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12:07 23/05/2022
Canada storms: Nearly a million homes lose power in high winds

Nearly 900,000 homes in southern Canada were left without power on Saturday after a severe storm hit the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Four people were killed by falling trees and a woman died when a boat capsized in the Ottawa River. Wind gusts reached 132km/h during the storm, according to Environment Canada. Power company Hydro One, which covers Ontario, said it would take several days to reconnect every home.

Source: bbc.com

11:06 23/05/2022
AC Milan win first Serie A title since 2011

AC Milan won their first Serie A title in 11 years on Sunday after beating Sassuolo 3-0 in Reggio Emilia to snatch the crown from local rivals Inter Milan. Needing just a point to claim the Scudetto Milan swept their hosts aside thanks to an Olivier Giroud brace and another from Franck Kessie in the first half in front of an army of away fans at the Mapei Stadium. Stefano Pioli's Milan finished two points ahead of Inter, who beat Sampdoria 3-0 at the San Siro.

Source: france24.com

10:34 23/05/2022
Monkeypox detected in three more countries

Israel, Switzerland and Austria are the latest countries to confirm cases of monkeypox, bringing the total number of nations reporting outbreaks to 15. Israel and Switzerland both said they identified one infected person who had recently travelled abroad. Israel is investigating other suspected cases. Monkeypox does not tend to spread easily between people and the illness is usually mild.

Source: bbc.com

10:00 23/05/2022
Man City retain Premier League title with dramatic late comeback

Manchester City retained the Premier League title in the most dramatic of fashion as they hauled themselves back from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 with three goals in the final 15 minutes on Sunday.

Source: france24.com

16:43 21/05/2022
Biden, South Korea's Yoon vow to deter North Korea while offering COVID aid

US President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed on Saturday to hold bigger military drills and deploy more U.S. weapons if necessary to deter North Korea, while offering to send COVID-19 vaccines and potentially meet Kim Jong Un. Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol said their countries' decades-old alliance needed to develop not only to face North Korean threats but to keep the Indo-Pacific region "free and open" and protect global supply chains.

Source: reuters.com

15:05 21/05/2022
Italian family, Togolese national taken hostage by armed men in Mali

Armed men have kidnapped an Italian couple and their child as well as a Togolese national in southeastern Mali, a local official and a Malian security source told AFP Friday. They said the abductions occurred late Thursday about 100 kilometres from the border with Burkina Faso, part of a west African region hit by turmoil, kidnappings as well as conflict blamed on armed jihadists. 

14:21 21/05/2022
Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter Aimee escapes Hollywood studio fire

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s daughter Aimee was among those who escaped a Hollywood recording studio fire that killed a 26-year-old music producer, Sharon Osbourne and others who work in the space said. Aimee Osbourne’s producer also escaped the blaze that began late Thursday afternoon in the two story commercial building that houses several studios and music-making spaces. It took 78 firefighters more than 50 minutes to extinguish the flames, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said in a statement.

Source: apnews.com

13:31 21/05/2022
Palestinian teen killed in Israeli raid in occupied West Bank

Israeli troops shot and killed a teenage Palestinian boy as they raided the northern city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry and local media said. The health ministry identified the dead teen as Amjad al-Fayyed, 17. It said an 18-year-old Palestinian was in a critical condition after being wounded by Israeli gunfire.

Source: aljazeera.com

12:41 21/05/2022
Harry Styles releases third album ‘Harry’s House’

After two months of teasing via social media followed by a glittering single and a triumphant Coachella headlining set, the wait for Harry Styles’ third album has finally ended. Harry’s House is officially available to stream as of Friday. The arrival of Harry’s House was preceded by “As It Was,” the lead single from the project. The song skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart following its April 1 release and maintained the top spot for three weeks.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

12:14 21/05/2022
Monkeypox: 80 cases confirmed in 12 countries

The World Health Organization has said another 50 suspected cases are being investigated - without naming any countries - and warned that more cases are likely to be reported. Infections have been confirmed in nine European countries, as well as the US, Canada and Australia. Monkeypox is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa. So far, public health agencies in Europe have confirmed cases in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Sweden.

Source: bbc.com

11:19 21/05/2022
Germany: Tornado causes major damage in western towns

A tornado barreled through parts of western Germany injuring dozens of people and causing heavy damage, officials said Friday. Police said up to 40 people had been injured in Paderborn, "10 of them seriously." In the nearby town of Lippstadt, more than 100 people were temporarily trapped at a local outdoor pool after fallen trees blocked the exit. The German meteorological services had put out a storm warning for Friday and predicted gales of up to 130 km/h in some places.

Source: dw.com

10:31 21/05/2022
Trump pays $110,000 fine for failure to cooperate with NY probe

Former US President Donald Trump has paid a $110,000 fine for his failure to respond to a subpoena in a civil investigation into his business practices, a spokesperson for the New York attorney general said on Friday. Trump paid the fine on Thursday but must still submit additional paperwork in order to have the contempt order lifted, the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James said.

Source: aljazeera.com

10:00 21/05/2022
US Secret Service: Two sent home after 'incident' in South Korea

Two Secret Service employees have been put on a plane back to the US after their involvement in an "altercation" in South Korea. The duo - part of the advance team ahead of President Joe Biden's visit to the country - were bar-hopping in Seoul on Thursday night, US media reports. One of the employees is said to have got into a physical altercation with a local taxi driver. No one was detained or arrested but Seoul police investigated the incident.

Source: bbc.com

18:00 20/05/2022
Biden security team member arrested in South Korea for drunken assault

A member of U.S. President Joe Biden's advance security team has been arrested in Seoul, accused of drunkenly assaulting a South Korean citizen a day before Biden arrived on a visit, police said on Friday. The team member, who works for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was detained in the early hours of Thursday after getting into a fight over a taxi, an official at Yongsan district police told Reuters. The incident occurred outside the Grand Hyatt hotel, where Biden is expected to stay.

 

17:23 20/05/2022
Borussia Dortmund part ways with coach Marco Rose

Head coach Marco Rose has left Borussia Dortmund after just one year in charge, the Bundesliga runners-up said on Friday. Borussia Dortmund and Rose "ended their collaboration" following an "intensive analysis of the season", the club said in a statement. The team had "not gotten the most out of our potential in a number of areas", Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said. Rose said he was still convinced by his plans for Dortmund, but saw that he did not have the "100 percent" backing of the club.

Source: france24.com

16:54 20/05/2022
Identical twin sisters give birth on same day, in same hospital

Identical twin sisters Jill Justiniani and Erin Cheplak share the same birthday, and now their newborn sons do, too. Justiniani and Cheplak, both of Yorba Linda, California, gave birth to their sons on the same day, May 5, at the same hospital, just hours apart. Their sons, named Oliver and Silas, were born with the exact same measurements, each weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measuring 20 inches at birth, according to hospital records.

Source: goodmorningamerica.com

15:49 20/05/2022
Finland brews up NATO-themed beer

When Finland decided to seek NATO membership on Sunday, the owner of a small brewery in Savonlinna, Petteri Vanttinen, 42, decided to celebrate by launching a new beer in honour of the military alliance. Savonlinna, which lies only 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the Russian border, has always been a battleground between East and West. Vanttinen holds his beer and points out the surrounding areas which were bombed during World War II, when Finland fought two bloody wars with its powerful eastern neighbour.

Source: france24.com

14:52 20/05/2022
Three people stabbed in south-east Norway attack

At least three people were stabbed and injured on Friday in random attacks in a village in south-east Norway, police said. One of the victims was in critical condition. A suspect was later apprehended, officials said. "I can confirm we have the offender under control," a police spokesperson told Reuters. "We do not believe there were any more offenders." The attack took place in the rural, mountainous Nore and Uvdal municipality in Norway's Numedal region.

 

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