Top 10 world news today: Five Russian oligarchs found dead, Sri Lanka hikes medicine price, and more

Since the conflict between Russia and Ukraine escalated in the last three months, at least five Russian oligarchs have been found dead. Sri Lanka, in the midst of an economic crisis decided on Saturday that price of dozens of commonly used medicined would be increased by 40 per cent.

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In three months, five Russian oligarchs found dead; families of 3 killed too

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The families of three of these businessmen have also been reportedly killed. Four of these men were linked with Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom or its subsidiaries, said reports.  

Sri Lanka hikes medicine prices amid financial crisis

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The nation is witnessing countrywide protests from citizens who are reeling from lengthy blackouts and acute shortages of food, fuel and pharmaceuticals. People are demanding government’s resignation.

UK MP  Neil Parish resigns after saying he may have opened porn ‘by mistake’

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Even as UK’s parliament faces immense criticism, British lawmaker Neil Parish, who has been suspended from the Conservative parliamentary party, seems to have ‘confessed’ and said he may have actually opened it by mistake on his phone, as per media reports.   

‘Display of military power’: Serbia shows off new Chinese missiles amid concerns in Balkans

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Serbia on Saturday showed off its new Chinese-made surface-to-air missiles and other military hardware purchased from both Russia and the West.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida calls for a cessation of hostilities in Ukraine

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday (April 30) called for a cessation of hostilities in Ukraine during a meeting with his Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls Le Pen’s defeat in the French election a ‘win’

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He told Hurriyet daily that “To put it correctly, the elimination and defeat of extremist ends in French elections is, in my opinion, a win because whatever we suffer is because of extremism.” 

Dozens missing and five rescued from China building collapse

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Authorities reported Saturday that five people were rescued from a collapsed building in China after emergency crews dug their way through the rubble of a structure that housed a theatre and a guesthouse overnight.

China has a record of interfering in foreign politics, says Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison

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According to him, “We are very aware of the influence the Chinese government seeks to have in this country.”

Tough luck: US judge quashes Donald Trump’s request to end contempt of court ruling, upholds hefty fine

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Donald Trump seems to be in dire straits as his lawyer’s request to end a contempt of court order against the former US president has been denied by a judge in New York on Friday.  

Canadian police arrests several protesters as the bike parade turn chaotic

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Police in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, arrested several people after a march by hundreds of bikers, pedestrians, and cars waving Canadian flags through downtown Ottawa turned unruly, authorities said.