There’s something truly magical about Christmas markets — especially when they’re located in a picture-perfect old town of a European city. The most charming Christmas markets in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and many more, have just been setting up their most beautiful wooden chalets and Christmas decorations. Craftsmen are selling exquisite handmade Christmas items, others are cooking gingerbread, serving warm mulled wine or knitting woolen sweaters, hats and scarves to keep you warm as you stroll around the Christmas markets. There's nothing ...
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Workers at a limestone quarry in southern Egypt toil are facing brutal conditions with little workplace safety for paltry pay. Moreover, they usually work in shifts at the quarry in the so-called White Mountain east of the river Nile outside Minya, which is around 265km south of the capital Cairo. At noon, the morning shift clocks out and the afternoon workers arrive to begin their seven hour shift. But first they gather to share a communal lunch.
Private sleuth Sun Jinrong brings heat detectors, tiny surveillance cameras, and a blow dart loaded with a tranquiliser in his search for one desperate client's missing loved one: A cat named Duoduo, according to AFP. Unlike Jim Carrey's goofy Ace Ventura character, the man dubbed by China's media as the nation's first pet detective is a stoney-faced animal lover who solve cases with the help of high-tech gear worth thousands of dollars. With dogged determination, Sun has reunited around 1,000 missing pets with their owners since he launched his business ...
Dubai Airshow 2019 has kicked off 4 days ago with about $50.055 billion worth of aircraft deals had been inked during the event. During the 4th day, Emirates firms have increased orders for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, with a dirham value of Dh32.3 billion. Emirates will start receiving deliveries of the new A350 from May 2023 and continue until 2028.
In the heart of the disputed Western Sahara, a former garrison town, has become an unlikely tourist magnet after kite-surfers discovered the windswept desert coast was perfect for their sport, according to AFP. In Dakhla, an Atlantic seaport town punctuated with military buildings in Morocco-administered Western Sahara, swarms of kite-surfers now sail in the lagoon daily. "Here there is nothing other than sun, wind and waves. We turned the adversity of the elements to our advantage: that's the very principle of kite-surfing," said Rachid Roussafi. After an international career in ...
"The eyes of truth will never be blinded," protesters' placards read, as Palestinian journalists wore eye patches on Sunday to decry the wounding of a colleague in the occupied West Bank. Muath Amarneh has been in an Israeli hospital since he was hit in the eye on Friday during clashes between Israeli border police and Palestinian demonstrators in the village of Surif, close to Hebron in the southern West Bank. Dozens of Palestinian journalists rallied on Sunday - protesting with one eye covered in solidarity, while hundreds more, including celebrities, ...
Iranians launched protests hours after the government announcement in the early hours of Friday that the price of petrol would be raised by 50% for the first 60 litres (16 gallons) and by 300% for anything above that each month. The country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Sunday, cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices after days of widespread protests. Iran's government has shut down internet access across the nation to staunch demonstrations taking place in 100 cities and towns as reported. Some protests turned violent, with demonstrators ...
As Lebanon's uprising enters its second month, graffiti has enveloped the capital's posh downtown. Lebanon's uprising -- like protests elsewhere in the Middle East and Latin America -- is both political and social. It's also about personal liberation, which is the foundation of a revolution. Since October 17, there is chanting of tens of thousands of Lebanese denouncing the political elite. Political leaders are lampooned in caricature, including outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri, longstanding parliament speaker Nabih Berri, and central bank governor Riad Salameh. But the unprecedented protests also offered ...
Venice has flooded for the second time this week as 70% of the city is flooded after another high tide that is far beyond normal levels hit the city. The government declared a state of emergency with the mayor blaming climate change. The city is facing the second-worst flooding in nearly 100 years, and high tide could hit nearly twice the normal level today. At least two people have died, and the city's mayor has closed the historic St. Mark's Square. The government is allocating 20 million euros ($22 million) ...