June 20, 2021

Wedding guest shares photo of five other people wearing same dress

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BY JOHNNY LIEU From Mashable Finding other people with the same outfit can be annoying, but at least these guys found the humour in it. Debbie Speranza from Sydney, Australia found herself in quite an extraordinary situation with five other women wearing the same dress at a wedding, purchased at the same clothing chain — […]

Australian authorities arrest 4 in alleged airplane terrorist plot

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By Sherisse Pham and Samantha Beech, From CNN Sydney (CNN)Australian authorities arrested four men Saturday over a foiled a terror plot to bring down an airplane, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. Police said it was an Islamist-inspired plot, but they did not link the plan to a specific terrorist group. Officers became aware people in […]

Thousands Join March for Science to Fight ‘Alternative Facts’

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Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight back against what many see as an “assault on facts” by populist politicians. Hundreds streamed onto the Washington Mall for a festive day of music, speeches and teach-ins by scientists disturbed by the rise of […]

Dwight Yorke ‘treated like a criminal’ when he was refused entry to US

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By Simon Robb for Metro.co.uk Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke said he was ‘treated like a criminal’ when he was refused entry to the US last week. Yorke, 45, was travelling to the Caribbean when he was barred from boarding a connecting flight via Miami on Friday because he once played a match in […]

$16,000 first-class trip for $480

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This guy used a frequent-flyer trick to take a $16,000 first-class trip for $480 — here’s what it was like Travel blogger Sam Huang has made it his mission to book extravagant flights for only a few hundred dollars. From Business Insdier But last Christmas Eve, Huang got to sample what might be the most […]

Trinidad: Mom, baby found in death embrace: Cops suspect murder/suicide

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From St Lucia News Online TRINIDAD GUARDIAN – The decomposing bodies of Anika Gabriel and her baby were found on a bed at their South Oropouche home by the baby’s father yesterday morning. Three and a half month old Sydney was embraced in her mother’s arm as they lay on the bed in what police […]

Australia is putting traffic lights in the ground because you’re glued to your phone

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BY ARIEL BOGLE From Mashable For the average pedestrian, it’s immensely hard to look up from an Instagram scroll when you need to, say, cross a four-lane freeway. That’s why the New South Wales state government is looking to trial ground level traffic lights at key crossings in Sydney, Australia from December. Fed up with […]

Australian Octopus village

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By Business Insider Australia From Business Insider Researchers have found an ‘octopus village’ off Australia that reveals the creatures’ social side Business Insider Australia is the Australian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business news website, Business Insider. Octopuses, once thought to be loners who lived and hunted with little interaction from others of their kind, […]

Loonie’s fall not affecting Cape Breton snowbirds

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By Chris Shannon From Cape Breton Post Some people including centenarian Olive Tetford can’t wait to feel the Caribbean [Cayman Islands] heat SYDNEY — Olive Tetford smiles as she flips through old photos of her travels abroad. The centenarian — she hit the milestone last week — is craving the warmth of the Caribbean sun. […]

Inhabitat’s Week in Green: solar hourglass, urban tornadoes and the world’s tallest garden

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From engadget Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green. Japan is the birthplace of high-speed rail, and it continues to be a leader train travel — officials just unveiled the nation’s new magnetic-levitation train to the public […]