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10:42 03/04/2021
Egypt mummies to pass through Cairo in ancient rulers' parade

Crowds of curious Egyptians are expected to line the streets to witness an historic procession of their country's ancient rulers through the capital, Cairo. The lavish, multi-million dollar spectacle will see 22 mummies - 18 kings and four queens - transported from the peach-coloured, neo-classical Egyptian Museum to their new resting place 5km (three miles) away. The mummies will be relocated to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation in what is called The Pharaohs' Golden Parade.


10:00 03/04/2021
Covid: 30 blood clot cases found in AstraZeneca recipients in the UK

The UK's medicines watchdog says it has found 30 cases of rare blood clots in people who have had the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says the risk of having this type of clot is "very small". The UK cases were out of more than 18 million doses given as of 24 March. Fears over clots have led nations such as the Netherlands, Germany, France and Canada to restrict the jab's use.


17:56 02/04/2021
Seal Alliance asks walkers to give the animals space as lockdown eases

The public is being urged to give seals space to protect them after a much-reported death of a seal in London. The Seal Alliance is warning that getting too close to seals can lead to their injury and death, even up to several months later. Seals have ventured further inshore on beaches and coastlines that were quieter during lockdown, it says. Last month a popular seal known as "Freddie" was put down after he was attacked by a dog in Barnes, London.


17:25 02/04/2021
EU urges China to ensure freedom of speech after BBC journalist leaves country

The European Union on Friday called on China to ensure freedom of speech and the press after a British Broadcasting Corporation journalist in China relocated to Taiwan saying he had suffered threats and obstruction. The journalist, John Sudworth, told BBC radio he moved with his family because it had become increasingly difficult to remain in the country. Beijing denied making any threats.


16:40 02/04/2021
Iran rejects meeting with U.S. at Vienna nuclear deal talks

Iran on Friday rejected any meeting with the United States in Vienna, where it is taking part next week in a session with the remaining participants in its 2015 nuclear deal, an Iranian Foreign Ministry website reported. “It is their business, whether other parties to the (nuclear accord) seek to consult bilaterally or multilaterally with the United States..., whether in Vienna or elsewhere,” Araqchi added. “The Iranian delegation will not have any talks with the U.S. delegation at any level.”


15:47 02/04/2021
Italian restaurant owner wrongly targeted by US sanctions

One of Donald Trump's last sanctions before he left office was mistakenly on a restaurant owner in Verona, Italy. The error happened as part of the Trump administration's crackdown on blacklisted Venezuelan crude oil. In a case of mistaken identity, restaurant owner Alessandro Bazzoni found himself on the US Treasury's blacklist in January, but was this week finally taken off. Legal experts say this type of mistake happens regularly and can be costly.


15:23 02/04/2021
Два самолета столкнулись в аэропорту Сургута

На стоянке в аэропорту Сургута столкнулись два самолета. Инцидент произошел вечером 1 апреля. При техническом обслуживании самолет ATR-72 с запущенными двигателями начал самопроизвольное движение и столкнулся с самолетом ЯК-40, который находился на стоянке. В самолетах на момент столкновения не были ни пассажиров, ни членов экипажа. Никто не пострадал. Самолеты получили механические повреждения.


15:12 02/04/2021
Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc to run for president

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was relieved from duty on Friday morning here to run for president at the ongoing 11th session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam. Phuc has been nominated to run for the post of the president to succeed Nguyen Phu Trong. This will be the first time ever the NA casts a ballot to elect an incumbent prime minister to the presidential post, according to Vietnam News Agency.


14:28 02/04/2021
Scottish start-up ATAE unveils new pure-electric 4x4

Scottish start-up, All Terrain All Electric (ATAE) will soon launch a pure-electric 4x4 which it hopes will serve as an economical and reliable workhorse for the UK’s farmers, plugging the gap left by the previous generation Land Rover Defender. It’s called the Munro Mark 1 and, like all the best rough-and-tumble off-roaders, it’s built on a simple ladder chassis and features live front and rear axles, permanent four-wheel drive, locking differentials and two-speed transfer case.


13:36 02/04/2021
Erling Haaland's father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola hold talks with Barcelona and Real Madrid

Months of speculation over a potential big-money move for Erling Haaland received fresh fuel on Thursday after the striker's father, Alf-Inge, and his agent, Mino Raiola, were pictured arriving in Barcelona, before reportedly travelling to Madrid. The prodigious Borussia Dortmund star has been repeatedly linked with a transfer to the Camp Nou, along with numerous other top clubs.


13:16 02/04/2021
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi charged with violating state secrets as wireless internet shutdown begins

Myanmar's ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with violating the official secrets act, her lawyer said Thursday, as the ruling military junta cut all wireless internet services in the Southeast Asian country until further notice. Suu Kyi's charge of breaking the British colonial-era law is the fifth and most serious charge leveled against her since the military seized power in a coup on February 1. A conviction can carry a prison sentence of up to 14 years.


12:45 02/04/2021
World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day was established on December 18, 2007 by the United Nations. Autism affects approximately 1 out of every 150 children around the world. It is a neural development disorder that affects their ability to socialize normally by impacting their abilities to utilize verbal and non-verbal communication. Since 2012, there has been a 30% increase in the amount of children being affected with autism, and World Autism Awareness Day helps to bring awareness to this growing health concern.


12:04 02/04/2021
On London rooftop, Royal Opera Chorus reunites for performance

Wrapped up in coats and with London’s famed landmarks behind them, members of the Royal Opera Chorus sing the Anvil Chorus from Giuseppe Verdi’s 1853 opera “Il Trovatore” in their first reunion in a year. Standing apart due to social distancing measures brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 25 singers are gathered on the rooftop of the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. Their performance, which also includes the final chorus from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”, will be streamed on the Royal Opera House’s Facebook page on Good Friday as the venue prepares to welcome back audiences in May.


11:25 02/04/2021
Britney Spears' dad requests pop star to pay nearly $2 million of his legal fees

Britney Spears' father has requested the pop star's estate cover the steep costs of his legal fees. In a declaration recently filed by Jamie Spears' attorneys, the 39-year-old "Toxic" singer's father is requesting her estate cover the costs of nearly $2 million. Additionally, Jamie is also requesting to be compensated for the time he spent as his daughter's conservator from the period of Nov. 1, 2019 to Feb. 28, 2021.


10:48 02/04/2021
Taiwan train crash: dozens dead after express service derails in tunnel

Dozens of people have died after a train derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan on the first day of a holiday period, authorities say, in the island’s deadliest rail disaster in decades. The 408 Taroko Express was carrying about 350 people when it derailed on Friday morning at Qingshui tunnel in Huaelien county, the transport ministry said. It said 36 passengers “had no signs of life”, and 44 others had been sent to hospital with injuries. Most of the fatalities were in the rear two carriages, authorities said.


10:27 02/04/2021
French alcohol ban sobers restauranteurs

The French restaurant industry has suffered another blow, after the Prime Minister banned the consumption of alcohol in public during the April lockdown. Many have been selling takeaway drinks, but authorities say it's leading to large gatherings that could further spread the coronavirus. Also in the show - the World Trade Organization urges vaccine manufacturers to do more to help developing countries.


10:00 02/04/2021
Nike wins halt to further sales of Lil Nas X 'Satan Shoes'

A federal judge on Thursday sided with Nike Inc in ordering a Brooklyn company to temporarily stop further sales of “Satan Shoes” it produced in collaboration with the rapper Lil Nas X. Lawyers for Nike and MSCHF had no immediate comment or did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


18:00 01/04/2021
Beaming Queen jokes Typhoon jets are 'off to chase the Russians' on first outing of 2021

The Queen quipped with an airman about whether Typhoon jets have been "sent to chase the Russians" on her first outing in five months. She paid tribute to the "skill and sacrifice" of the RAAF during her first public engagement of the year outside Windsor Castle.



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