Author: Dia Mama

It sank 112 years ago Monday, but our obsession with the RMS Titanic continues. History’s most famous ship slipped beneath the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, but we continue to explore its maiden voyage, iceberg, sinking and undersea decay through a seemingly endless stream of photographs, books, documentaries and movies, and museum exhibits. Fascination has led to tragedy. A submersible carrying five passengers to view the Titanic imploded near the wreck, killing all aboard, in June 2023. It also has brought technological advances. In May 2023, a new type of digital scanning, using multiple images, gave us a three-dimensional view of the ship as…

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Rescue workers finished evacuating dozens of passengers trapped for 23 hours mid-air Saturday after a cable car accident in southern Turkey that killed one person. Ten people were injured in the accident, which happened late Friday afternoon in the resort city of Antalya when a supporting pylon collapsed. One cable car in the Sarisu-Tunektepe system plummeted into a rocky area, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. A total of 174 passengers, including children, were “successfully” rescued from at least 16 cable cars after a “very dangerous operation”, said Okay Memis, the head of Turkey’s disaster and emergency management agency Afad. “This accident occurred following the…

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Thousands of people in Niger’s capital on Saturday protested for the immediate departure of US soldiers from the north, after the military junta in Niamey said it was withdrawing from a military agreement with Washington. Following a July coup, the West African country said in mid-March that the 2012 cooperation agreement had been “unilaterally imposed” by the United States. Students and several prominent figures from the military regime were amongst the crowd in front of the National Assembly Headquarters in Niamey. The crowd was heard chanting “Down with American imperialism” and “The people’s liberation is on the march”. French troops were…

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The champions climbed back to the top of the table after an utterly dominant win over the struggling Hatters. The Etihad Stadium really is Kevin De Bruyne’s playground. Luton couldn’t get near the Belgian as he pulled the strings to help Manchester City to an ultimately comfortable 5-1 win that moved them back to the top of the table. Indeed, the 32-year-old was involved right from the first whistle, setting Erling Haaland through as the opening goal arrived within two minutes, courtesy of a hugely unfortunate own goal from Daiki Hashioka. The hosts, despite finishing the game with an incredible…

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Raphael Guerreiro scored a memorable goal as Bayern Munich scraped a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Koln at the Allianz Arena. Harry Kane came close in the first half, pinging an effort off the post after a sweeping Bayern move. Mathys Tel, too, hit the woodwork, but the Bavarians were left frustrated at the break. Guerreiro gave his side a 1-0 lead after 64 minutes, lashing a left-footed effort into the top corner. Muller added a second with a cool finish in second half stoppage time. As reliant as Bayern are on Kane, he can’t show up every week. The issue…

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Rice turned himself into police on Thursday Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice and SMU football player Teddy Knox were allegedly driving nearly 120 miles per hour just seconds before causing a six-car crash on a Texas highway that left several people injured last month, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. The affidavit obtained by The Dallas Morning News stated that a Lamborghini Urus, believed to have been driven by Rice, was traveling 119 mph 4.5 seconds before the March 30 collision, while the Chevrolet Corvette, allegedly driven by Knox, was traveling 116 mph 7.5 seconds before the collision. Kansas City Chiefs…

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Biden is not considering withdrawing his nomination of Adeel Mangi despite calls to do so The White House is not taking any cues from Republicans who have advised President Biden to withdraw a controversial judicial nomination. Instead, it’s digging in its heels to lobby Democratic senators to support Adeel Mangi for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. A White House official updated Fox News Digital on the status of Mangi’s nomination, which has been scrutinized over his ties to two groups, one accused of antisemitism and another that has supported “cop killers,” as Republican critics have alleged. Biden is not considering withdrawing…

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Liza Gardner accuses Diddy and Aaron Hall of sexually assaulting her in the 90s, when she was 16 years old. In November of last year, Diddy was hit with yet another lawsuit for alleged sexual assault, this time from a woman named Liza Gardner. Gardner claims she met the Bad Boy Records founder and Aaron Hall at an event in the 90s. At the time, she says she was only 16 years old. She alleges that the duo began buying her drinks before inviting her back to Hall’s apartment. Upon arrival, she alleges that they sexually assaulted her and her friend, also pressuring them…

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Earlier this week, NLE Choppa dropped his new track “Slut Me Out 2,” to mixed reactions. While some listening think the 21-year-old’s raunchy bars are a bit much, others have already dubbed it the song of the summer. Following the release of the fun single, NLE Choppa took to Twitter/X to thank one community that’s been showing it plenty of love. “I’m noticing the LGBTQ community showing so much love to ‘Slut Me Out 2,'” he wrote. “And I Simply Want To Say Thank You.. IDC what’s normalized as a rapper, I was raised to F*ck with who f*ck with you! So thank y’all for…

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Jadakiss doesn’t understand J Cole’s decision. Jadakiss wants to speak with J Cole about his apology to Kendrick Lamar because he can’t figure out why he did it. Appearing on The Stephen A. Smith Show, he discussed Cole’s apology as well as Lamar’s feud with Drake. Jadakiss began by explaining that he doesn’t think Cole was “worried” about what Lamar was going to fire back with and instead suggested that he “felt something internally.” From there, he said that he wants to ask Cole “what happened?” Jadakiss also theorized that Drake is definitely going to drop a response but that it will come when “it…

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Isak scored twice in the first half at St. James’ Park AFP Alexander Isak scored twice as Newcastle beat Tottenham 4-0 at St. James’ Park on Saturday, which saw Spurs drop to fifth place in the Premier League on goal difference. With top-four rivals Aston Villa playing title-chasing Arsenal this weekend, the visit to the north-east provided Spurs with a chance to significantly boost their hopes of playing in Europe’s premier club competition next term. However, the hosts came into this clash still in the hunt for a Europa Conference League spot, which could even turn into a Europa League place depending on who wins the…

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Griezmann was the hero yet again AFP Atletico Madrid consolidated their place in the LaLiga top four as a brace from Antoine Griezmann (33) helped Diego Simeone’s side to a 3-1 victory over Girona. The result extends the Colchoneros’ dominant home record this season to 21 wins in 24 matches. Coming into the weekend with a nine-point buffer over fifth-placed Athletic Bilbao, Girona travelled to the capital with European qualification firmly within their grasp. Michel’s side came flying out the blocks, and their positive start was rewarded with an opener inside four minutes when a brilliant team move culminated in Artem Dovbyk tapping home from Yan…

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Man City top Premier League table after beating error-prone Luton Profimedia Manchester City climbed to the top of the Premier League (PL) table, at least temporarily, comfortably defeating Luton Town 5-1 to extend their undefeated league record to 17 games (W13, D4). Unbeaten at the Etihad Stadium since November 2022, City returned to league action following an enthralling 3-3 midweek draw with Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. Having lost each of their five previous visits to current top-six sides this season, the last thing Luton needed was to fall behind inside two minutes, but that’s exactly the fate they suffered here. After being denied…

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Drake might be cooking up some serious heat in response to the barrage of disses fired his way in recent weeks. At least that’s what one of his new social-media posts suggests. On Friday (April 12), the Canadian superstar took to his Instagram Stories and shared a cartoon showing two people digging into the earth in search of diamonds. One person gives up and leaves right as he was about to hit the jackpot, whereas the other seems determined to continue. “Never give up. You may be closer than you think,” the image is captioned, with “a reaction” stamped over the…

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Beyoncé‘s latest hit has continued to climb, while J. Cole‘s surprise drop competes for the top spot. According to Hits Daily Double, Queen  Bey’s Cowboy Carter is expected to remain in #1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart for a second week, with a projected 131K units sold. Should the superstar stay the course, Cowboy Carter will become her longest running #1 album in over a decade, since the release of her self-titled album (2013). Cole’s Might Delete Later, the most streamed album of the week, opened strong with on 118k records sold, which was not strong enough to surpass the 32-time Grammy-award-winning artist. Beyoncé’s Billboard…

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Kodak Black‘s bold new look has caught attention, especially from female fans who are loving the change. In a TikTok video circulating on social media, the rapper, known for his rough around the edges image, appeared cheerful and clean cut while seated court side at a Phoenix Suns game. A Twitter user re-posted the video, and captioned the clip, “Hear me out.” “He been looking good,” responded one user. “Fine is a stretch, but he looks BETTER and healthy. Love that for him!” another user said over on Instagram. “Being drug free looks VERY GOOD on him….” another comment reads. “Sobriety…

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In the wars within wars of this grievous Gaza crisis, the most explosive of all is the searing official enmity between Israel and Iran. It’s now at its most perilous point. And this region, and many capitals beyond, are watching and waiting with bated breath to see what Iran does next. It’s Tehran’s move after the airstrike on its diplomatic compound in the heart of the Syrian capital, Damascus on 1 April, which killed senior commanders in its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Israel never admits carrying out such attacks, but everyone knows it was its doing. AFP Onlookers check…

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Getty Images Mass casualty attacks are rare in Australia and the events in Bondi Junction have shocked the nation An Australian police officer has been hailed as a hero by the country’s prime minister, after she confronted and shot dead a man who fatally stabbed six people at a Sydney shopping centre. “There is no doubt that she saved lives,” PM Anthony Albanese said, calling Saturday’s attack “a horrific act of violence”. Police described how the unnamed officer bravely tracked the attacker through the mall, challenged him and shot him dead after he raised his knife towards her. Knifeman rampaged…

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For 13 years, Chris Rose and Alex Baker have established Sent Into Space as the company that will launch pretty much anything but humans up high. Marketing execs are lining up for their services. It began like many seemingly crazy ideas do: With two friends talking at a bar. Or, in the case of U.K.-based Alex Baker and Chris Rose, at a pub. One night in 2010, the two mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidates at the University of Sheffield met up for a pint or two to blow off the steam that comes with the rigors of pursuing a doctorate. At…

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CHICAGO − It looks a bit like the huge monolith from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. But in fact, it’s a giant ketchup dispenser and it’s come here to change the way humanity thinks about the condiment. Ketchup giant Heinz put it here, right in the heart of Chicago on the Navy Pier, to try and sway Chicagoans to the notion that ketchup on a hot dog is not such a bad thing. Throughout the ages, Chicago has firmly eschewed ketchup on hot dogs, and Heinz is trying to paint the city red with ketchup appreciation. For some in the Windy…

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