Avalanche kills skier in northern Italy: alpine rescue

ROME (Reuters) – A skier was killed in an avalanche on Saturday morning in the Dolomites near the ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo in northern Italy, Italy’s alpine rescue corps said. The victim was a 23-year-old Italian man who was skiing with a group, including his brother, when the avalanche hit, said the rescue corps spokesman, Walter Milan.   His body […]

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Colorado snow totals: Final-ish 2019-20 winter snowfall tallies

Don’t take it to the bank, but it is starting to look like the last flakes have flown across much of Colorado for the winter. Of course, you can never say never when it comes to Colorado snowfall. But, it’s more than safe to say that the overwhelming majority of the season’s snow has already fallen. So without further ado, […]

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Russia marks Victory Day with subdued celebrations

Russia has marked 75 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two despite cancelling its traditional military parade because of the coronavirus outbreak. In a subdued celebration, President Vladimir Putin laid roses at the Eternal Flame war memorial. Unable to attend public processions, people uploaded pictures of family members and told war stories online. On Saturday Russia recorded […]

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Jet tanks targeted at Tripoli airport: oil company

TUNIS (Reuters) – Jet fuel tanks at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport were targeted in an attack on Saturday that caused a large fire, Libya’s National Oil Corp (NOC) said. Mitiga is the last functioning airport in the Libyan capital, though civilian flights stopped in March because of repeated shelling even before the country imposed a lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. The […]

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Protesters demand closure of LG Polymers plant in India after toxic gas leak

VISAKHAPATNAM (Reuters) – Villagers placed the bodies of three victims of a deadly gas leak from an LG Polymers plant in southern India at the gates of the site on Saturday, and demanded the factory be shut down immediately and its top management arrested. Toxic styrene gas spewed out of the plant near the southern city of Visakhapatnam on Thursday, […]

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East African countries count losses after devastating floods

As hundreds of thousands are displaced, experts worry about the implications in the response to coronavirus pandemic. Torrential rains have triggered devastating floods and landslides across East Africa in recent weeks, aggravating an already challenging situation as countries in the region battle the coronavirus pandemic. The destruction caused by the heavy rainfall has killed hundreds of people in Kenya, Uganda, […]

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The millennials changing the face of sex education in Vietnam

Tu Nguyen gave up a sought-after job in a mission to help young people in Vietnam better understand sex and sexuality. Tu Nguyen never had a formal sex education (sex-ed) class at his school in Hanoi, nor was he trained as an educator on the subject, but he and his team have set out to change the face of sex-ed in […]

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Key U.S. lawmakers urge international support for Taiwan at WHO: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of U.S. congressional foreign affairs committees have written to more than 50 countries asking them to support Taiwan’s inclusion in the World Health Organization (WHO), citing the importance of the broadest effort possible to fight the coronavirus pandemic, congressional sources said. “As the world works to combat the spread of the COVID-19, a novel coronavirus […]

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Thousands of crew members still stuck on cruise ships, begging to leave

Carolina Vasquez lost track of days and nights, unable to see the sunlight while stuck for two weeks in a windowless cruise ship cabin as a fever took hold of her body. On the worst night of her encounter with COVID-19, the Chilean woman, a line cook on the Greg Mortimer ship, summoned the strength to take a cold shower […]

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