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Little shops of honour

Bangkok PostBangkok Post - Jan 21, 2018
More notable Chinese-style grocers can be found in Talad Sam Yan, located right in the heart of the residential and business area of the wealthy Chinese-Thai community in Bangkok. In Talad Sam Yan you'll find specially selected fresh seafood and meat ...  


Delving into the hutongs of Beijing, chopsticks at the ready

Washington PostWashington Post - Jan 18, 2018
The problem is obvious: Beijing is full of delicious food, representing thousands of years of culinary history. Beijing is also an immense city of some 21 million people, and most visitors are not up to the task of finding the good restaurants among ...  


Ahead: 'Hamilton,' Boston Calling, and more

Harvard GazetteHarvard Gazette - Jan 19, 2018
In recent years, the Boston Calling festival has become a rite of passage for college and high school students, as either the last graduation celebration or the first blast of the summer. The festival will again take place at the Harvard Athletic ...  

Cape Town

Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

TIMETIME - Jan 15, 2018
Cape Town enters Mad Max territory (well, almost). Residents will have to go to one of some 200 municipal water points throughout the city where they can collect a maximum of 25 liters (6.6 gallons) a day. Armed guards will be standing by to keep the ...  


Chicago West Is a Bad Name for a Kardashian Child and I'll Tell You Why

Slate MagazineSlate Magazine - Jan 19, 2018
I do not know much about the Kardashians, nor do I state this fact with any snobbishness. Like Manitoba and spoons, they have simply never aroused in me a feeling of curiosity. But the Kardashians do many things, and I am bound to hear of them; and ...  


In Dubai, Flying With the Falcons

New York TimesNew York Times - Jan 17, 2018
We were drifting over the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, an 87-square-mile former camel farm purchased by Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, in 1997. Since then, the fenced-in wilderness, a part of the Arabian Desert, has served ...  


Dublin homeless housed mainly in private rentals last year

Irish TimesIrish Times - Jan 12, 2018
Almost two-thirds of homeless individuals and families who moved into homes in Dublin last year were housed in private sector accommodation, according to new figures from Dublin City Council. Figures for Dublin city and county, compiled by the city ...  


Where can you find unicorn emblems in Edinburgh?

The ScotsmanThe Scotsman - Jan 19, 2018
There are several tributes to Scotland's national animal, the unicorn, around Edinburgh. How many have you spotted? Since the 1100s the unicorn has been Scotland's heraldic supporter - first appearing in the Scottish royal coat of arms of King William ...  


Johnsonville ambulance crashes into SUV in Florence

wpde.comwpde.com - Jan 20, 2018
Florence police are investigating a crash Saturday morning between a Johnsonville Rescue Squad ambulance and an SUV at Pamplico Highway and Church Street in Florence. The ambulance was running lights and sirens heading back to a call in Johnsonville ...  


Ramen restaurant in Kyoto offers all-you-can-eat toppings and side dishes for free

SoraNews24SoraNews24 - Jan 17, 2018
Kyoto-based ramen chain Tenkaippin has hundreds of branches around the country, but one special location in its hometown is currently making news for its free all-you-can-eat deal. At the 18-seater Takeda branch in Kyoto's Fushimi Ward, customers can ...  

Las Vegas

Las Vegas women's rally to kick off voter registration effort

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Jan 20, 2018
In light of the focus on the Oct. 1 mass shooting, Las Vegas has a unique opportunity to give a voice to women and women of color in policy decisions, Wynn said. “I'm very proud that Nevada is going to be showcased, that it will give people across the ...  


Australian Open 2018: Saturday Results, Highlights, Scores Recap from Melbourne

Bleacher ReportBleacher Report - Jan 20, 2018
Roger Federer made light work of Richard Gasquet on Saturday, as the Swiss moved into Round 4 of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 triumph. The defending champion, on the hunt for his 20th Grand Slam title, was far too good in a match between ...  


Phillip Danault injury reminds us of the most important things in life

The AthleticMontreal Gazette - Jan 14, 2018
Numbers that don't bode well for the Montreal Canadiens, GM Marc Bergevin and the slim hope of the team making the playoffs this year. Then Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara unloaded a shot late in the second period of Saturday's game — and ...  


UFC has booked Moscow stadium in September, report says

ESPN (blog)ESPN (blog) - Jan 12, 2018
The UFC is actively working toward its first event in Russia and could visit the country in 2018. According to a report by RT Sport, the UFC has booked Moscow's Olympic Stadium, an indoor venue, on Sept. 14 and 15 for a potential event. Officials told ...  

New Orleans

New Orleans urged to 'dramatically limit' water use through Sunday

NOLA.comNOLA.com - Jan 20, 2018
New Orleans' boil advisory, issued Wednesday night for New Orleans East, was expanded Thursday morning to include the entire east bank. Officials said water pressure had dropped to an unsafe level of 15 pounds per square inch due to leaks from pipes ...  

New York City

New York City Prepares For Women's March

NPRNPR - Jan 20, 2018
Demonstrators are marking the first anniversary of the Women's March this weekend. Marchers are gathering in New York City. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are the NPR ...  

San Francisco

6 longest air routes from San Francisco

SFGateSFGate - Jan 19, 2018
At one time, a non-stop flight from San Francisco to London or Tokyo used to be considered a big deal. In the 1940s it took 60 hours and five stops for a transpacific crossing. Those days are long gone. Today, thanks to the latest generations of wide ...  


One-wheel wonders on Seattle sidewalks: Meet one of the 'e-riders'
Seattle Times - Jan 12, 2018

Dao, a 27-year-old software engineer from Hanoi, said Seattle is well suited for using e-rideables because the sidewalks have lowered ramps at crosswalks. Electric unicycles are also ideal to climb up hills, though he admitted it's tricky to go down ...  


Seoul offers free public transport to tackle excessive air pollution

The IndependentThe Independent - Jan 17, 2018
Emergency measures have been introduced in the South Korean capital of Seoul to combat a thick layer of smog that is covering the city. Public transport is free during rush-hour as of Monday 15 January, in the hopes that car use will be reduced. The ...  


Shanghai stocks snap winning streak, resources firm weigh

Economic TimesReuters - Jan 15, 2018
Shanghai stocks fell on Mondayto snap an 11-session winning streak, with gains in banking andreal estate firms offset by resources and industrial shares, asinvestors took profits after recent bull run.  


Why was Jurong West cooler than the rest of Singapore on Friday?

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Jan 13, 2018
For example, as at 5pm on Saturday, Newton was the coolest spot in Singapore with a temperature of 21.7 deg C, while Jurong Island was the warmest at 23.9 deg C. On Friday (Jan 12), though, it was Jurong West that was the coolest, with a temperature ...  


Stockholm mosque hit with Nazi graffiti

The Local SwedenThe Local Sweden - Jan 20, 2018
Unknown vandals spray-painted swastikas on the facade of a central Stockholm mosque on Friday night, mosque officials said.  


Wallaby captured after hopping across Sydney Harbour Bridge

BBC NewsBBC News - Jan 15, 2018
The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists. Drivers spotted the "wayward" marsupial on the iconic bridge just before 05:00 local time on Tuesday (18:00 Monday GMT), police said ...  


Yahoo Japan defamed man by displaying false search results: Tokyo High Court
The Japan Times - Jan 20, 2018

Other results alleged people were blackmailed by the man. Presiding Judge Toshifumi Saiki concluded that the man “does not have any connections to antisocial groups,” and judged that if it is apparent such search results neither serve the public ...  


Toronto is having a big tech moment

CNNMoneyCNNMoney - Jan 20, 2018
Toronto. An outlier on Amazon's list, Toronto has earned the attention of the technology world due to its diverse population, talent pool and welcome stance on immigration. "It's got this incredible aspiration for inclusivity," Dan Doctoroff, CEO of ...  


12 Vancouver concerts this weekend, January 19 to 21

Straight.comStraight.com - Jan 19, 2018
Canadian R&B duo dvsn, composed of Daniel Daley and Nineteen85, plays the Vogue Theatre on Sunday. FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Vancouver blues musician, guitarist, and actor Jim Byrnes at St. James Hall. SOLD OUT. FRIDAY: Chicago jazz drummer ...  


Disclosure of potential Venice pier rules prompts angst

Sarasota Herald-TribuneSarasota Herald-Tribune - Jan 16, 2018
VENICE — Potential regulations for the Venice Municipal Fishing Pier caused a bit of hubbub last week when local news aggregator The Scoop News noted on its Facebook page that the rules included a ban on shark fishing. It was quickly clarified that an ...  


Vienna police charge 3 men for waving Israeli flag at rally

The Jerusalem PostThe Jerusalem Post - Jan 10, 2018
Share on twitter. Israeli flag.. (photo credit: REUTERS). BERLIN – The Vienna police are pursuing criminal charges against three pro-Israel activists for waving an Israeli flag in protest of antisemitic slogans at a demonstration against Jerusalem ...  

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