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Hong Kong, the hybrid city?

Due to its British colonial roots, Hong Kong is often described as a window to the west.

The strangest places on Earth

Thought that alien landscapes and fantasy settings are something that you could only see in the movies?

Google’s April Fools ‘mic drop’ joke has made many lose their jobs today

Unveiling their April Fool’s prank, Google said: ‘Today, Gmail is making it easier to have the last word on any email with Mic Drop. ‘Simply reply to any email using the new “Send + Mic Drop” button. Everyone will get your message, but that’s the last you’ll ever hear about it. Yes, even if folks try to respond, you won’t ...

The best and worst newspaper April fools of 2016 so far

Here are some of the best and worst newspaper headlines in celebration of April Fool's day.

The Standard goes for a hipster startup idea. Then again anything can be a startup these days right?

Riding off the easter egg hunt trend, except not really having an easter egg to find, the Sun is sure to infuriate a lot of readers.

‘European Union chiefs are drawing up secret plans ordering member nations to incorporate the ‘ring of stars’ emblem of the Council of Europe into their flags,’ reports the Express.

Graphic artists will have drawn up designs for a new Union Jack with the EU stars ‘either displayed in the top left hand corner’ or ‘even more brazenly’ in the centre.


Joss Fülin, Head of Product Fabrication at BMW, is the inventor behind the xDrive Baby Boots, which ‘provide the perfect combination of practicality and maximum walking pleasure.’

‘You’ll never have to watch your toddle


Ronnie Corbett, entertainer and comedian dies aged 85

Ronnie Corbett, best known for The Two Ronnies, has died. “Ronnie Corbett CBE, one of the nation’s best-loved entertainers, passed away this morning, surrounded by his loving family,” Corbett’s publicist said in a statement. “They have asked that their privacy is respected at this very sad time.” Corbett appeared alongside his co star comedian Ronnie Barker in the BBC TV show for 16 ...

Ben Innes the British man who took a selfie with EgyptAir hijacker

Ben Innes from #Aberdeen poses for a picture with #EgyptAir #MS181 hijacker. — Paul Smith (@Journo_Paul) 29 March 2016 Ben Innes posted an image of himself on social media posing with Seif Eldin Mustafa who pretended to hijack a plane  in a “suicide belt” later found to be fake. Innes captioned the image with the message “You know your boy doesn’t f*** about. ...

Uber driver fired after being verbally abused by wealthy Michigan student

A wealthy University of Michigan student whose verbal attack on an Uber driver  has gone viral. The driver, Artur Zawada has been fired after he was accused of being anti-semitic. Jake Croman, son of New York real estate developer Steven Croman, verbally taunted Uber driver Artur Zawada after he refused to drive them anymore. Mr Zawada filmed and uploaded a video of the incident ...

Palmyra Museum revealed after ISIS destruction

Palmyra has been recaptured from ISIS but the damage to the priceless artefacts has been severe. Regime forces have reclaimed the city and photos have been released showing the extent of the damage to the Museum of Palmyra, which was part of a UNESCO world heritage site. Khaled al-Asaad, the 82 year old head of antiquities was brutally murdered trying ...

FBI hacker unlocks San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone

The FBI have used a hacker to break into the iPhone linked to the San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook. The development ends a court battle between Apple and the Obama administration. The US government said that it had accessed the information on the gunman’s iPhone and no longer required Apple’s assistance. Farook and his wife were shot and killed by police. They ...

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