Italians have been enjoying the Easter long weekend with family, eating at home rather than spending on restaurants and travel, leading to a significant drop in holiday spending, says farm organization Coldiretti. Almost eight in 10 people chose to dine at home, with the traditional Easter lamb presiding over the table at about 40% of households, … (Read more)
Bangladesh: 5,000 SIM cards in a pond!
Around 5,000 SIM (subscriber identity module) cards of different telecom operators have been found in a pond in Khetlal upazila in northern district of Joypurhat.
A sack full of papers, which locals suspect could be documents used against the SIM cards, has also been recovered from the pond … (Read more)
The Daily Star
A 19-year-old girl from the most fjord-filled region of Western Norway has been living a cave for almost a year with little but a high-grade sleeping bag to get her through the gruelling Norwegian winter. … (Read more)
Turkey’s telecommunication authority will pixelate Twitter posts to eliminate “malicious content,” Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan said in a written statement April 17, following talks between the microblogging website’s executives and Turkish officials in Ankara. … (Read more)
South Korea: Roots of a nation
As sometimes happens on Korean hiking excursions, it proved hard at Mount Moaksan to move beyond the approach and onto the mountain itself. Aside from the usual series of restaurants, serving hearty dishes like barley bibimbap, the trailhead area had attractions of a more arcane nature, and even a few riddles. … (Read more)
The Korea Herald
Iceland: Iceland Pretty Progressive, Socially
According to a new report, Iceland is amongst the Top Three most socially
progressive nations in the world.
The Social Progress Index operates on the premise that economic development is necessary but not sufficient for social progress and that a country’s overall level of development could mask social and environmental strengths and challenges. … (Read more)
The Reikjavik Grapevine
FROM a young squirrel left helpless after taking a wayward leap in a canopy of trees, to a rare bird unable to take flight in the skies above, these are among thousands of members of Scotland’s diverse wildlife population reliant on a helping hand. … (Read more)
*Image of Puffin seabirds in Scotland via Shutterstock