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11:06 13/05/2022
France condemns arrest of two citizens in Iran

France's foreign ministry has confirmed two of its citizens are being detained in Iran and demanded their release. "The French government condemns these baseless arrests," a statement said. It did not identify the pair, but the head of a French education union said an employee and her husband had gone missing while on holiday in Iran. On Wednesday, the Iranian intelligence ministry said two Europeans had been arrested for planning to cause "chaos, social disorder and instability".

Source: bbc.com

10:29 13/05/2022
Storm chaser killed in severe weather crash in Minnesota

Severe storms brought damaging winds, heavy rain and a few reports of tornadoes to Minnesota, where a storm-chasing meteorologist died in a crash that authorities said was caused by downed power lines. The wreck on Interstate 90 in southwest Minnesota Wednesday evening killed a woman, of Mexico City, Mexico, when a car in which she was riding attempted to avoid the power lines on the roadway and was struck by a semi. Three others in the vehicle, were injured.

Source: apnews.com

10:00 13/05/2022
Djokovic, Swiatek sweep into Rome quarters

Novak Djokovic strolled into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Sunday with a routine 6-2, 6-2 win over Stan Wawrinka, while Iga Swiatek continued her bid for a fifth straight tournament victory by beating Victoria Azarenka.

Source: france24.com

18:00 12/05/2022
North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles after reporting COVID outbreak

North Korea fired three ballistic missiles toward the sea off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea said, in the latest such move by the isolated country racing to advance its weapons programmes on the day it first reported a COVID-19 outbreak. Japan's coastguard confirmed the launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea, citing its military. The projectile appeared to fall outside Japan's exclusive economic zone, public broadcaster NHK said. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said three short-range ballistic missiles were fired from the Sunan.

Source: reuters.com

17:15 12/05/2022
Andriy Yarmolenko set to leave West Ham at end of contract in June

Ukraine winger Andriy Yarmolenko is set to leave West Ham when his contract runs out at the end of June. The 32-year-old is one of West Ham's highest earners and manager David Moyes has made the decision to let him leave at the end of his deal. Yarmolenko was part of the big spending under former boss Manuel Pellegrini and cost £17.5m when he arrived from Borussia Dortmund in 2018. He has made 30 appearances for West Ham this season, scoring three goals.

Source: bbc.com

16:34 12/05/2022
Cristiano Ronaldo wins Premier League Player of the Month for a sixth time to overtake Wayne Rooney's record

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Player of the Month for April - making it two monthly awards this season. The 37-year-old has won player of the month for a sixth time, now the most of any United player in the competition, overtaking Wayne Rooney's five. Ronaldo was in impressive form throughout the month of April, scoring five times in just four matches for the Red Devils, even though it was a tough time for Ralf Rangnick's side who took just four points from five matches.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

15:39 12/05/2022
Nepali woman's 10th Everest climb breaks her own record

A 48-year-old Nepali woman scaled Mount Everest for the 10th time on Thursday, breaking her own record for the most summits of the world’s highest mountain by a female climber, her hiking company said. Lhakpa Sherpa last climbed the 8,848.86-metre mountain in 2018. A fellow Nepali, Kami Rita Sherpa, holds the men's record of 26 climbs. A Nepali tourism official, Bhishma Kumar Bhattarai, confirmed that she had reached the summit.

Source: reuters.com

15:04 12/05/2022
Nuclear talks: Iran’s Raisi launches major economic reform

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has set about major reforms in the country’s subsidies system amid continued efforts to give new momentum to stalled talks aimed at restoring the country’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. The president announced, during a televised late-night interview on Monday, that he is gradually transforming a subsidies system introduced by his predecessor to stabilise prices in the face of sanctions, but that mostly ended up breeding corruption.

Source: aljazeera.com

14:38 12/05/2022
US marks 1 mn Covid deaths, early epicenter New York seeks to move on

The United States has crossed the threshold of one million deaths from Covid-19, the White House said on Thursday, as cities like New York try to turn the page on the pandemic despite threats of another surge.

Source: france24.com

13:05 12/05/2022
Apple loses position as most valuable firm amid tech sell-off

Apple has lost its position as the world's most valuable company amid a broad sell-off of technology stocks. Saudi Arabian oil and gas producer Aramco has reclaimed the top spot from the iPhone maker for the first time in almost two years. Investors have been selling shares in technology firms as they move into what they see as less risky assets. Bitcoin, other major cryptocurrencies and digital assets have also continued to fall sharply.

Source: bbc.com

12:18 12/05/2022
China's rover makes surprising water discovery at Mars landing site

China's Zhurong rover has found evidence suggesting that water persisted on Mars for much longer than expected. Zhurong landed in a large plain in Mars' northern hemisphere called Utopia Planitia on May 15, 2021 -- where NASA's Viking 2 lander touched down in 1976. The rover's primary mission, which lasted for three months, was to search for signs of ancient life. It has investigated the minerals, environment and distribution of water and ice in the plain, which is all part of the largest impact basin in the Martian northern lowlands.

Source: cnn.com

11:55 12/05/2022
Hong Kong cardinal Joseph Zen arrested under China's security law

One of the Catholic Church's most senior members has been arrested in Hong Kong for breaking China's national security law, police have confirmed. Cardinal Joseph Zen, 90, is one of four people detained for being associated with a now-defunct organisation that helped protesters in financial need. The others are a Cantopop singer and actor Denise Ho, ex-legislator Margaret Ng, and academic Dr Hui Po Keung. They are accused of colluding with foreign forces.

Source: bbc.com

 

11:16 12/05/2022
Erdogan opponents allege Greek border pushbacks

For years Greece has been accused of illegally pushing asylum-seekers back to Turkey, a practice it strenuously denies. But according to witnesses and rights groups, the summary deportations are also hitting vulnerable opponents of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kurdish writer Meral Simsek, 42, is one of several people who told AFP they were sent back to Turkey to face imprisonment and possible torture after already making a perilous crossing of the border on the River Evros.

 

10:31 12/05/2022
Egg-sized diamond fetches over $21M with fees at Geneva sale

Christie’s says “The Rock,” an egg-sized white diamond billed as the largest of its kind to go up for auction, sold Wednesday for more than 21.6 million Swiss francs ($21.75 million), including fees — though at the low end of the expected range. The 228-carat pear-shaped G-Color stone, with its platinum pendant mounting, has a gross weight of 61.3 grams and dimensions of 5.4 centimeters by 3.1 centimeters (2.1 inches by 1.2 inches) — making it about the size of a medium hen’s egg.

Source: apnews.com

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

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