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News Bulletin: 1/5/2015

News Bulletin: 1/5/2015

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    Apr 30, 2015   Author : admin

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UK

World

  • 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.

Sports

  • 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.”

Entertainment

Tech

  • 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.

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Image via David Goldman/AP | MYC Bulletin Writer: Polina Tikhonova

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