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11:20 26/05/2022
A terrified mum fears she'll need both her legs amputated after being bitten by a gnat

Jorja Austin, 40, was bitten by a tiny insect on her right leg while mowing the lawn - and now her kids have been taken into care because of her condition. Now doctors have said the former admin assistant may need both legs amputated after suffering a life-threatening bout of sepsis. Jorja was bitten by a gnat in 2009 while cutting the grass at her home in Basildon, Essex. Despite being just a "pinhole" size, the bite never healed and two years later Jorja was diagnosed with pyoderma gangrenosum, a rare skin condition that causes excruciating ulcers.


10:35 26/05/2022
Venezuelan man, crowned world's oldest, marks 113th birthday Friday

Venezuelan Juan Vicente Perez Mora, declared the oldest person in the world by Guinness World Records last week, will hit 113 years old on Friday. Perez Mora, who enjoys good health and a cup of strong aguardiente liquor every day, has 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren, Guinness said in a press release. Apart from slightly elevated blood pressure and hearing problems due to his age, Perez Mora is in very good health and does not take medication.


10:00 26/05/2022
11 babies killed in Senegal hospital fire

Eleven newborn babies died in a hospital fire in the western Senegalese city of Tivaouane, the president of the country said late Wednesday. Just before midnight in Senegal, Macky Sall announced on Twitter that 11 infants had died in the blaze.


18:44 25/05/2022
India, the world's largest producer of sugar, is restricting exports

India has decided to restrict the sale of sugar on international markets, just days after it banned wheat exports. In a statement on Wednesday, the Indian government said it will limit sugar exports to 10 million tons for the marketing season that runs through September to keep prices in check. Sellers have also been asked to seek "specific permission" from authorities for any export of sugar between June 1 and October 31.


18:00 25/05/2022
Neymar wants to stay at PSG despite rumours over his future

Neymar says he would like to stay at French champions Paris Saint-Germain despite rarely justifying his world record fee of 222 million euros ($236 million) and amid rumours the club would like him to leave. The 30-year-old Brazilian signed an extension to his contract last year taking him up to 2025. However, another disappointing season blighted by injury has placed question marks over his future at the Qatari-owned club.


17:03 25/05/2022
Aerosmith cancel gigs as singer Steven Tyler goes into rehab

Rock band Aerosmith have cancelled part of their forthcoming Las Vegas residency after frontman Steven Tyler checked himself into rehab. The star, who had been sober for more than a decade, relapsed after taking pain medication for foot surgery. The 74-year-old "voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery", his bandmates said in a statement. Aerosmith had been due to start their Deuces Are Wild shows on 17 June.


15:48 25/05/2022
Five Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq

Five Turkish soldiers fighting Kurdish fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq have been killed, the Turkish defence ministry has said in a statement. Another two soldiers were wounded during clashes that occurred on Tuesday near Iraq’s border with Turkey, the statement added.


14:47 25/05/2022
75 people missing, one dead, after migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

Seventy five people were missing after a crowded boat of migrants sank off Tunisia on Wednesday, the International Organization for Migration said and a security official said, as the numbers risking the dangerous crossing to Europe increase. The IOM said 24 people had been rescued from the boat, which departed from the beaches of Zawara in Libya and sank off the coast of Sfax. A Tunisian security official told Reuters that the coastguard had recovered a body as they continue to search for 75 others who were missing.

13:42 25/05/2022
Europa Conference League final: Police injured as Roma and Feyenoord fans clash in Albania

Ten police officers were injured as supporters clashed in the build-up to the Europa Conference League final. Italian club Roma take on Dutch side Feyenoord in Albania's capital Tirana on Wednesday. Fans wielded glass bottles, sticks, stones and other objects as local police tried to break up trouble on Tuesday. "Police have taken 60 people from both fan groups, 48 Italians and 12 Dutch, to the station," the police said.


12:53 25/05/2022
Male domestic violence survivors say they feel the Depp-Heard trial is a turning point

As the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation case nears its conclusion, some men who say they have experienced domestic violence pinpointed a defining moment in the trial that, for them, felt pivotal in changing what it means to be a male survivor. “When I initially heard [about the case], I was a little shocked. I was like, ‘Wow. Who would’ve thought this could happen to Johnny Depp?’” recalled Tony Enos, a Philadelphia pop singer who said he survived domestic violence.


12:20 25/05/2022
Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen in West Bank clashes, Palestinian health ministry says

A 16-year-old Palestinian shot in the head by Israeli forces died early on Wednesday after clashes in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, the Palestinian health ministry said. The ministry identified the teen as Gaith Yamin. It said Israeli forces shot him near Joseph's Tomb, a flashpoint site. The Israeli military said on Twitter that it responded with live fire to hundreds of Palestinians who hurled rocks and petrol bombs at soldiers during a visit by Jewish worshippers to Joseph's Tomb on Tuesday night.


11:48 25/05/2022
North Korea fires three ballistic missiles, Seoul military says

North Korea fired three ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan early Wednesday, Seoul's military said, just one day after President Joe Biden wrapped up his first Asia visit as US leader. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that it had "detected at around 06:00, 06:37 and 06:42 the firings of ballistic missiles launched from Sunan area."


11:10 25/05/2022
Gunman kills 19 children in Texas school rampage

An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade and the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The attacker was killed by law enforcement. The death toll also included two adults, authorities said. Gov. Greg Abbott said one of the two was a teacher.


10:33 25/05/2022
World's shortest teenager - just 73.43cm at the age of 18 - is recognised by Guinness World Records in Nepal

The world's shortest teenager has been crowned in Kathmandu, Nepal as he arrived to collect his award from Guinness World Records. Dor Bahadur Khapangi, who measures just 73.43cm, was carried by a relative to the location in the Nepalese capital. The official certificate names Khapangi as the 'shortest teenager living (male)' on 23 March.


10:00 25/05/2022
21 killed in latest police raid on Rio favela

An anti-crime operation in a Rio de Janeiro slum left 21 people dead Tuesday, officials said, a year after the bloodiest-ever favela raid in the city's history. Military police said they came under gunfire as they approached the northern Rio slum called Vila Cruzeiro in the early morning hours with the mission of locating and arresting "criminal leaders." Police said at least 11 of the dead were "suspects."


22:52 24/05/2022
Boat carrying Rohingya fleeing Myanmar capsizes, killing 16

At least 16 people from Myanmar’s Rohingya minority have died after a storm capsized the boat they were traveling on to seek refuge in another country, officials and a recovery team member said Tuesday. There were 35 survivors of the accident that took place Saturday off Myanmar’s southwestern coast and four people were missing, the officials said. The boat left the western state of Rakhine last Thursday and encountered bad weather two days later off Ayeyarwaddy Region on Myanmar’s southwestern coast, causing it to capsize, the statement said.


16:45 24/05/2022
World's fastest passenger jet goes supersonic in tests

The race to resume supersonic passenger flights nearly two decades after the retirement of Concorde was offered a glimmer of excitement on Monday when plane manufacturer Bombardier revealed high speed achievements while confirming the launch of its new business jet. The Canadian company said the in-development Global 8000 will be "the world's fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet." With a capacity for up to 19 passengers, a range of 14,800 kilometers and a top speed of Mach 0.94, the upcoming plane is expected to enter service in 2025, according to a statement from Bombardier.


16:23 24/05/2022
French Open: Second seed Daniil Medvedev begins with comfortable win at Roland Garros

World number two Daniil Medvedev booked his place in the French Open second round with a comfortable straight-set win over Argentine Facundo Bagnis. US Open champion Medvedev, 26, won 6-2 6-2 6-2 against Bagnis, ranked 103rd. The Russian former world number one reached his first quarter-final at Roland Garros last year - having lost in the first round in each of his four previous appearances in Paris.



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