Friday, May 31st, 2019

 

In Chile’s remote south, the last speaker of an ancient language fights to keep it alive

Sitting in the warmth of a wood fire in her home in Chile’s deep south, Cristina Calderón sometimes wishes she had more people to speak to in her mother tongue as she weaves woolen socks to sell at…


In Jerusalem, thousands pray at Al-Aqsa on last Friday of Ramadan

Tens of thousands of Muslims attended prayers at al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem amid tight security on the last Friday of Ramadan, hearing a message of defiance against Israeli control of one of the…


Eight tie in U.S. spelling bee as organizers run out of challenging words

Eight young super spellers beat the dictionary to be crowned co-winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, in what officials said was a first since the U.S. word contest started in 1925.


Eight tie in U.S. spelling bee, each gets $50,000 cash prize

Eight young super spellers all tied, and all were crowned co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, in what competition officials said was a first for the event.