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Bangkok's nightlife captured in amazing time-lapse video

NewshubNewshub - Oct 11, 2018
Tourist and photographer Jesse Earl Rockwell wanted to do more than take an album full of selfies while documenting his time in Bangkok. He recorded video over five weeks in the Thai capital and spent over 100 hours creating a spectacular time-lapse.  


Beijing says it respects 'adequately communicated' decision on ECRL
Malaysiakini - Oct 14, 2018

Beijing has been promoting the Obor plan since 2013, as President Xi Jinping expands trade corridors along a modern-day "Silk Road" linking Asia, Europe and Africa, pumping credit into building roads, railways and ports in a trillion-dollar ...  


A Lamborghini caught fire near the Boston Public Library

Boston.comBoston.com - Oct 19, 2018
Flames pouring out of a Lamborghini sports car near the Boston Public Library were put out by Boston firefighters Friday evening. At 5:47 p.m., firefighters responded to a 911 call for a fully engulfed car fire at the intersection of Boylston and ...  

Cape Town

'Underpaid, but still proud'

News24News24 - Oct 19, 2018
Around 100 off-duty firefighters who gathered at the Cape Town Civic Centre this week have pleaded for the City to hear their grievances about a standby allowance and working conditions. With security already tight at the centre because of the MyCiTi ...  


Report: Amazon revisits Chicago, New York, Newark other finalists still in race for HQ2

The online retailing giant, which narrowed down its list to 20 locations in January, has made fresh visits in recent months to New York, Newark, New Jersey, and Chicago, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the ...  



Coinbase plans for hard Brexit by opening Dublin offices

The GuardianThe Guardian - Oct 15, 2018
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is opening new offices in Dublin as part of the company's contingency planning for a hard Brexit. The company, one of the largest members of the blockchain ecosystem, says that London will remain its European ...  


As it happened: Montpellier 21-15 Edinburgh

BBC SportBBC Sport - Oct 13, 2018
There were three or four scrums in quick succession that Edinburgh won some penalties from but then failed to come away with points which proved to be quite important. They really should have made more of that period, against 14 men, 5m out from the ...  


11 Savvy Tips For Visiting Rome, Florence And Venice Off-Season

ForbesForbes - Oct 14, 2018
If you're planning on visiting one of Italy's big three—Rome, Florence and Venice—during the off-season, when are the best months to go and what are the winter must-do's in these fantastic cities? The savvy pros at The Roman Guy, a travel planning ...  


Kyoto-based developer 17-BIT announces GALAK-Z: THE VIRTUAL for Oculus
Gamasutra - Oct 11, 2018

Kyoto, Japan, October 5th 2018 -- Kyoto-based game developer 17-BIT today announced the release of GALAK-Z: THE VIRTUAL on the Oculus Store, offering a remastered, virtual reality version of the critically acclaimed GALAK-Z: THE DIMENSIONAL and ...  

Las Vegas

Ex-Marine acquitted of child sex, abuse charges in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Oct 18, 2018
Plunket was visiting his girlfriend of four months in Las Vegas from March 3-6, 2016, prosecutors said at the time. He was watching the children when his girlfriend went to work on March 4, and while under his supervision, both children received cuts ...  


Tallest mural in the southern hemisphere unveiled in Melbourne

The GuardianThe Guardian - Oct 12, 2018
No matter how long Yulius Antares Taime decides to live on the 20th floor of the public housing flats he calls home, the neighbours will always see his face. His is one of four images that now grace a city-facing wall of one of Melbourne's largest ...  


Montreal Canadiens: A surprising pace to start the season

A Winning HabitA Winning Habit - Oct 15, 2018
The Montreal Canadiens are performing a lot better than many predicted over the offseason, and there's no telling where it gets them. Throw this conversation in the, “It's early,” filing cabinet, but the Montreal Canadiens aren't as bad as the media ...  


What Comes Next As Ukrainian Orthodox Church Pushes For Independence From Moscow?

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - Oct 13, 2018
Currently there are three Orthodox churches in Ukraine: the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC+MP), which recognizes the authority of the Russian Orthodox Church; and two breakaway churches -- the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of ...  

New Orleans

These are two of the best Halloween houses in New Orleans

WDSU New OrleansWDSU New Orleans - Oct 11, 2018
It's Halloween season and two houses that always entertain with their displays are back in action in New Orleans. The two homes take Halloween decoration to the next level. One of them at the corner of Second and Magazine streets features elaborate ...  

New York City

A Century of New York City's Evolving Skyline

Visual Capitalist (blog)Visual Capitalist (blog) - Oct 20, 2018
View the high resolution version of today's graphic by clicking here. Over New York City's storied history, the skyline has evolved constantly. Smoke stacks and cathedral spires were gradually eclipsed by the stately office towers of “Newspaper Row ...  

San Francisco

The $5 billion plan to save San Francisco from flooding in a major earthquake

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Oct 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Most visitors walking along the Embarcadero on San Francisco's famed waterfront are familiar with the Ferry Building, the Giants ballpark, the Exploratorium and Fisherman's Wharf. But few might realize that none of those attractions ...  


Seahawks GameCenter: Live updates, how to watch, stream, listen to London game vs. Oakland Raiders

Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Oct 14, 2018
14:55 | Seahawks 27, Raiders 0 This ought to do it. Russell Wilson tosses his third TD pass of the day, this one 10 yards to Tyler Lockett. Now the focus shifts to whether Seattle can hold on for a shutout. It would be the Seahawks' first since Week 3 ...  


Seoul decides to give out free sanitary pads to help fix “period poverty”

QuartzQuartz - Oct 11, 2018
Following a scandal last year where impoverished girls in South Korea were found to be using the insoles of shoes in place of sanitary napkins, the government of Seoul is launching a pilot program to provide free menstrual products at facilities around ...  


You Can Now Check Into Shanghai's Airport Automatically With Facial Recognition Technology

TIMETIME - Oct 17, 2018
(SHANGHAI) — It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to ...  


Now flying from NYC: The world's longest flight

SINGAPORESingapore Airlines reclaimed its bragging rights as operator of the world's longest flight this week as it re-launched nonstop service between Singapore and the Newark Liberty International Airport near New York City. Singapore Airlines ...  


John Isner gets through 3 tough sets in his first match at Stockholm Open

ESPNESPN - Oct 19, 2018
STOCKHOLM -- John Isner was taken all the way by fellow American Bradley Klahn before winning his first match of the week at the Stockholm Open on Thursday. The top-seeded Isner, who can still qualify for the end-of-season ATP Finals in London, ...  


Prince Harry, Meghan kick off Invictus Games in Sydney

CBS NewsCBS News - Oct 21, 2018
SYDNEY -- Prince Harry kicked off the fourth annual Invictus Games on Saturday by telling veterans to "allow the example of service and determination you will see, to change something big or small in your own lives." In a speech at the Opening Ceremony ...  


How Tokyo's creative universe is evolving at Designart's second edition

Wallpaper*Wallpaper* - Oct 19, 2018
Forget creative boundaries: from architecture and design to art and fashion, it's all about mixing it up at Designart Tokyo, which kicks off in the Japanese capital 19 October. The event, which debuted last year, aims to transform the sprawling city ...  


Condo flipping was never the culprit behind Vancouver and Toronto's home price spikes

Financial PostFinancial Post - Oct 15, 2018
Paired-sales data can be used to measure flipping, the speculative practice of quickly selling a property to profit from escalating prices. The proportion has also fallen in Toronto, Canada's biggest city, where it was 1.7 per cent in the second ...  


Vancouver voters to decide on $300 million in spending at ballot-box

CBC.caCBC.ca - Oct 18, 2018
According to the Vancouver Charter that governs the city, she said, the city must get approval from voters to take on debt for projects outside of water, sewer, and district energy systems. "We aligned the capital plan signing so that when the civic ...  


VIDEO: Jetty in Venice remains closed due flooding, water crashing on rocks

WWSB ABC 7WWSB ABC 7 - Oct 9, 2018
VENICE, FL (WWSB) - Reporter Rebecca Fernandez captured this video from the South Jetty in Venice around 2:30pm on Tuesday. The area is flooded and waves are crashing over the rocks and the Jetty remains closed due to unsafe conditions: 00:00 00: ...  


Prep Softball: Vienna 10, Leeton 0
Jefferson City News Tribune - Oct 12, 2018

ST. ELIZABETH — Jordyn Steffen allowed one hit and struck out 11, lifting the Vienna Lady Eagles to a 10-0 win in five innings Thursday against the Leeton Lady Bulldogs in the Class 1 District 5 Tournament semifinals. At the plate, Steffen added two ...  

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