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14:09 27/04/2022
French actor Vincent Lindon to head jury of next Cannes Film Festival

Vincent Lindon will preside over the Cannes Film Festival's 75th anniversary edition, with a lineup that includes Tom Cruise's Top Gun sequel and an Elvis biopic by Baz Luhrmann featuring Tom Hanks, the Festival said on its website. Lindon will follow U.S. director Spike Lee, who headed the jury last year. The festival will run from May 17-28.

Source: reuters.com

13:06 27/04/2022
Gaza farmer finds 4,500-year-old statue of Canaanite goddess

A stone statue of an ancient goddess of beauty, love and war has been found in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian archaeologists say that the head of the Canaanite deity, Anat, dates back 4,500 years to the late Bronze Age. The discovery was made by a farmer digging his land in Khan Younis, in the south of the strip. On social media, some Gazans are making wry comments suggesting the goddess's association with war seems apt.

Source: bbc.com

12:20 27/04/2022
Israel in deadliest Syria strikes this year

Israeli air strikes near Damascus on Wednesday killed nine combatants, among them five Syrian soldiers, in the deadliest such raid since the start of 2022, a war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said an ammunition depot and several positions linked to Iran's military presence in Syria were among the targets. Government media in Syria confirmed four of the five casualties in the strikes, on which Israel did not comment.

Source: france24.com

11:18 27/04/2022
India: Many dead as truck hits power line during Hindu procession

At least 11 people, including two children, have died after being electrocuted when their truck, decorated as a temple chariot, touched an overhead electric power transmission wire during a Hindu festival procession in southern India, police say. The deaths occurred early on Wednesday when the temple chariot procession was under way in Tamil Nadu state’s Thanjavur district.

Source: aljazeera.com

10:00 27/04/2022
Turkish opposition vows to overturn sentences against Kavala, others

Turkish opposition leaders vowed to overturn jail sentences against philanthropist Osman Kavala and seven others convicted at the end of a case that lawyers said showed courts had become the government's "vehicle for revenge". Kavala was sentenced to life in prison without parole, while seven others got 18 years based on claims they organised and financed nationwide protests in 2013, charges from which they were acquitted two years ago.

Source: reuters.com

20:35 26/04/2022
Rafael Nadal says he is to return at Madrid Open next week

Rafael Nadal is to return to competitive action at next week's Madrid Open, a month out from the French Open which the Spanish legend has won 13 times. The 35-year-old resumed training last week after being on the sidelines for four weeks due to a rib injury.

Source: france24.com

19:02 26/04/2022
Spain: 1 dead, 24 missing after migrant boat capsizes

A boat carrying migrants capsized off Spain’s Canary Islands, leaving one person dead and another 24 missing, authorities said. The vessel overturned sometime between Monday afternoon and early Tuesday, Spain’s marine rescue service said. Spanish rescuers intercepted three boats heading to the islands, rescuing a total of 116 people, a spokeswoman told The Associated Press.
 

14:16 26/04/2022
French nun Sister Andre, 118, claims title of world's oldest person

A French nun who recently celebrated her 118th birthday with her traditional port-and-chocolate cocktail is now the world's oldest known person, following the death announced Monday of Japanese woman Kane Tanaka one year her senior. Lucile Randon, known as Sister Andre, was born in southern France on February 11, 1904, when World War I was still a decade away.

Source: france24.com

13:19 26/04/2022
Israeli forces kill Palestinian in occupied West Bank raid

Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian man during a raid on the Aqabet Jaber refugee camp in the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. The man was identified as 20-year-old Ahmad Ibrahim Owaidat. The Ministry of Health said he had been shot in the head in the early hours of Tuesday.

Source: aljazeera.com

13:01 26/04/2022
Giorgio Chiellini: Italy defender to retire from international football after Wembley game

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini will retire from international football after the European champions' friendly against Argentina at Wembley in June. The 37-year-old has made 116 appearances, but was part of the squad that failed to quality for this year's World Cup in Qatar. "I'll say goodbye to the national team at Wembley," Chiellini told DAZN after Juventus' 2-1 win at Sassuolo.

Source: bbc.com

12:05 26/04/2022
Alec Baldwin: Police release footage from set of Rust shooting

Police have released footage from the set of the film Rust, including of the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin. Santa Fe Sheriff Adan Mendoza also released crime scene photos and witness interviews, including Mr Baldwin's. But police said a decision on whether to file criminal charges will depend on the outcome of future forensic work. Halyna Hutchins, 42, was shot by Mr Baldwin while he rehearsed with what he believed to be a safe gun.

Source: bbc.com

11:25 26/04/2022
North Korea’s Kim vows to ‘strengthen’ nuclear arsenal at military parade

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to strengthen the country’s nuclear weapons programme during a speech at a high-profile military parade in Pyongyang, state media reported Tuesday. “We will continue to take steps to strengthen and develop our nation’s nuclear capabilities at the fastest pace,” Kim said, according to a transcript published by the official Korean Central News Agency.

Source: france24.com

10:30 26/04/2022
Now Musk wants to delate Facebook

“Now I’m going to buy Facebook and delete it haha”, wrote the business magnate in his tweet.
 

10:00 26/04/2022
Elon Musk taking Twitter private in $44 billion deal

Elon Musk clinched a deal to buy Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) for $44 billion cash on Monday in a transaction that will shift control of the social media platform populated by millions of users and global leaders to the world's richest person. It is a seminal moment for the 16-year-old company that emerged as one of the world's most influential public squares and now faces a string of challenges.

Source: reuters.com

20:55 25/04/2022
David Beckham gets back into the swing of country life as he dons a flat cap and tends to his hives at his Cotswolds home

The sportsman, 46, who took up the quirky hobby in lockdown, shared a flurry of videos to his Instagram Story as he donned a flat cap and got to work. After becoming interested in beekeeping during lockdown it was reported that he was 'set to start selling his own range of organic honey.' David has shared updates about his hobby over the past 18 months, including snaps of himself collecting honey from a hive and even getting his children involved.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

19:42 25/04/2022
Man City can write another chapter in European history, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City cannot compete with Real Madrid's European pedigree but says they can write a new chapter in the club's history in their Champions League semi-final against the Spanish giants. La Liga leaders Real, who face City in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, are the most successful team in European Cup history, having lifted the trophy 13 times.

Source: france24.com

16:47 25/04/2022
Twitter set to accept Musk's $43 bln offer – sources

Twitter Inc is poised to agree a sale to Elon Musk for around $43 billion in cash, the price the chief executive of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has called his "best and final" offer for the social media company, people familiar with the matter said. Twitter may announce the $54.20-per-share deal later on Monday once its board has met to recommend the transaction to Twitter shareholders, the sources said. It is always possible that the deal collapses at the last minute, the sources added.

Source: reuters.com

15:40 25/04/2022
Iran urges new nuclear meet 'as soon as possible'

Iran called on Monday for a new meeting "as soon as possible" in the talks that have been held in Vienna aimed at restoring its frayed 2015 nuclear deal with major powers. "It is appropriate that a face-to-face meeting is held as soon as possible," foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told his weekly press conference.

Source: france24.com

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