My Menu

News Bulletin: 22/4/2016

News Bulletin: 22/4/2016

  • 7.4k

    Apr 21, 2016   Author : admin

Posted in: NEW BULLETIN

This week has been full of events. And while the EU referendum still remains the trendiest topic in the U.K., Britons had something else to talk about this week: the Queen’s 90th birthday. 

As the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday on Thursday, the whole nation had some sweet things to say. U.K.’s Prime Minister David Cameron, in particular, said the Queen has been “a rock of strength for our nation” and the Commonwealth.

Meanwhile, a replica of a Syrian monument, Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph, which was destroyed by the Islamic State in Syria, was recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square this week. 

This week has also been full of tragic events: first, a bomb attack in Afghanistan left more than 400 people dead and then there was a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador, which killed at least 570 people. 

UK

The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday: PM David Cameron says she has been ‘rock of strength for our nation’.

A replica of ISIS-destroyed Syrian monument recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square. 

A drone hits British airplane approaching Heathrow Airport. 

World 

Oil plant blast in Mexico: at least 3 dead, 136 injured.

Ecuador earthquake: at least 570 dead, more than 500 injured.

Chaos in political life of Brazil: President accused of manipulating. 

Finance

Mitsubishi Motors office raided, the carmaker’s stocks plummet. 

The Queen’s personal fortune amounts to £340 million. 

Top 25 highest paying companies in 2016. 

Sports

Torch for Olympic Rio games has been lit at ancient Greek site. 

Neymar says he will play at Olympic Rio with Brazil. 

UFC’s star Conor McGregor retires at age 27? 

Entertainment

There will be 4 more James Cameron’s Avatar installments. 

Gun N’ Roses big reunion at Coachella 2016

Jennifer Aniston crowned as 2016 World’s Most Beautiful Woman by People.

Tech

Microsoft stops manufacturing Xbox 360 console

EU accuses Google of ‘abuse of dominance’.

Visa says it’ll speed up chip card transactions.

This time in History

April 22: in 1970, first ever Earth Day took place in America. 

April 21: in 753 B.C., Romulus and his twin brother, Remus, founded Rome. 

April 19: in 1897, first ever Boston marathon held. John J. McDermott of New York won the marathon. 

Images: Toby Melville/Reuters, AP/Annie Leibovitz, Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images, Joseph Eid, AFP/Getty Images, Getty Images | MYC Writer: Polina Tikhonova

All comment (0)
Leave a comment
Subscribe to Updates
Related Articles