Check out this week's Fantasy Baseball Fearless Forecast
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When Samira Dajani's family moved into their first real home in 1956 after years as refugees, her father planted trees in the garden, naming them for each of his six children. The Israeli rights group B'Tselem and the New York-based Human Rights Watch both pointed to such policies as an example of what they say has become an apartheid regime.
Iceland's Fagradalshraun volcano lies quiet for a spell before suddenly spewing red molten lava geysers high into the air, visible from the capital Reykjavik in an awe-inspiring display.
India is to recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defense ministry said on Sunday (May 9).The country is grappling with record COVID-19 infections and fatalities.Deaths rose by more than 4,000 for a second consecutive day on Sunday.That's prompted angry calls for a complete nationwide lockdown.Some 400 medical officers are expected to serve on contract for a maximum of 11 months, the ministry said, adding that other defense doctors had also been roped in for online consultations.On Sunday India reported 4,092 deaths over the previous 24 hours. That's after its highest ever single day death toll, 4,187, the day before.With an acute shortage of oxygen and beds in many hospitals, and with morgues and crematoriums overflowing, experts say the actual numbers of fatalities and cases could be much higher than reported.Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a nationwide lockdown.He's been criticized for allowing huge gatherings at a religious festival and holding large election rallies over the past two months - even as COVID-19 cases were surging.Many Indian states have imposed their own strict lockdowns.On Sunday New Delhi's chief minister said a lockdown there would be extended by a week and subway train services would also be suspended.For some residents in the capital that's a cause for concern.Hospital worker Rahul says he's heading for his evening shift, but doesn't know how he will get home and does not have enough money to travel in taxis.The Indian Medical Association has called for a "complete, well-planned, pre-announced" lockdown instead of "sporadic" night curfews and restrictions.
A Slovakia health ministry spokeswoman said on Sunday a Hungarian lab has confirmed that the first batch of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines sent to Slovakia were satisfactory and the government would discuss the next steps with Russia. The tests were carried out in Hungary after Russia had requested additional tests in an EU-certified laboratory, saying the Slovaks had not tested them in such a facility. The Slovak government is considering whether to use the Russian shots in the country of 5.5 million that has been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The iconic Paul Bunyan statue in Bemidji, Minnesota, was damaged in an incident on May 3 involving “several people climbing and hanging off of Paul’s arm and the adjacent sign,” police said in a statement on May 7.The Mayor of Bemidji, Jorge Prince, said the damage was sustained on May 3.The arm was secured and “is currently being held in place by rebar that runs throughout Paul,” according to police. Access to the area surrounding the statue was limited to “ensure the safety of Paul and the public,” they added.The 18-foot-tall statue has stood in the city since 1937, according to officials.Police shared this security footage on Facebook, seeking information about the damage. Credit: Bemidji Police Department via Storyful
Several thousand Armenians rallied in the capital Yerevan on Sunday to show their support for a new political alliance created by former president Robert Kocharyan ahead of an early election next month. The alliance, called Reviving Armenia, will run in early parliamentary elections set to take place on June 20. In a speech to thousands of supporters chanting "Armenia" and waving flags, Kocharyan pledged his alliance would help revive the economy and recover from ethnic Armenians' loss of swathes of territory in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh region in a six-week conflict with Azerbaijan last year, local news outlets reported.
A total of 1,770 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the United Kingdom on Sunday, with the seven-day total of 14,659 cases down by 4.3% compared with the previous seven days. The data showed that 35.37 million people, or 67.2% of the UK adult population, have now received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 127,605 people have died in the United Kingdom within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19.
Approximately 100 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem on the night of May 8 into the early hours of May 9, Haaretz reported.Clashes broke out in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and near Damascus Gate, with Israeli police using tear gas, stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets, Haaretz reported.This footage was filmed by the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, and shows crowds gathered in the east Jerusalem. The flash of a stun grenade is seen in the footage.On Friday, injuries were reported after police descended on protesters who remained near the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex after services. Demonstrators have focused on the situation faced by families in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in particular, where Jewish settlers have laid claim to land. Credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center via Storyful
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz vowed on Sunday to raise the minimum wage after national elections in September, hoping for support from about 10 million low-paid workers to help his Social Democrats (SPD) avoid a bruising third place. Scholz made the promise in a speech to SPD delegates who voted for him as their centre-left party's candidate for chancellor. His party is lagging both the Greens and Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in polls and is forecast to suffer its worst ever election result.
Police said the body of the newborn baby was found in the Grand Union Canal in north-west London on Sunday afternoon.
Manchester United put Manchester City's Premier League title celebrations on hold after coming from behind to win 3-1 away to Aston Villa on Sunday.
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for a banned substance, trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday, and could ultimately be disqualified, according to multiple media reports Sunday.
Authorities carried out the death penalty on an Egyptian monk who killed the abbot of his monastery in 2018, a lawyer and the monk's brother told Reuters on Sunday. Wael Saad and Ramon Rasmi Mansour, known by their monastic names Isaiah al-Makari and Faltaous al-Makari, were convicted of the killing of Bishop Epiphanius, 64, the abbot of St Macarius Monastery, northwest of Cairo, in a case that sent shockwaves through Egypt's Coptic Christian community. Saad's family was notified to receive his body from a morgue in the Nile Delta town of Damanhour on Sunday, his brother, who is also a monk, said.
Manchester United fought back to beat Aston Villa 3-1 away in the Premier League on Sunday as Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani scored in the second half to put on hold the title celebrations of champions-elect Manchester City. The result left United second on 70 points from 34 games, 10 behind City who have played a game more and missed a chance to secure the title on Saturday after they suffered a 2-1 home defeat by Chelsea. Bertrand Traore fired Villa ahead in the 24th minute with a brilliant strike into the top corner from 15 metres after some sloppy defending by the visitors, who gave the ball away several times deep in their own half.
Baffert said a post-race sample provided by Medina Spirit had tested positive for 21 picograms of the anti-inflammatory drug betamethasone, over the legal limit in Kentucky racing. Medina Spirit, ridden by jockey John Velazquez had secured a half-length victory in the 19-horse Kentucky Derby on May 1. Baffert's camp were informed of the news by Kentucky officials on Saturday, but the 68-year-old denied giving the horse illegal substances and said the positive test was "the biggest gut punch in racing".
Naomi Osaka conceded she found playing outside her comfort zone on clay frustrating as the world number two continues her warm-up for the French Open at the WTA tournament in Rome.
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Medina Spirit's Derby win could be in jeopardy.
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It is thought the baby may have been just hours old when he was found.