PUBG

IRAQ TO BAN FORTNITE AND PUBG

ANM News Desk: Popular battle royale games, Fortnite and PUBG are set to face ban in Iraq. The step comes after the country’s parliamentarians voted positively to impose bans on violent video games. The key concern for Iraq parliamentarians has been the alleged negative influence of these games on the younger population.

PUBG has been facing various controversies in India following reports of accidents. The popular game has already been banned in Nepal.

BIG LION

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER BONES OF NEW CARNIVOROUS SPECIES

ANM News Desk: Scientists have discovered mysterious fossils of a carnivore in Africa. The species with with enormous fangs dates to nearly 22 million years ago and is being considered as one of the largest meat eating mammal. Researchers have named it as ‘Simbakubwa Kutokaafrika’, which translates to ‘Big Lion’. Scientists unearthed the lower jaw, teeth and other bones of the carnivore. The Kenyan creature was gigantic and could easily prey on elephant-sized herbivores of that time with its canines as big as that of ‘bananas’.

TRUMP

TRUMP VETOES BILL MEANT TO STOP US INVOLVEMENT IN YEMEN CONFLICT

ANM News Desk: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a bill passed by the Congress to end the country’s military assistance in Saudi Arabia led war in Yemen.

PARIS FIRE

WORLD LEADERS GRIEVE NOTRE-DAME FIRE

ANM News Desk: Leaders all over the world expressed sadness and empathy as fire-fighters continued to rage battle with the devastating fire in Notre-Dame, Paris on Monday.

French President Emmanuel Macron stated that he was “so sad tonight to see this part of all of us burn” and declared a national emergency. UK Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted,”My thoughts are with the people of France tonight and with the emergency services who are fighting the terrible blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral.” US President Donald Trump also expressed his sadness and tweeted, “so horrible to watch the massive fire”. Former US president Barack Obama described the cathedral as “one of the world’s great treasures” and added, “We’re thinking of the people of France in your time of grief. It’s in our nature to mourn when we see history lost – but it’s also in our nature to rebuild for tomorrow, as strong as we can.”

The Vatican issued a statement about the “terrible fire” which “devastated” the iconic landmark and prayed about the fire fighters.

PARIS_ENG

FRENCH BILLIONAIRE CONTRIBUTES 100 MILLION EUROS FOR REBUILDING NOTRE DAME

ANM News Desk: One of France’s richest men, François-Henri Pinault will be donating 100 million euros towards the rebuilding of Notre-Dame which raged with fire on Monday. The billionaire who is married to actress Salma Hayek stated that he hoped the money would help to ‘completely rebuild Notre Dame’. Pinault is the chairman and CEO of the Kering group, which owns brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen.

France’s Fondation du Patrimoine, a private organisation which works to protect French heritage, stated that it would be starting an international appeal.

CRICKET

INDIA ANNOUNCES ICC WORLD CUP SQUAD

ANM News Desk: India has announced their 15-men squad for the ICC World Cup slated to be held in England from 30th May. The squad was announced by the BCCI Acting Honorary Secretary Amitabh Choudhary in Mumbai  accompanied by Chairman of Selectors M.S.K. Prasad.

The team will be captained by Virat Kohli with the surprise inclusion of Dinesh Karthik, while Rishabh Pant was excluded. Karthik returned to the World Cup squad after 12 years.

GHOST_ENG

MAN CAPTURES DEAD GRANDFATHER IN FAMILY HOME

ANM News Desk: Ghost Hunter Jason Griffith’s grandfather died more than two years ago, but since the unfortunate incident, his family has been experiencing paranormal incidents. Recently, while visiting his grandpa’s old house, where his uncle now lives, Griffiths snapped a photo he believes shows his grandfather, Alan Price peering out the kitchen window. Following the incident, Griffiths hired his friend Steven Richards, a fellow ghost hunter to investigate. The duo had reportedly felt a presence in the house and are willing to carry further researches.

SHIP_ENG

WORLD’S OLDEST SHIPWRECK UNEARTHED IN TURKEY

ANM News Desk: Archaeologists have found the world’s oldest shipwreck off the coast in Antalya, Turkey. Wrecks of the wooden boat are about 3,600 years old and was found after unearthing a trade vessel.

The boat, which contained 1.5 tonnes of copper bars, was found divers from Antalya University’s Underwater Research Department. Preliminary research suggests the copper came from mines on the island of Cyprus and was being transported to Aegean shores or the island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea when the boat sank.

MICE_ENG

MUMMIFIED MICE FOUND IN EGYPTIAN TOMB

ANM News Desk: Mummified mice have been found in a recently discovered  tomb belonging to a husband and wife in Egypt. The burial chamber was located after authorities came across a group of robbers attempting to dig into a land of archaeological importance.

The tomb dates back to the Greek era of Egyptian history and is thought to be about 2,000 years old.

Egypt’s ministry of antiquities stated that the remains also include a mummified eagle, falcon, ibex, dogs and cats.

DOG

4-YEAR-OLD DOG SWALLOWS VIDEO GAME

ANM News Desk: A pet dog, Rocco has undergone a life-saving surgery after swallowing a video game. Rocco was taken to a vet in Glasgow when he began  vomiting and could’t eat. An X-ray of the four-year-old dog showed a rectangular-shaped object in his small intestine that turned out to be a cartridge of the old school Nintendo.

Owner, Sean Johnson stated that that he didn’t own a Nintendo and had no idea how his dog swallowed it. However, since Rocco was adopted, guesses are that his curious mind got it from his previous owner.