Men and woman pierce faces at Indonesian street festival

Hundreds of men and women pierce their faces with skewers and swords ‘because they believe they are possessed by supernatural powers’ for Indonesian street festival The festival celebrations were held by ‘tatungs’, who seemed transfixed by music during the parades   People pierced their bodies, hit themselves with machetes and swords and walked over nails during parade  A ‘tatung’ is […]

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Ben Hope death – two men dead after falling from Scottish mountain as helicopter and rescue teams attempt to recover bodies

Rescue teams and HM Coastguard were alerted to concerns for two walkers on Ben Hope around 3.45pm yesterday. The search was launched for the two men a short time later. But two bodies were discovered by the helicopter crew on the north-west side of the Sutherland Munro at around 2am this morning. Both bodies remain on Ben Hope as of […]

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Huawei and China, Facing U.S. Charges, Have Few Ways to Retaliate

SHANGHAI — Ever since Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer at the Chinese technology giant Huawei, was arrested in Canada nearly two months ago, Chinese officials have denounced the move as “wrongful” and “arbitrary” — a political affair cloaked in a judicial one. Now that the United States has laid out its case against Ms. Meng in greater detail, neither […]

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Two men die in Thailand after their golf cart is accidentally pushed into river

Two South Korean men died Tuesday after their golf cart was accidentally pushed into a river in Thailand by the cart carrying their wives. The two couples, who were on vacation, were riding a ferry across a river that cuts through a golf course in northern Thailand, in the province of Phitsanulok, according to CNN. While on the ferry, the women's golf cart collided […]

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Gingerbread men banned at Scottish Parliament

Gingerbread men banned at Scottish Parliament as part of a new drive to ‘stamp out sexism’ Gingerbread men are replaced by gingerbread persons in Scottish Parliament The Parliament coffee shop re-named the sweet treat in case it causes offence A survey found 30 per cent of women working in the Scottish Parliament believed they had been sexually harassed Gingerbread men have been replaced […]

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Gingerbread men replaced by ‘gingerbread persons’ in Scottish Parliament coffee shop in drive to ‘stamp out sexism’

The traditional biscuits sold at the cafe in Holyrood are now called "gingerbread persons" in a new scheme to stamp out sexism. The £1.45 iced sweet treats, on sale ahead of Christmas, featured a tag with the hand-written title “gingerbread person”. But the move has been slammed by Annie Wells, equalities spokesperson for the Scottish Conservatives who called it a […]

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Two men ‘without ID’ are detained by border guards at Exeter airport

Two ‘Iranian men’ are detained by border guards after arriving at Exeter airport on a Flybe jet from Alicante ‘without ID documents’ – to fellow passengers’ horror Two men, claiming to be Iranian nationals, landed at Exeter airport early today Home Office said they didn’t have identity documents when at Border Control Passenger on the flight from Alicante claimed the […]

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