A 5-Year-Old Boy Is the First to Die of Ebola in Uganda as Outbreak Crosses Congo Border

(KASINDI, Congo) — A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the current outbreak on Wednesday, while two more people in Uganda tested positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo. The boy, part of a Congolese family who crossed into Uganda earlier in the week, died overnight, the World Health Organization said. Ugandan authorities said the two new cases are...

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‘He Had Powerful Enemies.’ Russian Journalist Ivan Golunov Has Been Released, But Media in Russia Still Can’t Work Freely
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‘He Had Powerful Enemies.’ Russian Journalist Ivan Golunov Has Been Released, But Media in Russia Still Can’t Work Freely

Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov made his career writing the news, revealing corruption among Moscow’s elite for the news site Meduza. But he became the subject of headlines himself last week, after he was arrested on trumped-up charges of drug trafficking that could have landed him 20 years in prison. After an outcry and scrutiny from Russia’s remaining independent media, authorities eventually conceded a lack of...

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Video Shows Sophisticated Attack on David Ortiz, as Ex-Slugger Remains in Intensive Care

(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) — Dominican prosecutors say witnesses and security camera footage show that the attempt to kill former Red Sox star David Ortiz was carried out by two men on a motorcycle and two other groups of people in cars, indicating a new level of sophistication in the attack. The details were contained in a court document obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday. Oliver Moisés Mirabal Acosta, who was...

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Zdeněk Svěrák: Se svým národem si moc nerozumím
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Zdeněk Svěrák: Se svým národem si moc nerozumím

Na rozhovor se Zdeňekm Svěrákem (83) jsem se připravoval asi čtyřicet let. Někdy od chvíle, kdy jsem viděl jako kluk snímek Jáchyme, hoď ho do stroje! a nešlo mi do hlavy, jak dokázalo auto, které nikdo neřídil, prorazit zábradlí a spadnout z mostu. Anebo jak se Smoljakem dostali v Nejisté sezóně před kameru vrchního cenzora českého filmu Ludvíka Tomana. Během let mě pak napadaly další otázky související se všemi těmi filmy a divadly,...

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Castells – fenomén lidských věží: Reportáž o úchvatné katalánské tradici, při které může jít o zdraví
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Castells – fenomén lidských věží: Reportáž o úchvatné katalánské tradici, při které může jít o zdraví

Fanfáry dozněly, vedoucí skupiny zadal povel, desítky rukou se nad hlavami semknuly a dav utichl. Ve vzduchu je cítit napětí a lehká nervozita. I tak se dá charakterizovat začátek stavby castells – lidské věže. Tato ryze katalánská tradice je zapsaná na seznamu UNESCO už od roku 2010 jako nehmotné kulturní...

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