Six people have been confirmed dead and one injured after a coal mine explosion in Guizhou province on Saturday night. News of the blast comes only days after 21 miners were killed during a gas explosion in Xinjiang on December 13. [ more › ]
The Brunswick St brothel, infamous as the place associated with the first person in Australia convicted of human trafficking, has closed. For years it has been one of the shabbiest and least attractive properties on the street. I hope it becomes something completely different.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
It's been a while since we've followed-up on creative genius Florentijn Hofman and his giant inflatable yellow rubber duck installment, which has already, somehow, managed to not only make itself a subject of controversy but also widen the rift of discontent between Hong Kong residents and mainlanders. Show More Summary
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NIGELLA WILL FACE DRUGS INQUIRY Nigella Lawson will face police investigation into her drug use after a u-turn by Scotland Yard last night. Officers will review evidence she gave during the fraud trial of her former personal assistants Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo. Show More Summary
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From cigarettes to fine antiques to condoms, China's counterfeit market has a little something for all walks of life looking for shoddily made items at half the price, the newest trend being luxury diapers. A Japanese firm called Daio...Show More Summary
China's moon rover Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, has awakened from its celestial 'nap' and is continuing to explore the lunar surface and send back photos. Scientists have now pieced together the rover's first panoramic picture that was taken from Chang'e-3's landing spot. [ more › ]
by Matthew Barber A number of articles have been circulating recently that observe that Assad may stick around, perhaps for good. Amidst this discussion, some controversy has been stirred up around some of Dr. Landis’ comments published in a recent BBC article. Show More Summary
Aaron Kushner's year-end cheerleading note to the staff in Orange County includes the news nugget that the newspaper will sell its Santa Ana home. The editor of the LA Register will be an LA Times and Register veteran.
Xinhua (briefly) reported on Friday that Li Dongsheng, China's Vice Minister of Public Security, is being investigated for 'suspected serious law and discipline violations", and according to the New York Times, the security official has connections to Zhou Yongkang. [ more › ]
The ABC has a story on claims the ACT is looking for some sort of Commonwealth assistance. The ACT Government says reports that it has asked the Commonwealth for a bailout package for the territory’s economy are untrue. Plans by the Commonwealth government to slash spending and cut public service jobs has the ACT Government worried. But the [...]
This just in from Greg: Found this amusing image on Google maps. Lane Place, Spence. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to email@example.com.
The weather outside may be frightful, but the Buena Park planters remain delightful, with their greenery being changed to fit the seasons. This "winter mix" is no exception, complete with sparkly glitter.
Besides the other services offered, this is a heating/cooling center during extreme weather. Please keep an eye out for anyone who might be in need of a place out of the cold (Monday's temperatures will be subzero) and note that the heating center is now at Wilson and Hazel instead of in the ICA Building.
A post in the Esteyonage on artisinal mining: Image courtesy of the Esteyonage Gold continues to be hunted in all formats, from large mines run by 20 ton trucks to creek sifting as seen above. About three years ago, I even met a guyShow More Summary
China yesterday confirmed an outbreak of H5N2 bird flu in poultry coming out of Hebei province, according to the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA). [ more › ]
Weak wind was the reason for they heavy smog's return to our fair city just before the weekend, according to a Shanghai Daily report. Yeah, t's aaalways the wind. [ more › ]
A Kumatoo profile of Joel Nwakaire A 2012 IPA prize finalist who developed an “optimized automated biodiesel continuous production plant”, which can be used for processing various types of vegetable oils:...The continuous biodiesel plant developed by Joel Nwakaire was scaled up to 100 liters per hour, from 30 liters originally. Show More Summary
Our good friends at Boomslank have released a brand new t-shirt for you to gush over. Simply titled "Tournament," their latest design depicts two schoolgirls exchanging blows on a busy street, surrounded by a crowd of on-lookers -- because...Show More Summary