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Jordanian airline trolls Trump

Royal Jordanian is responding to the Trump presidency with good humour. Picture: Flickr/Bill Wilt AVIATION is a serious business, but this airline is proving itself to be one of the cheekiest carriers in the skies. Not for the first time, Royal Jordian Airlines has taken a brazen swipe at US …

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Tourism boss quits over blunder

LOOK, it wouldn’t be easy running a country’s tourism agency. Tourism is a vital contributor to most national economies and a single strategy could make or break a country’s image. Some tourism campaigns, like Australia’s Where the Bloody Hell are You? and New Zealand’s almost-too-successful 100% Pure, are iconic. Others, …

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Troops recapture eastern Mosul from IS

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul University from Islamic State militants on January 14th and 15th. The extremist group had been using the campus to build bombs and possibly develop chemical weapons, U.S. and Iraqi officials say. Photo: Reuters Iraqi counter-terrorism service members search for IS fighters in the town of …

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Epic fail lands tourists in hospital

The Colosseum in Rome has attracted its share of misbehaving tourists. Picture: Flickr/Jeremy Nelson TWO tourists have been injured — with one expected to be in hospital for weeks — after their attempt to break into the Colosseum in Rome went horribly wrong. The pair, who Italian media identified as …

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PM doesn’t know who’s going to inauguration

PM Malcolm Turnbull is set to lobby for an early parliamentary vote to ratify the TPP deal. Malcolm Turnbull said he doesn’t know if Joe Hockey will be attending Donald Trump’s inauguration in DC on Friday. Picture: Steve Pohlner SOUNDS like someone’s got their wires crossed. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull …

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All of China is going on holiday

Tens of thousands of people arrived and departed through Beijing West Railway Station, Thursday, as people across China began journeying back home for the Chinese New Year holiday, in what is believed to be the world’s largest annual human migration. Security at the Chinese capital’s train stations and airports has …

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We should be worried about this graph

Here is just a random selection of guns confiscated at US airports in 2016. Picture: TSA Source: Supplied AMERICA is a land of big personalities, huge meals, and sweeping landscapes. It’s an incredibly popular destination for Australians, our third favourite choice behind New Zealand and Bali, and we’re flooding through …

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Is North Korea ‘the new Amsterdam’?

The notoriously brutal state of North Korea has apparently become an unlikely haven for stoners. Picture: AFP/KCNA/KCNA NORTH Korea has been getting some pretty high praise lately from the stoner world. Marijuana news outlets including High Times, Merry Jane and Green Rush — along with British tabloids, which always love …

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Deadly IS assault on east Syria

Rebel fighters in a street in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor. Picture: AFP. THE Islamic State group launched one of its fiercest assaults yet on the besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, leaving more than 30 regime fighters and jihadists dead. The brutal attack — on a day that …

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This UK city wants to charge tourists extra

The historic city of Bath, in southwest England, could be the first place in the country to charge a tourist tax. Picture: iStock THE picturesque city of Bath is on the must-see list for most visitors to the United Kingdom. Built around natural hotsprings, it’s famous for the Roman-era bath …

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