FACTS OF THE DAY

9th April 2018

There were 560,000 violent deaths in the world in 2016. 18% were caused by wars and 68% by murder.

economist.com

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A 27-year-old man is on trial in Germany for defrauding a bottle recycling machine of €1.2 million by recycling the same bottle 4.8 million times.

theguardian.com

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Two women giving emergency first aid to a Japanese mayor who collapsed in a sumo ring were ordered out by the referee because women aren’t allowed in.

apnews.com

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Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, the Vatican university, is to offer its first international exorcism course next month.

vaticannews.va

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A rare Little Owl, badly injured in a road accident in Southall, Middlesex, has been given a double wing transplant.

telegraph.co.uk

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Saudi Arabia is to screen ‘Black Panther’, ending a 35-year ban on showing movies in public.

bigthink.com