Monday, February 26, 2018

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south africa drought

Drought a ‘national disaster’ declares S.Africa

A single toilet flush uses nine litres. It is hoped that usage cuts will buy the city time to find a solution -- or for the rains of the southern winter to refill depleted dams.

Kasperksy uncovers Telegram vulnerability that allows malicious crypto-mining

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has uncovered a vulnerability in the Telegram desktop app which allows the social messaging app to be exploited for mining...
Air India Airbus

Female pilot’s swift maneuver thwarts mid-air collision over Mumbai

Mid-flight incidents are not uncommon in India’s airspace. In late January, an IndiGo A320 jet and Emirates Boeing 777 also were on a collision course over Nagpur. Both crews followed automatic systems’ instructions and increased the distance between the aircraft. mumbai
Antonov An-148

Plane with 71 on board crashed in Russia. No survivors!

The aircraft departed from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport and was heading for Orsk, a city lying close to the Russia Kazakhstan border.
Spanish Drug Leaflet on Cocaine

Spanish drug leaflet sparks fiery debate by advising ‘Crush up your cocaine so it...

“In order to make a sniffing tube that does not damage the nostrils it is best to use rolled-up paper or cardboard rather than piping or other hard material,” the guide advises for cocaine. “Crushing the cocaine finely reduces the risk of bleeding or ulcerations on the inside of the nostrils.”
first brit black says dna

First modern Brits were black, groundbreaking DNA test

Before the Cheddar Man’s lineage, there were around nine colonies of hunters, but it is understood that they were all wiped out by harsh temperatures. Black Brits
Gestapo hamburg building

Redevelopment of Gestapo HQ ‘House of horror’ into luxury condo sparks anger in Hamburg

“Stadthöfe is the former Gestapo headquarters in Hamburg. Torture took place there. Basically, it is one of the places where brutality took place.
Ingvar Kamprad

Aged 91, IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad dies

Kamprad started IKEA in 1943 when he was 18 years old and over his lifetime built it into the world's largest furniture retailer, with sales of around €36 billion in 2016 through stores in 49 countries.
Polar Silk Road

‘Polar Silk Road’ on the way – China unveils huge plans for the Arctic

Focused on trade-boosting infrastructure projects along the path of the ancient Silk Road, the Belt and Road Initiative aims to connect China to Europe, the Middle East and beyond.
MoT May 2018

May 2018 – New MoT failure categories coming

Dangerous, Major and Minor defect categories to be introduced to MoT test in May, plus tougher emissions tests for diesel cars The MoT test is...

Ecuadorian president says: Assange ‘more than a nuisance’

Julian Assange is an “inherited problem” for Ecuador’s new president, who described the WikiLeaks founder as having created “more than a nuisance,” just weeks...
world weather

Which one is more deadly? Cold snap or heat wave!

Writing in the Wall Street Journal in 2016, Danish commentator Bjørn Lomborg, who has questioned many of the risks of climate change, claimed that...

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