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Bibi1581 Blog For 04/29/2018: Morning Edition

1…………> Down With British Oppressors: Kut-Al-Amara

The 102nd anniversary of the Kut al-Amara victory against the British was commemorated at the Ottoman Martyrs cemetery in eastern Iraq, with Fatih Yildiz, Turkey’s ambassador in Baghdad, describing Kut al-Amara as a joint Turkish-Iraqi victory in a speech he delivered in the city of Kut to mark the anniversary.

“We need to take a lesson from the unity and solidarity that our ancestors had in history against plans to divide the people in the region. “Let our unity always continue in peace,” Yildiz said.

“Being here is important to refresh our 450-year-long relations. Our solidarity should continue in order to build our common future,” Wasit governor Mahmoud Abd al-Rida Mulla Talal emphasized the importance of cooperation between the Iraqi and Turkish governments.

The battle of Kut al-Amara took place during the 1st World War between the Ottoman Army and British-Indian colonial forces in the town of Kut.

2…………> Close Nuke Shop: Comrade Un

While commenting during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean leader Comrade Un disclosed his decision to shut down the country’s nuclear test site and open the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States. 

“Once we start talking, the United States will know that I am not a person to launch nuclear weapons at South Korea, the Pacific or the United States,” Mr Yoon quoted Mr Kim as saying.


“If we maintain frequent meetings and build trust with the United States and receive promises for an end to the war and a non-aggression treaty, then why would need to live in difficulty by keeping our nuclear weapons?”




3…………> Surfing Extravaganza: Portugal

According to world’s surf officials, the Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa surfed an 80ft (24.4-metre) wave at Nazaré in Portugal on 8 November 2017, breaking the world record for the world’s biggest wave last year.

Koxa was awarded the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever surfed at the World Surf League’s Big Wave Awards on Saturday night, saying that
breaking the record was “the best day of my life,” he said.



4…………> Cherry Blossom: New York

A visitor takes photos of a blooming cherry tree in Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York, the United States, on April 28, 2018. The annual cherry blossom festival is held here on Saturday and Sunday, attracting thousands of people to enjoy cherry blossoms during the weekend.




5…………> Spring In Japan: Sea Of Colors

People enjoy “Shibazakura” blossoms at Lake Kawaguchi, Japan on April 29, 2018.

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