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What are the rules on climbing Mount Kinabalu and why is it so sacred?

June 11, 2015 admin No comments

What are the rules on climbing Mount Kinabalu and why is it so sacred? View from the peak of Mount Kinabalu (Picture: file) To the local community living at its foot, Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia is seen as the resting place of their ancestors. The mountain, the highest between the Himalayas and New Guinea, sits in Kinabalu Park which became a Unesco World Heritage site in 2000. The Kadazan and Dusun communities have long held the mountain as a sacred place. According to the Global Diversity Foundation, locals believe their loved ones must be buried facing the landmark when they die so their spirits can see the mountain as they start their journey to […] Read more →

Train company hopes to re-unite children with lost teddy bears using ‘mugshot’ campaign

November 22, 2014 admin No comments

Train company hopes to re-unite children with lost teddy bears using ‘mugshot’ campaign Does he look familiar to you? (Picture: First Great Western) Children who thought they’d never see their lost teddy bears again could soon be reunited with them after a train company launched a special campaign. ‘Mugshots’ of the unclaimed stuffed toys left on trains have been posted by First Great Western on its website in the hopes their owners would recognise them. The teddies have been found in the south of the country and dozens are currently spread across the lost property offices of different train stations, including Bristol Temple Meads. MORE: Is this the scariest guard dog of all […] Read more →

Holiday camp entertainers facing the sack after staging mock Isis beheadings

November 22, 2014 admin No comments

Holiday camp entertainers facing the sack after staging mock Isis beheadings The men took turns to pose for pictures (Picture: Twitter) Four holiday camp entertainers are facing the sack after staging mock jihadi executions on children as young as eight. The men took 18 photographs of themselves taking turns to mimic the murders of western hostages by Isis, posing with knives and balaclavas as children aged eight to 12 looked on. MORE: Photograph shows ‘Isis supporter getting baby to kick a severed head’ MORE: Amazon is like Isis, says top literary agent And the Groix, Britanny, holiday camp employees are now facing the sack after local mayor Nicole Goueta uncovered the […] Read more →

Deep freeze! Britain faces plunging temperatures this weekend

November 21, 2014 admin No comments

Deep freeze! Britain faces plunging temperatures this weekend Temperatures could fall as low as -4C in some parts of the country over the next few days, as clear skies see temperatures plunge across the UK. Large parts of the country should expect ‘severe frosts’ from Sunday. Cumbria and Scotland will bear the full force of the icy blast, with tempeatures plunging to -4C on Friday. There will be sleet and snow on high ground in some areas. The Met Office said that Britons should not worry about the severe snowstorms afflicting areas of America making it to these shores, ‘Many people believe that there’s a rule of thumb that weather in […] Read more →

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass Arena damaged by shells in Ukraine conflict, woman has incredibly lucky escape

October 21, 2014 admin No comments

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass Arena damaged by shells in Ukraine conflict, woman has incredibly lucky escape CCTV footage at Shakhtar Donetsk’s Donbass Arena shows one woman’s incredibly lucky escape when the stadium came under fire from shelling. The Arena was damaged yesterday despite a ceasefire in the ongoing conflict between the Ukraine government and Russian-backed separatists. Parts of the stadium’s glass-covered façade were damaged and newly released footage shows how a passing woman was inches from being seriously injured, or worse. ‘As a result of a powerful explosion, the blast wave caused serious damage to the western and eastern parts of the arena,’ Vadyn Gunko, the Arena’s interim executive manager, told Shakhtar’s website. ‘A part of […] Read more →

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