News Bulletin: 1/5/2015
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- Reports speculate that Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is overdue with second royal baby. Will she have a boy or girl?
- While Ed Miliband insists he won't be dealing with the SNP, shadow communities secretary Hilary Benn doesn’t rule out this possibility.
- A new poll forecasts SNP will win all seats north of the border. Jim Murphy: “David Cameron will remain Prime Minister.”
- Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, the epicenter of Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake, struggles to get as much aid as it can. 6,204 people are known to have died and 13,932 were injured.
- In Monday’s Baltimore riots, at least 15 officers were wounded, six of them seriously, no immediate reports of injuries among the rioters. Riots came just hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray.
- Clashes between police and demonstrators in support of Baltimore protests across the world.
Finance/Business (UK vocabulary)
- The United States labor costs rose in the first quarter while wages in the private sector increased.
- China with its world's second-largest economy is struggling. The country’s manufacturing sector shows slow and insignificant growth.
- President Obama and Republican leaders intensified their push to win backing for a Pacific trade bill.
- The world anticipates Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight. Facts you need to know.
- Lokeren, the Belgian football club, announced the death of its player, Gregory Mertens who had a heart attack during a game.
- Wimbledon will not allow ‘selfie sticks’. The reason: the “nuisance value” of the sticks, and so that it “doesn't interfere with spectators' enjoyment.”
- ‘Fast and Furious 7’ has taken a record-breaking $1.32 billion in box-office numbers worldwide, and reached the top five films on the list of highest grossing movies of all time
- What do the comics fans think of the highly-anticipated sequel 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'?
- Obama’s ‘anger translator’ at Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday night has become a great hit.
- Microsoft introduced a new fun website, which can tell how old you are based on various algorithms. It has already become a worldwide trend.
- Apple Watch’s release date has been revealed.
- Windows announces its Windows Phone 10’s release date and more details about it.
This time in History
- May 1: In 1931, US President Herbert Hoover officially dedicated Empire State Building by pressing a button from the White House that turned on the lights on the building.
- April 30: In 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin.
- April 27: In 4977 B.C., according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, the Universe was created.
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