News Headlines - 30 April 2021

Boris Johnson's personal mobile phone number available online for 15 years - BBC News

Boris Johnson's personal mobile phone number has been freely available on the internet for the past 15 years, it has been revealed.
It was published in a think tank press release in 2006, but never deleted - and appears to be the one the PM uses... It appears the number has been switched off but Downing Street still has not confirmed if the number will now be changed.

Arrest Made in Brutal NYC Head Stomping Attack on 61-Year-Old Asian Man – NBC New York

A 49-year-old Manhattan man has been arrested in connection with last week's brutal head stomp attack on a 61-year-old Asian man in East Harlem, cops say.
Jarrod Powell was cuffed on two felony assault as a hate crime counts and an attempted murder charge around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. Police had been looking for him since Friday night's attack near Third Avenue and East 125th Street. NBC New York learned that it was a tip from a fellow homeless person that led to Powell's arrest.

US vows again to ban menthol flavor in cigarettes, cigars

U.S. health regulators pledged again Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes, this time under pressure from African American groups to remove the mint flavor popular among Black smokers.
The Food and Drug Administration has attempted several times to get rid of menthol but faced pushback from Big Tobacco, members of Congress and competing political interests in both the Obama and Trump administrations. Any menthol ban will take years to implement and will likely face legal challenges from tobacco companies.

Japanese sumo wrestler Hibikiryu dies after suffering head injury during bout, shocking the sport | South China Morning Post

A Japanese sumo wrestler has died after landing on his head during a bout last month in a horrifying injury that caused shock waves and calls for reform in the sport.
Hibikiryu, a lower-tier wrestler whose real name was Mitsuki Amano, died of acute respiratory failure on Wednesday at a Tokyo hospital, the Japan Sumo Association said in a statement.

Is Germany's Oktoberfest heading to Dubai this year? - The Local

Oktoberfest is to take place in Dubai, the largest city in the UAE, according to German media reports on Thursday.
The plan is to move the world’s largest folk festival to an area of ​​around 420,000 square meters near the Dubai Marina, Berlin Christmas market boss Charles Blume, who is one of the organisers, told Spiegel.
Blume said Dubai officials had given the festival the green light.