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14:15 20/05/2022
John Aylward, known for roles in 'ER' and 'West Wing,' dead at 75

John Aylward, a veteran film and television actor for more than three decades, has died, according to his longtime agent and friend, Mitchell K. Stubbs. He was 75. Aylward died Monday of natural causes, Stubbs told CNN.
 

13:24 20/05/2022
Jordan king places half brother Prince Hamzah under house arrest

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has imposed restrictions on the movements, place of residence and communications of his estranged half brother Prince Hamzah, widening a royal rift in the kingdom. In a strongly worded public letter published on Thursday, King Abdullah II said he had decreed the measures on account of Hamzah’s “erratic behavior and aspirations.”

Source: aljazeera.com

12:18 20/05/2022
Record-breaking cold in Brazil threatens homeless, crops

Coats and scarves have come out prematurely in Brazil, as the south of the tropical country experiences a record-breaking cold spell, a menace for both homeless people and crops. With 1.4 degrees Celsius, the capital Brasilia recorded the coldest temperature in its history on Thursday, with more than a month to go until the official start of winter.

Source: france24.com

11:49 20/05/2022
Nobel winner Jose Ramos-Horta sworn in as East Timor president

Former independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was sworn in as president of East Timor ahead of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of independence for Asia’s youngest country. Ramos-Horta, 72, who led the resistance during Indonesia’s occupation, called for national reconciliation and unity as he took the oath of office shortly before midnight local time the time that the country declared independence 20 years ago. New president pledges to reduce poverty, improve health services for mothers and children, and restore political stability.

Source: aljazeera.com

11:02 20/05/2022
Vangelis: Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner composer dies at 79

Greek composer Vangelis, who was known for his celebrated film themes for Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner, has died at the age of 79. He won an Oscar for the stirring score to 1981's Chariots of Fire. Vangelis's other film credits included The Bounty, Francesco, Bitter Moon, 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Alexander.

Source: bbc.com

10:29 20/05/2022
Four migrants die, 10 others missing after a migrant boat sank off the Tunisian coast

At least 4 migrants died and another 10 were missing after a boat sank off Tunisia on Thursday, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy, a security official said. The coastguard rescued 44 migrants aboard the overcrowded boat which sank off the coast of Louza in Sfax governerate.

Source: reuters.com

10:00 20/05/2022
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcome their first child

Multi-hyphenate pop star Rihanna and rapper A$AP Rocky have welcomed their first child, according to a TMZ report. The baby boy was reportedly born on 13 May in Los Angeles. No name was given. The couple, together since early 2020, first announced their pregnancy with a heavily photographed stroll through A$AP Rocky’s home town of New York in January.

Source: theguardian.com

18:54 19/05/2022
Israel's ruling coalition loses majority after left-wing Arab MP quits

A left-wing Arab Israeli lawmaker quit the governing coalition on Thursday, citing among other factors police aggression at an Al Jazeera reporter's funeral, rendering the government a minority in parliament. The decision by Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi of the dovish Meretz party leaves the coalition headed by right-wing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with just 59 out of 120 seats in Israel's parliament, the Knesset.

Source: france24.com

18:00 19/05/2022
Afghan Taliban order women TV anchors to cover their faces

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers ordered all female presenters on TV channels to cover their faces on air, the country’s biggest media outlet said Thursday. The order came in a statement from the Taliban’s Virtue and Vice Ministry, tasked with enforcing the group’s rulings, as well as from the Information and Culture Ministry, the TOLOnews channel said in a tweet. The statement called the order “final and non-negotiable,” the channel said.

Source: apnews.com

17:15 19/05/2022
Gabon star Aubameyang retires from international football

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has retired from international football, his country's federation has confirmed. Barcelona's Aubameyang, who is Gabon's all-time top scorer with 30 goals in 72 appearances, sent a letter to the federation on Tuesday, confirming his decision. "After 13 years of pride in representing my country, I announce I am ending my international career," wrote the 32-year-old.

Source: france24.com

16:24 19/05/2022
Indian court frees killer of ex-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

India's top court on Wednesday granted the release of a man convicted of killing former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, 31 years after his imprisonment. The Supreme Court invoked extraordinary powers to release A. G. Perarivalan, his attorney told CNN. Perarivalan was arrested a few weeks after Gandhi was assassinated in a suicide bomb attack on May 21, 1991, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

 

15:37 19/05/2022
Biden visits Japan, South Korea carrying warning to China

Joe Biden will visit Japan and South Korea on his first Asian trip as U.S. president, carrying a clear message to China, advisers and analysts say - don't try what Russia did in Ukraine anywhere in Asia, and especially not in Taiwan. Biden departs for the five day trip on Thursday, after spending several months organizing allies to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a "special operation."

Source: reuters.com

14:24 19/05/2022
Eintracht Frankfurt defeat Rangers on penalties to win Europa League

Eintracht Frankfurt beat Rangers 5-4 on penalties to win the Europa League on Wednesday after the final in Seville finished 1-1 at the end of extra time. Aaron Ramsey missed for Rangers in the shoot-out after coming on as a substitute with only three minutes left of extra-time, before Rafael Borre struck the winning shot to complete Frankfurt’s remarkable triumph.

Source: france24.com

13:10 19/05/2022
Rare 18th-century Chinese vase kept in kitchen sells for $1.8 million at auction

A rare Chinese vase dating from the 18th century has sold for nearly $1.8 million at auction. The gilded blue artifact was initially valued at $186,000, according to Dreweatts, the English auction house that handled the sale. The seller inherited the vase from his father, a surgeon, who bought it in the 1980s for a few hundred pounds, Dreweatts said in a statement. The seller was unaware of its value, and so kept it in the kitchen, where it was spotted by an expert.

Source: cnn.com

12:32 19/05/2022
ARARAT Museum joins the international "Museum Night" initiative and will be happy to welcome the guests

On May 20th from 21:00 to 00:30 and May 21st from 21:00 to 00:00. The free of charge excursions through the Museum will take place each 30 minutes.

Source: ARARAT Museum 

11:54 19/05/2022
Juan Carlos: Spain's ex-king to return after two-year exile

Spain's former King Juan Carlos will return to the country this week after nearly two years in exile in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Spanish royal palace has confirmed. He left Spain after he was linked to an inquiry into alleged corruption. But three investigations against the 84-year-old were dropped in March, paving the way for him to return. The ex-king will arrive in Spain on Thursday and before he travels back to the UAE on Monday.

Source: bbc.com

11:11 19/05/2022
Eric Clapton cancels two European shows after testing positive for COVID

Eric Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, has tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled two upcoming European gigs. Clapton’s upcoming shows in Zurich on Tuesday and Milan on Wednesday will be rescheduled, he announced on his Facebook page and official online site. The 77-year-old rocker tested positive following his concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 8.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com

10:35 19/05/2022
French towns sweat in record May heat

Several southern French towns sizzled in record high temperatures for May on Wednesday, while the month as whole is on track to be the hottest since records began, the national weather service said. Towns such as Albi, Toulouse and Montelimar in southern France set records of between 33.4-33.9 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, while areas on the west and northern coasts also logged unprecedented highs, Meteo-France said.

Source: france24.com

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