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Source: Common Domain

Hawaiian Beachfront Estate, Site of ‘South Pacific,’ Offers Iconic Views

12-Oct-2017

“The beach they’re on is one of the greatest beaches ever for pretty much every water activity you can imagine,” said agent Matt Beall of Hawai’i Life Real Estate/Christie’s International Real Estate, mentioning snorkeling, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, and surfing in the crystal clear waters of the Pacific.

A villa whose landscape and beach served as the backdrop for the Hollywood classic “South Pacific” is now on the market for $14.9 million.

Source: DW

Panama Papers: German authorities carry out first raids in connection with tax leaks

12-Oct-2017

In July, the BKA agreed to pay 5 million euros to purchase the Panama Papers, a trove of documents stolen from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca implicating individuals stashing their wealth in offshore tax havens.

Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has carried out its first investigation after purchasing the so-called Panama Papers from an anonymous informant earlier this year.

Source: Reuters

Exclusive - Game of Drones: U.S. poised to boost unmanned aircraft exports

12-Oct-2017

While President Donald Trump’s aides work on relaxing domestic regulations on drone sales to select allies, Washington will also seek to renegotiate a 1987 missile-control pact with the aim of loosening international restrictions on U.S. exports of unmanned aircraft, according to government and industry sources.

The Trump administration is nearing completion of new “Buy American” rules to make it easier to sell U.S.-made military drones overseas and compete against fast-growing Chinese and Israeli rivals, senior U.S. officials said.

Source: New York Times

Vegemite, the Beloved Australian Spread, Goes Upmarket

12-Oct-2017

The new variety, Vegemite Blend 17, is sold in achingly artisanal packaging that includes an unnecessary cardboard box, a gold-colored lid and a price tag more than double that of a traditional jar, coming in at 7 Australian dollars, or nearly $5.50.

Vegemite, the classic condiment found on breakfast tables in every corner of Australia for nearly a century, is going posh. Bega, manufacturer of the iconic — if divisive — yeast extract spread, released a new and more expensive version of the product this week, raising questions about whether the brand had abandoned its humble roots in favor of a more affluent demographic.

Source: DW

Mia San Mia premiere: The Bayern Munich 'family' get-together

12-Oct-2017

The documentary traces the impact of Germany's biggest club on fans, players, officials, journalists, coaches and footballing hopefuls from around the globe and turns the microscope on the phrase that defines it, Mia San Mia - which roughly translates to 'We are who we are'.

Mia San Mia may be translated to slightly different phrases in different languages, but for Rafa, Camila and many others in Berlin on Tuesday night, its meaning was abundantly clear.

Source: DW

Turkey's prosecution of German journalist Mesale Tolu 'unlawful'

12-Oct-2017

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. The German journalist and translator Mesale Tolu was detained in Turkey in April.

However, the magazine is not prohibited, but even as a journalist, she could have a prohibited publication in her possession on research grounds. A magazine on Marxist-Leninist theory was found in her apartment, which is deemed to be evidence of her membership in the organization.

Source: The Guradian

'Paying to stay safe': why women don't walk as much as men

12-Oct-2017

“We know so many women feel they have to take public transit, or pay for a taxi, or drive and pay for parking wherever they’re going,” says Kearl. “There are definitely ways in which women are paying to stay safe.” PhD student Natalie Jester says she sometimes “feels like prey” after dark in central Bristol.

In almost every country in the world, women walk disproportionately fewer steps each day than men, according to a recent Stanford study which analysed the smartphone data of 717,527 people worldwide over 68 million days of activity.

Source: The Guradian

Sweeping powers for Jamaica police and military are 'ripe for abuse', activists say

12-Oct-2017

Human rights activists have condemned sweeping new anti-crime legislation in Jamaica which grants police and troops the power to stop, search and detain citizens without a warrant in designated areas.

“The introduction of legislation like this into any country, creating a situation of extraordinary policing powers to be exercised by the military, should give serious ground for concern because without proper oversight and remedies these are the sort of powers that are ripe for abuse,” she said .

Source: Washington Post

An avalanche killed his girlfriend. Then this world-class climber took his own life.

12-Oct-2017

The avalanche broke loose from Imp Peak, a rushing wall of white snow — two-feet high at the vertical crown and 150-feet across — slipping quickly along the older dense accumulation.

A report released Tuesday by the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center says Kennedy searched, then trekked out of the area for help.

Source: New York Times

Review: The Future Is Always Present in ‘Time and the Conways’

12-Oct-2017

Gathered in a suburban Yorkshire villa in 1919, the Conways are a flourishing clan: a well-off widow in her mid-40s with four daughters and two sons, age 16 to 26.

Set in 1937, when the play had its London premiere — shows us the “later,” and a miserable later it is; all the bright hopes established in 1919 have been snuffed out. One child has grown into a lush, one a scold; one’s stuck in a terrifying marriage, one has failed to launch; one is successful but unfulfilled (that’s Kay) and one fares even worse.

Source: DW

Opinion: Turkey's short term tactics bound to fail

12-Oct-2017

If Turkey is trying to use foreign nationals as bargaining chips in an effort to force its allies to see eye-to-eye, it must soon realize that such short term tactics will only add to its diplomatic isolation.

While Ankara calls for good relations with the West, arrests of foreign nationals in Turkey on terrorism-related charges continue. DW’s Seda Serdar asks: Is Turkey using foreigners as diplomatic bargaining chips?

Source: The Guradian

Can Sarah Silverman use comedy to bridge America's political divide?

12-Oct-2017

The comic Sarah Silverman, with a new Hulu show aptly called I Love You, America, is out to prove that patriotism transcends partisanship.

Despite her standup bona fides, on display in her Netflix comedy special Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust, Silverman knows the current television line-up is replete with comics discussing the state of the union, from Stephen Colbert to Samantha Bee and even Chelsea Handler, whose Netflix series – a similar mix of talk-show and travelogue – focuses less on celebrity fluff than it does Trumplandia.

Source: Common Domain

With this crowd, Dianne Feinstein is hardly old enough

12-Oct-2017

I dropped by the senior center Tuesday to see if anyone thinks U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, at 84, is too old to run for reelection to her sixth term.

That she’s too old, and she’s too centrist for such a lefty state, and she doesn’t seem eager enough to poke a stick in President Trump’s eye at every opportunity.

Source: New York Times

California Today: Now Comes the Insurance Challenge

12-Oct-2017

In other cases, homeowners fail to update their policies after making improvements to their houses such as a new deck or room addition, said Janet Ruiz, California representative for the Insurance Information Institute, a trade group.

Santa Rosa, the county seat of Sonoma County, appeared to be the hardest hit by wind-driven wildfires on Sunday night and Monday that killed at least 17 people and destroyed or damaged an estimated 2,000 buildings across California.

Source: New York Times

Melania Trump Wears First Lady Cred on Her Sleeve

12-Oct-2017

On Tuesday, the day after the slightly surreal public tussle between Ivana and Melania Trump over who actually was first lady (Mrs.

Trump #1 joked it was she; the current occupant of the White House was not amused), the official first lady made a visit to an opioid clinic in West Virginia, signaling that the drug epidemic would be a focus for the East Wing. It was a classic first lady moment, and it’s clearly an important cause (less controversial, perhaps, than the cyberbullying idea), but also classic was Mrs. Trump’s choice of dress for the occasion: a green shirtdress from Cefinn, the brand created by Samantha Cameron.

Source: NBC News

Civilians to be evacuated from ISIS holdout, says U.S.

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: NBC News

Riding the waves is a way of life for Africans

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Crystal Palace shock champions Chelsea as Wilfried Zaha secures vital win

Saturday 17:18 GMT
Source: DW

Five unanswered for Bayern Munich on Heynckes' return

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: CBS News

Jessica Chambers trial: Cop testifies in trial over woman who was burned alive

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: Washington Post

This grandfather found his $24 million lottery ticket just before it expired

Saturday 23:41 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How being a skinflint became ‘sexy’

Saturday 10:53 GMT
Source: Reuters

China says foreign firms welcome benefits from internal Communist Party cells

Today 10:56 GMT
Source: CBS News

U.S. Christian press finds friends in Israel

Wednesday 23:58 GMT
Source: Fox News

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' tickets fiasco has some fans upset

Today 10:55 GMT
Source: New York Times

China’s Economy Grew Steadily, Thanks to Loans and Homes

Today 10:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Be in no doubt, Xi Jinping wants to make China great again

Wednesday 21:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Katy Perry’s Plans to Buy Los Angeles Estate For Priests Fall Through

Wednesday 18:13 GMT
Source: Fox News

NFL, players leave door open on kneeling during national anthem

Wednesday 18:13 GMT

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