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Dozens bodies were found floating on the Ganges River in eastern India

At least 70 bodies have been pulled from the banks of the Ganges River in eastern India after the Covid-19 disease unprecedented increase. Most bodies were found floating in the river on Tuesday, washing up in Ghazipur district in neighboring Uttar Pradesh state.

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Facebook was asked to stop development of Instagram for kids

A group of 44 states attorneys general in the U.S. has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, was announced on Monday.

The Colonial Pipeline, the largest refined-products pipeline in the U.S., was closed after a cyberattack

Colonial Pipeline, a 5,500-mile pipeline running between Linden, NJ and Houston, TX, connecting refineries on the Gulf Coast with markets in the Southern and Eastern, which transports 2.5 million barrels of jet fuel, gasoline and other refined products a day, was closed after a cyberattack made Friday.

Apple issued important security updates

Apple on Monday released updates for iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, and macOS 11.3, which contain critical security patches. T

Yahoo Answers is at its end

Earlier this month Yahoo announced it would be shutting down Yahoo Answers, deleting the platform's entire backlog of posts. The last day to post questions and answers was Tuesday, April 20, before it's taken down altogether on May 4.

A new feature on Google Earth app shows climate change effects in four decades based on satellite imagery

A new video feature on Google Earth app, named Timelapse, can show four decades worth of satellite imagery, proving how the climate change has affected the planet.

Some Boeing 737 Max airplanes have an electrical issue which was detected

Airlines pulled dozens of Boeing Max 737s out of service for inspections, for the second time. It was requested by the aircraft maker.

Entertainement News

Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years

Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years, the pair announced in a statement on Twitter.

European Union regulators are accusing Apple for its way of doing business on music streaming

European Union regulators are accusing Apple of violating the bloc’s antitrust rules. The accusation is the company distorts competition for music streaming through rules for its App Store. The EU’s executive Commission said Friday, April 30, 2021, it objected to Apple’s way of doing business, which it said ends up costing consumers more and limiting their choices.

The Oscar 2021 winners

This was the first time an all-Black producing team has been nominated for best picture, the first time two actors of Asian descent were nominated for best actor and the first year that two women were nominated for best director.

Sports News

The “Super League” idea is on the table, big decisions to be made soon

he greatest revolution in European football since the 1950s could kill the lucrative Champions League. It’s called “Super League” and Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are among 12 European teams who have signed up.

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European Union regulators are accusing Apple for its way of doing business on music streaming

European Union regulators are accusing Apple of violating the bloc’s antitrust rules. The accusation is the company distorts competition for music streaming through rules for its App Store. The EU’s executive Commission said Friday, April 30, 2021, it objected to Apple’s way of doing business, which it said ends up costing consumers more and limiting their choices.

Microsoft purchases the natural language recognition company Nuance

Microsoft announced its decision to purchase Nuance. The deal adds up to a $16 billion cash outlay and a total valuation for Nuance of about $19.7 billion, including that company's assumed debt. Nuance is known as providing software for natural language recognition.

Google research manager Samy Bengio resigned

Google research manager Samy Bengio, who oversaw the company’s AI ethics group, resigned on Tuesday to pursue other opportunities

Google will create at least new 10,000 full-time jobs in 2021

Google announced intention to spend more than $7 billion on office space and data centers this years, which means creation of at least new 10,000 full-time jobs.

Life

Scientists determined even the coffee flavor could be influenced by the climate change

A new study by an international team of researchers that looked at the peculiar effects climate change has on Africa's largest coffee producing nation, Ethiopia, found that climate change will impact the coffee flavor quality.

Ford Motor spoke about upgrades and a new model in the F-150 Raptor series

Ford Motor unveiled its next-generation F-150 Raptor.

Stellantis – new global auto-making giant – was created merging companies

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Peugeot-maker PSA Group signed Saturday final act to merge into Stellantis NV.

Science

The remnants of the Chinese rocket Long March-5B crashed into the Indian Ocean north of Maldives

The remnants of a Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere and crashed into the Indian Ocean north of Maldives, according to the 18th Space Control Squadron.

Ingenuity Mars helicopter moved to a new location after its new flight

This time, Ingenuity ascended 16 feet (5 meters) in the air and flew 423 feet (129 meters) south. It climbed to a new height record of 33 feet (10 meters) to take color and black-and-white images of this new airfield.

Starships rocket prototype of SpaceX landed with success

SpaceX successfully landed the flight test of its prototype Starships in Boca Chica, Texas on Wednesday. During the six-minute flight, the spacecraft rocketed upward, conducted a "belly flop" maneuver and finally righted itself before landing vertically.

Uncontrolled re-entry of a huge Chinese rocket in the Earth athmosphere can be dangerous

China’s space station ambitious project is not without risks for all the others. Part of a huge rocket that launched China’s first module for its Tianhe space station is falling back to Earth.

NASA stopped the contract with SpaceX for developping a lunar spacecraft

US space agency NASA has told Elon Musk's SpaceX to halt work under a contract it won to develop a lunar spacecraft, pending the outcome of challenges by rival bidders at the US Government Accountability Office. Blue Origin on Monday filed a protest with the GAO.

Health

WHO gave emergency use of Sinopharm, the Chinese vaccine anti Covid-19.
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News in Europe

Multiple fatalities in a school shooting in Kazan, Russia

Seven children - four boys and three girls- and at least a teacher were killed and at least 16 people injured on Tuesday after a gunman opened fire in the school no. 175 in the Russian city of Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan Republic.

Sadiq Khan won a second term of London’s mayor

Sadiq Khan has won on Saturday a second term of London’s mayor, attracting 55.2% of the popular vote.

Seven people killed on Saturday by avalanches in the French Alpes

Local authorities say two separate avalanches in the Savoie region of the French Alps killed seven people. The first avalanche took place around noon Saturday in the area of the Valloire ski resort and killed four hikers between the ages of 42 and 76. Three people were killed in a second avalanche in the afternoon on Mont Pourri.

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been completed in Portugal

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been completed in northern Portugal inside the Unesco-recognised Arouca Geopark. It has 516 meters (1,700 feet) and hangs 175 meters above the fast-flowing River Paiva.

News in USA

Missing 71-year-old hiker was found safe after two days in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Joseph Dean of Portland, a 71-year-old experienced hiker who went missing in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon on Saturday has been found safe after spending two nights in the wilderness.

Shooting at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, seven killed

Six adults were killed early Sunday morning when a suspect opened fire at a birthday party at Canterbury Mobile Home Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado, according police. The suspect,after, took his life.

The Colonial Pipeline, the largest refined-products pipeline in the U.S., was closed after a cyberattack

Colonial Pipeline, a 5,500-mile pipeline running between Linden, NJ and Houston, TX, connecting refineries on the Gulf Coast with markets in the Southern and Eastern, which transports 2.5 million barrels of jet fuel, gasoline and other refined products a day, was closed after a cyberattack made Friday.

Elementary school bus with children was hijacked in South Carolina for a short time

A Fort Jackson trainee, 23, carrying a rifle, on Thursday, hijacked a South Carolina elementary school bus with 18 children on board, after he fled Fort Jackson. The weapon did not have ammunition, Fort Jackson Commander Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle Jr. said at a news conference.

International News

Several people stabbed in a random attack at a New Zealand supermarket

A man stabbed four people in a random attack, critically wounding three of them, on Monday, at a New Zealand supermarket in the city of Dunedin.

Clashes on Monday in Israel between Palestinians and Israeli troops, many injured

At some point, about 400 people, both young protesters and older worshippers, were inside the carpeted Al-Aqsa Mosque. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades into the mosque. Smoke rose in front of the mosque. More than 305 Palestinians were hurt, including 228 who went to hospitals and clinics for treatment,

Sinopharm, the Chinese vaccine anti Covid-19, was approved by WHO for emergency use

WHO gave emergency use of Sinopharm, the Chinese vaccine anti Covid-19.
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Dozens bodies were found floating on the Ganges River in eastern India

At least 70 bodies have been pulled from the banks of the Ganges River in eastern India after the Covid-19 disease unprecedented increase. Most bodies were found floating in the river on Tuesday, washing up in Ghazipur district in neighboring Uttar Pradesh state.

Missing 71-year-old hiker was found safe after two days in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Joseph Dean of Portland, a 71-year-old experienced hiker who went missing in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon on Saturday has been found safe after spending two nights in the wilderness.

Multiple fatalities in a school shooting in Kazan, Russia

Seven children - four boys and three girls- and at least a teacher were killed and at least 16 people injured on Tuesday after a gunman opened fire in the school no. 175 in the Russian city of Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan Republic.

Facebook was asked to stop development of Instagram for kids

A group of 44 states attorneys general in the U.S. has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, was announced on Monday.

Several people stabbed in a random attack at a New Zealand supermarket

A man stabbed four people in a random attack, critically wounding three of them, on Monday, at a New Zealand supermarket in the city of Dunedin.

Clashes on Monday in Israel between Palestinians and Israeli troops, many injured

At some point, about 400 people, both young protesters and older worshippers, were inside the carpeted Al-Aqsa Mosque. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades into the mosque. Smoke rose in front of the mosque. More than 305 Palestinians were hurt, including 228 who went to hospitals and clinics for treatment,

Shooting at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, seven killed

Six adults were killed early Sunday morning when a suspect opened fire at a birthday party at Canterbury Mobile Home Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado, according police. The suspect,after, took his life.

The remnants of the Chinese rocket Long March-5B crashed into the Indian Ocean north of Maldives

The remnants of a Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere and crashed into the Indian Ocean north of Maldives, according to the 18th Space Control Squadron.

At least 50 people have been killed and more than 100 others wounded after blasts in Afghanistan

At least 50 people have been killed and more than 100 others wounded in an explosion near a high school for girls in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Saturday afternoon

Sadiq Khan won a second term of London’s mayor

Sadiq Khan has won on Saturday a second term of London’s mayor, attracting 55.2% of the popular vote.

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Dozens bodies were found floating on the Ganges River in eastern India

At least 70 bodies have been pulled from the banks of the Ganges River in eastern India after the Covid-19 disease unprecedented increase. Most bodies were found floating in the river on Tuesday, washing up in Ghazipur district in neighboring Uttar Pradesh state.

Missing 71-year-old hiker was found safe after two days in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Joseph Dean of Portland, a 71-year-old experienced hiker who went missing in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon on Saturday has been found safe after spending two nights in the wilderness.

Multiple fatalities in a school shooting in Kazan, Russia

Seven children - four boys and three girls- and at least a teacher were killed and at least 16 people injured on Tuesday after a gunman opened fire in the school no. 175 in the Russian city of Kazan, the capital of the Tatarstan Republic.

Facebook was asked to stop development of Instagram for kids

A group of 44 states attorneys general in the U.S. has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to drop company plans for a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, was announced on Monday.

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