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Botswana nights of a million stars

Botswana is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966.  Since then, it has maintained a strong tradition as a stable representative democracy, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections. Geographically, Botswana is flat, with up to 70 percent ... Read More »

A day in the bread lines

Queuing for bread offers a good opportunity for Iranians to vent political frustrations and exchange rumors with strangers. Such conversations are common in Iran’s bakeries, where people from all walks of life spend long periods of time crushed close together in long, tight lines. The intimate surroundings offer a rare opportunity to vent political frustrations and exchange rumors with strangers. Although ... Read More »

Body boarding on glacier ice water

Now this is a different kind of water-skiing! Incredible pictures show pair of adventurers body board their way down Europe’s largest glacier. Carving their way through the icy rivers of the Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland, they are seen risking their lives for an adrenalin rush. Claude-Alain Gailland and Gilles Janin were pictured mounted on their body boards as part of ... Read More »

Pictorial of North Khorasan Natural Beauties

North Khorasan Province  is a province located in northeastern Iran. Bojnord is the centre of the province.  Other counties are Shirvan, Esfarayen, Maneh and Samalqan, Jajarm, Faroj and Garmeh. North Khorasan is one of the three provinces that were created after the division of Khorasan in 2004. This province contains many historical and natural attractions, such as mineral water springs, ... Read More »

2014 Most Fascinating Person of the Year

Amal Clooney, the human rights lawyer who married George Clooney earlier this year, was tapped as Barbara Walter’s most fascinating person of the year. Walters made the announcement on Sunday night, noting, “How do I introduce her? I guess the question is, ‘What does it take to fascinate one of the most fascinating men in the world?’ She is known ... Read More »

Italian Singer Pino Dies While Performing Live

One of Italy’s biggest singing stars in the 1980s has died aged 60. Giuseppe “Pino” Mango was taken to hospital after collapsing on stage while performing one of his most famous songs. Euro news reports he had just struck the opening bars of his hit song “Oro” when he raised an arm and said “excuse me” to the crowd before ... Read More »

Meet the U.S. Navy’s spy fish

The Navy has been testing a robotic spy fish designed to resemble a five-foot, 100lb bluefin tuna. If it is operational next year, it will be used to patrol harbors, enter enemy territory, and report back on the movements of enemy ships. The biometric fish is controlled by a video game-style joystick, but it can also be programmed to travel ... Read More »

Jetpack-powered daredevil rockets over Dubai

Once again, science is making a new leap. Veres Zoltan takes it to the skies of the Dubai desert with a newly designed jetpack. Of course, in order to get this thing going, it needs to come from a helicopter, a bit like skydiving. Yves “Jetman” Rossy, an ex Swiss fighter pilot, flew the plane that Veres accompanied for his ... Read More »

IRI Advanced Rocket Launchers on Iraqi battlefield

A recap of Iranian Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) types fielded on the Iraqi battlefield against ISIL. Photo appearing on social media week of 09DEC14 claiming to depict Iranian-built SBIG/DIO Hadid HM-20 122 mm MLRS in use with Peshmerga forces in Iraqi Kurdistan. Forty-tube launcher system fires Arash-series rockets. Older platform at left utilizes Mercedes-Benz NG 2626; right platform the newer MAN HX series. ... Read More »

The Ten Greatest Movie Cars

1964 Aston-Martin DB5 James Bond’s Car in “Goldfinger” Eon Productions, the producers of the legendary James Bond film series, chose the new DB5 as the 007 conveyance, as it represented the epitome of British style and performance. The car had recently been displayed to great acclaim at the Earl’s Court Motor Show in London, and although other marques were briefly ... Read More »