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17:32 01/04/2021
Iran adds advanced machines enriching underground at Natanz

Iran has started enriching uranium with a fourth cascade, or cluster, of advanced IR-2m machines at its underground Natanz plant, a report by the U.N. atomic watchdog obtained by Reuters on Thursday showed, in a further breach of Iran’s nuclear deal.


17:08 01/04/2021
John le Carré, chronicler of Englishness, died Irish, son reveals

The creator of the quintessential English spy George Smiley was so opposed to Brexit that in order to remain European, and to reflect his heritage, he took Irish citizenship before his death last December aged 89, his son has revealed.


16:13 01/04/2021
Germany beaten 2-1 on home turf by North Macedonia in World Cup qualifier shock

North Macedonia inflicted Germany's first World Cup qualifying loss in 20 years on Wednesday night, added another blemish to the final months of coach Joachim Löw's 15-year reign in charge of the team.


15:10 01/04/2021
Venice bans cruise ships from historic centre

Italian authorities have approved a ban on cruise ships entering the historic centre of Venice. The country's culture minister said on Wednesday that the decision came in response to a request from UN cultural body Unesco. Large ships will now have to dock at the city's industrial port until a permanent solution is found. Critics argue the ships cause pollution and erode the foundations of the city, which suffers from regular flooding.


14:13 01/04/2021
15K bees swarm parked car at supermarket in New Mexico

Shocking video and photos posted on social media captured the moment an off-duty firefighter helped remove a colony of bees swarming a parked car in a supermarket in New Mexico. The Las Cruces Fire Department (LCFD) posted photos of firefighter Jesse Johnson, who happens to be a beekeeper as a personal hobby, removing a giant swarm of bees bunched up together on a shopper's car.


13:32 01/04/2021
Paul Simon sells his entire song catalogue to Sony

Paul Simon has sold his entire song catalogue to Sony Music Publishing for an undisclosed sum. The deal covers more than six decades of music, from Simon & Garfunkel songs like Bridge Over Troubled Water and Mrs Robinson to solo hits like You Can Call Me Al and 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover. Simon said he was "pleased" to have Sony as the "custodian of my songs for the coming decades". He is the latest legendary musician to hand over their publishing rights.


12:55 01/04/2021
Four dead, 2 wounded, including suspect, in shooting near Los Angeles

Four people were killed, one of them a child, in a shooting on Wednesday at an office building in suburban Los Angeles before the suspect, wounded in an exchange of gunfire with police, was taken into custody, police reported.


12:23 01/04/2021
Russian law requires smart devices to come pre-installed with domestic software

Smartphones, computers and other smart devices purchased in Russia must come pre-installed with Russian software after legislation came into force on Thursday, in a move that seeks to help Russian IT firms compete with foreign counterparts.


11:55 01/04/2021
Macron orders COVID-19 lockdown across all of France, closes schools

President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered France into its third national lockdown and said schools would close for three weeks as he sought to push back a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals.


11:19 01/04/2021
Diana, Princess of Wales, to be celebrated with London blue plaque

in what would have been her 60th birthday year. English Heritage on Thursday announced its 2021 plaques for six women, who also include the anti-slavery campaigner Ellen Craft; Caroline Norton, who helped change Britain’s divorce laws; and the fashion designer Jean Muir. Diana was chosen after being put forward by the London asembly, which ran a campaign asking the public to send in suggestions.


11:00 01/04/2021
Osaka's 23-match win streak ends against Sakkari in Miami

No. 2 Naomi Osaka's 23-match winning streak ended Wednesday when she lost to Maria Sakkari of Greece in the quarter-finals of the Miami Open, 6-0, 6-4. The defeat was Osaka's first since February 2020, and it ended any chance of reclaiming the No. 1 ranking this week from Ash Barty, who is in the semifinals.


10:22 01/04/2021
Amy Winehouse's mum Janis makes documentary 'to save memories from MS'

Amy Winehouse's mother Janis is to tell her daughter's story in a new BBC documentary to mark the 10th anniversary of the singer's death. The BBC said a large part of Janis Winehouse's motivation for taking part in the film was because Multiple Sclerosis "threatens to strip her of her memories of Amy". Janis was diagnosed in 2003 and memory problems are common with MS.


10:00 01/04/2021
A meteorite exploded in the air above Antarctica 430,000 years ago

Tiny particles recovered from the summit of a mountain in Antarctica are clues that a meteorite more than 100 yards wide exploded in the sky 430,000 years ago, sending a fireball of vaporized extraterrestrial material to the icy surface, according to new research. Such "airbursts" are thought to occur more frequently than falling meteors or much larger asteroids that leave craters in the ground -- such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.


17:55 31/03/2021
Facebook now lets users and pages turn off comments on their posts

Facebook will allow every user including celebrities, politicians, brands and news outlets to determine who can and can’t comment on their posts. The new feature to limit comments comes after an Australian court ruling that found news outlets are liable for comments on their pages.


17:26 31/03/2021
Young heroes climb building to save family in Nantes

A group of young people in the French city of Nantes are being hailed for rescuing a family from a fire in an apartment building. Dramatic footage shows them scaling the side of the building and helping the parents escape their third-floor flat on Sunday afternoon. Mattresses were brought to the foot of the building and the couple's six-month-old baby was thrown to safety. She was taken to hospital in a critical condition but is said to be recovering.

16:50 31/03/2021
Toyota and Nissan plan production cut from Renesas fire

With chipmaker Renesas Electronics not expected to achieve a full recovery from its recent factory fire until mid-July, Japan's largest automakers have begun bracing for long-term disruptions and potential production cuts. The fire follows other incidents that have sapped global supplies of automotive chips. Nomura Securities estimates disruptions from the Japanese chipmaker alone could dent global auto production by 1.6 million vehicles in the April-June quarter, or 7% of planned output.


16:22 31/03/2021
Italy arrests navy captain for spying, expels Russian diplomats

Italy expelled two Russian diplomats on Wednesday after police said they had arrested an Italian navy captain caught passing documents to a Russian official in return for money at a clandestine meeting. The Italian, a captain of a frigate, and the Russian, a military official accredited at the embassy, were accused of “serious crimes tied to spying and state security” after their meeting on Tuesday night, Italian Carabinieri police said.


15:16 31/03/2021
Moscow lends Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs for V&A exhibition

Three Imperial Easter eggs created by Carl Fabergé are being lent by Moscow to the UK for the first time as part of an exhibition exploring the often overlooked success in London of the tsars’ favourite jeweller. The V&A on Wednesday announced details of an exhibition, opening in November, that will display some of the most jaw-dropping ornaments ever produced.



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