Monday, March 25, 2019

Student vigil for NZ mosque victims brings thousands together

Christchurch, New Zealand – When classes ended at Cashmere High School early on Monday afternoon, there was only one place Okirano Tilaia was headed to. The 17-year-old student had a date to keep. In fact, he had thousands. Looking out over a massive crowd of teenagers gathered at a park near Christchurch's Al Noor mosque,…

Trump’s ex-campaign manager Manafort handed another prison term

Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 73 months in prison for two conspiracy charges arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 US presidential election. On Wednesday, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said 30 of the months would run concurrently with Manafort's sentence last week…

Declan Rice: England call-up for West Ham midfielder for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Rice has scored two goals for West Ham this seasonWest Ham midfielder Declan Rice has been named in England's squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro in March. The 20-year-old switched international allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to England in a move recently ratified by world governing body Fifa.…

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev announces resignation

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has abruptly announced his resignation 29 years after taking office.  In a televised address on Tuesday, the 78-year-old said he has made the "difficult" decision to terminate his authority as president, but did not give a specific reason for the shocking decision. "I have decided to end my duties as president,"…

Aaron Ramsey: Wales midfielder out of opening Euro 2020 qualifier

Aaron Ramsey has made 58 appearances for Wales, scoring 14 goals Euro 2020 qualifiers: Wales v Slovakia Venue: Cardiff City Stadium Date: Sunday, 24 March Kick-off: 14:00 GMT Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Wales & Radio Cymru; live text updates on the BBC Sport website, watch highlights on BBC One Wales, 22.30 GMT Wales midfielder…

Algerians rally for fourth consecutive week against ailing leader

Tens of thousands of Algerians have once again taken to the streets of the capital to demand that ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit immediately. Carrying Algerian flags and chanting anti-Bouteflika slogans, protesters on Friday braved cold weather and light rain as they gathered in central Algiers, the site of weekly demonstrations since February 22. Amid…

FA Cup: BBC signs new four-year broadcast deal to show competition live

The FA Cup will continue to be broadcast on BBC Sport until 2025FA Cup matches will be shown live on the BBC until 2025 as part of a new four-year broadcast deal with the Football Association. The new agreement - which starts at the beginning of the 2021-22 season - will see BBC Sport continue…

The 16 Sweetest Moments Of Ariana Grande’s Sweetener World Tour

Let’s get the boilerplate stuff out of the way. Ariana implored her fans to opt out of bags... or at least suggested they choose small plastic ones. I bought one from her website, but damnitall, it did not arrive in time for the show. Thankfully, I was able to check my tote — containing the…

Captain Marvel Is Here To Support The Team In New Avengers: Endgame Trailer

It’s nearly time for the Avengers to assemble once more — and that means there's a new trailer to tease us with what’s to come. Avengers fans had two and a half minutes of footage dropped on them Thursday morning (March 14) with a surprise trailer drop. For those still wiping the sleep from their…

From Cardi B To Kim Petras, Christian Cowan Empowers Women Through Fashion

By Evan Ross Katz "Christian Cowan really brought Ms. Bellum to life… I’m screaming," one Twitter user remarked. Some also caught the references to HIM, the flamboyant demon that regularly wreaked havoc on the people of Townsville. And of course there was the opener, featuring fully realized, high-sparkle versions of Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. Less…
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Civilians killed as government air strikes hit Syria’s Idlib

The death toll in Syria's northwestern Idlib province has risen to 15 following Syrian government forces launched air strikes in the rebel-held area, the Syria Civil Defence said on Thursday. Along with artillery barrages, Russian warplanes attacked central Idlib and its rural outskirts with four air raids on Wednesday, resulting in the casualties that included…

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