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15:51 05/04/2021
Israeli PM back in court as parties weigh in on his fate

Benjamin Netanyahu was back in court for his corruption trial on Monday as the country’s political parties were set to weigh in on whether he should form the next government after a closely divided election or step down to focus on his legal woes. Between witness testimony in a Jerusalem courtroom and the consultations at the president’s office across town, it promised to be a day of extraordinary political drama, bringing into sharp focus Netanyahu’s increasingly desperate efforts to stay in power.

Source: apnews.com

14:56 05/04/2021
Half a billion Facebook users' information posted on hacking website, cyber experts say

The personal information of about half a billion Facebook users, including their phone numbers, have been posted to a website used by hackers, cybersecurity experts say. There are records for more than 32 million accounts in the United States, 11 million in the United Kingdom, and 6 million in India, according to Alon Gal, the CTO of cyber intelligence firm Hudson Rock. Details in some cases include full name, location, birthday, email addresses, phone number, and relationship status, he said.

Source: cnn.com

13:54 05/04/2021
The Weeknd donates $1m in food aid to Ethiopia amid 'senseless' conflict

The singer was born Abel Tesfaye in Canada to Ethiopian immigrant parents, Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye. He also generates $2.2m in sales of NFTs, including one linked to an unreleased song sold for $490,000.

Source: theguardian.com

13:41 05/04/2021
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Trial of Chicago 7 takes top prize

It was a big night for diversity at the Screen Actors Guild Awards with people from ethnic minorities winning all four individual film categories for the first time. Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 won best ensemble cast in a motion picture, making history for Netflix. Two other films to pick up awards for the streaming service were Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The 27th SAG film awards were held on Sunday as a virtual event. 

Source: bbc.com

12:48 05/04/2021
Northern Ireland: Police attacked with petrol bombs and bricks in another night of loyalist unrest

Violence has flared for three nights running amid tensions in loyalist area. Tensions have soared within the loyalist community in recent months over post-Brexit trading arrangements which have been claimed to have created barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. Anger ramped up further last week following a controversial decision not to prosecute 24 Sinn Fein politicians for attending a large-scale republican funeral during Covid-19 restrictions. All the main unionist parties have demanded the resignation of PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne, claiming he has lost the confidence of their community.

Source: independent.co.uk

12:03 05/04/2021
Covid: Tests to be offered twice-weekly to all in England

Everyone in England is to be given access to two rapid coronavirus tests a week from Friday, under an extension of the government's testing programme. The lateral flow kits, which can provide results in around 30 minutes, will be available for free at testing sites, pharmacies and through the post.

Source: bbc.com

11:36 05/04/2021
India's daily virus cases breach 100,000; politicians still hold huge rallies

India reported a record rise in COVID-19 infections on Monday, becoming the second country after the United States to post more than 100,000 new cases in a day, as politicians stage massive election rallies raising fears of further spreading the virus. With 103,558 new infections, India has now reported 12.6 million cases, the highest after the United States and Brazil, data from the health ministry showed.

Source: reuters.com

10:55 05/04/2021
Valencia: Alleged racist comment sees team leave pitch

Valencia walked off the pitch during Sunday's 2-1 La Liga defeat at Cadiz after an alleged racist comment, before later returning to complete the match. Mouctar Diakhaby reacted furiously after a first-half clash with Cadiz's Juan Cala and spoke with the referee. Valencia's players left the pitch in protest and the club said Diakhaby, 24, "received a racial insult". He later asked his team-mates to return and they resumed the game but without Diakhaby, who was substituted.

Source: bbc.com

10:19 05/04/2021
41 killed in landslides and floods in Indonesia, dozens missing

Mud tumbled down from surrounding hills onto dozens of homes in Lamenele village shortly after midnight on Adonara island in East Nusa Tenggara province.

Source: nbcnews.com

10:01 05/04/2021
French tycoon Bernard Tapie tied up and beaten in burglary

The former French minister and scandal-ridden tycoon Bernard Tapie, once the owner of Adidas, was attacked along with his wife during a night-time burglary of their home, police have said. The couple were asleep when four men broke into the house in Combs-la-Ville near Paris around 12.30am local time on Sunday, beat them and tied them up with electrical cords before making off with stolen goods.

Source: theguardian.com

16:00 03/04/2021
Stress can be good for you, and here's why

In the United States alone, a recent analysis by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found reports of anxiety or depression climbed from 36% to 42% in the six months between August 2020 and February 2021. Yet some people -- in fact, many people -- somehow manage to weather stress just fine. Do those folks experience less pressure? That's certainly possible, since not everyone has worked in an essential job or lost a job during the pandemic, or worse, lost a family member to the virus. But it's also possible they have mastered the art of seeing stress as a normal, acceptable and even positive part of life.

Source: cnn.com

15:16 03/04/2021
Cristiano Ronaldo's discarded Portugal armband sold for over $75,000 to help toddler surgery

The captain's armband which Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo threw away angrily during a World Cup qualifier against Serbia was bought by a betting company at a charity auction to help fund life-saving surgery for a six-month-old baby. Serbia's Mozzart said in a statement on Friday that it paid 7.5 million dinars ($75,150) for the armband picked up by a fireman at Red Star's Rajko Mitic stadium.

Source: eurosport.com

14:31 03/04/2021
Drone captures stunning footage of a giant reindeer ‘cyclone’ in the Arctic Circle that makes it impossible for predators to target an individual in the herd

The deer stampede was captured by a photographer last week in Murmansk, Russia, right before a veterinarian was about to give the herd its anthrax vaccinations. Such behavior has been observed in dolphins, bison and even elephants, but the aerial view—coupled with the herd’s speed and size—makes for a truly hypnotic visual.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

14:06 03/04/2021
Police uncover teenage girl ‘suicide’ Instagram group

Social media groups involving teenage girls that led to "suicidal crises" and "serious self-harm" have been uncovered by police. Twelve girls, aged between 12 and 16 years old and from across southern England, were part of an Instagram chat group whose name refers to suicide. The group was discovered when three of the girls went missing and were found seriously unwell in London. Instagram says it found no evidence of its rules being broken.

Source: bbc.com

13:17 03/04/2021
Taiwan prosecutors seek arrest warrant for suspect in deadly train crash

Taiwanese prosecutors have sought an arrest warrant for a construction site manager whose truck is believed to have caused a train accident that killed at least 50 people, as authorities warned on Saturday more bodies could be found in the wreckage.

Source: reuters.com

12:30 03/04/2021
Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton claims that Meghan Markle led a 'normal life' during her time as a royal

and was seen 'out and about with friends at restaurants', despite telling Oprah she didn't leave the house.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

11:54 03/04/2021
Biden offers Ukraine 'unwavering support' in faceoff with Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden used a first official phone call with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday to offer staunch support in Ukraine’s standoff over Russian troops near its border. The conversation came after Western nations and transatlantic military alliance NATO voiced concern over Russian troop movements near the eastern Donbass region where Ukrainian troops are in conflict with Russian-backed forces. “President Biden affirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbass and Crimea,” a U.S. statement said.

Source: reuters.com

11:19 03/04/2021
China, South Korea vow cooperation on North Korea after top diplomat meeting

China and South Korea vowed to work together to address problems on the Korean Peninsula during the first visit by a South Korean foreign minister to China in three years. State Councillor Wang Yi, the Chinese government’s top diplomat, said the two countries had agreed “to promote the process to politically resolve issues surrounding the Korean Peninsula.

Source: reuters.com

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