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Five things you need to know
American tycoon Elon Musk has said his US$44 billion deal to buy Twitter is on hold while he waits for details on the number of spam accounts on the website. Musk added that he remains "committed to the acquisition," however.
Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of usershttps://t.co/Y2t0QMuuyn— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 13, 2022
A US Army paratrooper has been killed by a bear while training in Alaska. Seth Plant, 30, was a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.
Officials have identified a U.S. Army soldier who died after sustaining injuries in a bear attack at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. https://t.co/B969NUbq0y— ABC News (@ABC) May 13, 2022
More than a dozen luxury homes have been burned as a fast-moving wildfire continues to spread in Southern California. The Coastal blaze in Orange County, which started on Wednesday, is now about 200 acres in size.
Hundreds have been forced to evacuate from their homes due to a swift-moving wildfire in southern California https://t.co/92TB8OxIvJ— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) May 13, 2022
North Korea has confirmed its first COVID-19 death. The state's media said a further 187,000 people have been isolated for treatment.
#UPDATE North Korea confirms first Covid-19 death on Friday, says tens of thousands are sick.— AFP News Agency (@AFP) May 13, 2022
"A fever whose cause couldn't be identified explosively spread nationwide from late April," Korean Central News Agency says - six people died, one with Omicron https://t.co/4f3QhCUIqr pic.twitter.com/KZbKeFzeqN
Parents in the Indian state of Uttarakhand are suing their only son because he has failed to give them a grandchild after six years of marriage. Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad said they spent their savings raising their son and now expect either $845,000 in compensation or a grandchild within a year.
An Indian couple are suing their son and his wife for "mental harassment" for not giving them a grandchild after six years of marriage https://t.co/E6eJU2bekz— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 13, 2022
Scientists have grown plants using soil from the moon for the first time. The researchers nurtured a type of cress in lunar dust collected during the 1969–72 Apollo missions.
BIG NEWS: Researchers grew plants in lunar soil for the first time! 🌱🌖— NASA Space Science (@NASASpaceSci) May 12, 2022
Congrats to @UF on growing Arabidopsis plants in regolith collected during the Apollo era. We’ll study the same species on #Artemis I as we prep to return to the Moon. https://t.co/fsollo0lvX pic.twitter.com/ZsjKKZXu9v