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20:48 30/04/2022
With Liga title, Marcelo is most successful Madrid player

Veteran Brazilian defender Marcelo won his 24th title with Real Madrid on Saturday, becoming the club’s most trophy-laden player. The left back started in the 4-0 home win over Espanyol, which clinched Madrid the Spanish league. The 33-year-old Marcelo was tied on the club trophy list with great Francisco “Paco” Gento, whose heyday was the 1950s and 60s. He died this year at age 88.


19:33 30/04/2022
Mino Raiola: Football agent dies aged 54

Mino Raiola, the agent who represented some of football's most high-profile players, has died at the age of 54. The Dutch-Italian's stable of players included Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Raiola was also president of the Football Forum, which represented leading agents and their players.


16:59 30/04/2022
Suspected tornado rips through Kansas, causes severe damage

A suspected tornado that barreled through parts of Kansas damaged multiple buildings, injured several people and left more than 6,500 people without power, officials said Saturday. The suspected twister moved though parts of southeast Wichita and Andover on Friday evening. Andover Fire Chief Chad Russell said during a news conference early Saturday morning that 50 to 100 buildings were damaged in Sedgwick County, though it was not immediately known how many buildings were damaged in Andover.


15:51 30/04/2022
Turkey's civil society condemned to silence after Kavala life sentence

In 2013, peaceful protests began in May in Istanbul's central Taksim Square against plans to redevelop a part of the iconic site but spiralled into weeks of anti-government protests after a police crackdown. On May Day this year, as every year since then, the venue will be empty after a Turkish court handed prominent civil society leader Osman Kavala a life sentence for allegedly financing that rally and trying to topple President Recep Tayyip's government. Critics accuse Erdogan of amassing great power, trampling on human rights and quashing dissent.


15:16 30/04/2022
Kim Jong Un warns N. Korea could ‘preemptively’ use nuclear weapons

North Korean leader warned again that the North could preemptively use its nuclear weapons if threatened, as he praised his top army officials for a massive military parade in the capital, Pyongyang, this week. Kim expressed “firm will” to continue developing his nuclear-armed military so that it could “preemptively and thoroughly contain and frustrate all dangerous attempts and threatening moves, including ever-escalating nuclear threats from hostile forces, if necessary,” the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Saturday.


13:58 30/04/2022
Brazilian town builds Christ statue taller than Rio's

Rio de Janeiro's famous Christ the Redeemer has competition. The small town of Encantado in southern Brazil has built a taller Christ to attract tourism. Christ the Protector is 43 meters high, compared to Rio's statue, which is 38 meters, including in both cases their pedestals.


12:53 30/04/2022
11-foot alligator blocks traffic on Florida highway

A behemoth 11-foot alligator wandered onto State Road 417 in Florida on Wednesday morning, holding up traffic for almost an hour, according to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office. The "moving speed bump" likely came from Lake Jesup, which is "quite the gator-populated lake," Bob Kealing, public information administrator for the sheriff's office, told CNN

11:57 30/04/2022
Musk sells $8.5bn worth of Tesla stock days after Twitter deal

Elon Musk disclosed an additional $4.5 billion worth of Tesla Inc. stock sales in new regulatory filings Friday, bringing the total he’s disposed of in the wake of his deal to buy Twitter Inc. to more than $8.5 billion. Tesla’s chief executive officer offloaded more than 5 million shares on April 28, according to the new filings. Those followed disclosures late Thursday of sales totaling 4.4 million shares the two prior days.


11:31 30/04/2022
Blast kills more than 50 at Kabul mosque, its leader says

A powerful explosion killed more than 50 worshippers after Friday prayers at a Kabul mosque, its leader said, the latest in a series of attacks on civilian targets in Afghanistan during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The blast hit the Khalifa Sahib Mosque in the west of the capital in the early afternoon, said Besmullah Habib, deputy spokesman for the interior ministry, who said the official confirmed death toll was 10.


10:37 30/04/2022
Boris Becker jailed: Tennis champion sentenced over bankruptcy

Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been jailed for two and a half years for hiding £2.5m worth of assets and loans to avoid paying debts. The 54-year-old six-time Grand Slam champion was found guilty of four charges under the Insolvency Act. The case centred on Becker's bankruptcy in June 2017 resulting from an unpaid loan of more than £3m on his luxury estate in Mallorca, Spain. Judge Deborah Taylor said he had shown no remorse or acceptance of guilt.


10:00 30/04/2022
Bolsonaro responds after DiCaprio urges Brazil youth to vote

Jair Bolsonaro clapped back Friday after US actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio urged Brazilian youth to register to vote in the country's October elections -- implying they should vote against the far-right president. Bolsonaro, who has been widely criticized by environmentalist groups, responded Friday with irony. "Thanks for your support, Leo! It's really important to have every Brazilian voting in the coming elections," Bolsonaro tweeted in English. "Our people will decide if they want to keep our sovereignty on the Amazon or to be ruled by crooks who serve foreign special interest."


13:37 29/04/2022
British Virgin Islands premier arrested on US drug charges

The premier of the British Virgin Islands and the director of the Caribbean territory’s ports were arrested Thursday on drug smuggling charges in South Florida, federal authorities said. Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie and Managing Director Oleanvine Maynard were taken into custody by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents at Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport and charged with conspiracy to import cocaine and conspiracy to launder money. Maynard’s son, Kadeem Maynard, faces the same changes in the alleged scheme.


12:50 29/04/2022
COVID-19: Beijing closing all schools as city tightens virus restrictions in bid to stop outbreak

All schools in Beijing have been closed from today - with no plan for when they will reopen - as the city tries to stop a wider COVID-19 outbreak. China's capital is fighting its latest wave of infections, which has seen around 150 COVID cases reported, with 50 of those detected on Thursday.


11:31 29/04/2022
James Corden leaving Late Late Show after eight years

British comedian and actor turned US talk show host James Corden has announced he will be leaving The Late Late Show next year. He made the announcement during a tape recording of the CBS network show in Los Angeles, California on Thursday. Corden has hosted the US-based talk show since 2015. Speaking on Thursday's edition of the show, he said it had been "the hardest decision I've ever had to make."


11:04 29/04/2022
42 hurt in clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound: Red Crescent

Fresh clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound injured 42 people on Friday, the Palestinian Red Crescent said, following weeks of violence at the flashpoint site. The unrest came on the final Friday in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. None of the injuries were serious, the Red Crescent said, adding that 22 people had been taken to hospital.


10:29 29/04/2022
Apple beats sales forecasts with big bumps in iPhones, services

Apple Inc on Thursday reported record fiscal second-quarter sales and profit that beat Wall Street estimates as it managed chip shortages and consumers snapped up new iPhones. Sales rose 19 percent in the Americas and were up by single-digits in Europe and China.


10:00 29/04/2022
Ronaldo salvages 1-1 draw for Man United against Chelsea

Cristiano Ronaldo’s fifth goal in three games salvaged a point for Manchester United in a 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Thursday that further damaged his team’s chances of a top-four finish in the Premier League. Ronaldo ran onto a ball over the Chelsea defense from Nemanja Matic and delivered a clinical finish in the 62nd minute, two minutes after Marcos Alonso gave the visitors the lead. Reece James later curled a shot against the post for Chelsea, which dominated the first half but found United goalkeeper David de Gea in fine form.


23:16 28/04/2022
Seven hours’ sleep is ideal amount in middle to old age, study finds

Seven hours of sleep each night is the ideal amount in middle to old age, research suggests.
The study of nearly 500,000 adults aged between 38 and 73 found that both too much and too little sleep were linked with worse cognitive performance and mental health, including anxiety and depression. A consistent amount of sleep also appeared to be beneficial.



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