June 15, 2021

Good luck charms

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15 unexpected good luck charms from countries around the world By Jacob Shamsian and Diana Yukari, INSIDER From Business Insider maneki neko japan Thousands of “Maneki-neko,” or beckoning cat figurines, at a shrine in Tokyo.AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi In different countries, various types of symbols, talismans, charms, and amulets have become symbols for good luck. They […]

Deadly icy spell grips much of Europe, including Greek islands

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From BBC Icy temperatures across Europe have left more than 20 people dead and blanketed even the Greek islands and southern Italy in snow. Italy saw ferries and flights cancelled and schools in the south are expected to close on Monday. Turkey has also been badly affected. The Bosphorus was closed to shipping as a […]

UK to send 150 troops to Poland to deter ‘Russian aggression’

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From BBC News The UK is to send 150 troops to Poland to help “deter Russian aggression” in Europe, Theresa May has said as she held talks with her Polish counterpart. The troops will be deployed in April close to the Polish border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. The PM said mutual defence and […]

What people eat for breakfast

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What people eat for breakfast in 25 countries around the world By Sarah Schmalbruch, INSIDER From Business Insider Breakfast has long been called the most important meal of the day, as it gives us energy to make it through the morning. But not all countries start their day with the same kind of food. Inspired […]

the Latvian aerobatic display team

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Stunning air-to-air photos of the Latvian aerobatic display team By Jacek Siminski, The Aviationist From Business Insider The Baltic Bees Jet Team is an aerobatic team which took part in several events in Poland last year. Here are some amazing air-to-air shots of the team, taken in connection with the Poznan Aerofestival. The Latvian Baltic […]

Pope’s top Cardinal hit with sex abuse allegations

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Pope Francis told reporters Sunday he won’t address child molestation allegations against a top Vatican cardinal who is one of his most-trusted aides until justice officials in Australia have made a determination. Francis said as far as he’s concerned, accusations against Cardinal George Pell, Francis’ top financial adviser, “are in the hands of justice.” He […]

Beautiful abandoned places

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7 abandoned places left deserted and strangely beautiful BY TIM CHESTER, UK From Mashable LONDON — There’s an odd and melancholic beauty to abandoned places. Whether deserted after a disaster or shuttered and left to rot after their inhabitants move on, they stand quietly as a reminder of what came before. A new book, “Abandoned […]

ancient Native American GPS

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These strangely bent trees were ancient Native American GPS By Rain Noe From Core 77 19th-Century shipwrights could be forgiven for assuming they were for boat timbers Remember the “Crooked Forest” mystery we showed you earlier? Here’s a photo: To refresh your memory, this pine grove in Poland contained a high number of these remarkably-shaped […]

A Polish connection: all roads lead to Opole

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Michal Kaczmarski From FDiIntelligence The small Polish city of Opole has landed some large investors, particularly in the food processing sector. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how it uses its excellent road connections to punch above its weight. An Italian finding themselves lost in Opole, a picturesque southern Polish city of 126,000 people, would probably feel […]

St Vincent police to investigate woman’s death following raid by lawmen

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From Caribbean360 KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Thursday March 6, 2014, CMC – Police Commissioner Michael Charles says an investigation will be launched into the death of a 49-year-old woman, who died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) one day after lawmen raided her home in search of illegal weapons last week. Charles told reporters that […]