News Headlines - 28 April 2021

Widow accused of using drugs to murder ‘Don Juan of Kishu’ : The Asahi Shimbun

Wakayama prefectural police on April 28 arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of murdering her much older wealthy husband who had described himself as the “Don Juan of Kishu” for his sexual escapades.
Police accused the suspect, Saki Sudo, who lives in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward, of killing Kosuke Nozaki, 77, by force-feeding him stimulant drugs three years ago.
Sudo had said she found Nozaki unconscious on the second floor of his home in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, on the evening of May 24, 2018. A female housekeeper applied cardiac massage, but Nozaki was later pronounced dead.

Olympics Updates Rules for Tokyo: Daily Tests and Dining Alone - The New York Times

Athletes will be tested daily, but they will not need to quarantine. Visitors will be asked to stay off public transit. And members of the news media, along with other officials, will be urged to eat takeout meals alone.
Hoping to assuage a Japanese public jittery about the possibility that the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics could turn into a coronavirus superspreader event, organizers of the Games released a second round of so-called playbooks on Wednesday, with updated protocols for those taking part in the world’s largest sporting event this July.

Biden says 'it's about time' 2 women are behind him at joint address to Congress - POLITICO

President Joe Biden used his first line in his first joint address to Congress to acknowledge a historical moment sitting behind him.
“Thank you, Madame Speaker and Madame Vice President," Biden said, greeting Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "No other President has ever said those words from this podium… and it’s about time."

Italy’s Robinson Crusoe Leaves Island After 32 Years

After more than three decades Mauro Morandi, 82 years old, from Modena, is going to leave Budelli, the small island in Sardinia where he has lived as a guardian since 1989. Over time he had become known as Italy’s “Robinson Crusoe”, being the only inhabitant on the island. Budelli, which is part of the archipelago of La Maddalena, in the north of Sardinia, is known for its ‘pink beach’, a fragile ecosystem made of fine sand and tiny seashells. For years Morandi kept it untarnished from tourism and waste, until the local administration began pressuring him to leave.

Cristiano Ronaldo rape accuser demands £56million in damages for 'pain and suffering' - Mirror Online

Newly released courts documents reveal the amount former model Kathryn Mayorga is seeking after accusing the footballer of sexually assaulting her in a Las Vegas hotel room after meeting on a night out in 2009.
She wants £18m for “past pain and suffering”, £18m for “future pain and suffering” and £18m in punitive damages... Ronaldo, 36, ­vigorously denies Mayorga’s claims.
In 2010 she accepted $375,000 (£270,000) as part of an out-of-court non-disclosure settlement.