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1,450km in 57 hours … listening to one song on repeat

Enduring when the majority would quit is this Austrian’s specialty. The extreme cyclist lives to achieve the unthinkable: cycling across the Himalayas in a record 39 hours, setting world firsts in high altitude. This month he is to cycle non-stop the length of Cuba, from east to west, on gravel and dirt tracks, in extreme heat, perhaps tropical rain. It will be humid. It could be 1450km (900 miles) of

Photographer takes motion, picks up injured boy

It occurred in 2015 with a picture of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi, face down on a seashore in Turkey, who drowned within the Mediterranean fleeing the struggle. And it occurred once more final weekend, when a bomb hit a convoy of buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian villages, killing 126 individuals. Photographer and activist Abd Alkader Habak was there working and was briefly knocked out by the blast.

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails launch mass starvation strike

Some 1,600 prisoners are participating, Palestinian Authority Prisoners’ Affairs Minister Issa Qaraqe mentioned. Extra prisoners might be a part of the starvation strike, which was deliberate to coincide with Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Qaraqe mentioned. Qaraqe urged Palestinians to assist the strike and known as on human rights organizations to press Israel about circumstances in prisons. The starvation strike is a means of “bringing prisoners nearer to their fundamental rights and

Trump congratulates Erdogan for referendum win

Trump referred to as the Turkish chief on Monday shortly after international monitors delivered a harsh verdict on the referendum on constitutional adjustments. They discovered that the opposition marketing campaign had been restricted and the media protection was imbalanced, and that the electoral authority had unfairly modified the foundations after polls had opened. Trump joins a brief checklist of leaders who’ve brazenly congratulated Erdogan, together with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev

French election: Le Pen, Macron… or Mélenchon?

Only some weeks in the past, it appeared nearly assured that the French voters would vote for a face off between Nationwide Entrance Chief Marine Le Pen and unbiased candidate Emmanuel Macron. However as Sunday’s first spherical of voting attracts ever nearer, the political whirlwind that’s far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon seems to be gathering velocity. Will Le Pen ease by? Can Macron persuade voters he is bought a plan? Or

USS Carl Vinson provider group anticipated off Korea at finish of April

The provider and its escorts left Singapore on April eight, in accordance with a press release from the Navy’s Pacific Fleet. They have been ordered to go north to the Korean Peninsula in response to North Korean provocations, protection officers instructed CNN on the time. Officers later stated the strike group, together with the 97,000-ton provider and its 60-plus plane, the guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer and USS Michael

Has the North Korean menace elevated?

By means of all of the rhetoric and saber-rattling nonetheless, it may be troublesome to reply what must be a easy query: North Korea is a nuclear-armed state with a wide-ranging missile program able to medium to long-range strikes. It additionally possesses a big arsenal of typical, chemical and organic weapons. The variety of missiles paraded in Pyongyang this week was “one thing of a scale we have by no

Trump could need to be affected person about North Korea

Powerful discuss, for positive. Lean on China to show off its life assist to its neighbor, for an additional. However for all of the warnings that Trump will repair the showdown with North Korean chief Kim Jong Un, it is so far unclear whether or not at its basis, his technique is all that totally different from earlier administrations — which for the final quarter century have didn’t cease his

US airstrikes hit Syrian mosque, Human Rights Watch says

New report says United States did not do its “homework” earlier than airstrikes on civilians Syrian studies say mosque hit; US says al Qaeda assembly focused Syrians mentioned the US airstrikes hit a western Aleppo mosque on March 16, killing a minimum of 40 worshipers and injuring dozens extra. The US mentioned the bombings focused a gathering corridor internet hosting al Qaeda terrorists. Interviews with locals and pictures and video

What does it imply for the remainder of the globe?

This is the rundown. British governments typically final for 5 years, and the Conservative Get together’s administration — then led by Could’s predecessor David Cameron — was elected in 2015. The subsequent election was not attributable to happen till Could 2020. Why is it occurring? Could, who took over when Cameron resigned within the wake of Britain’s choice to depart the European Union, desires to hunt a stronger mandate in