Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius’s famed beaches for decades, but over the last couple of years, elite designers have remade venerable island institutions and built new paradise retreats from the ground up. Oberoi Mauritius, Turtle Bay Marine Park, Balaclava While this isn’t a couples-only resort, the Oberoi feels like a honeymooners retreat. There is a kids’ club for the little ones, but everything from the waterfall at the entrance to the villas with …

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I Just Drove 8,000km Around New Zealand And Realized This Country Cant Be Real

April 24, 2017

I’ve been traveling the world for the past 3.5 years and I had the chance to explore quite a few gorgeous places in different parts of the world. However, I knew I couldn’t say a certain place was really beautiful before I explored New Zealand. Everyone kept telling me it’s the most picturesque country in the world and I knew it’ll be nice… but I could never have anticipated how out-of-this-world it actually was. I flew to Auckland, bought a 1996 Mazda SUV car …

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This is what protest sounds like

April 21, 2017

… and more direct anthems like N.W.A.’s controversial 1988 track “F*** Tha Police” and Public Enemy’s 1989 anthem “Fight the Power.” The year: 2010s The protest: Marriage equality The anthem: “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga; “Same Love,” Macklemore The marriage equality movement hit its stride in 2015 as the US Supreme Court heard a case that would decide whether same-sex marriage would be legalized across the country. In the buildup …

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Gorgeous iPhone pictures of Thailand’s annual countrywide water fight

April 19, 2017

Over the weekend, Thailand soaked up the festivities during its annual mass water fight, Songkran. The Thai new year marks the arrival of spring, but visitors to the country also know it as a weekend-long water fight, as major streets get closed, and people arm up with water guns and buckets. SEE ALSO: This photographer is documenting the resistance and donating the pictures It’s also a terrific opportunity for dramatic shots, as these photographers’ iPhone shots show. With the …

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Eating Korea: 10 of South Korea’s most delicious dishes

April 17, 2017

(CNN)Graham Holliday has made a career out of eating. The author of “Eating Viet Nam” recently published a new book, this time chronicling his culinary adventures through South Korea. “Eating Korea: Reports on a Culinary Renaissance” explores the country’s rich food history and evolving contemporary culinary scene. Mid-morning, a line forms outside small, family-run Okya restaurant inside the Sin-Sijang market in the central-eastern city of Andong. …

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Facebook takes aim at false ‘likes’ in battle against fake news

April 16, 2017

Image: Stephen Lam/Getty Images News isn’t the only thing that’s sometimes fake on Facebook. The social network said Friday it has shut down a massive spam operation that generated thousands of “inauthentic likes” on publisher pages. SEE ALSO: Facebook is cracking down on hoaxes in your News Feed The announcement comes days after the company claimed to have deleted 30,000 fraudulent accounts in France ahead of the country’s presidential election. The scam …

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Indians promise to #UninstallSnapchat after an alleged terrible comment from Snap’s CEO

April 16, 2017

… #UninstallSnapchat, users in India are sharing the reasons why they’re getting rid of the app. And the #Snapchat loses another 100million Indian users #uninstallsnapchat PS: I never installed it on the the first place. Sarthak (@sarthaktw) April 15, 2017 Dear #Snapchat, a “poor” country like India doesn’t need you. We have @instagram and filter apps.#uninstallsnapchat Ananya Das (@onnonaa) April 15, 2017 …

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The best signs from Tax Day protests against President Trump

April 16, 2017

The Tax Day protest against President Donald Trump in Chicago.Image: tannen MAURY/EPA/REX/Shutterstock On April 15 the day tax filings are due thousands of Americans across the country took to the streets to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns. As a reminder, Trump still hasn’t released his tax returns, unlike every other American president and presidential candidate since Richard Nixon. Of course, the protesters had some pretty good signs: Wow look at all the …

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Fox News set bomb footage to a Toby Keith song

April 15, 2017

Peace sign.Image: ALBIN LOHR-JONES/POOL/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Freedom is the ability to watch footage of a massive explosion synced to country music while you sit on a couch with your hands folded neatly in front of a few cameras, talking about your love of said freedom as you look forward to a weekend in which your sky will not be pierced by a plane or drone that may at any moment eviscerate you and everything you’ve ever known. America is back, baby. SEE ALSO: Even this Fox News anchor …

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Online dating can be even more challenging if you’re a farmer

April 15, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable  Swiping on dating apps is a breeze if you live in a town or city. But, when you’re a young farmer living in a rural community, it’s a whole other story. One where dates get cancelled when animals go into labour, and where some people show up to their dates brandishing shotguns. For farmers, online dating is an experience. And not always a good one. SEE ALSO: Irish farmer’s glorious accent is so strong even Irish people can’t …

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Ban on council park fun run fees proposed in England – BBC News

April 15, 2017

… the starting line of park runs across the country. “These sporting events offer a fantastic opportunity to bring people together and improve their fitness too. These new rules will make sure this continues and prevent any council from charging for the everyday use of public parks”. Tom Williams, chief operating officer for Parkrun UK told the Times: “We are really pleased to see the government’s passion for protecting public areas of open space… “It is …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… all children get the help and support they need. “We are strengthening the links between schools and NHS mental health staff and later this year will publish proposals for further improving services and preventative work. “Schools can teach about mental health in a number of ways and we have funded the PSHE Association to provide guidance for teachers on how to do this. “We have already announced plans for every secondary school in the country to be offered mental health …

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Why are India’s superstars descending on Hong Kong this weekend?

April 14, 2017

(CNN)Hong Kong is used to hosting a variety of events, international and regional. But this weekend, the island city will witness something unique. Bollywood megastar Salman Khan will lead a galaxy of Indian stars to Hong Kong, to perform at the largest Indian concert to ever take place there. The Hong Kong concert, which will also feature performers like Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu and South Indian dance legend Prabhudeva, is part of the “Da-Bangg” world tour that will also …

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China is dominating the world in esports earnings

April 11, 2017

… world of esports by visualizing tons of data collected over the years, including player earnings, prize money for different games, and country participation. The project pulls data from all of the most popular esports titles and includes teams and players from all the countries that participate at the top level. “The Champions of Esports” graphics also show how much viewership has grown since live streaming on the web found its footing when Twitch launched in 2011 and YouTube kicked …

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Beyond pho: 5 of Hanoi’s top noodle dishes

April 11, 2017

… by extension, one of the best places in the country for seafood. Bun ca Hai Phong, literally “fish noodles of Hai Phong,” is much subtler than other, more flamboyant Vietnamese dishes. “It’s the contrast of textures that makes this dish interesting,” says Le. The fish — usually mackerel, carp, or catfish — is pounded into fishcakes then deep-fried. Traces of dill, tomatoes, green onions and perilla — a mint-like herb — combine for a light …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 11, 2017

… a brave young man in Los Angeles who would come out as a person in recovery and tell his inspiring story for the first time. And thats where you come in. The Voices Project proves that together we can help end the addiction crisis. We can do the work that we could never accomplish alone. Together, well end the silence and show this country that we are one of the largest constituencies ever to exist. We can inspire change, save lives, heal our communities, and build a digital movement like …

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9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

April 10, 2017

… one local fan who can recite every score back to that 33-22 Auburn nail-biter 120 years ago like it was yesterday. Last year, top-seeded Alabama destroyed Auburn 49-0. This year, Alabama is still ranked number one in the country (at time of publication), but a resurgent Auburn team could pose a formidable challenge at home, so you can bet there’s going to be a score to settle on November 30 at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium amid 90,000 fans screaming “War Eagle,” …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… entering the church. More than a hundred people were wounded in the two attacks. They took place on Palm Sunday. It’s the Sunday before Eastern and marks the beginning of Holy Week for the world’s Christians. The Coptic Orthodox Church was established by the apostle Mark in the 1st century A.D., according to the church’s history. Coptic Christians are a religious minority in Egypt. They make up about 10 percent of the country’s population and they’ve been targeted …

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Rep. McClintock’s town hall gets personal

April 9, 2017

(CNN)Republican Rep. Tom McClintock faced jeers, boos and shouts of “do your job” at a town hall meeting in his California district Saturday, but one thing the crowd liked was his stance on Syria — precisely because he criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to strike an air base in that country on Thursday. “I think that this President does need to be held to the letter of the Constitution,” McClintock told the crowd. “I believe his attack on …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… Newsquiz. 1. In what nation would you find the city of Mocoa, which was recently struck by a deadly mudslide following torrential rain in the area? 2. What animal, which is commonly found in Florida, did the U.S. government recently reclassify as threatened instead of endangered? 3. The U.S. Fire Administration is part of what American government agency? 4. In what Russian city did an apparent terrorist attack take place in a subway on Tuesday? 5. What war-torn nation is the newest country …

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Why women are taking to YouTube in Saudi Arabia

April 5, 2017

(CNN)Al-Juhara Sajer is a 25-year-old lifestyle and makeup vlogger from Saudi Arabia. With nearly half a million subscribers on YouTube, Sajer (pictured below) is part of a media revolution that has seen the Kingdom achieve the highest YouTube watch time per capita of any country in the world, according to analytics agency Tubular Labs. In a country where movie theaters are illegal and music concerts are seldom permitted, young Saudis are increasingly relying on social media for …

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People are selling old girl scout cookies on Amazon. Not cool.

April 4, 2017

… information didn’t make you reconsider buying the cookies on Amazon, what about the thought of sad little Girl Scouts put out of business? “Further,” the rep explained, “purchasing cookies in this way does not support Girl Scouts participating in the cookie program… Its important to remember that, when you buy cookies from a Girl Scout, you are doing so much more than scoring a box of treatsyou are investing in her future, and the future leadership of our country. …

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Google’s Mars data center and weather control system are just a couple of its best April Fools’ Day pranks

April 3, 2017

… imaginary system called Google Wind that links the country’s 1,170 windmills together using “machine learning [that] enables all the mills to collaborate.” Once those windmills are linked, they are able to literally blow clouds out of the sky to allow the country to have more sun-filled days. Somehow, as ridiculous as this one looks, it’s reminiscent of the very real weather modification initiatives that have been documented in years past. Nevertheless, the special …

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Kelly says DHS won’t separate families at the border

March 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on Wednesday assured Senate Democrats he doesn’t intend to separate mothers and children at the border — apparently walking back an earlier statement he made that such a policy could deter people from entering the country illegally. Kelly met with Senate Democrats Wednesday afternoon for more than an hour on Capitol Hill to discuss the administration’s immigration policy, a meeting that some members left in …

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Dank Mickey D’s sauces soon coming in bottled form

March 29, 2017

… McDonald’s to get your fix. The fast food giant’s special sauces for the Filet-O Fish, Big Mac and McChicken will be bottled and then sold in grocery stores all over the country beginning this spring, Huffington Post Canada reports. Looks like @mcdonaldscanada Big Mac sauce, McChicken sauce and fish o filet sauce are coming to store shelves very soon! I am so excited to see this today at the Grocery and Specialty Food West Show. #gsfshow2017 #groceryshowcasewest …

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MSPs to back call for Scottish independence vote – BBC News

March 28, 2017

… referendum “to give the people of Scotland a choice over the future direction and governance of their country”, to be held between Autumn 2018 and the Spring of 2019. The motion “mandates the Scottish government to take forward discussions with the UK government on the details” of this and also calls for Holyrood to set the question, timing and franchise for the vote. Related Topics Scottish independence Nicola Sturgeon More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …

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