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15:54 24/05/2022
Two pilots dead after fighter jet crash in Iran’s Isfahan

Two pilots have died after their fighter jet crashed during a training run in Iran’s Isfahan province. State media confirmed on Tuesday that an F-7 aircraft crashed in Anarak, approximately 200 kilometres east of the city of Isfahan, killing both pilots. Mohammad Reza Jannesari, a security official from the province, told the semi-official Tasnim news website that the aircraft, which belonged to the army, went down at about 8:10am local time. “This fighter jet faced technical issues during the training operation and crashed,” he said.

Source: aljazeera.com

15:12 24/05/2022
Several injured in train, bus collision in southern Germany

A train collided with a bus and derailed at a railroad crossing in southern Germany on Tuesday, police said. Several people were injured, some of them severely. The train struck the bus, which was carrying no passengers, at Blaustein, near the city of Ulm, German news agency dpa reported. The bus driver was thrown from the vehicle and severely injured. The driver and two passengers on the train were also seriously injured and several other passengers were slightly injured. Police said a total of 74 passengers were on the train.

Source: apnews.com

14:30 24/05/2022
Argentine president pays 'fine' for birthday dinner during Covid lockdown

Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez and the first lady on Monday paid a fine of three million pesos (about $24,000), in the form of a charitable donation, in return for legal proceedings against them being dropped over a birthday dinner during the pandemic lockdown that caused a scandal.

Source: france24.com

13:41 24/05/2022
Erdogan says Turkey to launch military operations on its southern borders

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Ankara would soon launch new military operations along its southern borders to create 30-km deep safe zones to combat terrorist threats from these regions. The operation will likely target north of Syria, where Turkey has launched several military operations since 2016 to undermine the Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG), an armed Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Source: reuters.com

13:17 24/05/2022
Kate Moss expected to be called by Johnny Depp's legal team as a witness

Kate Moss, who dated Johnny Depp in the 1990s, is expected to be called to testify as a rebuttal witness by his legal team in the ongoing trial between Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard, a source close to Depp tells CNN. A source close to Depp confirmed that Moss and Depp remain close to this day. Depp has sued Heard for $50 million alleging that a 2018 op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post defamed him, alleging the piece -- which did not mention him by name -- falsely painted him as an abuser.

 

12:30 24/05/2022
Nadal cruises into French Open second round

Rafael Nadal began his pursuit of a record-extending 14th French Open title with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Australian world number 82 Jordan Thompson on Monday. Fifth seed Nadal, who could meet reigning champion Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, improved his Roland Garros record to 106 wins and just three losses since his 2005 title-winning debut.

Source: france24.com

12:26 24/05/2022
Taguhi Tovmasyan held a meeting in the Parliament

''I recently hold a meeting in the National Assembly with Lila Pieters Yahia, the Acting UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia and Vladimir Shkolnikov, the Senior Human Rights Advisor of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for the South Caucasus. The meeting was significant, especially in the light of recent events. Issues of mutual interest and human rights violations discussed, ''- Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs Taguhi Tovmasyan said on her social media page.
 

11:06 24/05/2022
Turkey’s Erdogan says he will no longer talk to Greek PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he would cease talking to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and cancel a key meeting between their two governments, accusing the Greek leader of antagonizing Turkey. In a televised address following a Cabinet meeting, Erdogan accused neighboring Greece of harboring followers of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey says was behind a 2016 failed coup attempt, and of establishing military bases against Turkey.

Source: apnews.com

10:38 24/05/2022
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger's second child has arrived

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor and his author wife took to their respective Instagram accounts on Sunday night to share that they had welcomed a baby girl on Saturday. "We are so excited to announce the birth of our second daughter, Eloise Christina Schwarzenegger Pratt. Mama and baby are doing well," the caption read.

Source: cnn.com

10:00 24/05/2022
Denmark, Scotland detect first monkeypox virus cases

Denmark has registered its first incidence of infection with monkeypox in an adult male who had returned from a trip to Spain, according to the Danish health ministry. The man is currently in isolation and authorities are in touch with any close contacts, the ministry said. Also on Monday, Scotland announced its first case of monkeypox. In the rest of the United Kingdom, England currently has 20 confirmed cases, according to its latest update on Friday.

Source: aljazeera.com

18:00 23/05/2022
Security guard killed in Qatar Embassy in Paris

The killing of a guard at the Qatar Embassy in Paris in the early hours of Monday was a "heinous and unjustified" crime, the embassy said, as French prosecutors opened an investigation. The incident did not appear to have any links to terrorism, a source close to the probe said. The incident took place at around 06:30, the source said, adding that the suspect had entered the embassy and had a row with the security guard, who died after being punched.

Source: reuters.com

17:19 23/05/2022
Nearly 8,000-year-old skull found in Minnesota River

A partial skull that was discovered last summer by two kayakers in Minnesota will be returned to Native American officials after investigations determined it was about 8,000 years old. The kayakers found the skull in the drought-depleted Minnesota River about 180 kilometers west of Minneapolis, Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable said. Thinking it might be related to a missing person case or murder, Hable turned the skull over to a medical examiner and eventually to the FBI, where a forensic anthropologist used carbon dating to determine it was likely the skull of a young man who lived between 5500 and 6000 B.C..

Source: apnews.com

16:57 23/05/2022
South Korea's new leader says age of appeasing North Korea is over

The age of appeasing North Korea is over and any new talks between Seoul and Pyongyang must be initiated by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's new conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Monday. Speaking exclusively to CNN in his first media interview since taking office two weeks ago, Yoon said: "I think the ball is in Chairman Kim's court -- it is his choice to start a dialogue with us."
 

15:44 23/05/2022
Horror moment zoo keeper has finger ripped off by lion after sticking his hand into cage

A zoo keeper ended up getting his finger ripped off by a lion as the beast attacked him in front of terrified visitors. Video shows the moment the man at Jamaica Zoo is left screaming after sticking his hand into the beast's cage.  "When it happened, I thought it was a joke. I didn’t realise the seriousness of it because it’s their job to put on a show," one witness told The Jamaica Observer. “Obviously, when he fell on the ground everybody realised that it was serious. Everybody started to panic."

Source: thesun.co.uk

14:40 23/05/2022
At least seven dead after blaze on Philippine passenger ferry

The ship caught fire on Monday just before reaching the port of Real in Quezon province, about 60km east of the capital Manila. It had left Polilio Island at 5am local time and made a distress call at 6:30am. Five women and two men died, 120 passengers rescued, 23 of them treated for injuries, the coast guard said.

Source: aljazeera.com

14:20 23/05/2022
Floods in Bangladesh and India affect millions

Days of flooding and landslides in parts of Bangladesh and eastern India, have affected millions of people and left more than 50 people dead. Bangladesh's north-east region has seen some of the worst flooding for nearly two decades. The two countries are prone to flooding and experts say that climate change is increasing the likelihood of events like this around the world.

Source: bbc.com

13:06 23/05/2022
Iran IRGC Quds Force officer assassinated in Tehran: State media

Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says one of its officers has been assassinated in the capital Tehran by gunmen riding on two motorcycles, according to the state news agency IRNA. The IRGC issued a statement on Sunday saying Hassan Sayyad Khodayari was assassinated by enemies of the revolution. He said that Khodayari was a member of the Quds Force (which is responsible for the IRGC’s foreign operations) and that he served in Syria in past years.

Source: aljazeera.com

12:28 23/05/2022
Kylian Mbappé agrees to three-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain, snubbing Real Madrid

French superstar Kylian Mbappé has decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain rather than join Real Madrid, ending one of football's biggest transfer sagas. With Mbappé's contract at the French giants running out at the end of the season, the 23-year-old's next destination had been uncertain for months: Would he choose to stay at PSG or move to Madrid, the club he fell in love with as a kid? But after months of speculation, Mbappé announced he would continue playing for the Parisian club, signing a three-year contract extension until 2025.

Source: cnn.com

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