2018.05.12

News Headlines - 12 May 2018

3 girls, 1 week: Teens raped, set on fire in India - The Washington Post

Over the course of a week, three teenage girls in India have been raped and set on fire — killing two of them and leaving a third in critical condition... The violent attacks are believed to have been carried out by three different groups of men with no connection to each other.

Measles returns – is the anti-vaccination movement to blame?

Cases quadrupled in Europe in 2017 and at least 35 people died, according to the World Health Organisation. The countries worst affected have been Ukraine, Romania and Italy - where poorly funded health systems and cultural beliefs among some groups mean take-up of the vaccine is patchy.
But the modern pace of migration and foreign travel has seen the disease spreading across the continent, including to Belgium, Portugal, France and Germany; measles is also on the rise in the United States and even Australia.

Daimler leads new investors in closing $100bn Vision Fund

Germany’s Daimler is among a group of new international investors who have committed to backing Softbank’s $100bn Vision Fund, allowing Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son to close the world’s biggest technology investment vehicle.
The Mercedes-Benz carmaker will join three Japanese banks — MUFG, Mizuho and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, and the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain to fill the last $7bn needed to reach the fund’s $100bn goal, according to people briefed on the negotiations.

Massive wave in New Zealand biggest ever recorded in southern hemisphere | The Independent

The 23.8m swell was measured off New Zealand’s Campbell Island in the southern ocean, according to the country’s weather authority... The skyscraper eclipses the south’s previous biggest wave – a 22m swell off the Australian state of Tasmania in 2012 – by some distance.

It’s official: The document signed by the Queen allowing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry - ITV News

A picture has been released of the document signed by the Queen giving her consent for Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle.
The Queen signed the Instrument of Consent in March – an elaborate notice of approval, transcribed in calligraphy, and issued under the Great Seal of the Realm.


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