Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the withdrawal of U.S. military from a restive southern island, fearing an American troop presence could complicate offensives against Islamist militants notorious for beheading Westerners.
China’s highest and longest glass bridge closes just less than two weeks after it opened after too many people visited the bridge. The record-breaking structure hanging over China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon was opened to the public on August 20 but closed on Friday September 2nd.
A spokesperson from the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon’s marketing and sales said:
“We’re overwhelmed by the volume of visitors,” explaining further that the capacity of the glass bridge was limited to 8,000 visitors per day, but total demand was ten times as much.
He also confirmed that the bridge was not cracked or broken and that there have been no accidents. The six-meter-wide bridge stretches 430 meters over a 300-meter-deep valley between two cliffs in the stunning Zhangjiajie Park.
The bridge is said to have inspired the scenery for the sci-fi movie “Avatar.”
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Ireland should recover up to €13bn (£11bn) from Apple in back taxes, the European Commission has ruled.
After a three-year investigation, it has concluded that the US firm’s Irish tax benefits are illegal. Continue reading “Apple should repay Ireland 13bn euros, European Commission rules”
Gratitude is being thankful. The more we do this the stronger we become emotionally. So it’s good to practice gratitude daily. Regardless of the challenges you face there’s always something to be thankful for. Finding something to be thankful for frees us from situations that seem hopeless. Finding something to be thankful for can free the heart from a difficult place.
The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict.
Both sides have agreed to work together to address social exclusion, to deliver justice to the victims of the conflict and build a stable and enduring peace.
The announcement was made in the Cuban capital,… Continue reading “Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement”
The death toll in the Italian earthquake has risen to at least 247 as thousands of rescuers continue efforts to find survivors.
Dozens are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in mountainous central Italy.
The search went on through the night, and there was a strong aftershock which rocked already damaged buildings. . Continue reading “Italy earthquake: Death toll reaches 247 amid rescue efforts”
This article describes techniques and tactics that you can use to defend yourself against adult bullying, whether it be in the workplace or in your personal life.
There has been a lot of news coverage and discussion about bullying among children. The growth of social media has drawn attention to the way that children pick on other children, which can lead to tragic results including permanent damage to self esteem, eating disorders, and even suicide. However, not as much attention has been devoted to an equally real and dangerous social problem: Adult Bullying.
The fact is that people who were bullies as children often continue to be bullies as adults. Sadly, many of the techniques that they learned as child bullies work for them as adults, and they use these techniques to dominate and abuse fellow adults, be it in their workplace, their family or their social circle. It is a sad fact of life that bullies are often perceived as alpha males or females, or as having leadership qualities, so that many people in positions of authority such as large workplaces tend to be bullies, which gives them expanded opportunities to bully others, using their authority to guarantee that the victim is or at least feels powerless to do anything about it.
What can you do to protect yourself if you are the vi
A wildfire in Southern California raged virtually unchecked in thick brush on Wednesday after destroying dozens of houses and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 people from their homes, officials said.
The so-called Blue Cut Fire ignited on Tuesday in the mountainous Cajon Pass, near a highway corridor between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and has since covered more than 100sq km.
Firefighters had carved containment lines around only 4 percent of the blaze by Wednesday night, according to fire service officials.
They described the blaze as unusually fierce, even in a year of intense wildfires in the west, where years of drought have put a heavy burden on firefighting resources.
“In my 40 years of fighting fire, I’ve never seen fire behaviour so extreme as it was yesterday,” Michael Wakoski, the incident commander, told a news conference on Wednesday.
As many as eight wildland fires were burning in California on Wednesday, three of them scorching thousands of hectares as firefighters sought help from emergency services in other states and the California National Guard.