7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Jan. 6

By Tina Tatarková, Epoch Times
January 6, 2014 Updated: January 6, 2014

Poland: Poles seek funds to uncover Ancient Egyptian tomb

A Polish archaeologist has appealed for material support in a bid to uncover what he believes to be the intact tomb of an Ancient Egyptian high priest.

Professor Andrzej Niwinski of the University of Warsaw’s Institute of Archaeology believes his team’s work could lead to the most significant find in his field since the discovery of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. …

The News


Australia: Near nip as baby crocs found in public pool

A family of baby crocodiles has made a splash at a public pool in Queensland, surprising swimmers trying to escape the heat.

It appears the freshies were stolen from their nest and thrown over the fence at the pool in an apparent prank.

A lap swimmer at the Mount Isa Aquatics pool, in northwest Queensland, alerted management when he saw something swimming near him, just after 10am yesterday. …

The Australian


UAE: Autobiography of Dubai on social media

Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed launches a year-long initiative to make digital history through a resident-penned autobiography.

Dubai looks to make digital history through a resident-penned autobiography.

For some it is a splendid oasis in the middle of a desert. For others, it is the best shopping destination, or the pearl of the Gulf; a city of peace and security, or the perfect blend of tradition and contemporary; and for a few — it is best known for its super cars. …

Khaleej Times


Iceland: High Tax on Vodka Good for the State and Mind

In an interview with weekly Viðskiptablaðið, Andri Þór Guðmundsson, head of beverage company Ölgerðin, said it is hard to believe that his company is one of the largest collectors of taxes for the Government of Iceland.

As the largest brewer and producer of spirits in Iceland, the company pays 67 percent in taxes for the beer it produces, meaning that two thirds of the price of a can of beer goes to the state. …

Iceland Review


Scotland: Drivers caught jumping crossing lights doubles

The number of drivers caught jumping red lights at level crossings has doubled in a year, with police warning that additional cameras will catch even more.

Mobile camera vans used by British Transport Police (BTP) snapped 293 motorists driving through warning lights at Scottish crossings between January and November last year, compared to 144 for the whole of 2012. Last year’s total is also more than four times that of 2010. …

The Scotsman


Germany: High street stores ‘sold cat fur hats’

Items made of cat fur have been found in two leading German high street chains, it emerged on Monday.

Animal protection group Animals’ Liberty found clothes shop Tom Tailor was selling cat fur hats and drugstore chain Müller cat fur pompoms.

Experts confirmed to the group that the fur was indeed cat in reports which can be seen on the Animals’ Liberty Facebook page. The fur likely came from China, according to the group. …

The Local


Venezuela: Venezuelan Government to “Establish New Economic Order”

Inflation in Venezuela was high in November, but has also consistently decelerated since October. Nevertheless, President Nicolas Maduro said that next year the government will “revise” key aspects of the economy in order guarantee that it is “at the service of the people”. …

Venezuela Analysis