7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Apr. 29

By Tina Tatarková, Epoch Times
April 29, 2014 7:51 am Last Updated: April 29, 2014 7:51 am

UAE: Smart car plates to restrict speeds on Dubai roads

Smart or electronic number plates on vehicles will soon be introduced in Dubai that could help implement variable speed limits among its several other benefits.

The technology controls speed of a vehicle according the limit on a particular road, which could help improve safety, particularly on internal roads. … (Read more)



Russia: ‘Hooligan’ tiger stalks village in Far East

Last week it snapped away a dog that was near the house at the edge of the village. As Sergey Aramilev, director of ‘Amursky Tigr’ (Amur Tiger) centre told Interfax: ‘I think that the tiger is just messing about, being a bit of a hooligan. It must be a young male walking around the village.

‘We are trying to scare him away. If we fail, we’ll have to catch the animal and move him to a different location’. … (Read more)

Siberian Times


France: French restaurants fail to make world’s top ten list

France may be renowned for its haute-cuisine but once again not a single eatery in the country made the top 10 of the world’s best restaurants as designated in a much-vaunted annual global survey. But a handful did make it into the top 50. Find out which ones. … (Read more)

The Local


South Korea: Author chronicles mother’s remarkable journey

In 1961, at age 25, Faye Pinchbeck crossed the Pacific Ocean to be with her beloved, a Korean man 15 years her senior. The American woman from Connecticut met Stephen Moon (Moon Tong-hwan), well-known pastor and social activist, while studying to be a social worker at Hartford Seminary in the U.S., where Moon was working on his doctorial thesis in Christian Education as an international student. … (Read more)

The Korea Herald


Scotland: Feeding ducks in Glasgow’s Queen’s Park banned

IT IS one of the traditions of the Dear Green Place which has seen generations of families gather round the city’s ponds with a bag of crusts.

But now, anyone found feeding the ducks in a popular Glasgow park faces the prospect of a fine amid fears it could lead to an infestation of rats. … (Read more)

The Scotsman


Austria: How Climate Change Is Twisting Tourism In The Alps

In many places in the northern Alps, the winter sports season is already over before Easter. Some view the mild winter as a kind of foretaste of climate change, but experts warn against reading too much into any single year’s weather.

“What was extreme is that the weather this winter on the whole northern half of the globe lasted as long as it did,” says Peter Höppe, head of geo-risk research at Munich Re, one of the world’s major reinsurers. “But the whole pattern of this winter, with the extreme cold temperatures in North America and the warmer temperatures and storms in Europe, is not an indication of climate change.” … (Read more)

Worldcrunch via Die Welt


Sweden: What do Danes really think about the Swedes?

We’ve all heard the stereotypes about the Swedes, but what do Sweden’s neighbours think? On a recent trip to Copenhagen, The Local hit the streets to learn exactly what Danes think about their neighbours to the east. … (Read more)

The Local


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