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'Wet' tradition

Young men dressed in folk costumes douse young women with water in Ciko, Hungary on Monday. Boys in Hungary soak girls with water in a tradition that is believed to have originated centuries ago and may even predate the spread of Christianity in eastern Europe.
Source: IC | 2018/4/3 21:53:40

Germany to extradite former Catalan leader

German prosecutors announced Tuesday that a former leader of Spain's Catalonia arrested recently in Germany will be extradited.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 17:46:46

Russia expels Montenegrin diplomat amid ex-spy row

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced Monday that it would expel one Montenegrin diplomat in tit-for-tat retaliation over the incident of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 8:48:05

Erdogan says Turkey ready for new targets outside borders

Turkish troops are in preparation for moving against new targets outside the country's borders, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 8:36:55

France braces for 'black Tuesday' of airline, railway, trash collector strikes

France braced Monday for the start of three months of rolling rail strikes, the first in a series of walkouts affecting everything from energy to garbage collection as President Emmanuel Macron's reform agenda meets resistance.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/2 22:18:40

What tourists do

Tourists take a photograph in front of souvenirs featuring Britain's Prince Harry and his fiance US actress Meghan Markle in a gift shop in Windsor, England on Sunday. Harry and Markle will get married on May 19.
Source: VCG | 2018/4/2 21:58:41


Consulate employees remove the US flag at the US consulate in St.Petersburg, Russia,on Saturday. Russia announced the expulsion of more than 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, on Thursday and said it was closing a US consulate in retaliation for the wave of Western expulsions of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Britain, a tit-for-tat response that intensified the Kremlin's rupture with the US and Europe.
Source: AP | 2018/4/1 23:18:40

Hundreds join Berlin march seeking release of Puigdemont

Hundreds of Catalan independence supporters marched in Berlin on Sunday to demand the release of ex-regional president Carles Puigdemont, who was arrested in Germany last week and faces extradition to Spain on rebellion charges.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/1 22:38:40

Russian governor resigns over mall blaze

Aman Tuleyev, the longtime governor of Russia's Kemerovo region where a huge mall fire killed at least 64 people including 41 children last weekend, resigned on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/1 22:23:40

Friends, family, public flock to commemorate Hawking's life

Well-wishers filled the streets of Cambridge on Saturday for the funeral of British physicist Stephen Hawking, hailed by another leading scientist as "an imprisoned mind roaming the cosmos."
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/1 22:18:40

Pope baptizes migrant in Italy

Pope Francis on Saturday led an Easter vigil service, baptizing eight adults, including a formerly undocumented Nigerian migrant beggar who became a hero when he disarmed an Italian thief wielding a cleaver.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/1 22:13:40

Hot time on ice

People in swimsuits participate in the BoogelWoogel alpine carnival at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi, Russia on Saturday. During the event this year, 1,800 contestants schussed in swimsuits and shorts on skis and snowboards, shattering the Guinness world record.
Source: IC | 2018/4/1 22:13:40

Thousands mourn Stephen Hawking as funeral held in Cambridge

The drizzle kept falling. Cambridge seemed to be weeping as thousands of citizens and visitors gathered on Saturday in respectful mourning silence outside the university church, Great St May's.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/1 10:48:42

One killed, four wounded in funfair accident in southeast France

One man was killed and four other people injured on Saturday afternoon in a funfair accident of Neuville-sur-Saone (Rhone) in southeastern France,according to the twitter of the regional prefecture Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and the Rhone.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/1 6:45:34

Over 50 British diplomats must leave Russia: report

More than 50 staff members of Britain's diplomatic missions in Russia have to leave as tensions between Russia and the West have sharply escalated over the death of an ex-spy, a local report said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/1 6:41:45

Britain's top cop blames social media sites for fuelling violent crimes

As London recorded its 10th knife murder in the last 17 days, Britain's top cop Saturday blamed social media sites for fuelling violent crime.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/1 6:41:03

Cro-Magnon anniversary

Cro-Magnon man had a face covered in lumps including a large one on his forehead - likely benign tumors caused by a genetic disease, according to a team of French researchers in new findings published Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/30 23:08:41

Turkey rejects French mediation offer with Kurdish militia

Turkey on Friday strongly slammed French President Emmanuel Macron's meeting with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) representatives, and rejected his offer to mediate with the group which is mainly composed by Syrian Kurdish militia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/30 22:14:46