1 April 2019 News

United States, Football, Britain, Malaysia, Crime were the most important topics in the news of the Monday 1 April 2019, but also: North Korea, Japan, The European Union, Brexit, Turkey.

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Indian satellite destruction created 400 pieces of debris, endangering ISS : NASA

The head of NASA on Monday branded India's destruction of one of its satellites a "terrible thing" that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris...

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix : US regulator

Boeing must perform more work on a proposed fix to its 737 MAX aircraft before it can be submitted for review, US officials said Monday, suggesting...

Neville calls for Premier League grounds to host women’s games

England women's manager Phil Neville has urged the Premier League's biggest clubs to "blow the rest of Europe away" by opening their grounds...

Pogba wants to stay at Man Utd, says Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has been assured by star midfielder Paul Pogba that the Frenchman does not want to leave Manchester United despite...

Arsenal up to third as Ramsey, Lacazette sink Newcastle

Aaron Ramsey lifted Arsenal into third place in the Premier League as the Wales midfielder's clinical finish inspired a 2-0 win against Newcastle...

Curran hat-trick helps Punjab stun Delhi in IPL

England's rising star Sam Curran claimed the first hat-trick of this season's Indian Premier League to help his side Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi...

Four years on, migration crisis stokes desperation on Greece’s Lesbos

When thousands of people fleeing war and poverty began arriving on their Greek island, many on Lesbos welcomed them. Four years later a sprawling...

Pakistan ordered journalist probe over Khashoggi pics : RSF

Pakistan's interior ministry ordered investigations into six journalists who had posted pictures online of murdered Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi,...

Erdogan’s AKP down but not out after local vote

After a frenetic campaign with multiple daily rallies across Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP lost the major cities including Istanbul...

Scientists find likely source of methane on Mars

The mystery of methane on Mars may finally be solved as scientists Monday confirmed the presence of the life-indicating gas on the Red Planet...

Bangladesh opposition leader Zia hospitalised : lawyer

Bangladesh's jailed opposition leader Khaleda Zia was taken to hospital in Dhaka on Monday for tests, said her lawyer, who described the two-time...

India win top Test rankings for third year

Virat Kohli's India have topped the international Test rankings for the third year in a row -- boosted by their first ever series triumph in...

Unknown footage of John Lennon, Yoko Ono resurfaces after 50 years

Fifty years after John Lennon and Yoko Ono famously staged a honeymoon "bed-in" for peace in an Amsterdam hotel, a Dutchman has unearthed 30...

Facebook removes ‘fake’ accounts linked to Pakistani military

Facebook is removing 103 pages, groups and accounts linked to the media wing of Pakistan's military, the social media giant announced Monday,...

US peace envoy returns to Kabul ahead of Taliban talks

US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said Monday he was in Kabul to meet with Afghan officials, ahead of a new round of talks with the Taliban aimed...

Ethiopian Airlines crash report due Monday : foreign ministry

A preliminary report from the fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max in which 157 people died in Ethiopia will be released on Monday, the foreign ministry...

Erdogan’s AKP suffers upset in Turkey’s two main cities

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party suffered a major upset on Monday after local election results showed it lost the capital...

EasyJet says Brexit, economic uncertainty hits demand

British no-frills airline EasyJet on Monday said that uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the economic outlook is hitting demand for air travel.The...

No joke : comedian Zelensky sets course for Ukraine presidency

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is favourite to become Ukraine's president after results Monday showed him dominating a first-round vote despite...

Nepal whirlwind storms kill 27, injure hundreds

A freak storm tore down houses and overturned cars and trucks as it swept across southern Nepal killing at least 27 people and leaving more than...

Emperor burger : Tokyo chef whips up $900 monster for new monarch

A Tokyo restaurant is honouring the crowning of the new Japanese emperor next month with a football-sized wagyu beef hamburger served between...

Grammy-nominated US rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead in the US city of Los Angeles Sunday, sparking an outpouring of grief from fellow celebrities...

China lists fentanyl as controlled substance in US gesture

China announced Monday it will launch a crackdown on all fentanyl-like substances from May 1 following US pleas for Beijing to control a drug...

Kremlin hawks keep watch over Putin’s seat of power

Alpha soars between the Kremlin's golden domes, sowing panic among crows perched in nearby trees. The goshawk is one of a dozen birds of prey...

Kim assassination suspect to be freed as murder charge dropped

A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother is to walk free after Malaysia dropped murder charges against...

In-form Aussies give Langer ‘brutal’ World Cup selection dilemma

Australia coach Justin Langer Monday admitted some players will be "brutally unlucky" as he faces a World Cup selection dilemma with the return...

Vietnam woman in Kim assassination accepts new charge, likely to go free

A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and may be freed soon, after...

Embroidered genitalia turn textiles into feminist art

In a small, gloriously cluttered room, six women chat while they embroider brightly coloured vulvas, guided by Jess de Wahls, an artist teaching...

Reiwa : A new imperial era name for Japan

"Reiwa": Japan Monday revealed the name of the era that will define the new emperor's reign when he ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne next month...

Vietnam woman in N. Korea murder case accepts new charge, likely to walk free

A Vietnamese woman suspected of assassinating the North Korean leader's half-brother accepted a lesser charge Monday and looks set to be freed...

British MPs reject all Brexit alternatives, again

MPs on Monday once again failed to find a majority on any alternative Brexit plan before them, leaving Britain's chaotic path towards leaving...

Top Venezuela court tightens noose on opposition chief Guaido

Venezuela's Supreme Court called Monday for Juan Guaido to be stripped of his legislative immunity, tightening the noose on the opposition chief...

Finch sounds World Cup warning as Australia confidence rockets

Captain Aaron Finch warned Australia will embark on their World Cup defence next month with confidence riding high after completing an ODI sweep...

Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix after Leclerc heartbreak

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton took advantage of Ferrari new boy Charles Leclerc’s wretched misfortune on Sunday when he claimed a...

Klopp hails Liverpool’s will to secure dramatic win over Tottenham

Liverpool's willpower is keeping their Premier League title hopes alive, admitted manager Jurgen Klopp after his side moved back top of the table...

Japan’s Emperor Akihito ends reign marked by modernisation

Japan's outgoing Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko dramatically modernised the tradition-bound monarchy, bringing themselves closer to the...

Success shreds JR’s Louvre illusion

A whimsical collage in the courtyard of France's Louvre art museum had a short shelf life after a swarm of tourists and art lovers left it in...