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10:00 19/05/2022
Tom Cruise awarded surprise honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes

Tom Cruise mania descended Wednesday in Cannes where the actor made a whirlwind appearance at the film festival, walking the red carpet, receiving a surprise Palme d’Or and watching a squadron of French fighter jets fly over the European premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick.” Cannes pulled out all the stops to fete the 59-year-old star, paying tribute to Cruise with not just a rare interview on stage and a red-carpet premiere featuring a flyby of jets trailing colored smoke, but with the unexpected presentation of an honorary Palme d’Or.

Source: apnews.com

23:42 18/05/2022
Nigeria: Nine dead after explosion in Kano

Nine people were killed after a gas cylinder explosion led to the collapse of a building close to a popular market in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano, the national emergency service and witnesses said. The incident happened on Tuesday in the Sabon Gari area of the city, mostly populated by people who moved to Kano from elsewhere.

Source: aljazeera.com

21:01 18/05/2022
Elon Musk fans say they’re ‘immediately unfollowing’ tech billionaire after Channel 4 documentary

Viewers of the Channel 4 documentary Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain? have heaped scorn on the SpaceX founder. The documentary focused on Musk, the tech billionaire whose public behaviour and online persona have generated considerable controversy over the years. As well as highlighting Musk’s achievements, Superhero or Supervillain? delves into some of the more dubious aspects of Musk’s life and businesses, including a multi-million dollar lawsuit Musk’s company Tesla faced over allegations of racism.

Source: independent.co.uk

18:00 18/05/2022
Portugal finds 5 monkeypox cases in men as outbreak spreads

Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa. Portugal’s General Directorate for Health said they were also investigating 15 suspected cases and that all were identified this month in the area around the capital, Lisbon. All the Portuguese cases involve men, most of them young, authorities said.

Source: apnews.com

17:33 18/05/2022
World's tallest building engulfed as Mideast sandstorms hit UAE

The world's tallest building disappeared behind a grey layer of dust on Wednesday as sandstorms that have swept the Middle East hit the United Arab Emirates, prompting weather and traffic warnings. The 828-metre (2,716 ft, 6ins) Burj Khalifa, which towers over Dubai and is usually visible across the busy financial hub, retreated behind a curtain of airborne dirt that shrouded much of the country.

Source: france24.com

16:58 18/05/2022
Turkey's Erdogan links Sweden NATO bid to return of 'terrorists'

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Sweden should not expect Turkey to approve its NATO bid without returning "terrorists", and Swedish and Finnish delegations should not come to Turkey to convince it to back their membershipin the alliance. Ankara says Sweden and Finland harbour people it says are linked to groups it deems terrorists, namely the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group and followers of Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt.

Source: reuters.com

14:40 18/05/2022
Finland and Sweden submit applications to join NATO

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that Finland and Sweden have officially applied to join the world’s biggest military alliance, a move driven by security concerns over Russia’s war in Ukraine. “I warmly welcome the requests by Finland and Sweden to join NATO. You are our closest partners,” Stoltenberg told reporters on Wednesday after receiving their application letters from the two Nordic countries’ ambassadors.

Source: aljazeera.com

13:46 18/05/2022
Netflix cuts 150 US-based jobs after losing subscribers

Netflix has laid off about 150 staff, just a month after the entertainment giant said it was losing subscribers for the first time in a decade. The redundancies, announced by the streaming service on Tuesday, will mainly affect its US office in California. They account for about 2% of its North American workforce. Netflix said the job losses were due to the slump in the company's revenue.

Source: bbc.com

12:47 18/05/2022
One in six killed by pollution worldwide, study finds

Pollution caused one in six deaths worldwide in 2019, a new study has revealed -- more than the annual global tolls for war, malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, drugs or alcohol. The study, published Tuesday by the Lancet Commission on pollution and health, found pollution kills 9 million people every year -- nearly three quarters of them due to harmful air. According to the study, deaths caused by air pollution and toxic chemical pollution increased by 66% over the past two decades.

Source: cnn.com

12:18 18/05/2022
Mexico disappearances reach record high of 100,000 amid impunity

The number of people reported as disappeared in Mexico is at a record high of 100,000, figures suggest. Government data, which goes back to 1964, shows that almost all the disappearances have occurred since 2007, when then-President Felipe Calderón launched his "war on drugs". The United Nations has called it "a human tragedy of enormous proportions". Many of the missing are victims of organised crime and hardly any of those responsible are punished.

Source: bbc.com

11:32 18/05/2022
Pakistan hit by deadly cholera outbreak as heat wave grips South Asia

A deadly cholera outbreak linked to contaminated drinking water has infected thousands of people in central Pakistan as the country grapples with a water crisis exacerbated by a brutal heat wave in South Asia. Temperatures in parts of Pakistan and India have reached record levels in recent weeks, putting the lives of millions at risk. Cholera cases were first identified in Pir Koh, a remote mountainous town in Balochistan province, on April 17. Since then, more than 2,000 people have been infected and six have died, according to Dr. Ahmed Baloch, from the health department of Balochistan.

Source: cnn.com

11:06 18/05/2022
Mexico disappearances reach record high of 100,000 amid impunity

The number of people reported as disappeared in Mexico is at a record high of 100,000, figures suggest. Government data, which goes back to 1964, shows that almost all the disappearances have occurred since 2007, when then-President Felipe Calderón launched his "war on drugs". The United Nations has called it "a human tragedy of enormous proportions". Many of the missing are victims of organised crime and hardly any of those responsible are punished.

Source: bbc.com

10:32 18/05/2022
Medvedev loses to Gasquet in Geneva in return from injury

Second-ranked Daniil Medvedev lost his comeback match Tuesday after a six-week injury layoff, beaten 6-2, 7-6 (5) by Richard Gasquet in the second round at the Geneva Open. Medvedev, who underwent hernia surgery last month, cautioned Sunday he was often a slow starter on clay courts. So it proved in his first match on the surface this season, in the last tournament before the French Open.

Source: apnews.com

10:00 18/05/2022
Guitar that broke up Oasis sells for $390,000

Noel Gallagher's Gibson guitar, which was broken in 2009 at the same time as the British group Oasis imploded, sold for 385,500 euros at an auction in Paris on Tuesday. Later repaired, the red Gibson's destruction at the French capital's Rock en Seine festival in 2009 was "a cult moment" in music history, said Jonathan Berg, a guitar expert and cofounder of the Artpeges gallery that held the auction.

Source: france24.com

18:00 17/05/2022
Elizabeth II makes surprise appearance to mark new subway line

The 96-year-old monarch, who has reduced most of her public engagements, appeared Tuesday at Paddington Station and beamed as she unveiled a plaque stating she officially opened the Elizabeth Line. The new east-west train line is due to open to the public on May 24. Calling the event “a happy development,” Buckingham Palace said “the organizers were informed of the possibility she may attend.”

Source: apnews.com

17:39 17/05/2022
Turkey threatens to block Finland and Sweden Nato bids

Turkey's president has restated his opposition to Finland and Sweden joining Nato - just hours after they said they would seek membership. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the two Nordic nations should not bother sending delegations to convince Turkey, a key Nato member, of their bids. He is angered by what he sees as their willingness to host Kurdish militants. Without the support of all Nato members, Sweden and Finland cannot join the military alliance.

Source: bbc.com

16:58 17/05/2022
Dozens hurt in clashes at Palestinian funeral in Jerusalem

More than 70 Palestinians were wounded in overnight clashes with Israeli forces at a Jerusalem funeral, Palestinian medics said Tuesday, in unrest that police said included "violent riots" which threatened officers' lives. The unrest unfolded as Palestinians were burying Walid al-Sharif, 23, who died on Saturday of wounds suffered during clashes last month at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Source: france24.com

15:45 17/05/2022
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are married

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are married, for real this time. The two shared the happy news on their respective Instagram accounts Monday afternoon. Their posts included a series of black-and-white photos from what appeared to be an intimate occasion and captions that simply read, "Till death do us part."

Source: cnn.com

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