April 5, 2015

Top News Stories –

Large Hadron Collider restarts after two-year rebuild –
The Large Hadron Collider has restarted, with protons circling the machine’s 27km tunnel for the first time since 2013. Particle beams have now travelled in both directions, inside parallel pipes, at a whisker below the speed of light. Actual collisions will not begin for at least another month, but they will take place with nearly double the energy the LHC reached during its first run. Scientists hope to glimpse a “new physics” beyond the Standard Model. [BBC]

Cristiano Ronaldo scores five as Real Madrid thrash Granada 9-1 in Easter morning La Liga clash –
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo struck the quickest hat-trick of his career on his way to netting five goals in a 9-1 drubbing of second-from-bottom Granada on Sunday, lifting Real to within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona. Portugal forward Ronaldo struck three times in eight minutes in the first half and added two headers after the break on a festive, sun-drenched afternoon at the Bernabeu to help fire Real to their biggest victory in almost half a century. [Daily Telegraph]
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Real Madrid highest transfer fees paid –

Player From Transfer Fee Date
(£ millions)[14][15]
 Gareth Bale Tottenham 78–85.3 Sep-13
 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 80 Jun-09
3  James Rodríguez Monaco 63 Jul-14
4  Kaká Milan 56 Jul-09
5  Zinedine Zidane Juventus 45 Jul-01
6  Luís Figo Barcelona 37 Jul-00
 Asier Illarramendi Real Sociedad 34 Jul-13
 Karim Benzema Lyon 30 Aug-09
9  Xabi Alonso Liverpool 30 Aug-09
10  Luka Modrić Tottenham 30 Sep-12

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Disasters and accidents
  • Devastating floods in northern Chile leave at least 25 dead and more than 100 missing. (CNN)
International relations
  • Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says that neither he nor any other of his cabinet-level ministers will be attending the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Moscow due to “Russia’s actions in Ukraine”. In this Sweden joins a large group of European countries unofficially boycotting the May-day parade. (The Local)
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