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Pregnant woman among three hit by bleach attack

Sunday  14:00,   23 april 2017
Sky News

A pregnant woman is one of three people to have been hit by bleach thrown by someone in a passing car. The woman was walking with a man in Manchester when the bleach was thrown at them by someone at about 8.10pm on Friday.Both victims were hit in[...]

Polls open in cliffhanger French elections

Sunday  12:00,   23 april 2017
Sky News

Polling stations have now opened across France for millions to cast their votes in the most unpredictable presidential election in decades and one which will be a test of voters' anger with the political establishment. Amid tight security[...]

The four likeliest outcomes of today’s French election, and what they mean for the world

Sunday  12:00,   23 april 2017
Quartz

It’s not often that the politics of France, which Ernest Hemingway called “the simplest country to live in,” inspire angst across the world. But this…But this is where we find ourselves ahead of the country’s presidential election today (April 23),[...]

Titanic stewardess' fur coat fetches £150,000 at auction

Sunday  09:36,   23 april 2017
Press Association

A fur coat worn by a stewardess on the Titanic who was saved from the doomed ship has been sold for £150,000 at auction, almost twice the estimate. Mabel Bennett threw on the heavy coat to protect herself from the cold before being rescued by a[...]

Premature hippo a happy hit for Ohio zoo after gorilla death

Sunday  08:05,   23 april 2017
Associated Press

A prematurely born hippo in Ohio has been providing regular doses of happiness for animal lovers, in a show of public affection that's also given an emotional lift to Cincinnati Zoo workers. After months of backlash over the zoo's fatal shooting [...]

Why people are marching for science: ‘There is no Planet B’

Sunday  07:45,   23 april 2017
The Washington Post

Companion events are scheduled in hundreds of cities around the world.Demonstrators march to the U.S. Capitol during the March for Science in Washington, U.S., April 22,[...]

With French Vote, Uncertainty Is the Only Sure Bet

Sunday  07:35,   23 april 2017
The New York Times

The presidential election on Sunday is one of the most consequential in recent times — not just for France, but for Europe, too.“I haven’t decided. It’s gnawing at me,” said Charlène Hedoux, 30, a cleaning woman who was sitting at a bus stop this[...]

‘A Shortage of Coffins’ After Taliban Slaughter Unarmed Soldiers

Sunday  07:15,   23 april 2017
The New York Times

Details were still emerging, but it appeared to have been the single deadliest known attack on an Afghan military base since the war began.KABUL, Afghanistan — They looked like Afghan Army soldiers returning from the front lines, carrying the bodies [...]

Elvis Presley’s former Memphis home catches fire

Sunday  07:00,   23 april 2017
USA TODAY

A fire broke out Saturday at the former home of Elvis Presley. Memphis Fire Lt. Wayne Cooke said the department responded to the home just after 7:30 a.m. CT. The fire was under control by 7:52, he[...]

Elvis Presley’s former Memphis home catches fire

Sunday  07:00,   23 april 2017
USA TODAY

A fire broke out Saturday at the former home of Elvis Presley. Memphis Fire Lt. Wayne Cooke said the department responded to the home just after 7:30 a.m. CT. The fire was under control by 7:52, he[...]

Bristol Zoo welcomes new baby gorilla

Sunday  07:00,   23 april 2017
Press Association

The baby is the eighth gorilla in the troop at the zoo.The infant, which is yet to be named, was born to mother Touni and father Jock, the silverback leader of a family of Western lowland gorillas at Bristol[...]

Five things to watch in France's election

Sunday  06:25,   23 april 2017
The Hill

Relations with Trump and the populist wave will be front and center on Sunday.The vote, which comes just days after a terrorist attack in Paris that left one police officer dead and stoked terrorism fears, could have reverberating consequences for[...]

Five things to watch in France's election

Sunday  06:25,   23 april 2017
The Hill

Relations with Trump and the populist wave will be front and center on Sunday.The vote, which comes just days after a terrorist attack in Paris that left one police officer dead and stoked terrorism fears, could have reverberating consequences for[...]

Erin Moran, 'Happy Days' star, dies at 56

Sunday  06:10,   23 april 2017
Entertainment Weekly

Erin Moran, the star of television's Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, died in Indiana on Saturday, EW has confirmed. She was 56.According to a statement from the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, "Harrison County dispatch received a 911[...]

Ferry crash in Canary Islands leaves oil spill in its wake

Sunday  05:35,   23 april 2017
dw.com

A ferry carrying 140 passengers has crashed into a pier on the main island of Gran Canaria, prompting an oil spill. But local authorities said emergency response teams tackled the spill "in record time."Canary Islands President Fernando[...]