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19:18 28/04/2022
Several killed in suspected ISIL attack on northeast Syria iftar

Suspected ISIL (ISIS) gunmen killed seven people and wounded four others at a Ramadan iftar gathering in Syria’s northeast Deir Az Zor province, according to activists and monitors. The former spokesperson of the United States-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, Nouri Hamish, had hosted the iftar dinner, which marks the end of the day’s fasting, at his home in the town of Abu Khashab on Wednesday. He was among those killed, according to Syrian media group, the Euphrates Post.

Source: aljazeera.com

18:00 28/04/2022
Iran set up centrifuge-parts workshop underground at Natanz, IAEA says

Iran's new workshop at Natanz for making parts for centrifuges, machines that enrich uranium, has been set up in one of the halls of the underground Fuel Enrichment Plant there, U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi said on Thursday.

Source: reuters.com

16:23 28/04/2022
Man Utd title winner Alexander Buttner set to end career in Dutch second division after sealing De Graafschap transfer

The left-back, 33, helped the Red Devils lift their last Premier League crown in 2013. Buttner is currently with Eredivisie strugglers RKC Waalwijk, who he joined last year. But the defender has agreed a three-year deal to join De Graafschap during the summer. Based in his home town Doetinchem, they are mid-table in the second-tier Eerste Divisie.

Source: thesun.co.uk

14:40 28/04/2022
Liverpool eye Champions League final after beating Villarreal

Jurgen Klopp warned that Liverpool must remain “on alert” despite putting one foot in the Champions League final with a dominant 2-0 win over Villarreal in the first leg of their semi-final tie at Anfield. Two goals in two minutes undid Villarreal boss Unai Emery’s defensive game plan on Wednesday as Pervis Estupinan deflected Jordan Henderson’s cross into his own net before Sadio Mane slotted in a second.

Source: aljazeera.com

13:12 28/04/2022
'I'm buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in': Elon Musk

Tesla and SpaceX founder enjoyed some back-and-forths with Twitter users amid his $44bn takeover. The entrepreneur joked he intends to buy Coca-Cola to 'put the cocaine back in'. Coca-Cola actually contained roughly 3.5 milligrams of cocaine until 1903.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

12:37 28/04/2022
Indonesia suspends all exports of palm oil

Indonesia began imposing a complete ban on palm oil exports Thursday, as the world's largest producer of the commodity risked destabilising a global vegetable oil market already hitting peak prices. The archipelago nation is facing a domestic shortage of cooking oil as well as soaring prices, with consumers in several cities having to queue for hours in front of distribution centres to buy the essential commodity at subsidised rates.

Source: france24.com

11:28 28/04/2022
20 dead, thousands flee homes as gangs battle in Haiti

Criminal violence in Haiti worsened this week with fighting among gangs in part of the capital chasing thousands from their homes and killing at least 20 people, including children. Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency said the fighting began Sunday in four neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince, north of the international airport. At least a dozen homes were burned downand many of those who fled initially took shelter in the yard of a local mayor’s office.

Source: apnews.com

10:34 28/04/2022
World's largest blue diamond to come to auction has sold for $57.5 million

Named "The De Beers Cullinan Blue," the massive 15.10-carat step-cut gem sold at Sotheby's in Hong Kong after an eight-minute bidding war among four hopeful buyers, according to Sotheby's. The winning bid, which surpassed its high estimate of $48 million, came from an anonymous buyer by telephone. The rare diamond was found in South Africa's Cullinan mine in 2021, and it has attained the highest rankings that colored diamonds are judged by.

Source: cnn.com

10:00 28/04/2022
Giant tooth of ancient marine reptile discovered in Alps

The fossils of three ichthyosaurs -- giant marine reptiles that patrolled primordial oceans -- have been discovered high up in the Swiss Alps, and include the largest ever tooth found for the species, a study said Thursday. With elongated bodies and small heads, the prehistoric leviathans weighed up to 80 metric tons and grew to 20 meters, making them among the largest animals to have ever lived.

Source: france24.com

21:24 27/04/2022
Benedict Cumberbatch returns for 'riot' in multiverse 'Dr Strange'

Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch reprises his superhero role in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness", in the hotly-anticipated sequel which has fans guessing which Marvel characters might make surprise appearances. The movie, which begins its global cinema rollout on May 4, sees Cumberbatch's Doctor Stephen Strange travelling into the multiverse, allowing for different versions of himself.

Source: reuters.com

20:04 27/04/2022
Ambush kills 20 Muslim worshippers in Ethiopia’s Amhara region

Twenty Muslim worshippers have been killed in Ethiopia’s Amhara region after an ambush by unidentified armed men, an Islamic leader in the region said. The violence was unrelated to conflict in the neighbouring Tigray region, which began in November 2020 and spilled over into Amhara and Afar regions last year.

Source: aljazeera.com

18:41 27/04/2022
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi handed five year jail term for corruption

A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in jail on Wednesday after finding her guilty in the first of 11 corruption cases against her, according to a source with knowledge of proceedings. The Nobel laureate, who led Myanmar for five years before being forced from power in a coup in early 2021, has been charged with at least 18 offenses, which carry combined maximum jail terms of nearly 190 years if found guilty.

Source: cnn.com

18:00 27/04/2022
Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches latest crew of astronauts to ISS

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk‘s rocket company SpaceX has launched four astronauts into orbit as part of a NASA mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The astronauts were due to arrive at the space station on Wednesday night, 16 hours after their predawn liftoff from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, southeastern United States.

Source: aljazeera.com

17:13 27/04/2022
A 'da Vinci of violins' goes up for auction in France

A near three-century-old instrument lauded as a Leonardo da Vinci of violins could fetch as much as 10 million euros when it is auctioned next month, the French house overseeing the sale said. Crafted in 1736 by revered Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri, it is owned by virtuoso Regis Pasquier and its sound has graced concert halls around the world. The violin will go up for auction on June 3 following a three-day viewing.

Source: reuters.com

16:17 27/04/2022
Veteran Hong Kong actor found dead in quarantine hotel: reports

Kenneth Tsang, a stalwart of the "Golden Age" of Cantonese cinema, was found dead in a Hong Kong hotel room on Wednesday while undergoing mandatory quarantine after returning from overseas, local media reported. Tsang, 87, was discovered by staff in a quarantine hotel two days after returning from Singapore, multiple outlets including Now News, the South China Morning Post and Oriental Daily said.

Source: france24.com

15:26 27/04/2022
Soviet 'friendship monument' taken down in Kyiv

Ukrainian authorities dismantled the Monument of People's Friendship on Tuesday, a statue overlooking the Dnieper River in Kyiv, representing Russian-Ukrainian friendship. The installation was gifted to Ukraine by the Soviet government in 1982 as a symbol of the relationship between Russia and Ukraine. Kyiv City Council announced Monday that it would remove the statue along with 60 other monuments in the capital.

Source: euronews.com

14:39 27/04/2022
Indian capital engulfed in smoke after landfill catches fire

Acrid smoke hung over New Delhi for a second day on Wednesday after a massive landfill caught fire during a scorching heat wave, forcing informal waste workers to endure hazardous conditions. The landfill in northern Delhi’s Bhalswa is taller than a 17-story building and covers an area bigger than 50 football fields.

Source: apnews.com

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