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Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 2050 (UTC)
Deadly fire below US President's Trump Tower residence
Deadly fire below US President's Trump Tower residence

The Trump Tower, in Midtown, New York City, US, caught fire shortly before 18:00 EST (2200 UTC) on the 50th floor, claiming the life of a 67-year-old resident, Todd Brassner, who lived in apartment 50C. All other residents were evacuated without incident.

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Russian poet Alexander Byvshev convicted for 2015 poem about Ukraine
Russian poet Alexander Byvshev convicted for 2015 poem about Ukraine

Russian poet Alexander Byvshev was convicted under Russian criminal code Article 282§1 by a court in Oryol Oblast region of Russia for his 2015 seven-verse poem On Ukraine's Independence.

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Football: Spanish striker Fernando Torres to leave Atlético Madrid after season end
Football: Spanish striker Fernando Torres to leave Atlético Madrid after season end

Spanish capital football club Atlético Madrid, via their official website, announced Spanish striker Fernando Torres is set to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

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United States Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announces retirement
United States Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announces retirement

Current United States Speaker of the House and 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection and plans to retire from the U.S. House of Representatives when his term expires in January.

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Woolworths, Australia moves single-use plastic bags ban date to June 20
Woolworths, Australia moves single-use plastic bags ban date to June 20

Brad Banducci, chief executive of Woolworths, a large retail supermarket in Australia, announced a plan to ban free single-use plastic bags in Woolworths stores in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, and Western Australia, from June 20 this year, earlier than the deadline set by some of the states' legislation.

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