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Montevideo, April 23rd 2018 - 23:06 UTC


  • Monday, April 23rd 2018 - 09:10 UTC

    English Language Days at the UN

    The date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare

    English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare. The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Public Information, establishing language days for each of the Organization's six official languages. The purpose of the UN's language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.

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  • Friday, April 13th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Photo of the year: Venezuelan Ronaldo Schemidt wins the World Press Photo

    José Víctor Salazar appears running surrounded in flames when being reached by a stream of gasoline. Ronaldo Schemidt / Agence France-Presse

    Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt received on Thursday the World Press Photo of the year in Amsterdam, one of the most prestigious in photojournalism, for a photograph shot in May 2017 during the protests in Venezuela while working for Agence France-Presse (AFP) . In the photograph a protester appears in flames, in front of a graffiti in which a weapon appears shooting at the word “peace”.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 21:16 UTC

    What does the new Falklands ‘Islands Plan’ mean for South America?

    The Plan makes a specific reference to promoting the Falklands as the natural “gateway to Antarctica”,

    Over the past decade it is has become customary for a newly elected Legislative Assembly in the Falkland Islands to publish an ‘Islands Plan’. As there are no political parties in the Falkland Islands, all eight members of the Assembly are independents. Therefore there is no collective manifesto when elected to office. This has traditionally been addressed via a consensus-based Islands Plan.

  • Saturday, April 7th 2018 - 10:49 UTC

    The Guernsey house where Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables will be recovered by art collector

    Hauteville House was the author's home for 14 years, and Guernsey was the inspiration for many of his novels, including Toilers of the Sea.

    A millionaire businessman has donated 3m Euros to save the home where French author Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables. The celebrated writer of The Hunchback of Notre Dame lived at Hauteville House in Guernsey from 1856 to 1870.

  • Thursday, April 5th 2018 - 09:25 UTC

    Even rain stops for the spectacular opening of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast

    The Queen's Baton came into the stadium with eight-time Olympic and 15 Commonwealth Games swim medalist “Madame Butterfly” Susie O'Neill

    Fireworks followed rain on Thursday as the 21st Commonwealth Games opened on the Gold Coast, Australia, complete with a beach party featuring dancing lifeguards and a floating white whale and a musical soundtrack that included a didgeridoo maestro and aboriginal rapper.

  • Thursday, April 5th 2018 - 08:19 UTC

    Falklands' 14 strong team takes on the challenge of the Commonwealth Games

    This is the tenth Commonwealth Games that the Falklands have participated in and this time will be competing alongside more than 6,600 athletes and team officials

    Wednesday marked the opening ceremony of the 21st Commonwealth Games which are being held from 4 -15 April at the Gold Coast in Australia. This is the tenth Commonwealth Games that the Falkland Islands have participated in and this time they will be competing alongside more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories.

  • Wednesday, April 4th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Falklands' veteran supports Everton Argentine player Funes Mori: “he is entitled to his opinion”

    Edward Denmark, who fought in the Falklands war, said it showed “integrity” for Ramiro Funes Mori to support his country

    A Falklands war veteran has said that Everton’s player Ramiro Funes Mori is “entitled to his opinion“ after a controversial tweet went viral. The Argentine defender posted, “Las Malvinas son argentinas” which translates as “the Falkland Islands are Argentine” on the anniversary of Argentina’s invasion of the Falklands, April 2nd.

  • Wednesday, April 4th 2018 - 08:31 UTC

    Commonwealth Games program: England listed as part of Africa

    Both England and Gambia had taken it in good humor, he said. England had also declined the offer of a complete re-print.

    England have been listed as an African nation with capital Banjul in the official program for the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony, leaving Gold Coast organizers red-faced. The program, being sold at newsagents and merchandise tents around the Queensland resort, has England’s population listed at just over two million and their first Commonwealth Games appearance in 1970.

  • Sunday, April 1st 2018 - 03:31 UTC

    Stephen Hawking laid to rest alongside Newton and Darwin

    As the funeral procession arrived at St. Mary the Great church, bells rang 76 times -- once for each year of Hawking's life

    People gathered by the hundreds in the English city of Cambridge Saturday to pay their last respects to famed British scientist Stephen Hawking as his remains arrived at St. Mary the Great church where some 500 guests had been invited to the private funeral.

  • Friday, March 23rd 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    Falklands promotes sports challenge with “Road to Gold Coast 2018”

    The Falkland Islands athletes team will be participating in the Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast Australia

    With the Commonwealth Games around the corner, what better way for the Falklands community to get involved than, “a sporting challenge of our own,” asks Infant/Junior School teacher Daniel Harrison.