THE DIARY ON ‘THE INSIDE’ 30 APRIL – 7 MAY 2013
TUESDAY 30 APRIL 2013
07.17am- Went to sleep at 10.30pm last night. Wrote to His Holiness Pope Francesco I regarding Tariq Aziz, as I am in no position to help Mr Aziz.
UKS COLONIAL PAST A POSSIBLE FACTOR IN BRUTAL WOOLWICH KILLING
The Woolwich attack in the UK has already been branded as the latest manifestation of global Islamist terrorism.
M16 HAD SECRET D-DAY HIT LIST OF KEY GERMAN FIGURES, RECORDS REVEAL
MI6 drew up a secret hit list of key German figures to be assassinated in preparation for the D-Day landings, according to official papers made public for the first time.
BLOOD ON HIS HANDS, HATRED IN HIS EYES ISLAMIC FANATICS
BEHEADS BRITISH SOLDIER IN BARBARIC MACHETE ATTACK
TAKING THEIR WAR ON THE WEST TO A NEW LEVEL OF HORROR
A soldier has been beheaded in a barbaric attack by two men on a street outside Woolwich army barracks in South East London. In the shocking scene, one of the killers addressed witnesses saying "you will never be safe."
BODY OF TORTURED AFGHAN UNEARTHED NEAR FORMER US SPECIAL FORCES BASE - REPORT
Afghan officials have reportedly found the footless body of a local man who went missing six months ago. The corpse was unearthed near the former A-Team US Special Forces base – where detainees were tortured and killed, locals claim.
WAS ANGELA MERKEL A FORMER COMMUNIST SPY
Whenever a sovereign nation is conquered by another, its inhabitants, whether they be from its elite or dregs, ultimately have a hard time adjusting to foreign occupation because they don’t know how long it will last, and what it may be replaced by.
91 DEAD AS MILE-WIDE TORNADO FLATTENS OKLAHOMA CITY SUBURBS
At least 91 casualties, including children, were reported after a record-breaking tornado swept through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, destroying hundreds of buildings and two schools. Meteorologists reported winds of up to 200mph.
AT LEAST 95 DEAD, DOZENS WOUNDED AS STRING OF BOMBINGS HIT IRAQ
A series of bombings across Iraq has left at least 95 people dead. The blasts targeted Shia Muslims in Baghdad and Basra.
WILL BEIRUT BE THE NEXT STOP IN THE ARAB SPRING?
PART FOUR – LEBANON IS FULL OF MYSTERY
Lebanese people are simple in their thinking, they also eat simple food. The ordinary Lebanese usually eats olive and cheese for lunch and boiled potato for dinner as a famous song quotes.
THE DIARY ON ‘THE INSIDE’ 23 APRIL – 29 APRIL 2013 PART FOUR
TUESDAY 23 APRIL 2013
07.38am- Woke up at 02.48am with a headache but got back to sleep again fairly quickly.
OpGTMO: ANONYMOUS LAUNCHES GLOBAL ANTI-GITMO ACTION
The hacktivist collective Anonymous kicked off ‘Operation Guantanamo’ to mark 100 days of the Gitmo hunger strike with a series of “twitterstorms, email bombs and fax bombs.” Protests have been held outside the White House demanding the camp’s closure.
FSB: CIA CROSSED ‘RED LINE’ WITH AGENT FOGLE
The CIA has crossed a certain ‘red line’ in professional ethics of intelligence as American spy Ryan Fogle attempted to recruit a Russian agent, an FSB operative told RT.
ENDEMIC GAGGING: OVER 300 UK POLICE SILENCED WITH TAXPAYERS MILLIONS- REPORT
Mere months after it emerged some 14.7 million pounds (US$22.4 million) was spent on gagging UK Health Service employees, a report has exposed 13 police forces across the country signed over 300 compromise agreements with staff, spending millions.
LITVINENKO UK INQUEST IN DOUBT AFTER EVIDENCE EXCLUDED
The inquest into the death in Britain of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was close to collapse Saturday after the coroner ruled he could not hear evidence about the alleged role of the Kremlin in his poisoning.
WILL BEIRUT BE THE NEXT STOP IN THE ARAB SPRING? – PART THREE
Politics is the art
of the possible. Politicians all over the world, modify their attitude towards
a specific issue, according to their calculations of the change’s pros and
SYRIAN REBEL ATROCITY VIDEO: NO APOLOGY FOR ‘REVENGE’
A chilling tape of a Syrian rebel apparently eating the lung of a slain government soldier has prompted calls on the opposition to prevent such abuses. However the fighter has also reportedly had support from within his ranks for his “act of revenge.”
GUANTANAMO DENYING DETAINEES LAWYER CONTACT
WITHOUT INVASIVE BODY SEARCH
In a letter sent to British foreign secretary William Hague, a prominent human rights lawyer is alleging that Guantanamo Bay's hunger striking detainees are being threatened with humiliating body searches before they are allowed to contact legal counsel.
FORMER BIGGEST CIA LEAKER HANSEEN TO ‘UNDERCOVER AGENT’
FOGLE: US-RUSSIA SPY SCANDALS IN 21ST CENTURY
As the FSB has declared on Tuesday it caught an undercover CIA agent red-handed in Moscow, RT looks back at major spy scandals which overshadowed Russia’s relations with the West in the new millennium, long since the Cold War is over.
GRISLY SYRIA ‘HEART-EATING’ VIDEO SPARKS OUTRAGE
A video which appears to show the Syrian rebel Abu Sakkar carving out the heart of a dead soldier and putting it into his mouth has shocked journalists who met him in Homs in 2011 and 2012 and sparked widespread condemnation.
CLOAK, DAGGER AND A BLOND WIG! FSB SAYS CIA AGENT NABBED IN MOSCOW
Promises of millions, a new face and detailed instructions on a double-agent conspiracy in Moscow. Bearing the hallmarks of a Cold War spy thriller, Russia’s counterintelligence agency says it caught a CIA officer trying to flip a Russian operative.
SHACKLES, MASKS AND NASAL TUBES: GITMO REVISES FORCE
Hunger strikers being force-fed at Guantanamo Bay must wear masks over their mouths while being shackled to a restraint chair for up to two hours. Authorities have revised the way they feed the strikers, comparing their techniques to battlefield tactics.
GDS DIARY ON ‘THE INSIDE’ PART THREE – TUESDAY 16 APRIL TO MONDAY 22 APRIL 2013
TUESDAY 16 APRIL 2013
07.21am - Today I woke up at 06.05am as the Officer came to fetch my roommate David A. I sincerely hope and pray that the Immigration Judge will grant him bail. Today I will see the Immigration Officer myself to see if my deportation order is ready.
‘LIFE FOR MOST LIBYANS IS WORSE THAN IT WAS UNDER GADDAFI’
The UK and US are removing some diplomatic staff from Libya amid political unrest throughout the country. Professor Mark Almond told RT that the spike in violence is mostly due to Libya's state of disorder - which has worsened since Gaddafi's overthrow.
SECRET PROFUMO SCANDAL PORTRAITS HIDDEN FOR FIFTY
YEARS THAT HUMBLE CLERK REFUSED TO DISPOSE REVEALED
A set of portraits drawn by one of the key figures in the Profumo Affair has been discovered – 50 years after they were ‘disposed of’.
IBM HELPED HITLER CLAIMS AUTHOR
It is not known that one of America's most successful technology companies was complicit in helping Nazi leader Adolph Hitler build a more efficient killing machine before and during World War II it is alleged by a famous author.
WILL BEIRUT BE THE NEXT STOP IN THE ARAB SPRING? - PART TWO
In the 1970s there was a comedy series on the Syrian TV that was played by two prominent Syrian comedy actors. The motto of that series was - If you want to know what is happening in Italy, then you have to know what is happening in Brazil! - This motto can be modified nowadays to - If you want to know what will happen in Lebanon then you have to watch events in Syria.
BLUNT WAS NO TRAITOR SAYS MI6 AGENT
It is said that ANTHONY BLUNT was a spy on behalf of the then USSR (Russia) and that in 1964 he openly admitted his guilt but was allowed to maintain his contacts and work for the Royal Family and keep his rooms at Cambridge University. In fact it was said he was the ‘fifth member’ of the so called ‘group of five’ that haunted Cambridge University for the past 80 years as traitors.
MARGARET THATCHER AND THE AL-YAMAMAH CORRUPTION
In 1985, the British and Saudi governments began negotiations on a series of unprecedented arms contract known as Al-Yamamah.
THE MYSTERY SURROUNDING THE DEATH OF AMERICAS NATIONAL HERO
CAPTAIN MERIWETHER LEWIS…TO THIS DAY THE QUESTION STILL REMAINS –
WAS IT, MURDER OR SUICIDE?
When Captain Meriwether Lewis died at the age of 35 on October 11, 1809 America lost a national hero.
CAPTURED ON CAMERA PRIVATE MOMENTS OF THE
LAST RUSSIAN TSAR AND HIS FAMILY BEFORE THEY
WERE EXECUTED BY THE BOLSHEVIKS
A remarkable set of family pictures showing the doomed Russian royal family's private moments has been has been found in the vaults of a remote Urals museum.
Fighter jets scrambled after Pakistan Airline incident
Britain’s Ministry of Defence on Friday scrambled an RAF fighter jet to escort a Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane in UK airspace after police said an incident occurred on the flight which was carrying 297 passengers.
Heathrow runways closed after plane lands on fire
A British Airways plane had to return Heathrow Airport to make an emergency landing after black smoke was seen billowing from an engine.
Blame game: MI5 faces probe over Woolwich killing
UK security services will be investigated after it was found that MI5 knew of both suspects in the Woolwich murder for eight years. Accusations of blame have been rife following the killing, with many blaming UK foreign policy as the root of the tragedy.
London police make new arrests in soldier's murder
Police arrested two people in raids across London Thursday following the brutal murder a day earlier of a British soldier. Lee Rigby, 25, was hacked to death outside an army barracks. His assailants are in police custody in hospital.
Experts seek clues in London 'lone wolf’ attack
Counter-terror experts are studying footage of two assailants who hacked a man to death in London for clues about their profiles. The brutal attack bears the hallmarks of the sort of lone-wolf assaults jihadist groups have been encouraging.
Woman confronted London attackers to deflect danger
A woman who challenged knife-wielding assailants suspected of hacking to death a British soldier in London on Wednesday said she intervened because "it was better having them (the weapons) aimed on one person".
IMF urges Britain to privatise state-rescued banks
The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday urged Britain's government to adopt a "clear" plan to sell its stakes in state-rescued lenders Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, but warned it may first need to inject more capital.
Home-town funeral for UK sailor Simpson on May 31
The funeral of former Olympic sailing champion Andrew Simpson will take place in his home town of Sherborne, southwest England on May 31, the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) announced on Wednesday.
Afghan interpreters to get British visas
Around 600 Afghan interpreters who served with British forces fighting the Taliban in southern Afghanistan will be allowed to stay in Britain, the government revealed on Wednesday.
Gay marriage bill passes hurdle in British parliament
A bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Britain passed a major hurdle in parliament on Tuesday, despite attempts by members of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party to block the legislation.
Islamist groups claim twin attacks on Niger targets
The al Qaeda-linked MUJAO group claimed responsibility for a double bombing in Niger on Thursday that left at least 26 people dead. Moktar Belmoktar, an Islamist who led a January attack on an Algerian gas plant, also claimed involvement.
Jury fails to decide on US murderer death sentence
A US jury failed to agree on whether to sentence Jodi Arias to death for the grisly killing of her boyfriend in 2008, after a trial which has gripped America.
Jihadist Belmokhtar "supervised" Niger bombings: spokesman
Jihadist leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar "supervised" twin suicide bombings which killed at least 20 people in Niger on Thursday, the Mauritanian agency Alakhbar quoted a spokesman for his group as saying.
Julian Assange sues US military over secrecy of Bradley Manning trial
Julian Assange and a coalition of activists and journalists filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the military judge overseeing Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial in a bid to open access to the secretive proceedings.
'Never in his life': Father of Tsarnaev's friend questions FBI slaying of son
An FBI agent shot Tamerlan Tsarnaev-linked triple murder suspect Ibragim Todashev in Florida, allegedly after the suspect attacked him with a knife. But Todashev’s father Abdulbaki told RT he strongly doubted his son could attack the agent first.
Syrian opposition calls on rebels to defend Qusair
With pro-government forces close to seizing Qusair, Syria’s main opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition, on Wednesday called on rebels from around the country to defend the strategic western border town.
FBI shoots, kills man linked to Boston bomb suspect: report
An FBI agent Wednesday fatally shot a Florida man who allegedly had ties to one of the Boston bombings suspects, US media reported.
Four dead as clashes rage in Lebanon's Tripoli
At least four people have been killed in clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, a security source told AFP, as fighting raged into a fourth day on Wednesday.
Top N. Korea military leader visits China
North Korea has sent a top military official to China as a special envoy of leader Kim Jong-Un, at a time of strained relations between Pyongyang and its allies in Beijing, state media reported.
Shhh! Algeria’s president is ill, expect no details
The tight-lipped official response to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's latest health crisis sparked conflicting reports and rumours. But beneath the fracas, real fears are simmering about Algeria’s political future.
Berlusconi's alleged call-girl says she lied
The alleged call-girl at the centre of a trial against Silvio Berlusconi told a courtroom on Friday that she had previously lied to investigators about raunchy parties hosted by the billionaire tycoon.
Cars, schools torched in fifth night of Stockholm riots
Cars, schools and a police station were torched Friday after a fifth night of riots in Stockholm's immigrant-majority suburbs following the fatal police shooting on Sunday of a 69-year-old wielding a machete.
Household spending saves Germany from recession
An increase in spending by consumers and households offset sagging exports and falling investment in Germany in the first quarter, allowing Europe's biggest economy to narrowly avoid recession, official data showed Friday.
Russia hears parole bid from Pussy Riot hunger striker
A court in Russia's Urals Thursday heard a request for parole by jailed Pussy Riot punk rocker Maria Alyokhina after she announced a hunger strike and received new support from music luminaries including Paul McCartney.
Vatican says 'credible' against money laundering
The Vatican on Wednesday said it was a "credible partner" in the struggle against money laundering as it published its first-ever report on efforts to meet international rules on suspect financing.
Le Pen calls Notre Dame suicide 'eminently political'
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has hailed Tuesday’s suicide of a far right activist opposed to gay marriage as an "eminently political act". Dominique Venner shot himself at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral, filled with 1,500 visitors at the time.
Man commits suicide in Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral
A middle-aged man committed suicide in the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, shooting himself in front of the church altar, according to Paris police.
Rioters in Sweden protest alleged brutality, racism after police shoot elderly man
Rioters took to the streets of a Stockholm neighborhood on Sunday, torching cars and throwing stones at police. Officers reportedly called residents “monkeys” and other derogatory terms as they protested against a recent police shooting.
Russia foils terror attack on Moscow
Russian security services said Monday they had foiled a terror attack on Moscow, killing two of the plotters and arresting another.
Ryanair announces slight rise in annual profits
Irish no-frills airline Ryanair on Monday said its annual net profit figure increased slightly, adding that the Dublin-based carrier's traffic was set to rise during its current financial year.
Obama tackles Guantanamo, drones in security speech
US President Barack Obama on Thursday announced plans to scale back US drone strikes against extremists abroad and launched a new bid to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison, in a major foreign policy speech after weeks of domestic scandals.
‘Don’t interact, don’t talk, they are not humans’ - Gitmo guard's basic orders
One of the methods used to extract information from Muslim inmates in Guantanamo was to apply sexual interrogation techniques, Terry Holdbrooks, former guard at the camp has told RT.
‘Guantanamo guards shot my client 5 times for no reason’
Over 100 Guantanamo prisoners continue their hunger strike in protest against unlawful – and as it turns out, violent – detention. RT met with the lawyer of inmate Moath al Alawi, who has been shot by guards, denied medical treatment and force-fed.
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Sean Penn urges no Dakar Rally in Bolivia until US man freed
Actor and humanitarian Sean Penn called Monday for the Dakar Rally to cancel its debut run in Bolivia unless an ailing American businessman being held under house arrest there is released.
Swedish extradition request for Assange ‘a fit-up’ - UK intel chatter
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cited unclassified messages exchanged inside a UK intelligence agency to back his refusal to be extradited to Sweden. One of the messages calls sex-related allegations against Assange “a fit-up”.
Take a bow-wow: Blind poodle wins Cannes' 'Palm Dog'
A white poodle that plays the part of a blind pet owned by Liberace in the flamboyant biopic "Behind the Candelabra" scooped glory on Friday by winning the Palm Dog for canine talent at the Cannes Film Festival.
Giant Lego Star Wars X-Wing lands on NY's Times Square
A massive Star Wars X-Wing spaceship has landed on New York's Times Square.
At the movies, violence is the new sex
Sex may be a turn-off for Hollywood audiences but violence is all over the big screen, as filmmakers seek to capture the youth market, industry figures at the Cannes film festival said on Friday.
The Cannes Report: Abdellatif Kechiche’s lesbian romance is a masterpiece
Rain beat down (again!) on the press queuing outside for an evening screening of Abdellatif Kechiche’s “La vie d’Adèle” (“Blue is the Warmest Color”) Wednesday at Cannes, while poker-faced security guards stared at us from their dry, awning-covered perch at the top of the steps.
French composer Henri Dutilleux dies at 97
French composer Henri Dutilleux died Wednesday in Paris at the age of 97, his family announced. Over the course of his prolific career, he won international renown for his mostly instrumental works, which ranged from violin concertos to symphonies.
David Bowie bassist Trevor Bolder dies aged 62
Trevor Bolder, bassist in David Bowie's 1970s backing band Spiders From Mars, has died from cancer at the age of 62.
Froch predicting late stoppage of Kessler
Carl Froch is predicting he will stop Mikkel Kessler inside 10 rounds in their world super-middleweight title unification fight on Saturday.
No Vettori for Kiwis as they bid to hold England
Daniel Vettori's hopes of making a return to Test cricket in New Zealand's series finale with England in Leeds ultimately came to nothing after he was ruled out on Thursday.
Four-goal comeback lifts Man City over Chelsea
Micah Richards scored in the 90th minute to complete a stunning comeback from a three-goal deficit and give Manchester City a 4-3 victory over Chelsea in an exhibition thriller.
Clermont bid to bury Euro woes with Top 14 boost
European champions Toulon and beaten finalists Clermont face little rest after their hard-fought title battle, the two teams back in action this weekend in the fight for the Top 14 crown.
Froch sorry for Kessler 'kill' threat
British boxer Carl Froch apologised on Thursday after threatening to "kill" Danish opponent Mikkel Kessler in their IBF super-middleweight bout in London on Saturday, as the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) launched an investigation into the incident.
Ferdinand extends Man United contract
Rio Ferdinand has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United, the Premier League champions announced on Thursday.
Penelope Keith blames divorced middle-aged women for 'pushing up house prices'
Actress Penelope Keith has attacked women who get divorced later in life, saying they are to blame for pushing up house prices.
Women hail 'brave' Angelina Jolie's mastectomy revelation
Health activists, doctors and movie fans hailed glamorous Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie for her decision to reveal that she had had her breasts removed to reduce her cancer risk.
Mothers who have flu during pregnancy are more likely to have a baby who develops bipolar disorder
Women who get flu during pregnancy are more likely to have a baby who develops bipolar disorder in later life, according to new research.
Sucking your baby's dummy before giving it to them could prevent asthma and eczema in childhood
Parents ‘cleaning’ baby dummies by sucking on them could help protect their children from asthma and eczema.
Womens brains are biologically wired to binge
Women may be biologically wired to be more vulnerable to eating disorders, according to new research.
Eating seaweed, ice cream and strawberries in pregnancy could make your child better at spelling
Children deprived of iodine in the womb are worse at literacy especially in spelling, a new study warned.
THE DIARY ON ‘THE INSIDE’ 27 MARCH – 29 APRIL 2013 - PART 1 - 4
WEDNESDAY 27th MARCH 2013
This morning goes quickly; I spend all my time with my son Mike. He has turned out be a real rock. At 2pm the words from the Court Clerk Sofie shout. “We have a verdict.” So it’s back in court.
NEW RELEASE TOP STORIES 2013 VOLUME 3 BY GIOVANNI DI STEFANO
Part three of this year’s ‘Top Stories’ revolving around a compilation of intriguing stories surrounding untold history, conspiracies and treacherous, undisclosed official secrets that have been kept from the public eye… until now.
FREE - ON TRIAL BY GIOVANNI DI STEFANO
This book is a must for all would be students and those fascinated in the criminal justice system. It follows the trial of ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ in intricate details and records the day to day proceedings right up to verdict.
TOP STORIES 2013 VOLUME 2 BY GIOVANNI DI STEFANO
Part two of this year’s ‘Top Stories’ revolving around a compilation of intriguing stories surrounding untold history, conspiracies and treacherous, undisclosed official secrets that have been kept from the public eye… until now.
IN DEFENCE OF 'LORD HAW HAW' BY GIOVANNI DI STEFANO
NEW RELEASE PUBLISHED 24 FEBRUARY 2013
William Joyce was at all material times an agent of the British Government. He was sacrificed, in other words murdered, not out of willingness but incompetency and fear that the spy network would be displayed for all to see.
Camomile tea 'fights cancer'
A cup of camomile tea could help ward off cancer, researchers say.
Government's chief medical officer warns resistance to antibiotics will be a setback to modern health
The Government's chief medical officer will warn today that resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest threats to modern health.
Shrinking glaciers behind a third of sea-level rise: study
Water from the world's shrinking glaciers was responsible for almost a third of the rise in sea levels between 2003 and 2009, new research showed Thursday.
Researchers reveal alarming calroie rates in restaurants
An average restaurant meal contains 58 grams of fat; which is 89per cent of a person's recommended daily intake.
Anti-cocaine vaccine to be tested on humans
Cocaine addicts may soon have a ‘cure’ for their unhealthy dependence: researchers have successfully created a vaccine that prevents cocaine particles from reaching the brain and inducing feelings of euphoria, thereby helping users break their addiction.
Spain's star ham fights for greater prestige
The exquisite cured ham called Jamon Iberico made from distinctive Iberian black pigs, is the star of Spanish cuisine, but the economic downturn gripping Spain has hurt domestic sales and producers are looking to boost their fortunes abroad.
THE DEATH OF PAUL BERN
On 2nd July 1932, movie sex-siren Jean Harlow and studio executive, Paul Bern, entered into one of the unlikeliest – and ultimately most tragic – unions Hollywood has ever witnessed. In fact, only in Hollywood’s atmosphere of glamour and delusion could a couple from such disparate worlds not only find each other, but actually believe they had found something together worth building on.
The mystery surrounding the Marilyn Sheppard murder
Marilyn Sheppard was the wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard, an osteopath who practiced in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1950's.
Was the murder of 52 year old convicted paedophile
a vigilante justice killing or robbery with intent?
The Metropolitan police have cracked many more difficult cases than the murder of Andrew Cunningham. Stabbed to death close to a busy pub on a cold winter's night in 2008, investigating officers would have been reasonably confident that someone would have seen or heard something.
Britain's most notorious unsolved crimes
Murder in Moss Side: The 15-year-old caught up in gang warfare
New series for January 2013 - Britain's most notorious unsolved crimes
Approximately 800 murders take place in the UK every year – and in the vast majority of cases, the perpetrator is successfully convicted.
Lord Antony Moynihan 2 February 1936 - 24 November 1991
The 3rd Lord Moynihan, who died in Manila aged 55, provided, through his character and career, ample ammunition for critics of the hereditary principle.
Digital reincarnation for Dunhuang's Buddhist art
Inching their cameras along a rail inside the chamber, specialists use powerful flashes to light up paintings of female Buddhist spirits drawn more than 1,400 years ago.
EU swimming beaches get clean bill of health
The vast majority of some 22,000 swimming beaches in the EU are clean and safe, the European Environment Agency said Tuesday.
In Philadelphia, murals breathe life into city
On a scaffold five meters off the ground, artist Meg Saligman uses her paintbrush to carefully touch up an enormous mural covering an entire wall of a Philadelphia parking lot.
TOURISM IN SPAIN: MADRID AND BARCELONA
Overview of Spain
Spain is made up of 17 autonomous regions and covers an area of some 505,000 km2, with a population of over 47 million
British landfill transformed into nature reserve
A sprawling landfill site containing 50 years of rubbish from six London boroughs has been transformed into a 120-acre nature reserve for rare birds, bees and reptiles.
Japan's Mt Fuji to get World Heritage stamp: officials
Japan's Mount Fuji will likely be added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites next month after an influential advisory panel to the UN cultural body made a recommendation, officials said Wednesday.
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