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‘Can you heal my cat’s paw?’ UK Foreign Office unveils list of most ridiculous consular requests
The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has released a list of the most inane enquiries it fielded in 2014, after revealing that 38 percent of all calls made to diplomatic missions abroad “were not related to consular support at all.”

28.02.2015 01:13

What do you do when the Wailing Wall comes to your house? A new Jewish holy site in the Palestinian quarter
How a Palestinian living in a house that belonged to his family since the 17th century deals with a sudden appearance of a Jewish holy site, the Small Wailing Wall, and why it’s so important for the Palestinians in Jerusalem to never have fines or debts.

12.02.2015 14:45

Flying Indonesia airlines is like playing Russian roulette?
Ever since the 1965 US-orchestrated military coup, which resulted in between 1 and 3 million people losing their lives, Indonesia has one of the most unregulated markets and profit driven regimes in the world.

05.01.2015 13:19

Stunning skies of bright greens: Aurora borealis illuminates Russia's north (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Northern Lights of rare intensity were observed in several regions of Russia's north at the start of the year. Clear frosty air with cloudless skies and no snow storms let both locals and tourists capture the stunning natural light show.

06.01.2015 13:21

Foxy lady: 70yo Russian Old Believer's only fear is hungry Siberian predator
Agafia, who has been living in a Siberian forest her whole life, says she has no plans to move to civilization. When officials delivered supplies to the 70-year-old hermit, she said all she was afraid of was a fox stealing her food and killing her hens.

19.12.2014 17:07

En-suite bear: French zoo offers tourists a room next to polar bear enclosure
In an attempt to attract more visitors to animal parks, a zoo in France has launched a service, offering guests to stay in a lodge next to the park's furry inhabitants. At quite a bearable price, the project aims to help renovate animals' living spaces.

19.12.2014 14:05

Sky's not the limit: World's first 'Jetman' flies over Dubai desert (VIDEO)
A former fighter pilot and Guinness record holder – known as 'Jetman' – has performed a new stunt, taking over the skies of the United Arab Emirates. High-flying Swiss national Yves Rossy teamed up with Dubai, flying above the wealth of its land.

11.12.2014 15:13

#AlmostEatenAlive: US naturalist offers himself to 6-meter anaconda, sparks debate (VIDEO)
After working a decade to save the Amazon rainforests, Paul Rosalie decided that he could attract attention to the issue by filming a stunt – to be eaten alive by a 6 meter anaconda. While not actually being eaten,he certainly got the media hype.

08.12.2014 20:17

​‘No pork or alcohol’: Top London hotel being run under Sharia law?
London’s Bermondsey Square Hotel has suddenly banned the sale of alcohol, and reportedly pork, “in accordance with Sharia law” under the orders of its new Middle-Eastern owner.

15.11.2014 15:07

#OnTheRoofs: Russian daredevils climb world’s tallest skyscrapers, bridges (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Climbing the tallest bridges and skyscrapers are tasks not for the faint of heart. But Russian daredevils addicted to extreme urban climbing have done just that, scaling most surfaces without safety equipment. The brave souls also hacked a billboard.

19.10.2014 13:46

Stinking rich: Kazakhstan to offer tourists luxury caviar baths
Long known as a premium hors d'oeuvre, Caviar has been enjoyed by the rich and famous for generations. For lovers of the delicacy, an upmarket spa in Kazakhstan plans to offer discerning tourists an even more delectable experience: caviar spas.

23.10.2014 11:07

Winter surfing, Russian style: Daredevils conquer Russia’s Pacific coast (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Freezing winter temperatures, snow-covered shores, and icy-cold waters have not stopped three surfers from conquering the waves of Russia’s Pacific coast. The documentary 'Surf in Siberia' proves that anything is possible with the right amount of passion.

18.10.2014 18:47