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Category archives: Entertainment

Surreal shapes in Mexico’s cenotes

The water surrounding me had the soupy texture of liquid glass. Drifting through the halocline – where cold and warm water converge in layers, their collision blurring the field of vision – was a deliciously disorienting feeling. Only my limbs were clearly visible. I could vaguely make out the limestone walls as we dove deeper inside the cavern, our bubbles reverberating off the ceiling. Each Darth Vader-like exhale mutated into […]

D.J. Campbell arrested in English match-fixing investigation

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Blackburn striker D.J. Campbell arrested in spot-fixing investigation, his soccer club confirms Five other players in English lower divisions also arrested, says National Crime Agency The NCA says Monday that five released on bail while other is still being questioned UK’s Sun on Sunday newspaper published allegations made by undercover investigative team A former English Premier League footballer is one of six players who have reportedly been arrested […]

 
 
 

India's puppeteers struggle to survive

As the authorities plan to relocate a colony of puppet makers in the Indian capital, Delhi, its few thousand residents tell BBC’s Akanksha Saxena why life is a daily struggle for them. Puppetry and magic have been popular forms of traditional entertainment in India for long, but in recent years, the puppeteers have been desperately trying to preserve their dying art form. About 3,000 puppeteers live with their families in […]

The haunting wildlife photography of David Yarrow

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Award-winning photographer travels to the most remote parts of the world to take wildlife pics Photo of a shark feeding on the baby seal took 30 hours to capture It’s best to photograph Africa in October, Arctic in May and June, says Yarrow One thing makes Scottish photographer David Yarrow’s work stand out from a world of wildlife photography — a unique point of view. African elephants tower […]

2013 National Geographic Photo Contest

As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Last year, we received more than 22,000 entries from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2014: […]

Dubai Air Show: Plenty of planes, but is there enough airspace?

New airports, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of new aircraft: some of the big-spending Gulf states and their airlines seem to have limitless resources and ambition. But the countries have so far been unable to resolve a problem that now threatens their aviation growth. All those new aircraft ordered at the Dubai Air Show will need space to fly. Trouble is, the airspace above the Gulf is already worryingly […]

A feast for the eyes! Instagram account dedicated to the most unappetizing plates of food out there… and it's enough to make your stomach turn

The unsightly images were compiled on Instagram account cookingforbae They range from pies and casseroles to pancakes that look like pork chops But the vast majority of dishes are utterly unidentifiable With Thanksgiving just around the corner, time is fast approaching for Americans countrywide to show their gratitude for the food on their plates. But then again there may be one or two who’ll be more grateful going hungry on […]

European bison in the crosshairs of conservation battle

STORY HIGHLIGHTS European bison have been successfully reintroduced to Poland Animal was declared extinct in the country in the 1920s Around 1,200 animals are closely monitored by conservation groups Controlling population is now an issue with hunting a controversial proposal As a group of tourists was passing through the villages of Lesna and Zabrody in the north east of Poland last month, they caught glimpse of something that immediately sent […]

Don't let a windfall sink you

  Maybe you’re just about to receive an inheritance from a relative. Perhaps you made a brilliant investment. Or maybe your number came up in the big lotto. In any event, there is money coming your way. It sounds great, but there are downsides to receiving large sums — it’s often not as simple as stashing the money in the bank and going on your merry way. First off, that […]