Sunday, September 23, 2018

NRA Recommended Arming Teachers after Sandy Hook Massacre

A stand-up routine from a few years ago has been doing the social media rounds again this week, partly because it's very funny but...

Quick Thinking Pilots avoid Disaster

Pilots of Oman Air were lauded for their "...quick thinking and professionalism", last week by the Times of Oman news service, quoting a tweet...

K-pop Idols Survive Terrifying Attack in Mexico City

South Korea's plethora of boy bands have long been admired for their superior musicianship and artistic diversity, and the roughly 17,000 members of these...

North Korea, Land of Unicorns

The magical kingdom of North Korea is a much maligned and misunderstood place, according to Ri Chun-hee. Ri, revered for her grace, style and...

Kuwait Unveils Revolutionary new Gaydar Technology

There are currently over 70 countries in which acts of homosexuality are a criminal offence (largely in Africa, the Middle East and southern Asia),...

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