The church no one may enter

A Ukrainian village church has had its doors locked for the past two years because of a community dispute over the right to worship there. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have also fuelled divisions in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which split into a Moscow-led branch and a Kiev-led branch when Ukraine originally gained independence in […]

Crocodiles let loose in Australian school by vandals

Vandals set three saltwater crocodiles loose in an Australian school office on Sunday. CCTV footage shows the crocodiles being pushed through a broken window at Taminmin College, located in the Northern Territory town of Humpty Doo. A gang of masked intruders then vandalises the office. Wildlife rangers who captured the reptiles said they were in […]

A public proposal that went wrong

Huang Yang asked her girlfriend Wang Xiaoyu to marry her at a graduation ceremony at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China. Same-sex marriage is not recognised in China and soon after the proposal, Xiaoyu was questioned by the University’s party secretary. “Last year, the University held a group wedding ceremony for 50 graduates and […]

Youth football team without uniforms after vendor scam,… – KPRC Houston

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas – Whether they are out on the football field playing their hardest to win, or just goofing around playing basketball at home, the 120 members of the Beast Mode junior football team in Friendswood, give everything they have got for each other, and play with heart. But a heartless football uniform vendor out […]

Clay Helton, USC football welcome era free of drama, hype – USA TODAY

First-year USC head coach Clay Helton has brought a confident calm to the program.(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) LOS ANGELES — Just moments before the big finish, Zach Banner went off script. When the senior offensive lineman took the mic, no one was sure what he would do. Probably no one expected a song. “Hands, touching […]

Travel fees from industry perspective – USA TODAY

A hotel guest might rationalize stealing a bathrobe or towel because the room is expensive. In the same way, a travel company might argue that the high cost of doing business, or consumers’ demands for the lowest rates, justify exorbitant change fees.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) When you think of stealing from a travel company, swiping a […]

Notes from the river: travel and learning – Springfield News-Leader

Larry Campbell(Photo: file photo) Francis Bacon said, “Travel in the younger sort is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” I would rephrase that: Travel, for all ages, is both experience and education. Why am I waxing so philosophical here? It’s because of the Big Missouri River Adventure I’m on as […]