Over 120 People Have Been Killed Since Fighting Broke Out in Libya: U.N.
(CAIRO) — More than 120 people have been killed since a Libyan military commander launched an assault on the capital 10 days ago, igniting clashes with rival militias, the U.N. health agency said Sunday.
The self-styled Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, launched a surprise offensive against Tripoli on April 5 and is battling rival militias loosely affiliated with a weak U.N.-backed government.
自封的利比亚国民军，由哈利法 · 希夫特元帅率领，于4月5日对的黎波里发动了一场突然袭击，目前正在与隶属于联合国支持的薄弱政府的敌对民兵组织作战。
The World Health Organization said 121 people have been killed in the fighting and another 561 have been wounded. It did not specify whether they were fighters or civilians.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said more than 13,500 people have been displaced, and that “significant numbers of civilians” remain stuck in areas where the fighting has escalated.
联合国人道主义事务协调办公室(Office for The Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)表示，超过1.35万人流离失所,"大量平民"仍滞留在战斗升级的地区。
Nepal plane crash: Three die at world's 'most dangerous' airport
Three people have died in a plane crash in Nepal, at what is regarded as one of the world's most dangerous airports.
The plane veered off the runway and hit a stationary helicopter at Lukla Airport, the main gateway to the Everest region.
飞机偏离跑道，在通往珠穆朗玛峰地区的主要门户 Lukla Airport 撞上了一架停在那里的直升机。
The runway is short and surrounded by mountains, making it extremely difficult for takeoff and landing.
The pilot of the plane and two police officers standing near the helicopter died. Three other people were injured.
Both aircraft belonged to companies involved in taking climbers, tourists and locals to the Everest region.
The reason for Saturday's accident is not clear. Officials said the weather was good and flights later resumed their operations.
Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 despite desire for vaccinations
Babies wail as a nurse tries to reassure mothers who have come to vaccinate their children. They fear a measles epidemic that has killed more than 1,200 people in this island nation where many are desperately poor.
As Madagascar faces its largest measles outbreak in history and cases soar well beyond 115,000, there is poor vaccine coverage caused, not by resistance to vaccinating children, but by lack of access to health resources.
Measles cases are rising in the United States, Canada and other parts of the world, in part the result of misinformation that makes some parents balk at a crucial vaccine. British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and parts of Ontario have all had confirmed cases, while New York City is trying to halt a measles outbreak by ordering mandatory vaccinations in one Brooklyn neighbourhood.
Tuktamysheva wins free skate but U.S. wins World Team Trophy
FUKUOKA (AP) — Russia’s Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won the women’s free skate but the United States held on to its huge overnight lead to win figure skating’s World Team Trophy for the fourth time on Saturday.
The U.S. topped the team standings with 117 points, owning to one-two finishes in the men’s short and free programs in recent days by two-time and reigning world champion Nathan Chen and world bronze medalist Vincent Zhou. Defending champion Japan finished second overall with 104 points and Russia was third with 102.
Tuktamysheva opened her free skate with a flawless triple axel, followed it up with a triple lutz-triple toe loop combination and added three more triples, two more combinations and a variety of maximum level-four spins and steps to earn 153.89 points.
16,500 still living displaced on 3rd anniversary of Kumamoto quake
KUMAMOTO--On the third anniversary of a powerful earthquake that jolted the city here and the surrounding region, inflicting extensive damage, about 16,500 people remain displaced from their homes in Kumamoto Prefecture.
The number of evacuees is less than 40 percent of the peak figure, about 47,800.
However, those aged 65 or older represent 34 percent of the households who are still evacuating in makeshift housing in the prefecture, making it financially difficult for them to settle in new homes.
The Kumamoto prefectural government plans to close temporary housing for quake victims by the end of March 2020.
But 460 households have been unable to secure new housing mainly due to financial reasons.