7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Mar. 13

March 13, 2014 Updated: March 13, 2014

New Zealand: Ohope named NZ’s favourite beach

An 11 kilometre stretch of sand in the Eastern Bay of Plenty has been named New Zealand’s most loved beach.

Ohope took the title in a four-week Facebook poll held by the AA.

The beach in Whakatane District is also in the country’s top three places for most sunshine hours every year.

Ohope won almost 100,000 of the 600,000 votes cast in the campaign. …(Read more)

The New Zealand Herald



Italy: Top 10 jobs that only exist in Italy

Italians have emigrated the world over and taken their skills with them. But despite this, some jobs can still only be done in Italy. The Local takes a look at the best and the bizarre of those very Italian careers. …(Read more)

The Local



Africa: Who Tweets Most in Africa?

Tweeters in Accra, Cairo, Johannesburg and Nairobi are the most active in their respective regions of the continent, and football is the most popular topic of discussion. …(Read more)

All Africa



Chile: Confused Chileans lose an hour as glitchy clocks strike again

Four years on, shift of daylight savings from March to April still catches many off-guard as cell phones and computers incorrectly turn back time.

On Monday, Eduardo Rojas arrived at the school he opens up each morning to find everyone and their mothers — literally — waiting at the gates.

“I woke up and I turn on the news at home, as I always do. …” (Read more)

Santiago Times



France: The benefits and perks of working in France

Benefits for employees in France can sound too good to be true for many expat workers and in some cases they are. So The Local asked an expert in labour law to give us the lowdown on which perks should be yours under law and which others you might have to ask your boss for. …(Read more)

The Local



Iceland: Lego gets challenged by an autistic boy from Iceland

Brynjar Karl has challenged construction toy manufacturer Lego to invite him over to their factory in Denmark. In a video made with the help of his mother he explains what it is like to grow up as an autistic child and how he is able to work around it with the help of his family and friends. …(Read more)

Ice News



Japan: The battle between hospitality and xenophobia in Japanese society

Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward is starting a project called “A shopping district with people who understand and speak a little English.” I like the part that says “a little.” Shinagawa will be the venue for some of the events during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The ward came up with the idea as a way to welcome athletes and visitors from abroad. …(Read more)

Asahi Shimbun


*Image of ocean in New Zealand  via Shutterstock