FIFA World Cup: The Cameroonian #girls who dream of football.
When Gaelle Asheri first started playing football in the dirt streets near her home in Yaounde, #Cameroon ’s capital, she was the only girl on the informal neighbourhood teams.
The children played using stones for goalposts and kept score by chalking results on a wall.
Asheri, 17, and her teammate Ida Pouadjeu, 16, are now among the first wave of girls being trained by professional coaches at the Rails Foot Academy (RFA), Cameroon's first female football academy in Yaounde.
Global interest in #women 's #football is growing and #FIFA hopes over a billion viewers will tune in to watch the Women’s World Cup in June.
Cameroon’s national side, known as the Indomitable Lionesses, was one of three African teams to qualify.
WWII #veterans gather at memorial landmarks across Normandy on #Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
In the early hours of June 6, 1944, waves of allied troops set off from Portsmouth, #England and the surrounding area to begin the air, sea and land assault on Normandy that ultimately led to the liberation of Western #Europe from the Nazis.
The invasion, codenamed Operation Overlord and commanded by #US General Dwight D Eisenhower, remains the largest amphibious assault in history and involved almost 7,000 ships and landing craft and 156,000 troops along an 80km stretch of the #French coast.
Photos: Christian Hartmann and Pascal Rossignol /@reuters
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Death toll in Sudan rockets to 100 say protesters, as security forces continue their bloody dispersal of the weeks-long sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum. Witnesses say the crackdown continues. #Sudan#Khartoum#protest
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Two years ago, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and trade ties with #Doha , and imposed a sea, land and air blockade on Qatar, claiming it supported "terrorism" .
Qatar has strenuously denied the allegations and has viewed the #blockade as an attack on its sovereignty.
People in #Qatar tell us what they think about the blockade.
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Muslims around the world are celebrating the three-day Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
The timing of Eid al-Fitr, or "the festival of breaking the fast", begins with the first sighting of the new moon, and it often varies from country to country.
Adrian Brown covered the crackdown on protesters around Tiananmen Square 30 years ago. Brown, now the Beijing correspondent for Al Jazeera English, describes what he saw on June 4, 1989, and talks about how those events are viewed in China today. #china#tiananmen#Beijing
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Saudi Arabia has jailed many activists and dissidents since Mohammed bin Salman became the crown prince nearly two years ago. Now, media reports suggest that three prominent religious scholars may be executed. #saudiarabia#mohammedbinsalman#ksa
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This week marks 30 years since the Tiananmen Square massacre that triggered shock and outrage across the world and put a bloody end to a demonstration that had expanded to more than a million people and represented the biggest threat to the dominance of the Communist Party in 🇨🇳China since it had wrested power in 1949.
China's government has never revealed how many died in June 1989. Estimates by human rights groups and activists range from a few hundred to thousands.
June 3 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of former Iranian Leader Ayatollah Khomeini.
Ayatollah Khomeini was born in September 1902 and he is the founder of Iran 🇮🇷 as an Islamic Republic and the leader of its 1979 Iranian Revolution that saw the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran.
After the revolution, Khomeini became the country's Supreme Leader, the highest-ranking political and religious authority of the nation, a position which he held until his death. He was succeeded by Ali Khamenei on June 4, 1989.
| 📷 Photos: Pascal George, Christophe Simon, @afpphoto / Dusan Vranic, Saris, @apnews |
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The first “eco-mosque” 🕌 in Europe opens its doors.
A #mosque in UK 🇬🇧 uses thermal and solar power and harvests rainwater while aiming to become a centre for bridging cultures and different faiths.
"Come on you Spurs!" "You'll never walk alone!" These days, you can't go far in Madrid without hearing one or the other...
Tottenham and Liverpool are clashing on Saturday for the ultimate football ⚽️ trophy of the season, in an all-English 🇬🇧 Champions League final.
Madrid is hosting the match at Wanda Metropolitano stadium and there aren't any tickets available. That has not stopped thousands of fans from travelling from the UK to Spain 🇪🇸 with one question: "Tickets?"
We got other questions: who will win the trophy? Kane or Salah will be smiling after the match? Comment below to let us know.
| 📷 Photos: Juan Medina, Susana Vera, @reuters / Cutro De La Torre, Gabriel Bouys, @afpphoto / Francisco Seco, Bernat Armangue, @apnews |
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