France Outlaws Sex With Children Aged Under 15 – The French parliament on Thursday adopted legislation that characterises sex with a child under the age of 15 as rape and punishable by up to 20 years in jail, bringing its penal code closer in line with many other Western nations. [reuters]
Queen Orders Harry And William To Walk Apart Behind Prince Philip’s Coffin – Feuding brothers will not stand together at Her Majesty’s request as full funeral details are revealed. [dm] So Glad Diana isn’t around to see this.
Biden Hits Russia With New Sanctions In Response To Election Meddling – Ten diplomats expelled as part of fresh package of sanctions announced by US president as Russia says retaliation ‘inevitable’. [guardian]
Subtle Signs You Have A Blood Clot, And What To Do About It – Blood clots have been reported in a small number of people after receiving Covid-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. [busins]
Malawi Opposition Party Calls For President To Vacate Office – Malawi’s once-ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Thursday called for President Lazarus Chakwera’s election to be annulled after the country’s electoral commissioners were removed from office. [n24]
Human Cells Grown In Monkey Embryos Spark Ethical Debate – Monkey embryos containing human cells have been made in a laboratory, a study has confirmed. [bbc]
Domestic Workers Now Need To Be Registered In South Africa – These Are The Forms You Need – Government has gazetted new rules for domestic workers in South Africa, which will see them covered under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Coida). [btech]
An End To Cigarettes? New Zealand Aims To Create Smoke-Free Generation – Proposals include making sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2004 illegal. [guardian]
FNB Joins Absa In Closing Survé-Linked IT Company AYO’s Accounts – FNB has decided to sack Iqbal Survé-linked IT company AYO Technology Solutions as a client from 3 May. [n24]
Ferrari Confirms First All-Electric Car Will Arrive In 2025 – Ferrari has today confirmed that its first all-electric car will be revealed in 2025. [forbes]
‘I Had To Pinch Myself, It Was Ridiculous’ – Beast on making tons of money in his first year of professional rugby. [tlive]
NASA’s InSight Mars Lander Is Going Into Emergency Hibernation, And Faces Death – InSight, which landed in a Martian plain called Elysium Planitia in 2018, has detected more than 500 Mars quakes, felt more than 10,000 dust devils pass by, and started to measure the planet’s core. [busins]
Lewis Hamilton Describes F1 Title Rivalry With Vettel As Greatest In His Career – Lewis Hamilton has acknowledged his battles with Sebastian Vettel for the Formula One world championship as the greatest so far in his career. [guardian]
The Fyre Festival Settlement Reveals The True Cost Of Schadenfreude — $7,220 A Pop – The 2017 festival became a how-not-to for the events and influencer industries. [verge]
Rice Won’t Save Your Wet Phone, But These Tips May – Putting your phone into a bowl of rice after it’s taken a plunge is a common tactic, but you’re actually not doing your device any favours. [here]
‘Like Godzilla, But Actually Real’: Study Shows T. Rex Numbered 2.5 Billion – If one Tyrannosaurus rex – the school bus-sized meat-eating dinosaur that stalked the Cretaceous Period landscape – seems impressive, how about 2.5 billion of them? [mav]
Emily Ratajkowski Shows Off Her Astounding Post-Baby Figure – In itty-bitty thong bikini by Inamorata… five weeks after welcoming son Sylvester. [dm]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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