Friday, December 14, 2018

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...

Egyptians Locate Missing Train after Eight Years (?)

I've always liked trains, since I was a little kid. I was transfixed by their immensity. I would always count the carriages as they...

Why New Zealand is just… Awesome

OK, so New Zealand is an awesome country. This isn't such a well kept secret anymore. It pops up favourably on those online 'best...

Free Breast Implants for Elderly Korean Farmers: The Korea Times

Many people (including Koreans) may be surprised to learn that South Korea is one of the most densely populated countries on Earth. Actually, discounting...

‘Beheading’ Forgotten: ASIO gains almost Limitless Power

Well, wasn't this all quick and easy! Last week I wrote this piece asking Australians to please have a closer look at what has been...

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