Couple win second lottery jackpot with same numbers 35 years later


An Australian couple won a second lottery jackpot using the same numbers that paid off for them 35 years earlier. Photo by Robert Lessmann/Shutterstock  An Australian couple who have played the same lottery numbers for more than 35 years won nearly $800,000 — their second jackpot using the digits. The Hamilton Hill, Western Australia, couple,Continue reading “Couple win second lottery jackpot with same numbers 35 years later”

Coronavirus Russia: Cases Jump to 840 has negative impact on Stock Market


     Russia has registered just three coronavirus-related deaths so far.Dmitry Rogulin / TASS Russia confirmed 182 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, bringing the country’s official number of cases up to 840 and marking the largest one-day increase in cases so far. Russia’s officially reported numbers — which are still smaller than those in European countriesContinue reading “Coronavirus Russia: Cases Jump to 840 has negative impact on Stock Market”

In Pictures: The witch hunts of Bangui


Elderly people in the war-torn Central African Republic are being accused of witchcraft, with fatal consequences. By: Marco Simoncellit & Davide Lemmi /Al Jazera Helene Ndenjia does not know how old she is, but she knows that she was accused of sorcery by her nephew. He believes that she is responsible for his mother’s –Continue reading “In Pictures: The witch hunts of Bangui”

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends prayers in courtyards at Makkah, Madinah mosques


The temporary suspension is aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic. Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it suspended Muslims from conducting their five daily prayers and the weekly Friday prayer in the overflow area just outside the walls of the  of two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah, to limit the spread of coronavirus. The temporaryContinue reading “Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends prayers in courtyards at Makkah, Madinah mosques”

Why Sweden isn’t going to run out of toilet paper any time soon


Sweden’s biggest toilet paper manufacturer produces three million rolls every day for the Swedish market alone. So is there really any need to panic buy? It has become emblematic of the countries hit by the coronavirus: pictures of empty toilet paper shelves, of people mounting rolls into their shopping carts or walking the streets withContinue reading “Why Sweden isn’t going to run out of toilet paper any time soon”

CoronaVirus “Sacramento” my 10 day Journey


      I’m not an alarmist by nature. You won’t find me screaming “the world is coming to the end” on I street , or fighting over a twelve pack of Ultra Charmin Toilet Paper at the Alhambra Safeway. I’ve survived the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Y2K, Sars, Swine Flu , The Ebola Virus andContinue reading “CoronaVirus “Sacramento” my 10 day Journey”

Italy: Small town will pay rent or give you money towards buying a home.


The town of Teora, Avellino Photo courtesy of Enzo Ciccone/Facebook Fifty six miles southeast of Naples ,Italy is Teora.  Like many cities in Italy, Teora’s population has shrunk and is offering incentives to those willing to relocate. As one depopulated Italian town offers to contribute towards new residents’ rent or the purchase of a home,Continue reading “Italy: Small town will pay rent or give you money towards buying a home.”

She was Devastated to learn the plant she’d watered for two years was fake!


Caelie Wilkes has been nurturing her succulent for two years before she made the discovery (Image: Facebook) By: Paige Holland/UkMirror  A plant lover was left devastated when she discovered the reason her succulent remained in “perfect” condition wasn’t down to her love and dedication. Caelie Wilkes had been religiously watering the plant, making sure it wasContinue reading “She was Devastated to learn the plant she’d watered for two years was fake!”

Top ten amazing modern architectural wonders of Spain


This hotel attached to a Rioja winery is one of Spain’s architectural gems. Photo: Wojtek Gurak/ Flickr Spain has its fair share of iconic buildings designed by some of the world’s most prestigious architects. Here’s a look at ten of the best. The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Photo: AFP The scaly titanium building designed by Canadian-AmericanContinue reading “Top ten amazing modern architectural wonders of Spain”

Argentina: Dying becomes a luxury as economic downturn hits home


AERIAL VIEW OF THE RECOLETA CEMETERY IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, ON NOVEMBER 22, 2019. | AFP/CARLOS ALONSO The cost of buying, renting and maintaining graves and tombs is so high that many in Argentina are opting to cremate their loved ones instead.   Buenos Aires Times  No one can escape Argentina’s biggest economic crisis inContinue reading “Argentina: Dying becomes a luxury as economic downturn hits home”