Paris open air urinals dividing opinion

PARIS’ penchant for urban urinals has taken a new ecological turn with trialling of a new dry and allegedly odourless version known as the “uritrottoir”. But the red-topped receptacle appears to have mainly provoked ribbing and ridicule and, among some local residents, even rage. “It’s a little weird … but …

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Target deals and bargains

IT’S no secret activewear is big business. Companies like Lorna Jane, Lululemon and PE Nation have made a motza selling stretchy pants and crop tops to gym bunnies all over the country. As any activewear aficionado will tell you, cloaking your toned limbs in these brands can become an expensive …

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Kabul suicide bombing

AT LEAST 48 people, the majority of them students, were killed when a suicide blast ripped through a school in a Shiite area of Kabul Wednesday, officials said, the latest assault on Afghanistan’s war-weary capital. Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani denounced the “terrorist bombing” and ordered relevant authorities to investigate how …

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EU ‘fears UK bugging Brexit talks’

The European Union has refused to deny reports that its Brexit negotiators fear they are being bugged by British spies. Officials raised security concerns after the UK obtained sensitive documents "within hours" of them being discussed, according to Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper. Sabine Weyand, the EU's deputy chief Brexit negotiator, …

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La Crosse encephalitis

A MUM from North Carolina in the US is warning others about a little-known mosquito-borne virus that almost killed her young son. LoriAnne Surrett said her 6-year-old son Noah and his brothers were at their grandparents’ house when he complained of a headache, FOX News reported. Noah was given some …

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Ex-CIA boss

Former CIA Director John Brennan says he will not be silenced by Donald Trump, a day after the US president revoked the Obama-era official’s security clearance and said the move was directly tied to the ongoing Russia investigation. Trump said in a statement on Wednesday that he revoked Brennan's authorisation …

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