Passenger tried to bring 200 living poisonous scorpions into the plane

During a flight from Sri Lanka, a Chinese man tried to transport hundreds of living scorpions in his luggage. He was caught and fined, Travel + Leisure says. A 30-year-old man tried to pack 200 creepy insects in his suitcase, which was then discovered by airport employees. The man clearly intended to deliver the poisonous ...

Relieved: tourists arrested for desecrating world famous landmarks

On January 14, a group of six tourists desecrated the landmark of Machu Picchu in Peru. The police said they would be deported. About this writes Fox News. The group was arrested after allegations that it damaged part of one of the most visited tourist attractions ...

Washington and Beijing agree: the USA excludes China from the list of currency manipulators

The U.S. Treasury Department overturned its decision to recognize China as a currency manipulator, which was adopted in August 2019. About it writes "New Time". This is stated in the report of the agency to Congress on the macroeconomic and monetary policies of major US trading partners. IN…

Smoke from fires in Australia will soon make a complete revolution around the Earth: what it looks like

The smoky plume from forest fires in Australia, raging in the country since November 2019, will soon make a complete revolution around the Earth. This is stated in a statement by NASA, writes RBC. Agency experts note that by January 8, a plume of smoke is already ...

Boeing employees refused to train Lion Air pilots before their first flights on the 737 Max

The Indonesian airline Lion Air asked Boeing to conduct additional training for its pilots on the 737 Max simulators before they begin to operate flights on the new airliner. However, the American manufacturer refused this request, and his employees called the Indonesians idiots. About…

Mysterious deadly virus from China threatens millions of people: what is known

In the Chinese city of Wuhan, an outbreak of a previously unknown virus that infects the lungs was recorded, writes the BBC. January 13, it became known that the first case has already been registered outside of China. The disease was detected in 59 people, of which seven are in critical condition. The emergence of a new ...

Iran rejects accusations that a Ukrainian plane was shot down by a rocket: how the investigation is going

The head of the Iranian civil aviation organization, Ali Abedzadeh, denied allegations that an Iranian missile could have shot down a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 passenger plane. On the eve of the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the cause of the crash of the aircraft was hit by an Iranian ground-to-air missile. He writes about this ...

The 25 most expensive countries in the world are named: in most of them it’s cheaper to live than in New York

New York has a reputation as one of the most expensive places to live in the United States and one of the most expensive cities in the world. Only four countries are more expensive to live than in the Big Apple. But even if the country has cheap rent and food, life ...

The response to the assassination of a general: Iran attacked US military bases in Iraq

Two military bases in Iraq, where the forces of the United States and its allies are located, were bombarded by Iran. Tehran said that this is revenge for the assassination of General Suleymani. About this writes the BBC. Pentagon Chief Representative, Assistant Head of US Department of Defense ...

A ranking of the best passports in the world has been compiled: what places did 'our' countries take

Which travel document opens more doors around the world than any other? This is a Japan passport. The Henley Passport Index, which periodically rankes the most travel-friendly passports in the world, has published its first report in the new decade, CNN writes. In the new ...

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