Dutch men hold hands in solidarity with gay couple.

Dutch politicians holding hands to support the movement against homophobia. (Image courtesy of Getty Images)

After an attack on a gay couple in Arnhem, Netherlands, thousands of Dutch people living around the world are showing their solidarity by posting on social media. Using the hashtag #allemannenhandinhand (all men, holding hands), they aim to support the couple and condemn hate crimes against the LGBTQ community. Many influential figures around the world have stepped in to spread the message, including Dutch politicians and athletes. 

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Adidas unveils new 3D-printed shoe.

The new 3D-printed show made using Carbon’s revolutionary technology. (Image courtesy of CNN)

Adidas has revolutionized the realm of sneakers by unveiling their new 3D-printed sneaker. In partnership with Silicon Valley startup Carbon, they hope to achieve new heights in the industry using 3D-printing technology. 3D-printing the soles allows for easier production of limited edition sneakers, as well as catering to individuals by customizing their sole for their specific size and gait. Carbon’s 3D-printing technology will reduce the standard eighteen month production time to twelve months and also allow Adidas to make the production of small batches cheaper than they have ever been before.

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Following a chemical attack in Syria that killed more than eighty, US retaliates by launching missiles.

A missile launching off of an American naval ship in the Mediterranean Sea. (Image courtesy of KGO-TV)

A chemical attack hit the Syrian province Idlib on 4 April 2017, killing more than eighty people, including many young children. The following day, US President Donald Trump and the American government, who believe that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered the attack, retaliated by firing fifty-nine Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase. The military response prompted mixed reactions from the governments of different countries; the Russian defence ministry claimed that the US falsely accused Syria of conducting the attacks to excuse their airstrikes, while the Canadian and British Prime Ministers have both publicly supported the action.

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Bomb blast on St. Petersburg train kills eleven, leaves dozens more wounded.

Emergency services parked outside of Sennaya station. (Image courtesy of Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)

On 3 April 2017, at about 2:30 pm local time, a bomb exploded on a St. Petersburg metro train, killing eleven people and leaving more than forty injured. Two explosive devices were left at two separate locations, but only one detonated. The device that detonated was placed on a train by an attacker, and exploded after the train had left the Sennaya Ploshchad station, located in the centre of St. Petersburg. The train continued to the next station, Tekhnologicheskii Institut, in order to facilitate an evacuation. The second bomb was found at another subway station and defused. Russian security officials continue to investigate.

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Mudslides destroy thousands of homes across South America.

Mudslide and flooding aftermath in Trujillo, Peru. (Image courtesy of Reuters)

Countries across South America have been struck with torrential rains leading to a series of mudslides and floods. The mudslides have battered several villages and buried some areas as well. Barba Blanca, a small village in Peru, has been completely wiped off the map due to a massive mudslide. Although most of the villagers in Barba Blanca survived, this has not been the case in other parts of South America. Thousands in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia have died or have been displaced due to the flooding and mudslides. South American leaders are blaming these torrential rains on climate change and are promising to improve the conditions. Displaced people now seek refuge in other parts of the continent, hoping that they will be able to find safety.

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