public criticism of the country’s regulatory system in October.

Source: reuters.com

13:22 10/04/2021
Rapper will.i.am is selling a smart mask for $299

Rapper will.i.am wants to make face masks a high-end, high-tech statement. The Black Eyed Peas member announced this week he is teaming up with Honeywell to launch XUPERMASK, a $299 mask with a ton of bells and whistles. The XUPERMASK was designed by will.i.am, Honeywell and Jose Fernandez, the designer behind Elon Musk's SpaceX suits.

 

12:14 10/04/2021
Indonesia earthquake: 6.0 magnitude quake hits just off coast - tsunami alert

The warning was issued bt Tsunami Service Provider INDONESIA in support of the UNESCO/IOC Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWMS). The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the earthquake hit the region at around 2pm local time at an intermediate depth of 87km.

Source: express.co.uk

11:31 10/04/2021
Myanmar junta sentences 19 people to death as protest crackdowns continue

Nineteen people have been sentenced to death in Myanmar for killing an associate of an army captain, the military owned Myawaddy TV station said on Friday, the first such sentences announced in public since a Feb. 1 coup and crackdown on protesters. The report said the killing took place on March 27 in the North Okkalapa district of Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city. Martial law has been declared in the district, allowing courts martial to pronounce sentences.

Source: globalnews.ca

10:50 10/04/2021
New Type of Battery Can Charge 10x Faster Than Lithium-Ion Models

Researchers in Russia have developed a new type of battery technology that they say can charge approximately 10 times faster than existing lithium-ion batteries – a speed-up that could offer huge time-saving advantages if it got rolled out in everyday devices. The key to the new batteries is a kind of nitroxyl-based redox polymer, a material that can undergo reversible oxidation (loss of electrons) and reduction (gain of electrons) when it discharges and charges.

Source: sciencealert.com

10:35 10/04/2021
Pique and Sergi Roberto cleared fit to return to Barcelona's Clasico squad

Barcelona duo Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto have both been passed fit and included in the squad for the Clasico this weekend. Barça travel to Real Madrid on Saturday in the league just one point behind leaders Atletico Madrid. Madrid are two back from the Catalans.

Source: sport.es

10:15 10/04/2021
DMX dead at 50 a week after star suffered heart attack

The rapper and actor, born Earl Simmons, died at White Plains Hospital in New York on Friday, his family confirms.

Source: people.com

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13:29
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