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Summer Nights Need A Little Light

There's no better time to explore the great outdoors than the summertime -- and you shouldn't be hindered by the setting sun. Wander freely in the dark or set up a secure campground with these three amazing products to give you a little extra visibility when and where you need it.  [ more › ]

Soweto's urban entrepreneurs take on the world

At the back of Mandisa Zwane's typical yellow plaster-clad Soweto house is a bustling hive of activity set to a soundtrack of gospel music and crying babies that emanates from nearby. Every day the 42-year-old fashion designer packs into her small improvised workshop surrounded by sewing machines and brightly coloured spools of thread. Show More Summary

India's Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

India's leader heads to the US this weekend for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, seeking to build on growing ties between the world's two largest democracies and move beyond disagreements over climate change. RelationsShow More Summary

Cyprus leaders under pressure to strike peace deal in Swiss resort

Rival Cypriot leaders at a make-or-break summit in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to seal an elusive peace deal for their divided island or face the consequences. "We are looking for a final settlement? We expect both parties to come with determination, will and leadership for a final settlement," a UN spokesperson told AFP. Show More Summary

Philippine forces declare Eid truce in war-torn city

The Philippine armed forces declared an eight-hour ceasefire Sunday in its ongoing offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of the war-torn city of Marawi to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Military chief...Show More Summary

Families separated by US-Mexico border have fleeting reunion

After more than a decade apart, the Pastrana family on Saturday finally got to embrace during a special event allowing nearly 200 families separated by the US-Mexico border to spend three minutes together. The meeting took place in the...Show More Summary

Merkel rival Martin Schulz fights to stem popularity plunge

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief challenger in September elections, Martin Schulz, faces a party congress on Sunday where he will be pressed for a strategy to reverse his plunging popularity. Schulz has been campaigning for "social...Show More Summary

Battling the rainy season funk!

It's a rainy kind of day today - which is to be expected, I guess, given the time of year. I find that rainy season is one of those times when it's hard to get motivated - a bit like the depths of winter, when you say "the weather is too dreary to go out". Show More Summary

Saturday morning coffee and pancakes

Going out for breakfast on weekends is something I love doing - but a lot of places here in Japan aren't open all that early, making it hard to get out and start your day off right! One place locally that I love to visit is Hoshino Coffee. Show More Summary

Japan's "off" stores - and how they are super helpful!

Before I moved to Japan I was always interested in thrift stores. I love finding a bargain (don't we all?) and I also love being able to get use out of something that maybe someone else no longer needed. Enter Japan's "off" range ofShow More Summary

Policy and procedure

The absolute most frustrating thing in Japan that I have had to learn to just deal with is procedure and policy. Now mind, I realize that this is in every country, but Japan has a special degree of just how finicky bureaucracy and policy can be played into daily life. Show More Summary

High-tech Annenberg PetSpace adoption center opens in Playa Vista

Sitting inside a pen with artificial grass at the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, a new animal adoption center in Playa Vista, Jane Prather gave her husband a slight nod. He knew what she meant. “We’ll adopt him,” Prather quietly told an adoption specialist kneeling next to her, referring to a 9-year-old...

16 New Instagram-Worthy Cafes in Manila to Include in Your Bucket List

New gems to discover! There have been a lot of new restaurants that have opened all over the metro this year, including Instagram-worthy cafes of all sorts. If you’re that type of person who loves new discoveries and sharing it with friends, this will be your new bucket list. Serving good food, excellent coffee, in […]

Thousands in Cuzco celebrate Incan festival of the sun

At the highest point of the Coricancha temple in Cuzco at dawn, an indigenous actor interpreting a ceremony of the ancient Inca raises his hands to receive the sun's first rays. But these are changing times for the ancient Inti Raymi festival, one of the most important Incan religious ceremonies: nearby, a drone flies overhead, recording the staging. Show More Summary

Eight detained over Colombia mall blast

Colombian authorities have detained eight people on suspicion of involvement in a deadly mall bombing in Bogota last week, the defense ministry said on Saturday. Three women including a French citizen were killed and nine people injured...Show More Summary

At 86, Argentine ex-leader eyes reelection -- and immunity

Argentine ex-president Carlos Menem announced Saturday he is running for parliament again at age 86, a move that could enable him to continue to dodge prison time over a string of criminal convictions. President from 1989 to 1999 and...Show More Summary

Argentina's Kirchner to make Senate bid

Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, intends to run in upcoming parliamentary elections despite facing corruption charges, officials in her party said Saturday. Show More Summary

Trump wishes Muslims 'warm greetings' for Eid

US President Donald Trump on Saturday sent warm greetings" to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, after his administration broke with the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognize the holy month. "On behalf of the American...Show More Summary

Macron launches global pact on environmental rights in Paris

Hollywood star turned activist Arnold Schwarzenegger joined politicians and legal experts in Paris Saturday to launch a campaign for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment.

Vandals cause $10k in damages to Gunganlin bus shelters

19 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing are seeking witnesses following several incidents where vandals have caused at least $10,000 in damage to ACTION bus shelters across Gungahlin. Eight ACTION bus shelters throughout Ngunnawal and Gungahlin where shattered overnight on Monday 19 June. A further 15 bus shelters were damaged during the previous week overnight on Thursday 15 June. “It’s […]

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