7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Mar. 12

March 12, 2014 Updated: March 14, 2014

South Korea: Korea has fewest practicing doctors

The number of practicing physicians in Korea is the lowest among the member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, although the figure has increased over the past few years, according to OECD data. …(Read more)

Korea Herald 


Hungary: 10 Things You Will Find in a Traditional Hungarian Home

There are certain things that you will inevitably find in any traditional Hungarian household;and here is a list of the top 10.
1.    Paprika
It’s a cliché I know, but paprika is a staple ingredient in almost every dish in Hungary. …(Read more)

The Daily 


Israel: Jew saved from Malaysia flight by travel agent who wouldn’t book him on Shabbat

Travel agent refuses to book his client on flight presumed to have crashed; Jewish law forbids facilitating breaking the sabbath.
The popular travel discount blog Dan’s Deals is circulating a story that a Jewish passenger who was supposed to be on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane was switched to an alternative flight because his Orthodox Jewish travel agent in Israel refused to book him on an itinerary that would have him traveling on Shabbat. …(Read more)

Jerusalem Post 


France: France enjoys record-breaking start to spring

France baked in spring sunshine over the weekend, as temperatures rose to record-breaking 22°C in parts of the country. The summer-like weather was in stark contrast to this time last year, when parts of the country including Paris were under a blanket of snow. …(Read more)

The Local


Russia: Salekhard – Arctic capital of Russia becoming the bridge between Europe and Asia

Lately attention has been on Sochi for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics but Salekhard, 3,032 km to the north, may turn out to be, strategically, of far more significance in the years to come. The exploitation of the Arctic for oil and gas, the energy wealth in Yamal, the opening up of the Northern Sea Route, the concern for the environment in polar regions – all these factors point to a renaissance for this city  which, uniquely in the world, straddles the Arctic Circle. …(Read more)

Siberian Times


Sweden: Do Indians like Sweden’s Indian restaurants?

“Indisk” food is nothing more than a label in Stockholm, many Indian expats complain. They let The Local in on two major no-nos in the quest to quench the Indian tastebuds with authentic flavours.
For many expats, dining at Indian restaurants has become one of their favourite weekend activities, yet finding the right one has been a trial of patience for many. …(Read more)

The Local


UAE: Call to attract young 
Emiratis into tourism industry

A law is being drafted to encourage and train Emiratis to become tour guides where they will have better incentives and specialised training. …(Read more)

Khaleej Times