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Bangkok


All to play for in Bangkok after exciting 0-0 draw

Malay MailMalay Mail - Dec 1, 2018
They gave the national team an injection of pace on the wings but the Thai defence stood resolute and we now head to Bangkok on the 5th of December for the return leg with all to play for. The result meant Malaysia maintain their unbeaten home record ...  

Beijing


Beijing 'steps up naval patrols' in Taiwan Strait in pushback at US warships

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Dec 3, 2018
Beijing, which considers Taiwan a wayward province awaiting reunification by force if necessary, has suspended official exchanges with Taipei since President Tsai Ing-wen took office on the island in 2016 and refused to accept the one-China principle, ...  

Boston


10 things to do in Boston this weekend

Boston.comBoston.com - Nov 29, 2018
Skip Netflix this weekend—here are 10 ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city. If you'd like BosTen delivered to your inbox every Thursday, click here. Want more things to do? Check out our events calendar at boston.com/events. You ...  

Cape Town


This Cape Town house is available for R250,000 a night

Business Insider South AfricaBusiness Insider South Africa - Nov 28, 2018
A six-bedroom villa in Clifton, Cape Town, is letting for R250,000 a night. The rent includes a personal butler, a chef and canapes on arrival. High-end letting agencies say the market is picking up after a quiet period during last year's drought.  

Chicago


Chicago Weather: Power outages persist in NW suburbs after winter storm

WLS-TVWLS-TV - Nov 28, 2018
Thousands of families are still in the dark and without heat Wednesday after the blizzard on Sunday and Monday. ComEd said crews are working around the clock to restore service. Many people in Arlington Heights are without power for the third day straight.  

Dubai


Beauty Entrepreneur Dr. Lamees Hamdan's Guide To Her Hometown Of Dubai

ForbesForbes - Nov 27, 2018
“There's much more than beaches and hotels,” says Dr. Lamees Hamdan of her hometown of Dubai. As a physician and beauty entrepreneur – she's the founder of the luxury natural skincare line Shiffa – Hamdan is adamant about shedding Dubai's ...  

Dublin


Edinburgh


Rhino stuck in tyre rescued by firefighters at Edinburgh Zoo

BBC NewsBBC News - Dec 3, 2018
A rhino had to be rescued by firefighters after becoming stuck in a tyre at Edinburgh Zoo for about two hours. Qabid, a two-year-old male rhino, managed to get his head and leg trapped. Firefighters who were called out on Sunday evening used cutting ...  

Florence


Governor signs bill to help NC farmers recovering from Florence

WECTWECT - Dec 4, 2018
"With many crops still in the field at landfall, Hurricane Florence was devastating for North Carolina farmers,” Cooper said in a news release. “This legislation will provide badly-needed relief for our state's agriculture industry while also ...  

Kyoto


MIRAI DINING Co., Ltd.: KYOTO MISO RAMEN KAZU to Open on December 1st, 2018

Business Wire (press release)Business Wire (press release) - Nov 30, 2018
KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MIRAI DINING Co., Ltd. (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto), a subsidiary of ZIGEN Co., Ltd. (Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto), will open its 2nd restaurant “KYOTO MISO RAMEN KAZU” on December 1st, 2018 (Sat.). At “KYOTO MISO RAMEN KAZU,” ...  

Las Vegas


Melbourne


How Melbourne schoolgirl dreamt up Coles Little Shop promotion

Herald SunHerald Sun - Dec 1, 2018
It took a Victorian primary schoolgirl to dream up a marketing campaign as big as the Coles Little Shop. Eight-year-old Sibella never imagined her brainchild would capture the hearts of shoppers across the nation when she discussed it with Coles ...  

Montreal


Canadiens Game Day: Max Domi lives up to his 'Shootsy' nickname

Montreal GazetteMontreal Gazette - Dec 5, 2018
During the pregame warmup Tuesday night at the Bell Centre, Canadiens players wore sweaters with their numbers and nicknames on the back that were being auctioned off later as part of the annual Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation telethon.  

Moscow


'We will be in Moscow': The story of Trump's 30-year quest to expand his brand to Russia

Washington PostWashington Post - Nov 29, 2018
It was a dream born in the 1980s: a gleaming Trump Tower in the heart of Soviet Moscow. For Donald Trump, that vision never died, even as he launched a presidential campaign and moved toward clinching the Republican Party nomination in 2016.  

New Orleans


New Orleans bar band who told Christina Aguilera she couldn't sing with them speaks out

WGNOWGNO - Nov 13, 2018
NEW ORLEANS-- Something very surprising happened to pop superstar and Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera while she was in New Orleans for a concert. Aguilera says she was denied to sing on stage with a local band! Say what? The "Genie in a ...  

New York City


San Francisco


San Francisco Lego set coming

Curbed SFCurbed SF - Nov 30, 2018
Listen up, AFOLs: Lego will—at last—introduce a San Francisco edition of its popular architecture series, tentatively scheduled to launch sometime in 2019. Although Lego has yet to make the announcement official—a Lego spokesperson would not go into ...  

Seattle


Seahawks' strong finish sets them up for season's home stretch

ESPN (blog)ESPN (blog) - Nov 25, 2018
Seattle's defense then stiffened just in time on the Carolina Panthers' ensuing drive (which ended with Graham Gano's missed 52-yard field goal attempt), before a long pass from Wilson to Tyler Lockett set up Sebastian Janikowski's 31-yard game winner ...  

Seoul


Park in the sky above Seoul

Viet Nam NewsViet Nam News - Nov 25, 2018
Thousands of locals cross it every day on their way home from work. Tourists visit it as suggested by the Seoul Tourism Organisation as a skypark, a sustainable traffic solution for the city. Yet more than that, one may see culture, lifestyle and even ...  

Shanghai


Prominent 'Shanghai predecessors' commemorated at cemetery museum

Shine News (press release)Shine News (press release) - Nov 26, 2018
The Shanghai Humanism Memorial Museum inside Fushouyuan Cemetery has launched a new project using audio, lectures and exhibitions to commemorate and record the lives of ancestors and promote their spirit in cooperation with the Shanghai ...  

Singapore


Malaysia sends 2 protest notes to Singapore over airspace and maritime disputes

Channel NewsAsiaChannel NewsAsia - Dec 5, 2018
SINGAPORE: The Malaysian government said on Wednesday (Dec 5) that it has sent two protest notes to Singapore pertaining to the airspace and maritime boundary delimitation issues currently facing both countries. The notes were communicated through ...  

Stockholm


Wing of Air India aircraft hits wall at Stockholm airport, two pilots derostered

Economic TimesEconomic Times - Nov 29, 2018
MUMBAI: The wing of an Air India aircraft carrying 179 passengers hit the wall of a building during taxiing at Stockholm's Arlanda airport, prompting the airline to de-roster two pilots operating the flight and launch a probe, an official said Thursday ...  

Sydney


Population growth fuelled by migrants, 'putting even more pressure' on parts of Sydney

The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Sydney Morning Herald - Dec 1, 2018
High rates of population growth are putting pressure on parts of Sydney, according to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, as a federal government report reveals migrants account for more than 70 per cent of new residents across a swathe of the city. The ...  

Tokyo


Japans to offer residents in overcrowded Tokyo £20000 to move out

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Dec 1, 2018
And despite Tokyo serving as the undisputed hub of government and business, the initiative has been welcomed by people who have had enough of what might just be the biggest rat race in the world and hanker after the Japanese equivalent of the good life.  

Toronto


Pot-eating former Toronto cop to be sentenced today for obstruction

CTV NewsCTV News - Nov 26, 2018
NEWMARKET, Ont. -- A Toronto police officer who ate a pot-laced chocolate bar he took from an illegal dispensary during a raid will be sentenced today. Vittorio Dominelli, 36, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice earlier this month, days after he ...  

Vancouver


Venice


Venice Anti-Flood Gates Could Wreck Lagoon Ecosystem

Scientific AmericanScientific American - Dec 1, 2018
An ambitious plan to prevent the Italian city of Venice from being swallowed by the sea could spell disaster for the lagoon that surrounds it. MOSE, for Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico (Experimental Electromechanical Module), which is in the final ...  

Vienna


Soros-backed university in Hungary moves programs to Vienna

Associated Press (press release) (blog)Associated Press (press release) (blog) - Dec 3, 2018
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Central European University said Monday it will move its U.S.-accredited degree programs from the Hungarian capital of Budapest to Vienna next September, as Hungary's government is refusing to sign an agreement allowing it ...  

 
 
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