الأحد، 21 أبريل 2019

Explosions in Tripoli suburb after air raid, death toll rises

Officials say at least 227 people have been killed and 1,125 wounded in the weeks-long violence in Libya.

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'Worst Olympian ever': how a young skier triumphed over trolls

Elizabeth Swaney has run for governor, trained in music, and auditioned as a pro cheerleader. But it was her befuddling appearance in the Winter Olympics that made headlines

If you happened to tune in to the Winter Games last year during the women’s halfpipe skiing competition, you might have caught one of the Olympics’ most perplexing moments. Halfpipe, which was introduced to the games in 2014, features an adrenaline-soaked spectacle: skiers plummet down a steep track into a frozen ramp the shape of an empty motel swimming pool, before flying up the ramp’s 22ft walls and launching high into the air for a series of bold tricks.

For years, the Olympics had been hemorrhaging viewers to the younger-skewing X Games. Adding halfpipe, among a slew of other freestyle skiing and snowboarding competitions, seemed like a clear bid to siphon back fans who craved big air. Last February, in the qualifying round in Pyeongchang, skier after skier hit the pipe ramp and soared into the sky, their bodies flipping and spinning. Then, Elizabeth Swaney – an Oakland native who’d been a last-minute add to the Hungarian team – started her run, and something really weird happened: she barely did any tricks.

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Nicaragua remembers: Anniversary of mass protests

Easter processions see people remember those who died during protests against President Daniel Ortega.

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Four killed in 'foiled' attack on Saudi police station: Reports

The attackers were carrying machine guns, bombs and petrol bombs, state-owned Al Arabiya reported.

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Radio Maryja and the media empire of Poland's polarising priest

The story of Father Tadeusz Rydzyk and his radio station that lie at the heart of the country's politics.

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Factbox: Reaction to Sri Lanka attacks

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.


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Pope condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks as 'such cruel violence'

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 138 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka as "such cruel violence" and said he was close to the Christian community, hit while celebrating Easter.


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