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Source: Washington Post

This Ethiopian runner was an Olympic hopeful — before he was tortured and fled. Today, he reunited with his family in the U.S.

Thursday 19:07 GMT

“The security forces tortured me harshly in detention by beating the heels of my feet, since they knew I was a runner,” he wrote in the petition to allow his family to join him. ”They were particularly harsh on me because I am a nationally known figure.”

He fled to the Washington area in 2016, and he has been trying to bring his wife and two children to the United States ever since, in part to get medical care for his 5-year-old son, Dagmawi, who cannot speak.

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Source: Fox News

Nikolas Cruz opened fire in Florida high school then fled with students, police say

Friday 06:07 GMT

Nikolas Cruz tried to blend in with panicked students fleeing the Florida high school he had just opened fire in, killing 17, authorities said late Wednesday.

Authorities said Cruz was later taken into custody “without incident” by Coconut Creek police in a Coral Springs neighborhood, located just a few miles from the high school itself. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said Cruz, 19, was identified as the only possible gunman after looking at security footage from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Source: DW

Russian ice skaters baffled over Olympic ban

Saturday 16:21 GMT

For the current Olympics it was the IOC, rather than the Russian Olympic Committee, that put together the list of those who could take part as individual "Olympic Athletes from Russia" under a neutral flag.

Until just a few weeks ago the goal of their work was crystal clear: They were going to be competing in the ice dance events at the Olympic Games. They had just won a bronze medal at the European championships and two bronze medals at the Grand Prix series last year.

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Source: Washington Post

Date Lab:?They were baffled about why they were matched

Sunday 14:30 GMT

Finally, baffled, they pulled up copies of their initial Date Lab applications to see what the matchmakers at The Washington Post could have possibly thought would make them compatible.

According to Lydia, he asked more than once: “Do you care if I order something with meat?” “I was like, seriously, just order what you want.”

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Source: The Guradian

Chinese and US officials scuffled over 'nuclear football' during 2017 Trump visit – report

Tuesday 12:42 GMT

A skirmish involving the United States “nuclear football” reportedly broke out in Beijing last year just hours after Donald Trump had flown in for what he later hailed as an “absolutely terrific” visit. Trump arrived in the Chinese capital on 8 November for what his hosts had promised would be a “state visit-plus”.

The New York Times described Obama’s reception as “bruising, even by Chinese standards” but Chinese officials responded angrily to the suggestion the move had been a calculated diplomatic snub. Bill Bishop, a Washington-based China expert who authors a weekly newsletter for Axios, said the story was “absolutely believable” and likely reflected China’s growing confidence as one of the world’s great powers.


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