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Glacier is wrapped up, to slow down melting!

A SWISS glacier is melting so rapidly that it has been covered with tarpaulin to try to slow down the rate. Parts of the Gurschengletscher glacier are blanketed with tarpaulins, near the peak of Mount Gemsstock, which stands 2,961 metres high. The glacier in Andermatt, Switzerland, is the latest to be given this treatment, in […]

Country star Willie loves his horses, as much as his music!

WILLIE Nelson is more than just one of the greatest country-music star of all, because, to many horses, he’s also a hero! The 87-year-old, along with his wife, Annie, once rescued a herd of American paint horses, destined for a slaughterhouse. Now, with over 70 horses living on his ranch, the initial idea of finding […]

20-year sentence for teacher, who had sex with child pupil

A PAEDOPHILE teacher, who had sex with a 13-year-old boy, was branded “foul, sick and disgusting” by the child’s mother, as she was jailed for 20 years. Brittany Zamora, 28, was sentenced, during an emotional hearing at court in Phoenix, Arizona, last Friday. In a scathing, victim-impact statement before the sentencing, the boy’s mother, who […]

Amazon after 200 workers to get people reading more

ONLINE retail giant Amazon is seeking 200 new employees for its Kindle technological-development team in Madrid. Spain is now only the third country ever, with a centre for developing reading technology for Amazon, along with the US and India. The teams will be creating technology to allow customers to test-drive, buy and read their favourite […]

Corbyn calls for referendum

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on the next Tory leader to hold another referendum before 31st October, adding that his party would back Remainers. In a BBC interview, the Labour leader said he would make a case to parliament in September to get another public vote. Meanwhile, he said his party would do everything it could to […]

 ‘Death-trap’ building collapses in Mumbai

DOZENS of people were trapped, and at least 12 died, after a four-storey building collapsed in a crowded Mumbai neighbourhood, earlier this week. Rescuers were digging people out with their bare hands after the 100-year-old “death trap” building crumbled, following torrential rains across India. One local resident said: “The building crashed with a heavy sound, […]

Brave Ginger beats frostbite, to display new titanium paws!

HARSH winters in Russia’s Siberia region often claim the lives of house pets, who can fall prey to frostbite and the surgical amputation of their limbs. And, with little ability to survive, this frequently leads to the poor creatures being euthanised. But a cat named Ryzhik, which means Redhead or Ginger, has been given a […]

Prison nightmare for businessman accused of stockpiling hashish

IT should have been a straight-forward business trip, and engineer Robert Mansfield-Hewitt had rented a room in what seemed an ordinary apartment, in San Roque, in the Cadiz province of Andalucia. He was preparing to attend meetings in Gibraltar, but what the 51-year-old engineer didn’t know was that someone was using the adjoining garage to […]

Brazilian sergeant smuggled drugs on President’s convoy

A BRAZILIAN Airforce sergeant was arrested on Wednesday (Thursday) for, allegedly, trying to smuggle cocaine aboard the military convoy of President Jair Bolsonaro. He was found carrying 39kg of the Class A drug at Sevilla airport, after hiding the narcotics inside an Embraer 190 aircraft. It was being used by the Brazilian Air Force to […]

Madrid’s booziest street,  with 72 bars in just 1km

A RESIDENTIAL street in Madrid, which has morphed into a theme park, is now known as the hottest road in the capital, according to Lonely Planet. Its guide to Madrid describes it as being “lined with tapas bars and cocktail spots in Madrid’s Chamberí neighbourhood, which has rocketed in recent years.” One in two commercial premises […]

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