It's a banner week for new movies on streaming platforms, with two huge awards contenders arriving online.
When Namibian Phillip Lühl and his Mexican husband Guillermo Delgado decided to start a family, they did not realise how difficult it would be. The same-sex couple are battling to obtain Namibian citizenship for their 2-year-old son, while their one-month-old twin daughters are stuck in South Africa because Namibian authorities want Lühl to show genetic proof he is the father before providing them with travel documents. Lühl said that while the couple - married in South Africa - never experienced any discrimination in Namibia, their predicament began after their son was born in 2019 via a surrogate in South Africa.
The move saw Bitcoin's price fall over 3% to $61,379 (£44,670) in morning trade in London.
Myanmar’s coup has opened an unexpected window of opportunity for the various ethnic rebel outfits, which have no loyalty to either the junta or to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but could together pose a threat to the army's rule.
At least eight people were killed and multiple others were injured after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis late on April 15, police said.This footage, posted to Twitter, shows emergency service vehicles outside the building, which is near Indianapolis International Airport.Police said they encountered an “active shooter” after responding to reports of shots fired just after 11 pm on Thursday.Eight people were found dead at the scene and multiple others were taken to or transported themselves to various hospitals, police said.The suspect was believed to have taken his own life at the scene, according to police information.In a statement, FedEx said it was “aware of the tragic shooting.”“Safety is our top priority, and our thoughts are with all those affected,” the company said. Credit: @SeminoleIndy via Storyful
SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 34 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (16 April), taking the country's total case count to 60,769.
Sweden will ease restrictions on those, mostly elderly, citizens who have had at least one vaccination shot against COVID-19, the Public Health Agency said on Friday. Around one fifth of Swedes have been vaccinated, including almost all those living in care homes for the elderly, and vaccinations are gradually being expanded to people in their 60s. "Now it is okay for a vaccinated grandmother to hug her grandchildren," Public Health Agency chief Johan Carlson told reporters.
Stuff said https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/black-caps/300279224/first-black-caps-set-to-be-covid19-vaccinated-this-weekend on Friday both the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) had confirmed the report. Reuters has requested comment from NZC. The New Zealand government said last month it would allow athletes to jump the queue in the country's vaccine rollout to allow them to participate in events of "national significance".
Cebuano point guard Michael Sereño is looking to clear his name of any wrongdoing after he was included in the list of players banned from the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup despite him not being in Alcantara.In
At least eight people were killed and multiple others were injured in a shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, on April 15, Indianapolis Metro Police said.Police said they responded to a report of shots being fired at a FedEx facility near Indianapolis airport just after 11pm local time. Eight people were pronounced dead at the scene and multiple other injured victims were transported to local hospitals, police confirmed.This is a developing story. Credit: Indianapolis Metro Police via Storyful
Dansby Swanson lined the first pitch he saw into left field to complete a two-run rally and give the Atlanta Braves a 7-6 win over the visiting Miami Marlins on Thursday, breaking a four-game losing streak. The Braves loaded the bases against Dylan Floro (0-1) on back-to-back singles by Ender Inciarte and Ronald Acuna Jr. and a 10-pitch walk to Freddie Freeman. An Ozzie Albies walk forced in the tying run, and Swanson ended it with his third hit of the game.
Talks between Britain and the European Union on post-Brexit trade to Northern Ireland have seen some positive momentum but difficult issues remain, UK negotiator David Frost told his EU counterpart late on Thursday. "Frost said that the intensive discussions between the Co-Chairs of the Specialised Committee on the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland in recent weeks had begun to clarify the outstanding issues, and some positive momentum had been established," the government said in a statement on Friday.
Gross domestic product (GDP) in the world’s second largest economy jumped 18.3% in the first quarter, compared to a year earlier, according to official data.
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Many designer luxury brands that feature in the auction were bought straight off the runways in the 80s and 90s when many designers held trunk shows in Singapore and before the brands opened their stores.
An almost 90-year-old car that once belonged to Britain's late Prince Philip is now the centrepiece of a seaside museum in Sri Lanka.
(Reuters) -World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman had his two-year ban for breaching anti-doping whereabouts rules reduced to 18 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday but will still be ineligible for the Tokyo Olympics. Coleman's ban, which was due to run until May 13 2022, will now end on Nov. 14, meaning he will miss the July 23-Aug. 8 Tokyo Games but can return to competition in time to defend his world indoor and outdoor titles next year. The sprinter had been handed a two-year suspension by an independent tribunal of track and field's Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in October last year.
At least eight people were killed in a shooting in the US city of Indianapolis by a gunman who is believed to have then killed himself, police said.
Chinese carrier drills and stepped-up incursions into Taiwan's air defence zone in recent weeks are meant to send a message to Washington to stand down and back off, security sources in Taipei say. The increased activity - which China, unusually, described as "combat drills" on Wednesday - has raised alarm in both Taipei and Washington, though security officials do not see it as a sign of an imminent attack. Rather, according to an official familiar with Taiwan's security planning, at least some of the exercises are practicing "access denial" manoeuvres to prevent foreign forces from coming to Taipei's defence in a war.
A Singaporean activist has raised $108,000 he owes Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in defamation damages, the second time this month a government critic turned to the public to fund payments to the premier.