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US “war on terror” still rages on 17 years after 9/11

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Almost 3,000 people were killed at New York’s World Trade Centre, the deadliest attack on American soil.

Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in the United States.

Almost 3,000 people were killed at New York’s World Trade Centre, the deadliest attack on American soil.

As TRT World‘s Frank Ucciardo reports, the tragedy led to former President George W Bush leading his “War on Terror”, something that’s profoundly changed the landscape of the Arab world in particular.

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1st cruise liner returns to Sydney after over 2 years

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For the first time in more than two years, an ocean liner has been berthed in Australia’s Sydney Harbour as the multi-billion-dollar cruise industry resumes business in Australia’s state of New South Wales (NSW).

Cruise liner Pacific Explorer docks at Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, on April 18, 2022. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Cruise liner Pacific Explorer docks at Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, on April 18, 2022. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Cruise liner Pacific Explorer docks at Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, on April 18, 2022. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Cruise liner Pacific Explorer docks at Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, on April 18, 2022. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Cruise liner Pacific Explorer docks at Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, on April 18, 2022. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei) ■

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Asia Album: Wedding Week 2022 in Sri Lanka’s Colombo

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Wedding Week 2022 was held at a hotel in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo over the last weekend, which included bridal shows and related wedding events.

Renowned designers from India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka togethr showcased their collections at the exclusive wedding expo.

According to local media reports, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) recently said plans were underway to promote Sri Lanka as a safe wedding destination amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A model presents a creation on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Lu)

A model presents a creation on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

Models present creations on the Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Lu)

Models present creations on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

A model presents a creation on the Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Lu)

A model presents a creation on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

Models present creations on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

A model presents a creation on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

Models present creations on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

A model presents a creation on the Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Lu)

A model presents a creation on the Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Lu)

A model presents a creation on Wedding Week 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

 

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Snaps of closing ceremony of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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The Olympic flame has been extinguished, bringing down the curtain on the Beijing 2022 Winter Games, but the passion still lingers from the sports gala that has enlivened and inspired the world amid the pandemic.

Beijing 2022 has been a journey about both physical and human infrastructure: encompassing green construction and reuse of venues, and massive investment to fuel domestic participation in winter sports.

Here are some memorable moments from the closing ceremony.

 

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