Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Several people are missing after a lift boat capsized near the Louisiana coast

A large 129-foot commercial lift boat, named the Seacor Power, capsized off Port Fourchon, near the Louisiana coast, after a severe storm passed through the area on Tuesday afternoon.

Egyptian authorities seized the Ever Given cargo ship asking financial damages for Suez Canal blockage

Egyptian authorities have seized the massive Ever Given 224,000-ton cargo ship which blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week last month, amid a dispute over financial damages.

Japan decided to release contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Pacific Ocean

Japan announced it will release more than 1m tonnes (more than 264 million gallons) of contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea.

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.

A massive fire in Russia destroyed a textile factory in a cultural heritage site

Nearly 350 firefighters and one helicopter were fighting on Monday the flames of a big blaze in Saint Petersburg, Russia, over several floors of the red-brick Nevskaya Manufaktura building on the Oktyabrskaya Embankment of the Neva River.

Millions people gathered in India to participate at the Kumbh Mela religious festival

Huge crowds of several million people gathered on Monday at the Kumbh Mela, religious festival, world’s largest religious gathering, in Haridwar city in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, India.

Police shot a driver in Minnesota during a traffic stop

A Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer fatally shot a 20-year-old driver during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon, in the area of the 6300 block of Orchard Ave, police said.

Brazil is constructing Christ the Protector, a giant statue in the city of Encantado

A giant new statue of Christ is being constructed in southern Brazil. The statue, to be named Christ the Protector, will stand 43 meters (140 feet) tall, including its pedestal, making it one of the world's tallest statues of Christ.

Mars helicopter’s first experimental flight was delayed by NASA

NASA has decided to delay the Ingenuity Mars helicopter’s first experimental flight due to a safety alert during a high-speed spin test of Ingenuity's rotors

Three elderly women in India received anti-rabies vaccine instead the anti Covid shots

Three elderly women who went to a government hospital for Covid vaccine on Thursday were given anti-rabies shots instead, in Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Coronavirus cases with the more transmissible two spike proteins variant are increasing in India

India has seen an unprecedented increase in coronavirus cases in the past few weeks. The capital, New Delhi, was placed in lockdown for a week from Monday, when a new record for the country racked up 273,810 new cases.

Chad President Idriss Deby Itno died in fight against rebels Tuesday

Chad President Idriss Deby Itno, 68-year-old, former army commander-in-chief ,died in fight against rebels who opposed his rule on a battlefield Tuesday, just hours after electoral officials had declared him the winner of an April 11 presidential election.

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.

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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