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More acts announced for Reading and Leeds festivals
R&B girl group Flo, singer-songwriter Teddy Swims and alternative rap trio Frozemode are performing. 
© 2024 BBCWorld 1:45am 

-German parliament votes to make it easier for people to legally change their name and gender
-Lease prices for German farmland rose again in 2023
-Spain Likely to Get Partial EU Recovery Payment as Reform Stalls
-Florence’s famed Ponte Vecchio to be restored to former glory with two-year makeover
-German phone company Telekom weighs legal action over far-right claim
-At least a dozen killed and an estimated 15,000 displaced by flooding in Kenya
-Russian troops arrive in Niger as military agreement begins
-US-China competition to field military drone swarms could fuel global arms race
-AI's 'mad cow disease' problem tramples into earnings season
-California battery plant is among world's largest as power storage booms

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Firm behind The Clangers reboot goes bust
Factory Transmedia Ltd also made children's shows including Strange Hill High and Newzoids. 
© 2024 BBCWorld 11:35pm 

-Philippines trains pet dogs for search and rescue
-Poland May Donate More Post-Soviet Missiles to Ukraine
-German inflation declines further in March, confirmed at 2.2%
-China to Build More Coal Mines to Feed Surging Power Capacity
-South African Electoral Body Appeals Ruling on Zuma Candidacy
-Taiwan wants Germany's Scholz to send clear message to China on visit
-Strikes cause passenger growth slow down at Frankfurt Airport
-3 teenagers suspected of planning an Islamic extremist attack arrested in Germany
-Death toll from Italian hydroelectric plant explosion rises to 7 as the last bodies are recovered
-Seven Surprising Things About Italy's Cinque Terre
-Belgium will investigate suspected Russian interference in upcoming EU elections

What is happening with the NZ housing market this week?
Analysis - Policy changes, a steady OCR rate, low construction costs, and the high cost of home ownership are impacting a "flat" housing market. 
© 2024 RadioNZ 9:45pm 

Sum 41's 'energy and attitude' inspires new bands
Frontman Deryck Whibley tells BBC Newsbeat it's "really cool" to still influence bands after decades. 
© 2024 BBCWorld 9:35pm 

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-No-man's land bootleggers 'open as usual' despite Myanmar clashes
-Fall of Myanmar town to rebels sends people fleeing into Thailand
-Real estate tycoon's death sentence is a turning point in Vietnam's anti-corruption campaign
-Study warns of growing economic risks for German export industry
-The bodies of 4 women have been found in a migrant-type boat off Spain's Mediterranean coast
-German steelmaker thyssenkrupp plans production cuts in Duisburg
-Ukraine Appoints Zelenskiy Ally as First Deputy Foreign Minister
-Chaldean patriarch returns to Baghdad after nine months of self-imposed exile amid political dispute
-Dozens of Palestinians killed in Gaza as Hamas official vows to 'break' Israel
-China Asks Telecom Carriers to Drop Foreign Chips, WSJ Says
-Morning Bid: Eyes switch to earnings, China trade miss, tense Middle East
-TCS Profit Rises on Contract Wins for Cloud, IT Projects
-Bulls jump deeper into copper amid supply challenges, AI-fueled demand
-Apple loses bid to throw out UK lawsuit over app store fees
-Apple Signal of AI Intent Unleashes $112 Billion Stock Surge
-Adobe’s ‘Ethical’ Firefly AI Was Trained on Midjourney Images

Gladiators, Deadpool and the Rock dominate CinemaCon
The annual US cinema convention was once again held in Las Vegas with huge new releases teased. 
© 2024 BBCWorld 11:05pm 

-Decade of Protests End Road Tolls in South Africa’s Biggest City
-Most of India’s Voters Fret Over Jobs, Inflation Ahead of Polls
-Leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party denies links to Russia
-Kiev Mayor Klitschko: 'This is not war. This is terrorism'
-Swiss Head for Neutrality Vote After Adopting Russia Sanctions
-Study Reveals Vast Networks of 'Ghost Roads' in Asian Rainforests

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Phoenix make history as Surman delivers at the death
The Wellington Phoenix scored late to lodge a 1-0 win against the Melbourne Victory. 
© 2024 RadioNZ 9:55pm 

Tauranga to hold local body elections in July for first time in four years
It has been four years since Tauranga had a council but the city will finally have local elections again in July. 
© 2024 RadioNZ 9:45pm 

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