Explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka: American 4 died, including a child

April 22 official spokesman for the US Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, confirmed: at least four US citizens were killed in explosions in churches and hotels in the country on Easter Sunday. The representative said that she could not provide any additional details “due to problems ...

Jerusalem syndrome: why in some cities of the world tourists go crazy

Some cities seem to be especially dangerous for tourists: visiting them causes nervous breakdowns so often that mental disorders are named after them - Jerusalem syndrome, Paris syndrome ... Something in the air? Or is it all fiction? Oliver McAfee was supposed to return home ...

Explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka: more than 200 dead

In the cities of Sri Lanka 21 April a series of explosions occurred. In the morning, almost simultaneously, three hotels in the center of Colombo (Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotel) and three Catholic churches were subjected to attacks: one in the capital, one in its suburb Negombo, one more ...

For the first time in history, more old people live on Earth than children: what next?

For the first time in the history of mankind, it happened that there are more old people in the world than little children. What does this mean for all of us and for the future of our planet? According to the UN, at the end of 2018, the number of those who overcame the age limit in ...

American and his girlfriend face the death penalty for a house on the water

An American and his girlfriend in Thailand face the death penalty. They were accused of building a house in the territory of Thai waters. Chad Elvartovsky and his girlfriend Suprani Tepett are now forced into hiding - the Thai navy believes they threaten the sovereignty of the country. The cause of the conflict ...

The student was burned on the roof of the school after the director's harassment complaint

19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Bangladesh. Two weeks before, she had complained of harassment by the director. Her desperate determination and courage with which she came out against sexual violence, and which followed ...

For the restoration of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in two days they collected a billion euros

The campaign to raise funds for the restoration of the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral that was damaged in the large-scale fire began on April 16, when the State Foundation for the Preservation of the Cultural Heritage of France opened a special account “Save Notre Dame”. As a result, by the end of the day 17 April managed to collect a billion euros, writes ...

A tourist bus crashed in a popular resort: 28 dead

At least 28 people died in the crash of a tourist bus on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Another 22 person received injuries of varying severity, writes the BBC. Total bus transported 50 tourists. According to the incident reports, the bus driver lost control ...

Fire in Notre Dame Cathedral: possible cause of fire became known

Firefighters could arrive half an hour earlier, immediately after the alarm went off in Notre Dame de Paris. However, during the 23 minutes the staff of the cathedral tried unsuccessfully to independently find a source of fire. 23 minutes were decisive Firefighters arrived to extinguish the fire in the cathedral ...

Fire in Notre Dame Cathedral: what relics were saved

In the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris were stored many priceless artifacts, works of art and relics collected over the centuries, each of which has their own history, writes CNN. Some of them managed to be saved from destruction during the powerful fire that happened on April 15 ...

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