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Google Maps get Snakes game for April Fools' Day Google Maps get Snakes game for April Fools' Day
- Апреля 01, 2019

Or are you just not old enough to remember those halcyon days of using the keypad on your phone to play Snake while waiting in an endless line. April Fools' is here and Google Maps added the Snakes game to its app for both Android and iOS to bring back that dose of 90's nostalgia. (more...)
Arab leaders to seek UNSC resolution against United States decision on Golan Heights Arab leaders to seek UNSC resolution against United States decision on Golan Heights
- Апреля 01, 2019

Trump's earlier decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital also drew Arab condemnation. No reason was given for his departure. Arab leaders slammed the U.S. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined in the anti-Israel chorus, saying "Any decision on the conflict in Syria must guarantee the territorial integrity of the country, including the "occupied" Golan Heights". (more...)
US judge throws out Trump’s Arctic oil leasing order US judge throws out Trump’s Arctic oil leasing order
- Апреля 01, 2019

She ruled Congress is the only institution that can reverse a president's decision with regard to this matter, saying Trump's executive order "is unlawful, as it exceeded the President's authority". Most immediately, the decision will force the Interior Department to withdraw the waters of the Arctic Ocean from its forthcoming plan detailing where the federal government intends to lease federal waters to oil companies for offshore drilling. (more...)
United Kingdom parliament holds more Brexit 'indicative votes' to find way forward United Kingdom parliament holds more Brexit 'indicative votes' to find way forward
- Апреля 01, 2019

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is said to have the most support now in place having secured the backing of some 75 MPs. Last week, after her Brexit deal was rejected by parliament for a third time, May's comment that she feared "we are reaching the limits of this process in this House", was seen by many as a hint she could be moving towards an election. (more...)
Eurostar suspends service from London due to trespasser Eurostar suspends service from London due to trespasser
- Апреля 01, 2019

The spokesman confirmed the man was waving a St George flag. Eurostar recommended passengers not travel on Saturday morning and urged them to cancel journeys of exchange tickets free of charge. Police were called to the station at 7pm on Friday evening after reports of a man standing on the roof, and Eurostar quickly cancelled all trains until 9.45am on Saturday morning. (more...)
Sisulu to meet African ambassadors after attacks on foreigners Sisulu to meet African ambassadors after attacks on foreigners
- Апреля 01, 2019

He called on South Africans to be tolerant and be open to living side by side with people from other nations, because "we can not be defined as being intolerant". South Africa's border with Mozambique was yesterday closed after an unruly mob barricaded the N4 near Ressano Garcia, targeting trucks with South African registration numbers. (more...)
Facebook looking to restrict livestreams, open to more regulation Facebook looking to restrict livestreams, open to more regulation
- Апреля 01, 2019

TechCrunch reports on an open letter published by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, in which she says the platform is "exploring restrictions" for limiting who can launch livestreams. Regular Facebook users, especially African-American women, civil rights groups and other organizations like the racial justice organization "Color of Change" have been requesting the platform to address the proliferation of white supremacists and hate speech, since years. (more...)
Ukraine Jewish comedian: First step to election win Ukraine Jewish comedian: First step to election win
- Апреля 01, 2019

Ukrainians awoke on April Fools' Day to the reality of a comedian on the verge of taking over as commander in chief. A comedian with no political experience, best known for playing a man who unexpectedly becomes president on TV , has taken a commanding lead in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election, with most of the vote count now complete. (more...)
Severe thunderstorm in Nepal leaves 25 dead, hundreds injured
- Апреля 01, 2019

Sharma Oli confirmed. The thunderstorm swept through the district of Bara and adjoining areas late on Sunday, Bara's police chief Sanu Ram Bhattarai told AFP . Houses have no roofs and trees are all down", Tharu said. Pre-monsoon thunderstorms are common in Nepal during the spring season, but are rarely of an intensity that causes high casualties. (more...)
Saudi women activists detail torture allegations in court Saudi women activists detail torture allegations in court
- Апреля 01, 2019

Nine prominent USA senators wrote a public letter last week asking King Salman for the immediate and unconditional release of prisoners held on "dubious charges related to their activism", citing numerous women now on trial. " Amnesty International calls on the Saudi authorities to drop all the charges against them and the other women's human rights defenders, who all must be released immediately and unconditionally", she added. (more...)
Eiffel Tower, Other Sites Go Dark for Earth Hour Eiffel Tower, Other Sites Go Dark for Earth Hour
- Апреля 01, 2019

Activists of the World Wide Fund For Nature write the words " Earth Hour " with led-lights in front of the blacked out Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The Empire State Building participated as clocks hit 8.30pm on the US East Coast with a dimming of the skyscrapers' lights. (more...)
'Pitch up, pitch up': The final moments of Ethiopia Airlines plane crash 'Pitch up, pitch up': The final moments of Ethiopia Airlines plane crash
- Апреля 01, 2019

Two minutes into the flight - at just 450ft (137m) above the ground - the aircraft's nose began to pitch down, according to the Wall Street Journal . The suspension of Boeing 737 Max flights will continue until the authorities are "fully satisfied" all safety concerns have been adequately addressed, but other Boeing jets can operate as usual, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary. (more...)
Facebook CEO calls for updated internet regulations Facebook CEO calls for updated internet regulations
- Апреля 01, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg's op-ed comes at a time when the company is surrounded by criticism for failing to control the live-streamed video of New Zealand's terror attack . By calling for specific types of new regulation now, Facebook will be able to say that it's actually pro-government regulation - and can use its powerful lobbying arm to push for the specific rules it believes will be most beneficial. (more...)
Erdogan's ruling AKP suffers setback in Turkey's local election Erdogan's ruling AKP suffers setback in Turkey's local election
- Апреля 01, 2019

In Istanbul, the ruling party's candidate is in the lead by less than point-one percent with almost all ballot boxes counted. Ozgur Dilber, a CHP volunteer, said the results showed that the AK Party's popularity was waning - even if Erdogan's bloc won in Istanbul. (more...)
Vietnam stepmom of accused Kim Jong-nam assassin ‘happy’ over new sentence
- Апреля 01, 2019

High Court judge Azmi Ariffin sentenced Huong to three years and four months from the day she was arrested on February 15, 2017. The Vietnamese ambassador to Malaysia, Le Quy Qunyh, said he was "highly appreciative" that Huong would be released soon. (more...)
Russia urges US to stop interfering in Venezuela Russia urges US to stop interfering in Venezuela
- Апреля 01, 2019

On February 23 shipments of food and medicine sent by the United States , Colombia and Brasil in support of Guaido were blocked from entering Venezuela at the border by the Maduro government. Bolton condemned Maduro for using foreign military support to stay in power, saying it would 'perpetuate the economic crisis that has destroyed Venezuela's economy; and endanger regional stability'. (more...)
Georgia Values Life: US State Passes Georgia Values Life: US State Passes "Heartbeat Bill" To Ban Abortions
- Апреля 01, 2019

If Georgia's bill is signed into law, the ACLU of Georgia said in a statement Friday that the organization will pursue legal action. Since taking office in 2017, President Donald Trump has named two justices to the Supreme Court who oppose abortion, leading activists who support abortion rights to fear that Roe v Wade could be overturned. (more...)
One of Russia’s richest women dies in plane crash in Germany One of Russia’s richest women dies in plane crash in Germany
- Апреля 01, 2019

Also killed were the plane's pilot and a second passenger, whose identity wasn't immediately released but was said to be, like Fileva, a Russian citizen. "The company's employees will always remember Natalia as a bright, caring leader and a wonderful person". The police vehicle with two police officers was on the way to a nearby plane crash as it collided with another auto, background, carrying two young people who died in the crash. (more...)
Japan reveals new 'era' name ahead of Akihito's abdication Japan reveals new 'era' name ahead of Akihito's abdication
- Апреля 01, 2019

City offices and government agencies have been preparing for the new era name for months, aided by computer systems firms such as Fujitsu Ltd and NEC Corp. A panel of experts - which includes academics, journalists, businessmen, and others such as novelist Mariko Hayashi and Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Prize victor in the category Physics or Medicine - met on the morning of April 1 to discuss an already narrowed-down list of choices. (more...)
Boeing 737 Max Aircraft Grounded Worldwide Boeing 737 Max Aircraft Grounded Worldwide
- Апреля 01, 2019

It was expected to be rolled out by April , with the FAA to mandate the update with an airworthiness directive. As well as approval from the Federal Aviation Administration , any MAX software fixes will need a green light from governments around the world, which could take months. (more...)