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10:44 17/06/2022
Nearly 40 extremists killed in drone strikes in Niger

France’s military said on Thursday. In a statement, the French military called the strikes a “new tactical success” for France’s counterterrorism efforts in Africa’s Sahel region, named Operation Barkhane. The gunmen were travelling on motorcycles near Niger’s border with Burkina Faso, France’s military says.


10:12 17/06/2022
Astronomers discover extrasolar planets in a nearby star system

and are ‘optimistic’ there will be habitable worlds. The star is only 33 light-years from our own planet, although the two worlds discovered so far are too hot to live on.


09:51 17/06/2022
Australians urged to turn off lights and appliances for two hours every evening

Australia's energy minister has urged households in New South Wales - a state that includes the country's biggest city Sydney - to switch off their lights in the face of an energy crisis. Chris Bowen says people should not use electricity for two hours every evening if they "have a choice". However, he added he was "confident" that blackouts could be avoided.


18:08 16/06/2022
'Agnipath': Anger in India over Modi's new army recruitment plan

Police in northern India fired shots in the air on Thursday to push back stone-throwing crowds and authorities shut off mobile internet in at least one district to forestall further chaos, as protests widened against a new military recruitment system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government this week announced an overhaul of recruitment for India's 1.38 million-strong armed forces, looking to bring down the average age of personnel and reduce pension expenditure.


17:33 16/06/2022
Deaf and mute boy, 10, stuck down 80ft well with snakes and scorpions for 4 days

A 10-year-old deaf and mute boy who was stuck down an 80ft well in India with a snake and a frog for four days has been found alive. Rahul Sahu fell down the waterhole on Friday while playing in the backyard of his house in the central state of Chhattisgarh. The incident sparked a massive rescue operation of over 500 people, including army, police and disaster relief officials, who were plagued by bad weather, venomous snakes and scorpions.


16:59 16/06/2022
Dani Alves leaves Barcelona again

Dani Alves is leaving Barcelona for a second time, five months after the veteran Brazil right back returned to the Spanish club he helped lead to 23 titles. The 39-year-old Alves played for Barcelona from 2008-16, winning the Champions League three times and six Spanish leagues among other trophies. He started a second stint with Barcelona in January as a free agent on a contract that expired this summer.


15:50 16/06/2022
Bride impressed TikTok users after revealing her wedding dress for only $3.75

Jillian Lynch, from Ohio, married her partner of 13 years on May 13, saying she decided to head to a thrift store to look for her dress, and that she “never considered” going to a bridal store. “Because I thrift all the time, it was just the option,” Lynch told Insider. The couple said they never wanted a big wedding, deciding on a micro-wedding with only 30 guests in Arizona, where most of their friends and family live.


14:03 16/06/2022
North Korea reports another disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave

North Korea has reported an outbreak of an unidentified gastrointestinal disease in the country’s southwest as it continues to battle a wave of COVID-19 that has further strained its already creaky health system. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said an unspecified number of people were suffering from an “acute enteric epidemic”. It did not identify the disease, but “enteric” refers to the gastrointestinal tract.


13:31 16/06/2022
Dolly Parton donated $1M to infectious disease research, again

Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced on Wednesday. The new gift is one of several Parton has made to the center over the years, including a $1 million gift in April 2020 for COVID vaccine research. That gift helped Vanderbilt researchers test an array of drugs aimed at reducing the life-threatening symptoms associated with COVID-19, the center said in a news release. Researchers are also looking at entirely new therapies to both treat COVID-19 and prevent infection.


12:48 16/06/2022
Beyoncé to release new album 'RENAISSANCE'

Beyoncé has announced what appears to be her next solo album, Renaissance, due for release on 29 July. The Apple Music listing suggests the project will consist of 16 tracks.


11:28 16/06/2022
Cosmetics giant Revlon files for bankruptcy

Company lost shelf space in US stores to startups backed by celebrities, and has struggled with inflation and supply chain issues.


10:49 16/06/2022
High temperatures and humidity kill at least 2,000 cattle in Kansas

Extreme heat and humidity killed thousands of cattle in Kansas in recent days, the state said, and sizzling temperatures continue to threaten livestock. The deaths add pain to the U.S. cattle industry as producers have reduced herds due to drought and grappled with feed costs that climbed as Russia's invasion of Ukraine tightened global grain supplies.


10:22 16/06/2022
France's Macron, Germany’s Scholz and Italy’s Draghi en route to Kyiv

The three presidents left Poland on a Kyiv-bound train Thursday morning, AFP reports, and are due to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.


09:47 16/06/2022
Kim Kardashian accused of damaging Marilyn Monroe dress at Met gala

A Marilyn Monroe collector has claimed that “permanent damage” has been inflicted by Kim Kardashian on the iconic dress Monroe wore to serenade John F Kennedy on his 45th birthday, shortly before the actor’s death. Photographs taken in the last week by Scott Fortner, a collector who works to authenticate and verify Monroe memorabilia, appeared to show stretched and buckled fabric and missing crystals on the back of the dress.


18:29 15/06/2022
Microsoft will no longer host Internet Explorer after 27 years

Microsoft has announced it will kill off its much-maligned legacy internet browser Internet Explorer close to 27 years after it graced desktop computers in 1995. From 15 June, the desktop app will be disabled and users will be redirected to Microsoft’s Edge browser instead.


18:00 15/06/2022
At least six dead after heavy China rain

Heavy rain in China has forced the evacuation of some 200,000 people. Five people died in southeastern China, according to state media reports: A house collapse took three lives in Fujian province on Tuesday, and two died Monday in a landslide caused by torrential rain in neighboring Jiangxi province. One person died and three are missing in northern China after a vehicle fell into the water in mountain flooding from heavy rain in the Inner Mongolia region.


17:18 15/06/2022
The ‘unseen’ portrait of Francis Bacon may fetch up to $42 million at auction

A rare portrait by celebrated painter Francis Bacon will go on auction on June 29 at Sotheby's London for the first time in the artwork's history. "Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud," painted in 1964, was created as the centerpiece to a large triptych -- a multi-part artistic format favored by Bacon -- and intimately captures British artist Lucien Freud, who was at one time a friend of Bacon's and later, by the mid-1980s, a foe.


16:24 15/06/2022
At least 25 injured in Switzerland at a party where guests ran over hot coals

Thirteen of them were taken to hospital and treated for more severe injuries after the incident on Tuesday evening. A large emergency response, including 10 ambulances, arrived at the private event at around 18:00. The group walked over a bed of coals that was several metres long and felt pain shortly after, police said. It is not yet clear if there was an issue with the set-up of the coals or with how the group walked across them.



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