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10:00 12/05/2022
Birds fall from the sky as heatwave scorches India

Rescuers in India's western Gujarat state are picking up dozens of exhausted and dehydrated birds dropping everyday as a scorching heatwave dries out water sources in the state's biggest city, veterinary doctors and animal rescuers say. Large swathes of South Asia are drying up in the hottest pre-summer months in recent years, prompting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to warn of rising fire risks.

Source: reuters.com

18:57 11/05/2022
Halsey says 'body is rebelling' against her as she reveals poor health

Halsey has said she is dealing with a number of health issues, in a revealing update on Instagram. Wearing a heart monitor, the singer posted on her Instagram Story saying she'd recently been "hospitalised for anaphylaxis a few times". "My health has changed a lot since I got pregnant and gave birth. I started getting really sick, I've been kind of sick most of my adult life." But the 27-year-old is still "excited and confident" for her next tour.

Source: bbc.com

17:50 11/05/2022
Barcelona defender Araújo leaves hospital after concussion

Barcelona defender Ronald Araújo has been discharged after a night in the hospital following a head injury sustained in a Spanish league game against Celta Vigo, the club said Wednesday. Barcelona said tests conducted on the player following his concussion on Tuesday came back with satisfactory results and doctors allowed him to return home.

Source: apnews.com

17:17 11/05/2022
Tunisian coast guard retrieves bodies of three migrants, rescues 250 others

Tunisian coast guards retrieved the bodies of three migrants whose boat sank off Tunisia and rescued about 250 others in a number of separate incidents, security official told Reuters on Wednesday. "Coastguard rescued 240 African migrants and eight Tunisians in 10 illegal migration trips, and also recovered the bodies of three Africans whose boat sank off the coast of El Awabed in Sfax Governorate," Lieutenant-Colonel Ali Ayari said.

Source: reuters.com

16:31 11/05/2022
Iran’s IRGC shells ‘terrorist positions’ in Iraq’s Erbil

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has shelled an area in Erbil in neighbouring Iraq, targeting positions it said were held by “terrorist groups”. The IRGC ground forces launched artillery fire on Iraq’s northern Kurdish regional capital early on Wednesday, according to the semi-official Tasnim news website. The attack comes two months after the IRGC launched ballistic missiles at what it said was an Israeli base in Erbil.

Source: aljazeera.com

15:43 11/05/2022
Paraguayan anti-mafia prosecutor killed on Colombia honeymoon

A high-profile Paraguayan prosecutor who fought against organised crime in his home country has been shot dead during his honeymoon in Colombia. Marcelo Pecci was on a beach on the idyllic tourist island of Baru when he was killed by two gunmen. Hours before the shooting, Mr Pecci's wife had announced on Instagram that she was pregnant. Mr Pecci's wife, journalist Claudia Aguilera, said that they were approached by two men on a private beach before her husband was shot. She said he had not received any threats.

Source: bbc.com

15:02 11/05/2022
Actor James Hong, 93, gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame after decades in film and TV

James Hong, the barrier-breaking Asian acting legend, became the oldest person ever to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. He celebrated with a little song and a dragon dance. It was a day of pure joy for the longtime actor.

Source: abc7.com

14:00 11/05/2022
Mike Tyson will not face criminal charges for apparently hitting a plane passenger

An incident caught on video last month appeared to show the former heavyweight boxer hitting another plane passenger multiple times. San Mateo County, California, District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe told CNN he decided not to file misdemeanor battery charges against Tyson based on the circumstances surrounding the confrontation, including the conduct of the alleged victim, Melvin George Townsend III, leading up to the incident. "It is simply a case that does not belong in the criminal court," Wagstaffe said. "If they want to sue each other, that's their business."

 

12:34 11/05/2022
Iran's arrests 2 Europeans for fomenting 'social disorder' –ISNA

Iran's intelligence ministry said on Wednesday it had arrested two European nationals for their alleged role in "the organisation of insecurity" in the Islamic Republic, Iran's semi-official Students News Agency ISNA reported. The pair were arrested for "for organising chaos and social disorder aimed at destabilising the country" in conjunction with foreign intelligence services, ISNA cited the ministry as saying, without giving further details.

Source: reuters.com

11:51 11/05/2022
DR Congo: Rebels carry out deadly attack on refugee camp in Ituri

Rebels have killed at least 14 people, including children, in an overnight attack on a displaced persons camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest violence in the conflict-wracked region, the army and a civil society leader have said. Army spokesman Jules Ngongo Tsikudi said on Tuesday that rebels raided a site outside the town of Fataki in Djugu region of eastern Ituri province where hundreds of civilians have sought refuge in recent months.

Source: aljazeera.com

11:20 11/05/2022
Apple to discontinue the iPod after 21 years

Apple has announced it is discontinuing its music player, the iPod Touch, bringing to an end a device widely praised for revolutionising how people listen to music. When the first iPod was launched in 2001, it could store 1,000 tracks. Today there are more than 90 million songs on Apple's streaming service. The iPod Touch was designed by Tony Fadell, who later invented the iPhone, which quickly overshadowed the iPod. Apple last updated the iPod in 2019.

Source: bbc.com

10:29 11/05/2022
Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Trump

Elon Musk on Tuesday said that as owner of Twitter he would lift the ban on Donald Trump, contending that kicking the former US president off the platform "alienated a large part of the country."

Source: france24.com

10:00 11/05/2022
Barcelona win overshadowed by Araujo injury

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Barcelona tightened their grip on second place in La Liga on Tuesday with a 3-1 win at home to Celta Vigo. But Barca’s victory was overshadowed by a serious head injury to defender Ronald Araujo, who had to be taken away in an ambulance in the 64th minute of the match.

Source: france24.com

20:27 10/05/2022
Manchester City confirm Erling Haaland deal with Borussia Dortmund

Manchester City have confirmed a deal to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer. The striker’s buyout clause, understood to be about €60m (£51.5m), has been met and the Norway international will earn a salary of about £350,000 a week, plus bonuses.

Source: theguardian.com

17:42 10/05/2022
Two slain in Mexico are the latest in unrelenting slaughter of journalists

The unrelenting slaughter of Mexican journalists has continued after two more newspeople were gunned down by unidentified assassins – taking the 2022 death toll to 11 in what is the deadliest country for media professionals outside a warzone. Yesenia Mollinedo Falconi and Sheila Johana García Olivera were murdered in the town of Cosoleacaque, about 350 miles east of the capital Mexico City, around 3pm on Monday.

Source: theguardian.com

16:18 10/05/2022
Biden signs $40B "lend-lease" aid bill for Ukraine

Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Monday as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European allies.

Source: france24.com

15:18 10/05/2022
Spain sacks spy chief over Pegasus spyware scandal

Spain’s government has fired the director of its top intelligence agency amid two separate cases of the hacking of politicians’ mobile phones using Pegasus spyware, according to Spanish media reports. Spain’s EFE news agency and other media reported on Tuesday that Spain’s cabinet agreed Paz Esteban would be relieved as head of Spain’s National Intelligence Centre, or CNI.

Source: aljazeera.com

14:10 10/05/2022
Death toll rises to 40 in Havana hotel blast

The death toll from an explosion at a luxury hotel in the old quarter of Havana has risen to 40, the health ministry said Monday. It said 54 people were injured in the blast last week, including six that are still in critical condition. Crews continued to comb through the rubble of the Saratoga five-star hotel, which was being renovated and had no guests at the time of the blast, seemingly caused by a gas leak.

Source: france24.com

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