6 of the most memorable historical balloon crashes

6 of the most memorable historical balloon crashes

In its 89 years, the parade has been hit by 16 balloon mishaps. Some would crash, while others were fine. 2) Alfred Hitchock and Columbo balloon 12 September 1947 The two cinematic character balloons…

Kenya's hidden history: National Libraries need rescue

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Kenya’s hidden history: National Libraries need rescue

Image copyright Stephanie Kopetzky Image caption Media scholars were using the libraries as a teaching tool Last month when two women stepped into Kenya’s National Library, their paths crossed for the first time. They…

Denzel Washington is woman on fire, and it just happened

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Denzel Washington is woman on fire, and it just happened

Denzel Washington is known as an actor to be reckoned with. He’s a three-time Oscar nominee (three! Does that mean no Oscar has gone to a three-time nominee or a four-time nominee before?) and…

Give us less legal migration and more solutions | Letters

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Give us less legal migration and more solutions | Letters

BBC Watchdog: Brits are a nation of counterfeiters, after a study by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport found 30% of items tested for fakes came back to auction houses as genuine. The…

Man injured after jumping out of Phoenix aircraft

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Man injured after jumping out of Phoenix aircraft

Image copyright APC A man has been injured after jumping out of a passing aircraft at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport. The passenger later said he jumped out of a plane travelling from Boston…

What happens when moms pay up for fashion

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What happens when moms pay up for fashion

What starts as a few dollars in desperation for a new season’s run-away hit costume for your child could soon turn into an expensive affair for you and your fellow moms. Trying to play…

Ann Patchett on her new book City on Fire

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Ann Patchett on her new book City on Fire

People are dying. Children are going to school only to not be able to eat. Babies are being born without being able to understand what life is all about. Even a few people –…