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Bangladesh Workers Protest

Posted July 25, 2014 by Jack

A fire in a nine-storey garment factory in Bangladesh has left at least 110 people dead. Garment workers staged mass protests on Monday to demand an end to “deathtrap” labour conditions after Bangladesh’s worst-ever textile factory fire, as a new blaze sparked fresh panic and terror. Ahead of the first of a series of mass […]

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Man wins Dumpling Eating Contest then Dies

Posted July 23, 2014 by Jack

A 77 year old Ukrainian man entered a dumpling eating contest, the prize for the winner is a jar of sour cream. Ivan Mendel the 77 year old Ukrainian man ate 10 dumplings in half a minute. Shortly after winning the contest, Mendel felt unwell and passed away. Dumplings, called “vareniki” in the former Soviet […]

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Can You Trust Online Reviews? Report Finds 20% of Yelp Reviews Are Paid

Posted June 22, 2014 by Anna

It’s hard enough to know what to believe on the Internet these days but paid reviews on sites like Yelp are making things even more convoluted. Looking to read honest customer feedback on a new restaurant you were thinking of trying? Well, a new report released by MarketWatch suggests that 20% of the postings on […]

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Beetles Rejected Audition Tape Surfaces

Posted June 21, 2014 by Jack

The fledgling group were told “they had no future in showbusiness” as guitar groups were “on the way out” following the audition. The decision by a Decca Records executive proved to be one of the worst made in music history. Within months John, Paul, George and original drummer Pete Best had signed with EMI and […]

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Mayan Temple Damaged By Tourist

Posted June 20, 2014 by Jack

AFP – Tourists flocking to Guatemala for “end of the world” parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archeological site and urban center of the Mayan civilization. “Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage,” said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser at the site, which is located some 550 kilometers […]

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