BILL AND MELINDA GATES ARE ENDING THEIR MARRIAGE

Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years, the pair announced in a statement on their verified Twitter accounts. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the statement reads. The couple founded their philanthropic organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, together in 2000. Since then, the foundation has spent $53.8 billion on a wide range of initiatives related to global health, poverty alleviation and more, according to its website. “We…

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OSCARS 2021: ANTHONY HOPKINS BECOMES OLDEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR EVER

+COMPLETE WINNERS LIST Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony was historic in more ways than one, making the 441-day wait for the 93rd Academy Awards well worth it. “The Father” star Anthony Hopkins nabbed actor of the year (making him the oldest winner of an acting Oscar ever) and Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) took home the actress prize, marking two upsets. Meanwhile, Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”) won for supporting actor and “Minari’s” Yuh-Jung Youn claimed supporting actress, becoming the first Korean actor to do so. Nine actors of color earned…

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BLACK LIVES MATTER: U.S. POLICE OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING GEORGE FLOYD, FACES 40 YEARS JAIL SENTENCE

Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted on all charges by a jury in the Hennepin County court.   The 12 jurors found him guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death in May 2020. The maximum sentence for second-degree unintentional murder is imprisonment of not more than 40 years. The maximum sentence for third-degree murder is imprisonment of not more than 25 years. The maximum sentence for second-degree manslaughter is 10 years and/or $20,000. -CNN News

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CHADIAN PRESIDENT, IDRISS DEBY KILLED IN BATTLE

Chad’s newly re-elected President Idriss Deby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline while fighting rebels in the north of the Sahel country, an army spokesman said on Tuesday. Deby, 68, “has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield” over the weekend, army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said in a statement read out on state television. General Mahamat Kaka, the son of the deceased Chadian leader, has been named interim head of the state, the army spokesman said.

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ONLY 30 PERSONS WILL ATTEND PRINCE PHILIP’S BURIAL SATURDAY

Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, will be buried on Saturday, in a low key ceremony. According to the programme, only 30 persons can attend a funeral in strict compliance with current Covid rules in England. Interestingly, Philip’s estranged grandson, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will be among the 30 that will attend the funeral, but his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, won’t be present, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said. In a nod to the duke’s preference for driving himself, without a chauffeur, his coffin will be carried by…

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