Camping has become more popular than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 49-year-old Tesla and SpaceX CEO hosted the May 8 episode of the popular NBC comedy sketch series.
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The U.S. Space Command said it could confirm that the rocket reentered over the Arabian Peninsula at about 10:15 p.m. EDT.
Narendra Modi's carefully crafted image has taken a hit as India reels from a punishing Covid wave.
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Elon Musk calls the meme-crypto Dogecoin the 'future of currency,' predicts it will 'take over the world' on 'SNL'
Musk also referenced the popular catchphrase "To the moon," popularized by the Reddit group Wall Street Bets.
Drew Barrymore and the former couple were among several stars to attend a Kings of Leon concert in 2008.
Dave Bautista told IGN that James Gunn once suggested a spin-off movie starring Drax the Destroyer and Pom Klementieff's Mantis.
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A Palm Beach attorney rejected a request from the city's residents to evict Trump, saying he can live there as an employee
Residents have argued Trump violated a 1993 agreement, which says resort guests can't stay for more than "three non-consecutive seven-day periods."
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Use 'common sense' when hugging loved ones, says PM Could pandemic origin clues have been in Natural History Museum? Covid winter spike will not lead to another national lockdown Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, says women have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. Her message was delivered in a pre-recorded video as part of the Global Citizen VAX Live concert, which was televised in the US on Saturday night. It was the first time she had appeared on TV since her controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey. The Duchess said: "The past year has been defined by communities coming together tirelessly and heroically to tackle Covid-19. "We've gathered tonight because the road ahead is getting brighter, but it's going to take every one of us to find our way forward. "As campaign chairs of Vax Live, my husband and I believe it's critical that our recovery prioritises the health, safety and success of everyone - and particularly women, who have been disproportionately affected by this pandemic." The pregnant duchess added: "Women, and especially women of colour, have seen a generation of economic gain wiped out. "Since the pandemic began, nearly 5.5 million women have lost work in the US, and 47 million more women around the world are expected to slip into extreme poverty." Follow the latest updates below.
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A new Zulu king was named in South Africa amid scenes of chaos after members of the royal family questioned Prince Misuzulu Zulu's claim to the title following his father's death, and bodyguards suddenly whisked him away from the public announcement at a palace. The controversy over the next king, a largely ceremonial role but one with great significance for South Africa and its 12 million Zulu people, has arisen after the death in March of King Goodwill Zwelithini, who had reigned since 1968. Zwelithini apparently named one of his six wives, Queen Mantfombi Shiyiwe Dlamini Zulu, as the “regent of the Zulu kingdom” in his will, but she died after holding the title for only a month, throwing the royal succession into turmoil.
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Israeli police on Saturday clashed with Palestinian protesters outside Jerusalem's Old City during the holiest night of Ramadan in a show of force that threatened to deepen the holy city's worst religious unrest in several years. Earlier, police blocked busloads of pilgrims headed to Jerusalem for prayer at Islam's third holiest site. Police defended their actions as security moves, but these were seen as provocations by Muslims who accuse Israel of threatening their freedom of worship.
Much of the rocket was destroyed as it fell, but some debris landed west of the Maldives, China says.
Olivia Rodrigo says she didn't feel 'attractive' growing up because she doesn't have 'European features'
The 18-year-old "Drivers License" singer is Filipino American: "I don't look exactly like the girl next door in all these movies."
Italy reported 224 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against 207 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections fell to 10,176 from 10,554. Italy has registered 122,694 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in the world. The total number of intensive care patients fell slightly to 2,211 from a previous 2,253.
A victory by pro-independence parties in Scottish elections is significant for the campaign for Irish unity and underlines that politics in the United Kingdom is undergoing fundamental change, the leader of Irish nationalists Sinn Fein said on Saturday. The Scottish National Party (SNP), which has vowed to hold an independence referendum if it returns to power, was headed for victory on Saturday in Scotland's parliament election but without an outright majority. Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald said her party, which jointly leads the devolved government in British-run Northern Ireland and is the main opposition party in Ireland, will be watching what happens next in Scotland "very closely".
Export growth soared 32% in April as demand jumped for goods from the world's second largest economy.
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A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the U.S. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday had some people wondering if a fleet of UFOs was coming, but it had others— mostly amateur stargazers and professional astronomers— lamenting the industrialization of space. The train of lights was actually a series of relatively low-flying satellites launched by Elon Musk's SpaceX as part of its Starlink internet service earlier this week. An email to a spokesman for SpaceX was not returned Saturday, but astronomy experts said the number of lights in quick succession and their distance from Earth made them easily identifiable as Starlink satellites for those who are used to seeing them.
Bo, the Obama family's 12-year-old Portuguese water dog, died of cancer on Saturday afternoon, the former first couple announced.The big picture: Bo was 6 months old when he arrived at the White House in 2009, having been gifted by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) to then-first daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.He soon became a celebrity and featured in the children’s book "Bo, America's Commander in Leash," written by Naren Aryal and illustrated by Danny Moore.What they're saying: Former President Obama tweeted that "For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives — happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and everyday in between."Former first lady Michelle Obama said in a statement that Bo "was there when we flew on Air Force One, when tens of thousands flocked to the South Lawn for the Easter Egg Roll, and when the Pope came to visit."No one was "happier than Bo" during the pandemic, when "all his people were under one roof again — just like the day we got him," she added.He was exactly what we needed and more than we ever expected. We will miss him dearly. pic.twitter.com/CHweCxwJ7a— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 8, 2021 Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
Mohamed Nasheed is having surgery after the suspected bomb blast in the capital, Male.
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Noel Acciari spent the last 30 minutes of the Florida Panthers’ rout of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday looking for revenge. A dirty cross check in the second period sent him tumbling headfirst into the boards, and back to the locker room to get his head and neck checked out, and fully ignited a brewing rivalry between in-state foes.
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Thirty-nine students were taken from a forestry college at gunpoint on March 11. Ten were later released, and parents said this week that two had escaped.The remaining 27 told reporters they were held in a forest, periodically beaten with sticks and guns, and allowed to contact their families only to beg for ransom. Female students said they tore their clothing to use as sanitary pads."The kind of torture, and all the insults, I will never forget in my life," 33-year-old Fatima Ibrahim told journalists. Ibrahim, who was two months pregnant when they were taken, lost her baby during the captivity.Other students hugged relatives and cried tears of joy upon the reunion.The students said they ate just once per day. The kidnappers released them to police on Wednesday (May 5), but they were kept for medical checks until Friday afternoon. Upon their release, some were visibly weak and limping.A leader of the parent group told Reuters a ransom had been paid but declined to say by whom or the amount. The office of Governor Nasir El-Rufai, who has refused to negotiate with armed kidnappers, did not mention any ransom in its statements on the abduction and did not respond to questions about payment.Some 700 people have been taken from schools in northwest Nigeria since December as observers say kidnapping for ransom is becoming a cottage industry in the restive region.President Muhammadu Buhari has called on authorities and families not to pay. Many desperate families will do whatever it takes to secure the safe release of their relatives.Kidnappers have killed five students from Greenfield University, also in Kaduna, and have threatened to kill more if ransoms are not paid.