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At least 50 killed in flash floods in Indonesia

At least 50 killed in flash floods in Indonesia

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Nearly 60 people were also injured and sent to the hospital, the agency said in a news release. As of Sunday morning, 49 of the bodies had been identified. Forty-two people were killed in the Sentani area of the provincial capital, Jayapura, Indonesia National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. Jayapura is located in Indonesia's easternmost province, Papua, which borders Papua New Guinea.Another seven people were killed in a landslide, Papua Provincial Police Inspector General Martuani Sormin said, according to Indonesian state media Antara. Some areas of Papua province received more than 18 inches (450 millimeters) of rain in the last three days. The storm system hitting Papua is expected to pick up speed and head south away from land, which will allow for ...

Mosque attacks and the narrative of exclusion | Letters | World news

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Jonathan Freedland (We must confront the right’s hate preachers, 16 March) is right to castigate Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini and Donald Trump for their anti-Islamic rhetoric. But we must not omit the part played by British politicians in deliberately adopting language that promotes hatred of religious and racial groups. Boris Johnson’s “letterboxes”, David Cameron’s “swarm” of migrants, Theresa May’s “Go home” posters, Sajid Javid’s “asylum shoppers” all help to inspire the warped narrative of exclusion that the Christchurch murderer made explicit in his manifesto. John HambleySnape, Suffolk • Jonathan Freedland does not go far enough in arguing that political leaders such as Orbán and Trump have contributed to Islamaphobia. When has any political leader in this country, Europe or the
At Ethiopia flight memorial, white roses mark passing of lives

At Ethiopia flight memorial, white roses mark passing of lives

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Bouquets of white roses surrounded aviation staff as they gathered at Bole International Airport on Sunday to remember the two pilots and six crew, who perished along with 149 passengers in the Ethiopia Airlines crash a week ago. Ethiopian Airlines crew members mourn as pallbearers carry the coffins of their colleagues of the Ethiopian Airline Flight ET 302 plane crash, during the burial ceremony at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orthodox church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Maheder HaileselassieWeeping women held slender single stems in their shaking hands. Banks of the white flowers, the traditional color of mourning, were placed in front of a row of empty coffins at the ceremony. A band - some of the musicians in tears - temporarily stopped pla...
Russia and Ukraine locked in legal dispute over ancient gold – media – news ukraine

Russia and Ukraine locked in legal dispute over ancient gold – media – news ukraine

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A final decision is expected in mid-June. The exhibition included items originating from four museums in Crimea and one museum in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital / Photo from UNIAN Ukraine and Russia are locked in a legal dispute over a precious collection of gold artifacts from Russian-occupied Crimea. “The collection includes ancient jewelry, gems, helmets and scabbards from four museums in Crimea. It was on loan to a museum in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam in 2014 — around the same time Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine,” NBC News said. The exhibition included items originating from four museums in Crimea and one museum in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital. The collection highlights the rich history of Crimea as a staging post at the crossroads between Europe and Asia. In August 2014, the Allard Pierso
Up to date on Central America news, children and play, and real meat

Up to date on Central America news, children and play, and real meat

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Up to date on Central America newsThe Jan. 11 Monitor Daily article “Why Guatemala’s 180 on corruption matters for Central America” was a very interesting article. Please keep us posted on any further developments in Central America that threaten courts, anti-corruption efforts, and agencies. I speak Spanish and would like to visit Nicaragua for farming and other mission activities. I need to be kept posted on what is happening there with government crackdowns on citizen freedoms, instability, and violence. These recurring articles that you do on the same troubled location or problems and proposed solutions are why I continue to subscribe to both your daily and weekly news publications and tell others about them.Recommended: Readers Respond Readers write: Recalling great teachers Nancy
“Egg Boy” Targets Fraser Anning Over Christchurch Comments

“Egg Boy” Targets Fraser Anning Over Christchurch Comments

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A far-right Australian senator who was internationally criticized after he blamed Muslims for the Christchurch mosque shooting attacks was smacked across the back of his head with an egg on Saturday by a teen protester.After being struck by the egg during a press conference in Melbourne, a shocked Sen. Fraser Anning then smacked the teen in his face in response.The teen, who has not been identified by authorities, was then beaten and apprehended by Anning’s supporters who held him in a choke hold until police arrived at the scene. The incident is still under investigation and will be looked at in its “entirety,” said Victoria police in a statement.Authorities said they would not only be looking into the teen’s actions, but Anning's as well.Police said the boy was
Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns

Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns

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The C.D.C. has worked with the neighboring countries to set up screening stations to stop the disease from reaching them. Some travelers with suspicious symptoms have been tested, but so far none have been infected. Dr. Redfield said that experts from his agency could do more to help stop the disease, but that so far, because of violence in the area, the United States government had not permitted them to work where they are needed most, in the epicenters of the outbreak. Some were deployed in August to Beni, but were quickly relocated because of unrest in the area. C.D.C. employees are working in other parts of Congo, however, to train health workers and help coordinate the response.The State Department decides whether it is safe for government employees to work in other countries.“We’r
New Zealand suspect Brenton Tarrant worked at a gym and traveled to Pakistan and Turkey

New Zealand suspect Brenton Tarrant worked at a gym and traveled to Pakistan and Turkey

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Fifty people were killed and 50 others were wounded in the attack, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush announced Sunday.In connection with the shootings, Brenton Harrison Tarrant was charged with one count of murder in a Christchurch court on Saturday. Tarrant was remanded in custody to reappear in court on April 5, with officials saying he would face more charges. Shortly before the shooting began, an 87-page manifesto was posted on social media under the name of Brenton Tarrant. The document was riddled with sarcasm, apparent red herrings and allusions to online meme culture, suggesting an internet-driven evolution of nationalist hatred.To residents of his former hometown, Tarrant, 28, seemed a "relatively normal" person.He had no criminal history in New Zealand or Australia and...
Argentina announces professionalization of women’s soccer

Argentina announces professionalization of women’s soccer

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next Accompanied by soccer players, Claudio Tapia, president of Argentina's Soccer Federation, bottom center, and General Secretary of the Argentina's Footballers' Union (FAA) Sergio Marchi, bottom, second from right, pose for pictures during a press conference to announce the early implementation of a plan to professionalize women's soccer in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no money for their work on the field. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's soccer association has announced that the national women's league will now be granted professional status.The association said Saturday that each of t
Violent ‘yellow vests’ protests return to Paris

Violent ‘yellow vests’ protests return to Paris

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Demonstrators have rioted in Paris in a resurgence of violent 'yellow vest' protests that started in France four months ago. The protests began over fuel tax rises but have since developed into a broader revolt against President Emmanuel Macron. Police used water cannon and tear gas to try to disperse the protesters on Saturday. Source ...
Christchurch shootings: New Zealand mourns victims

Christchurch shootings: New Zealand mourns victims

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As New Zealand mourns the victims of Friday's shootings, people have shared messages of solidarity and hope.An imam at the Linwood mosque, where the second attack took place, told reporters: "We have not lost our confidence." Forty-nine people were killed in the rampage. The main suspect of the killings has appeared in court. Source ...
World’s smallest motorway shames a nation

World’s smallest motorway shames a nation

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Image caption The one-metre stunt resonated among Romanians fed up with the state of their roads An entrepreneur has built a one-metre stretch of motorway in north-eastern Romania to protest about his country's poor highway infrastructure.Fed up with the sparse motorway network in his home region of Moldavia, Stefan Mandachi, a 33-year-old who owns a chain of fast-food restaurants, privately commissioned the tiny motorway at a personal cost of £3,800 (€4,400; $5,000).The campaign lasted for weeks with the aim of causing a stir, and it came to a climax on Friday.Romania has one of the shortest motorway networks in the European Union, with just 806km (500 miles) throughout the whole country. This despite having a land mass almost equal to that of the