7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: July 28

By Tina Tatarková
Tina Tatarková
Tina Tatarková
July 28, 2014 Updated: July 28, 2014

And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.


Thailand: Lady train service begins August 1

The lady train which provides service for only women and children will be on service on three main routes.

It said special carriage will be a second class air-conditioned car and second-class sleeping car on three routes – north, northeast and south.

Boys under 10 years old and no taller than 150 centimetres can also travel … (Read more)

Thai PBS


Iceland: Searching For The Best Public Bathroom

Something that always seems to be missing in reviews of restaurants, bars, cafés and whatnot, is the bathroom. Perhaps it is a taboo subject? But when you think about it, the flowery potpourri smell in the bathroom might make up for a mediocre cup of coffee or a semi-flat beer and stumbling upon a clogged toilet could make you forget about all the great food and service you just got. What good is a good soup if your dining experience is shadowed by a dirty bathroom? … (Read more)



Vietnam: Internet back to normal in Vietnam as damaged sea cables fixed

International internet connection in Vietnam has recovered after two weeks of speed woes as the cable connecting Southeast Asia to North America was rewired Sunday, an internet firm said.
Nguyen Van Khoa, general director of Hanoi-based FPT Telecom which uses Asia America Gateway, said the cable was reconnected, welded and reburied under the seabed by 2 p.m. Sunday. … (Read more)
Thanhnien News

Greece: Greeks Gone West

“Greeks Gone West” is a series of video vignettes the US Embassy in Athens made about the world of work in the US. Through the prism of Greeks and Greek-Americans with interesting work lives, we hope to improve the understanding of US society and to show possibilities during a time, in Greece, when life seems full of limitations and frustrations. … (Read more)

Denmark: When does Copenhagen become home?

Denmark may be the happiest country on earth, but there are still a few challenges for the new arrival. Here, Canadian journalist Michael McKenna deals with the housing market, jaywalking and the endless challenge of pronouncing Danish words.

I arrived in Copenhagen on a late flight from Pristina, Kosovo. It was chilly and the streets were clean; people seemed to obey the parking regulations. This, to a Canadian who had just spent two years in the Balkans, was something that reminded me of home, and I began to feel as if Denmark would prove a very familiar place … (Read more)
The Local

South Korea: Korea seen as technology winner

A fast-rising technology pioneer and the home ground of Samsung ― these are what come to mind when citizens of 17 major countries think of South Korea, according to a recent survey by Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Respondents in India, Vietnam and Turkey were the most favorable toward Asia’s fourth-largest economy, while those in Poland, Germany and Egypt had relatively negative impressions. … (Read more)

The Korea Herald

France: French test plan for long-term visa applicants

New legislation unveiled on Wednesday aims to shrink the bureaucratic hurdles foreigners who want to stay in France face and provide a glimmer of hope for asylum seekers languishing in limbo. But anyone wanting to get a ten-year visa would need to be able to read French. … (Read more)
The Local
 *Image of the train in Thailand via Shutterstock