‘I Will Hug Each and Every One of You as Many Times as You Need’: Principal Tells Community

Ty Thompson, the principal of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, posted an emotional video to social media in response to the shootings at his school on Feb. 14. In the two-minute YouTube message, Thompson said his heart is breaking for the victims’ families and the entire Stoneman Douglas community. “I really need to thank the students and the staff ...

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Sheringham Scira Viking Festival – BBC News

A seaside town has been “invaded” by Vikings on a mission to send their victorious leader flaming into Valhalla from a 16ft (4.9m) wooden longship pyre. Thousands watched the torch-bearing grand finale of a week-long festival in the north Norfolk town of Sheringham. The event, developed from an idea by local artist Colin Seal, is run by the town’s carnival ...

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London welcomes Year of the Dog at Chinese New Year

Image copyright AFP Image caption Traditional Chinese dances were performed in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square Thousands of people lined the streets of London to welcome in the Year of the Dog at the capital’s annual Chinese New Year celebrations. Dancers and dragons joined a parade around Chinatown before performers took to the stage in front of ...

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Japan’s Mizuho sees pickup in US M&A lending after tax cut

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group Inc (8411.T) sees a pickup in overseas lending after a slowdown last year in the United States, where a recently enacted corporate tax cut is widely expected to spur mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Major Japanese banks are placing increased emphasis on lending abroad, particularly in busy M&A markets such as the U.S., as ...

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Dagestan church shooting leaves five dead in Kizlyar

Image copyright EPA Image caption Doctors examine wounded patients in a hospital in Kizlyar Five people have been killed in a shooting at a Christian church in the Russian republic of Dagestan. Five others were also injured in the shooting, Russia’s interior ministry said. A local man fired at people leaving an evening service in the city of Kizlyar, Russia’s ...

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Swastikas, slurs daubed on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM/WARSAW (Reuters) – Swastikas and profanities were daubed on the entrance to Poland’s embassy in Israel on Sunday after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Jews, as well as Poles and others, were among perpetrators of the Nazi Holocaust. Poland sparked international criticism over its stance on the facts of the Holocaust when it passed a law imposing jail terms ...

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FA Cup: Hawkeye apologises over wrong VAR image for Juan Mata ‘goal’

FA Cup: Mata’s goal ruled out by VAR at Huddersfield in the FA Cup fifth round The ‘squiggly line’ image shown by broadcasters was not used to disallow Juan Mata’s goal in Manchester United’s FA Cup fifth-round win at Huddersfield, says the provider of VAR pictures. Hawkeye says a “technical error led to an incorrect graphic being provided”. Mata said ...

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Jittery U.S. bond market braces for supply wave

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bond investors, who have been on edge over signs of growing inflation and a possibly more aggressive Federal Reserve, will have their work cut out for them as the U.S. government seeks to sell $258 billion worth of debt this coming week. The Treasury Department began ramping up its debt issuance earlier this month to fund ...

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