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|Supporters throng streets as Myanmar leader Suu Kyi returns from The Hague|
Added: 15.12.2019 5:16 | 6 views | 0 comments
Thousands of supporters of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi thronged the streets of the capital Naypyitaw on Saturday to celebrate her arrival back from The Hague, where she defended the country against genocide charges.
|Storm Washes Up Thousand Of So-Called ‘Penis Fish’ On California Beach|
Added: 15.12.2019 4:53 | 4 views | 0 comments
A strong storm left a very unusual sight on one California beach this week - thousands of phallic-looking marine known as "penis fish."
The event took place on Drakes Beach in the Bay Area, where Bay Nature Magazine noted that a strong storm brought strong waves that wiped away the top layer of sand. This left thousands of the fat inkeeper worms - which normally live in burrows beneath the surface - exposed on the surface of the sand. The pink or flesh-toned animals are long and tubelike, bearing a striking resemblance to part of the male anatomy.
The magazine took to to share a picture of the beach littered with the peculiar-looking animals, showing piles of the long pink worms and the flocks of birds that appeared to be eating them.
|www.theguardian.com: Western Australia bushfire emergency continues as Sydney suffers a smoky Sunday|
Added: 15.12.2019 3:52 | 9 views | 0 comments
Towns north of Perth threatened by out-of-control blazes as mercury set to hit 40C for third day, and 111 fires continue to burn in NSW
Thousands of properties have been saved from a bushfire raging out-of-control north of Perth but authorities say the threat isn’t over.
On Sunday the Yanchep blaze remained at an emergency warning after firefighters protected about 6,000 homes from the near-12,000 hectare blaze burning since Wednesday.
|FBI arrests North Carolina man who flaunted cash after stealing $88G from bank vault|
Added: 15.12.2019 0:22 | 2 views | 0 comments
A criminal indictment was unsealed this week following the arrest of a North Carolina bank employee who the FBI says stole thousands from a bank vault and posted pictures on Facebook of him holding the cash.
|Thousands in Thailand join biggest protest since 2014 military coup|
Added: 14.12.2019 23:16 | 11 views | 0 comments
Several thousand supporters of Thai opposition party which could be banned took part in the biggest protest since a 2014 coup on Saturday.
|Esports: Slovenian gamer wins a seat on McLaren Shadow team|
Added: 14.12.2019 23:06 | 16 views | 0 comments
Slovenian student Kevin Siggy Rebernak secured a place on the McLaren esports team on Saturday after emerging from hundreds of thousands of entrants to win the Shadow Project final.
|Thai protesters give three-finger 'Hunger Games' salute as thousands join largest demonstration in years|
Added: 14.12.2019 19:54 | 13 views | 0 comments
Several thousand supporters of a popular Thai opposition party rallied in the streets on Saturday in the country's biggest protest since a 2014 military coup.
|www.theguardian.com: Tasmania's flowering giants: 'We will never see such trees again'|
Added: 14.12.2019 19:00 | 21 views | 0 comments
Many of Tasmania’s giant trees suffered in the summer fires of 2019 and now lie in ruins
In Australia’s island state of Tasmania, many of the world’s biggest flowering trees lie in ruins after this year’s bushfires.
The Arve Giant, a eucalyptus regnans (“king of the eucalypts”), had attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors in recent decades, but it succumbed in January.
Adventure photographer Steve Pearce recently photographed the collapsed giant. Before its fall, it was a contender for the world’s biggest flowering tree by volume at 360 cubic metres, which is roughly the equivalent volume of three Boeing 737-300s. “This tree was 87 metres tall. It had a circumference of 17.2 metres. Now it is just a crumpled mess,” said Pearce.
The world’s biggest and tallest trees are the softwood redwood trees of California. This year a 100.7-metre (Yellow meranti) flowering giant was discovered in the Borneo rainforests, topping the tallest of Tasmania’s trees by just 20cm.
|Italy's anti-Salvini 'sardines' take protest to Rome|
Added: 14.12.2019 18:00 | 14 views | 0 comments
Tens of thousands of people joined a demonstration in central Rome on Saturday organized by a grassroots movement known as "the sardines", launched only a month ago to protest against far-right leader Matteo Salvini.
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