Quick Easter News Wrap
Where did those few days go? But the news didn’t stop. Here’s a quick glance at what went down since we put our pen down on Thursday morning.
CRICKET CRISIS CATCHES UP WITH BANNED TRIO
Arriving back in Australia last Thursday night, former captain Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft faced the media to put their words to the ball tampering crisis that has engulfed the sport. Smith made a highly emotional apology, and then hightailed it out of Sydney for Dubai. Bancroft said his piece from Perth. And deputy captain David Warner waited until Saturday to have his say. The verdict? There are still questions to answer. The players have until 11 April to appeal their suspensions.
Meanwhile, the Australian women’s T20 team broke world records to take out the Tri-Series against India and England. Good on ya, ladies.
MISSING CHILD LOOKED TO ROO FOR A RIDE HOME
A 3yo boy who went missing from a family camping trip near Bathurst, NSW on Saturday night was found on Sunday. James Skillins’ father said the boy was in good spirits and had tried to get a lift back. “He said he tried to jump on a kangaroo this morning because he thought the kangaroo might take him home,” he said.All’s well that ends well…
RUSSIA EXPELS DIPLOMATS
Russian diplomats have started returning home. Moscow returned the gesture over the weekend ordering diplomats from +20 nations to leave. And UK authorities have confirmed that the Skripals came into contact with the nerve agent on the door of their home.
KIM FEELS THE BEAT
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a K-Pop concert featuring South Korean artists on the weekend. Kim clapped along with the crowd and reports said he hoped the event would help further improve relations with the south.
One of China’s big space projects, the Tiangong-1 space lab, re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and landed in the South Pacific Ocean. It was an uncontrolled re-entry, which is frowned on by the space exploration crowd, and it’s unknown why the lab was decommissioned. It’s not expected that much of the lab would have survived re-entry and what did would now be at the bottom of the ocean.
POPE DID NOT SAY THERE IS NO HELL
Sorry, unrepentant sinners. According to the Vatican, an eternity of torment is still in play. Pope Francis made international headlines on Good Friday when it was reported he believed sinners simply disappear. But clarifying reports revealed the journalist, 93yo La Repubblica founder Eugenio Scalfari, misrepresented the conversation. Oops.
APRIL FOOLS’ DAY FALLS A BIT FLAT
There seemed to be a lot of “ho-humming” around April Fools’ pranks this year. Particularly from commentators who are probably increasingly weary of brands’ attempts to get noticed. Here is a very comprehensive list. We particularly liked the faux new body care product from Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes.
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