Turkish protestors use fireworks against the police in a protest over a new road, across-border Korean family reunions end, tennis players practice on a floating court at the Mexican Open, and more in today’s daily brief.
Feb. 24 Daily Brief: Pandas take over Taipei theatre in art display, Belarusians’ Defenders of the Fatherland Day and memorial to Kiev protesters
Pandas take over Taipei theatre in art display, Belarusians’ Defenders of the Fatherland Day, memorial to Kiev protesters and more in today’s daily brief.
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Monday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 21.
The Canadian men’s ice hockey team blanked Sweden, 3-0, to win gold. In other Olympics results, Russia won gold in the four-man bobsled event, while Russia’s Alexander Legkov claimed gold in the men’s cross-country 50 km mass start free event.
Ukraine’s parliament voted on Saturday to remove President Viktor Yanukovich, who abandoned his Kiev office to protesters and denounced what he described as a coup after a week of fighting in the streets of the capital.
Parliament also freed his arch-nemesis, former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who walked free from the hospital where she had been jailed, completing a radical transformation in the former Soviet republic of 46 million people.
An anklet decorated with bells jingles as Priyanka Jayanti, a dancer with the Laurel-based Jayamangala School of Dance, stamps her bare feet. The jingling grows louder as Jayanti, 20, quickly leaps toward her fellow dancers, sweeping her arms into the air and extending her fingers toward the ceiling. Jayanti is rehearsing “Prayer to the Sun God,” one of the dances she and nine other Jayamangala dancers will perform Saturday at the Atlas Intersections Festival, an annual arts festival in Washington, D.C., with more than 100 performing groups.
US to face Finland in men’s bronze ice hockey final, Vic Wild of Russia wins Olympic gold in men’s snowboard parallel slalom, Julia Dujmovits of Austria wins Olympic gold in women’s slalom and more.