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The Best Street Food in Bangkok

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Sep 19, 2017
Street food in Thailand's bustling capital dates back to the sixteenth century, when wares were sold from floating markets. Visit Bangkok today, and food is still sold along khlongs, the ancient canals that cross the city—but also on street corners ...  


Exotic pet owners of Beijing – in pictures
The Guardian - Sep 20, 2017

Shao Jian Feng, 26, with a saltwater crocodile ( Crocodylus porosus) in his home in Beijing. When fully grown this juvenile can reach up to six metres, making it the largest reptile in the world. He owns five crocodilians and two large snakes. “There ...  


Maria, now a Category 5 storm, makes landfall in Caribbean

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - Sep 19, 2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria intensified into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm Monday as it surged toward islands in the eastern Caribbean, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger. The storm's eye was expected to ...  

Cape Town

68 people aboard sinking Robben Island ferry 'safely ashore'

Independent OnlineNews24 - Sep 15, 2017
Cape Town – Sixty-eight passengers aboard a damaged Robben Island ferry have all been safely evacuated from the sinking vessel, authorities said on Friday afternoon. City of Cape Town spokesperson Theo Layne said the passengers were removed from ...  


Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Sep 19, 2017
... north at 9 mph. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Associated Press writers Ben Fox in Miami and Seth Borenstein in Washington contributed to this report. Coto reported from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Copyright © 2017, Chicago Tribune.  


Michael, Fadi Ibrahim extradited back to Sydney from Dubai over drug and tobacco smuggling allegations

NEWS.com.auNEWS.com.au - Sep 17, 2017
Michael Ibrahim, Fadi Ibrahim and Dib were netted as part of Operation Veyda. Under this operation the AFP, with assistance from NSW Police, dismantled two interlinked crime syndicates operating across Australia, Dubai and the Netherlands, resulting in ...  


Heartbreak for Mayo as Dublin win by the finest of margins once again

Irish MirrorIrish Mirror - Sep 18, 2017
You can't bottle what they've got - this elixir of just never knowing when they're beaten. For this was another All-Ireland final that found Dublin playing within themselves but somehow still coming out on the right side.  


Ice museum to be built for Edinburgh's Christmas

BBC NewsBBC News - Sep 19, 2017
An ice museum full of life-sized sculptures is the latest attraction to Edinburgh's Christmas. The Ice Adventure is to be built at the west end of George Street over the festive period. Vikings, fairies and kelpies, Highland cows, eagles, Dolly the ...  


Florence split as Theresa May finds room for her view on Brexit

Financial TimesFinancial Times - Sep 17, 2017
Julia Holloway, the 80-year-old custodian of the English cemetery in Florence, was far from impressed when she heard that Theresa May would deliver her big Brexit speech this week in the Tuscan capital. “I cannot tell you how many Florentines still ...  


Made in Japan

The AustralianThe Australian - Sep 15, 2017
Morimoto is a master shibori dyer who opens his atelier to visitors as part of a terrific initiative known as Kyoto Artisans Concierge, operated by the Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts to highlight art forms in potential decline and to “create a ...  

Las Vegas

Eighth-grader Richard Isaacs scores UNLV men's basketball offer

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Sep 20, 2017
Isaacs procured a scholarship offer — his first — after wowing Rebels assistant coach Andre LeFleur, who was on hand to watch his son at the invitation-only EBC Las Vegas Camp at the Tarkanian Basketball Academy last weekend. The 14-year-old has ...  


Melbourne woman complains to UN, saying parenting cuts are human rights abuse

The GuardianThe Guardian - Sep 20, 2017
A Melbourne single mother has lodged a complaint with the United Nations, labelling changes to Australia's parenting payment scheme discrimination and a human rights abuse. Mother-of-three Juanita McLaren and the National Council of Single Mothers ...  


Montreal this morning: Sunny and warm

Montreal GazetteMontreal Gazette - Sep 22, 2017
A high of 25 Celsius with a humidex factor of 29, and a UV index of 5 or moderate. Tonight: Clear, becoming partly cloudy overnight and a low of 16 C. Photo of the day: Don't forget to submit your photos of Montreal via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram ...  


Stalin's Bust Unveiled in Moscow as Part of 'Rulers' Alley'

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - Sep 22, 2017
Students of a military-sponsored school attend the opening of a series of Russian leaders, including Vladimir Lenin, background right, and Josef Stalin, background center, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. The Russian Military-Historic Society ...  

New Orleans

Adrian Peterson Is Running Out of Time

The Ringer (blog)The Ringer (blog) - Sep 20, 2017
You may have noticed, in all of the football that you've been watching, that Adrian Peterson—former Minnesota Viking, future Hall of Famer—now plays for the New Orleans Saints, a team off to a sterling 0-2 start to this 2017 NFL season. You may have ...  

New York City

The New York City transit projects that never were

Curbed NYCurbed NY - Sep 18, 2017
More than 30 years before the New York City subway debuted in 1904, inventor Alfred Ely Beach was hard at work on a very different plan for subterranean travel in the city: a pneumatic, tube-shaped train propelled by air from enormous fans. Though the ...  

San Francisco

Microsoft to hold Mixed Reality event on October 3rd in San Francisco

The VergeThe Verge - Sep 18, 2017
Microsoft is planning to hold a special Windows Mixed Reality event next month. The software giant has started inviting members of the press to an event on October 3rd in San Francisco, and the invite teases an “opportunity to hear where Microsoft is ...  


Seattle Mayor Resigns Amid Added Allegation Of Sex Abuse

NPRNPR - Sep 12, 2017
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned Tuesday following the publication of new allegations that he sexually abused a cousin at a family home in the 1970s. In a statement, Murray denied the charge, but said that he is resigning effective the end of the ...  


Baseline: Jetting to Seoul at the last minute for the Asian swing

BaselineBaseline - Sep 18, 2017
Sam Groth and Nicole Gibbs are giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the world of professional tennis all year long in My Tennis Life. To read more updates ...  


The Shanghai Composite index has paused, but it's poised for gains

CNBCCNBC - Sep 20, 2017
The Shanghai Composite index breakout has continued to pause as it develops a bullish consolidation. The consolidation comes as the index has successfully tested and retested a support level near 3,360. The momentum of the uptrend has reduced, but it ...  


Daniel Ricciardo on why Singapore is one of the hardest races on the F1 calendar

NEWS.com.auNEWS.com.au - Sep 17, 2017
Vettel, who has won on all three occasions when he has previously qualified on pole in Singapore, will start Sunday's race just in front of Red Bull pair Max Verstappen (second) and Daniel Ricciardo (third) with title rival Lewis Hamilton a distant ...  


WATCH: Kurds in Stockholm, Hamburg rally in support of Kurdistan referendum

Kurdistan24Kurdistan24 - Sep 16, 2017
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdish community in the diaspora on Saturday rallied in support of the Kurdistan Region's upcoming independence referendum scheduled for Sep. 25. Sponsored by Kurdistan 24, the Kurdish community in ...  


Sydney airport: Up to 70 flights cancelled due to high winds

ABC LocalABC Local - Sep 14, 2017
Up to 70 flights in and out of Sydney airport have been delayed and dozens more have been cancelled due to high winds. The airport and airlines have not stated how long it will take to clear the backlog, but passengers at the airport told the ABC that ...  


USC Global Conference 2017 opens in Tokyo

USC NewsUSC News - Sep 21, 2017
TOKYO — The 2017 USC Global Conference opened at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo today with nearly 500 people at the welcome dinner to kick off the three-day event. Guests were treated to a special performance by legendary violinist Midori Goto, Distinguished ...  


Toronto gets $90 million to help end homelessness

Toronto StarToronto Star - Sep 11, 2017
Toronto will receive $90 million in provincial funding to help break the cycle of chronic homelessness. The money will be rolled out over three years, and it will be up to city council to decide where it will be used, though it is largely expected to ...  


Vancouver Canucks 2017-18 season preview: Dallas Stars Edition

The Canuck WayThe Canuck Way - Sep 10, 2017
The Dallas Stars leapfrogged the Vancouver Canucks in the draft lottery and grabbed the third overall selection in the 2017 Entry Draft, selecting defenceman Miro Heiskanen before the Canucks could. Whether the Canucks would have picked Heiskanen at ...  


Venice: Italy's winter wonderland
Delano.lu - Sep 20, 2017

The highlight during the winter months are definitively the impressive Carnival of Venice in February, where every year, thousands of tourists come to walk around in traditional Venetian masks and to experience the feeling where the city's colorful ...  


OPEC says winning battle to end oil glut

Upstream OnlineReuters - Sep 22, 2017
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC and other oil producers are clearing a glut that has weighed on crude prices for three years and may wait until January before deciding whether to extend their output curbs beyond the first quarter of 2018, ministers said on Friday.  

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