7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Apr. 22

By Tina Tatarková, Epoch Times
April 22, 2014 7:18 am Last Updated: April 22, 2014 7:18 am

Italy: Italians spend less on Easter long weekend

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)

ANSA

 

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

 

Norway: Norway teen has lived in cave for a year

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)

The Local

 

Turkey: Twitter posts to be blurred to eliminate ‘malicious content,’ minister says

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)

Daily News

 

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

 

Scotland: Rise in Scottish animals going back to the wild

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)

The Scotsman

*Image of Puffin seabirds in Scotland via Shutterstock