Espresso yourself! Japan perks up to ‘sexy’ coffee
Oct13

Espresso yourself! Japan perks up to ‘sexy’ coffee

Need a pick-me-up? Try a lychee-flavoured coffee infused with jasmine, or a ‘Chardonnay’ espresso served in a wine glass — whatever your taste, Japan’s swashbuckling baristas are bringing some serious sex appeal to the drink. In a country famous for its tea, the Japanese are increasingly turning to coffee as a quick-fix to help ease the daily grind. Hipster cafés are popping up everywhere, offering exquisitely...

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In Bali’s deaf village, silence is golden
Sep29

In Bali’s deaf village, silence is golden

Balinese women dressed in gold bodices dance to rhythmic drumming while waving fans as men in purple outfits sit cross legged around them, jiggling their arms and chanting. It appears to be just another show on the Indonesian resort island, known for its ancient culture and rituals, but there is a key difference — the dancers are all deaf and cannot hear the beat. They perform the moves, learnt over months of hard training, from...

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Russian national detained in Poland for launching drone outside government building
Sep28

Russian national detained in Poland for launching drone outside government building

Polish law enforcers have detained a Russian national accused of launching an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) outside the Polish government building and the Belvedere Palace in the center of Warsaw, the local TVN24 channel reported on Monday. The government guard bureau noticed the drone early on Monday. Soon, they found out who was guiding it. “The man was sitting in a Porsche Cayenne car on Bagatela Street. The car had a Russian...

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Well-known former ice hockey player detained in airport on suspicion of stealing bag
Sep08

Well-known former ice hockey player detained in airport on suspicion of stealing bag

Well-known former Soviet ice hockey player, referee and hockey administrator 60-year-old Mikhail Buturlin is suspected of stealing a bag in Vnukovo Airport outside of Moscow, a law enforcement source told TASS Wednesday. The source said that during a security check on September 4, a passenger’s bag containing some 3 million rubles ($46,600), $100 and documents disappeared. “The police established and detained a suspect in that...

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Love Island will return for a third series
Aug10

Love Island will return for a third series

Good news for fans of Love Island – ITV has announced it will be back next year. Bosses have ordered a third season of one of the summer’s most talked about shows. Its second run is thought to have doubled last year’s viewing figures, with an average of 1.3 million people watching each episode. “We can’t wait to do it all again next year,” said ITV Studios creative director Richard Cowles. Although...

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