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Indonesian walks 700-km backwards to highlight deforestation An Indonesia man is walking backwards from his home in eastern Java to the capital Jakarta to raise awareness of deforestation in a country with one of the highest rates in the world.
Reuters | Aug 5, 2019 07:14 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
French 'Flying Man' crosses Channel on jet-powered hoverboard French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, zooming over the Strait of Dover in just over 20 minutes.
Reuters | Aug 4, 2019 11:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Frenchman succeeds in bid to cross English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, having abandoned a previous bid after failing to land on a refueling platform and falling into the sea.
Reuters | Aug 4, 2019 06:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
French hoverboard inventor readies second Channel crossing bid A French inventor will on Sunday make his second attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed, having abandoned a previous bid after failing to land on a refueling platform and falling into the sea.
Reuters | Aug 3, 2019 3:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Doctors extract 526 teeth from Indian boy Indian doctors removed a tumor with a record number of 526 teeth inside a seven-year-old boy's mouth, the medical team in the southern city of Chennai said on Friday.
Reuters | Aug 2, 2019 2:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Definitely weird': man bites snake An Indian man who was bitten by a snake got his revenge on the reptile by biting it back and killing it, the man's father said on Monday.
Reuters | Jul 29, 2019 11:37 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trial of strength at 2,000 meters altitude: Celtic wrestling in Austria Every year around St. Jacob's Day, men from Austria's Salzburg region grapple with each other in a natural arena at the top of the Hundstein mountain in a traditional martial arts contest - the Hundstoa, or Jakobi Ranggeln.
Reuters | Jul 29, 2019 11:35 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Grasshoppers take Vegas by swarm, disrupting weather radar, tourism Swarms of grasshoppers have descended upon America's Sin City in unusual abundance this week, disrupting weather radars, deterring tourists and invoking hysteria on social media.
Reuters | Jul 28, 2019 6:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Irish PM says no-deal Brexit could lead to united Ireland A no-deal Brexit could lead to a united Ireland as more people in Northern Ireland would "come to question the union" with Britain, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said. Tension around the withdrawal deal centres on the so-called Irish backstop -- a
Yahoo! News | Jul 27, 2019 04:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nancy Pelosi says Democrats demanding impeachment only gives me leverage as over 100 House members call for removal of Trump House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has defended herself at a press conference against accusations from a growing number of members within her own party, that she was trying to run out the clock on impeaching Donald Trump. Everybody has the liberty and the luxury
Yahoo! News | Jul 26, 2019 6:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend