June 30, 2022

Winnie-the-Pooh illustration sells for record price

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From Business Insider London (AFP) – The original drawing of an iconic literary illustration depicting Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends playing “poohsticks” sold at auction in London for a record-breaking £314,500 ($490,470 or 399,170 euros). The sale of E. H. Shepard’s ink drawing of the much-loved A. A. Milne characters Pooh, Christopher Robin and Piglet broke […]

Burned bodies found in southern Mexico

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From AlJazeera Charred remains of 11 suspected Los Ardillos drug cartel members found near city of Chilapa, Mexican authorities say. At least 11 burned bodies have been discovered dumped on the side of a road in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexican authorities said. Several of the scorched bodies of the men found near the […]

Yoyo balls capable of strangulation seized at Caribbean Market

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By Anthony Galloway Knox Leader From Herald Sun A total of 700 unlawful and dangerous products at Scoresby’s Caribbean Market were removed recently. Yoyo balls capable of strangling a child, sunglasses with no labelling and a pram were among the items taken by Consumer Affairs Victoria in September. It comes as the Australian Federal Police […]

group exposes the extravagant excess of Swazi royals

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This WikiLeaks-inspired group exposes the extravagant excess of Swazi royals By Ben Winsor from Business Insider TOP IMAGE: A Meme from the SwaziLeaks Facebook profile. The Kingdom of Swaziland has a total population of just 1.2 million people, 60% of whom live on just a dollar a day. In the small southern African nation of […]

California wine country hit by strong 6.0-magnitude quake

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By GLENN CHAPMAN, AFP From Business Insider Napa (United States) (AFP) – A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked California’s scenic Napa Valley wine country, the strongest to hit the region in a quarter of a century, seriously injuring three and jolting thousands from their sleep. No deaths were reported. But authorities said some 130 people sought minor […]

Memorial for a murdered World Cup star, 20 years later

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By Alex Magdaleno From Mashable The Colombian defender Andres Escobar was killed outside a nightclub in Medellin, Colombia, on July 2, 1994, days after he scored an own goal in the 1994 World Cup against the USA, the host country of the tournament. Twenty years later, Colombian fans and streetfootballworld, a non-profit urban culture program […]