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Bangkok hotels with restaurants so good you'll not want to go out

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Nov 10, 2017
Good food is easy to come by in Bangkok. The standard is reasonably high at the ramshackle street food stalls and visitors can combine excellent cuisine with a memorable stay at the capital's top hotels, home to some of the best restaurants in Bangkok.  


Melania Trump engages in panda diplomacy at Beijing zoo

The GuardianThe Guardian - Nov 10, 2017
Melania Trump spent time with a couple of China's most prominent diplomats on her last day in Beijing on Friday: the pandas Meng'er and Gu Gu. While President Donald Trump jetted off to a summit in Vietnam after his state visit to China, the first lady ...  


GE confirms plan to eliminate jobs

Boston HeraldBoston Herald - Nov 10, 2017
General Electric is planning layoffs even as it goes ahead with construction of its new Boston headquarters, and the money-hemorrhaging company readies for a reckoning with investors Monday — but Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he hasn't been informed of ...  

Cape Town

Missing mentally disabled boy last seen boarding train to Cape Town

News24News24 - Nov 16, 2017
Cape Town - A mentally disabled boy with a fascination for trains, who was last seen boarding a train en route to Cape Town, has gone missing. Gcobani Mahlokozi, 8, from Lwandle in Strand – about 45km from the city centre – has not been seen since ...  


Why Chicago's Rebound Is in So Much Trouble

BloombergBloomberg - Nov 10, 2017
By many measures, the city of Chicago -- the third most populous in the U.S. -- is doing well. The city's well-diversified economy has bounced back from the lost decade of the Great Recession, in terms of both output and employment levels: ...  


Dubai Shopping Festival opening date announced

Khaleej TimesKhaleej Times - Nov 8, 2017
An exciting month of sales, pop-up fashion shows, outdoor markets, fireworks and more.  


Kathy Griffin fainted onstage at the end of Dublin performance | EW ...

EW.comEW.com - Nov 9, 2017
Kathy Griffin took a tumble at the end of a performance in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday night. The stand-up comedian was nearing the end of her Laugh Your ...  


Plans revealed for Brewdog 'superbar' set for Edinburgh

The ScotsmanThe Scotsman - Nov 9, 2017
“As a regular pub goer, outdoor areas is something Edinburgh is lacking. It is great to sit outside in a beer garden and I think that would be very well received by residents and visitors alike. Competition is healthy for pubs and it won't be new for ...  


Florence School District 1 superintendent resigns

wpde.comwpde.com - Nov 10, 2017
Florence County, S.C. (WPDE) — Florence School District 1 (FSD1) Superintendent Dr. Randy Bridges submitted his letter of resignation effective Dec. 31, 2017, to the FSD1 Board of Trustees on Thursday evening during executive session of the board ...  


GALLERY: Autumn foliage in Japan's Kyoto

Kyodo News PlusKyodo News Plus - Nov 17, 2017
With the summer heat now a thing of the past, Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto is abrim with bursts of stunning colors as its iconic autumn foliage season draws in throngs of visitors from both Japan and overseas. At Eikando Zenrinji, one of the city's ...  

Las Vegas

Las Vegas morning update for Friday, November 10th — VIDEO

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Nov 10, 2017
Starting Monday, Clark County will begin installing 800 steel posts between the street and sidewalks along areas of the Las Vegas Strip. This first phase of posts will be installed at seven locations between Tropicana Avenue and Spring Mountain Road.  


Page 13: Love triangle sours, leaving wealthy Melbourne man in $50m tussle

Herald SunHerald Sun - Nov 10, 2017
But the unconventional arrangement fell apart last year, triggering a stoush over the carve-up of assets, including some high-profile Melbourne businesses and an impressive residential and commercial property portfolio. A judge heard the parties' lives ...  


Montreal this morning: Cloudy and smog warning in effect

Montreal GazetteMontreal Gazette - Nov 14, 2017
Montreal residents should stop using wood-burning stoves or fireplaces until the smog warning has been lifted. For more information visit www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/woodburning. Don't forget to submit your photos of Montreal via Facebook, Twitter and ...  


Firm founded by KGB spy to guard US Moscow embassy

BBC NewsBBC News - Nov 10, 2017
The US State Department has employed a private firm set up by a veteran Soviet-era spy to provide security for its Moscow embassy and diplomatic missions in ...  

New Orleans

1901: The first salvo in New Orleans' war on potholes

NOLA.comNOLA.com - Nov 11, 2017
A car whizzes past a pothole on Magazine Street in New Orleans near the Pontchartrain Expressway in December 2010. In 1901, a Good Roads Convention was held in New Orleans, at which Gov. W.W. Heard said the introduction of the automobile ...  

New York City

Nothing to Cheer About in New York City Elections

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 10, 2017
Before leaving the New York City elections behind, let's note a few things the voters did not do. For starters, they did not necessarily give Mayor Bill de Blasio the mandate he repeatedly proclaimed after winning 66 percent of the vote on Tuesday ...  

San Francisco

San Francisco's Transformation from 'Second-Rate City' to Center of the Universe

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Nov 9, 2017
In 1987, San Francisco was a place best known for its past, prominent for its history: the Gold Rush, the Summer of Love, gay liberation. Wealthy local Dianne Feinstein was in her final year as mayor after ascending there in the wake of the Milk ...  


'When do churches stop caring about people more than SUVs?' Seattle church to replace homeless housing with ...

Seattle TimesSeattle Times - Nov 15, 2017
The Northeast Seattle house that Brendi London and her dog, Ruby, live in is going to be razed and replaced with parking spots as part of University Unitarian Church's renovation project. London says the last two places she lived, in the University ...  


Quake Hits Off South Korea's Coast, Tremors Felt in Seoul

BloombergBloomberg - Nov 15, 2017
Seoul, South Korea (AP) -- A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook South Korea's southeastern coastal region Wednesday afternoon, breaking some windows and crumbling walls near the epicenter. No casualties were reported. The quake was centered off the ...  


UCLA basketball team beats Georgia Tech in Shanghai, but detained players staying behind in China

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Nov 11, 2017
This year, the teams toured the Alibaba campus in Hangzhou on Monday, the day before the arrests, and visited Shanghai Disneyland later in the week. Players and coaches all spoke enthusiastically after the game about the welcome they had received in ...  


Logan move to Singapore confirmed

Racing.comRacing.com - Nov 10, 2017
Logan will follow a trail successfully blazed there by New Zealand Racing Hall of Famer Laurie Laxon, the winner of nine Singapore premierships, and join fellow Kiwi trainers Stephen Gray, Bruce Marsh and Mark Walker. She admitted to experiencing a ...  


Where to stay and what to do on a city break to Stockholm

iNewsiNews - Nov 17, 2017
Stockholm Arlanda is the closest, 24 miles north of the city, served by easyJet, SAS, Norwegian and British Airways. Ryanair flies to Skavsta, 55 miles south-west, and Vasteras, 60 miles north-west. From Arlanda, the Arlanda Express train (singles ...  


Sydney ferry named Ferry McFerryface after 'Boaty' overruled

Santa Rosa Press DemocratSanta Rosa Press Democrat - Nov 14, 2017
SYDNEY — A new Sydney Harbor ferry will be christened Ferry McFerryface — Sydney's second favorite choice after the now famous jokey Mc-moniker, Boaty McBoatface. New South Wales state government officials overruled the most popular name for the ...  


After Tokyo Commuter Train Leaves 20 Seconds Early, Company Apologizes

NPRNPR - Nov 16, 2017
Passengers on a morning train on the Tokyo region's Tsukuba Express line might not have noticed anything was amiss Tuesday. But when their train left Minami-Nagareyama station, it did so 20 seconds ahead of schedule — and when the company noticed, ...  


Toronto drug-squad investigator died of overdose, police disclose

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail - Nov 16, 2017
A plainclothes Toronto drug-squad investigator died this spring after overdosing on several drugs, including fentanyl, at his home, leaving the outcome of a number of upcoming court cases in doubt, the city's police department disclosed on Thursday.  


Academic takes on Vancouver's housing-supply 'myth'

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail - Nov 17, 2017
In Vancouver, the detached house owner is often vilified. So too, is the resident who protests density. They are vilified by what one academic is calling "the housing supply myth," which is the belief that we need more housing in order to lower costs.  



Liam Hoare

Tablet MagazineTablet Magazine - Nov 16, 2017
If London has Ottolenghi; Paris, Miznon; and Jerusalem, Machneyuda, then Vienna has NENI. Founded in March 2009 by the indefatigable Haya Molcho and her sons, NENI has become the go-to restaurant in Vienna for eclectic Israeli and Middle Eastern ...  

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