Reykjavik Turn Off City Lamps To Admire Northern Lights

Northern Lights are also known as Aurora Borealis

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, has the opportunity to be among those lucky areas where Northern Lights can be seen. This is why, on Wednesday night, the city officials decided to turn off the city lamps so people could have been able to admire nature’s light show.  They realized that is was hard for the residents to see the unique event because the city lights were too bright. The capital wa … [Read more...]

Vatican Revised The Rules Regarding Canonization

Vatican revised the rules regarding canonization

Pope Francis wants to make a lot of changes at Vatican. It seems that there will be new rules for canonization. It is difficult to determine when a miracle can be qualified for sainthood. Moreover, there a lot of people who decide to make donations, so The Vatican is trying to make sure that the process is done right. What do these new rules are about?  The most important thing is that a … [Read more...]

Natural Disasters Related to Climate Change Linked to Risk of Wars

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A new study revealed that the risk of armed conflicts is significantly increased in locations where climate-related disasters occur. Researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research found that as many as a quarter of the violent strife cases in countries divided by ethnic issues were preceded by extreme weather. Severe floods, heat waves, and storms and their roles in … [Read more...]

New Zealand Plans to Become Rat-free by 2050

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For the first time ever, a nation is looking to get rid of all animal predators by 2050. According to New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, the country will initiate a program that will radically exterminate pests. If successful, this anti-rodent effort would be a global first, managing to get rid of all species of rats, possums, and stoats in New Zealand in just 34 years. According to g … [Read more...]

Only Ten Nations Worldwide Are War-free, Report

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The 10th annual Global Peace Index has nothing but bad news to report. Distressingly, the violence rates in the world have increased and astoundingly, only ten nations are currently completely free from any form of conflict. Most of the 10 violence-free countries are small and have relatively small populations. Thanks to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, terrorist massacres, and the … [Read more...]

Chinese News Agency Xinhua Discourages Pranks on April Fool’s Day

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April Fool’s Day is no laughing matter in Communist regimes. It’s not easy building a perfect society, especially when hostile foreign powers are undermining your efforts by encouraging frivolity and amusement. China’s official Xinhua News Agency has decided to put an end to this Western silliness, so it issued a warning saying that April Fool’s Day pranks are “inconsistent with core socialist v … [Read more...]

Curious Snowy Owl Flying Majestically was Captured by a Traffic Camera

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Right now, we wish traffic cameras could win one of those wildlife photography awards, because this captured Hedwig-like deserves all the credit. CCTV has caught a stunning snowy on one of their cameras, resulting in some unlikely competition for all the seasoned wildlife photographers out there who are looking forward to this year’s awards season. The stunning images of a curious snowy owl f … [Read more...]

ID Checks to Protect Swedish Border In An Unprecedented Migrant Influx

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Starting Monday, January 4, 2016, all passengers travelling by bus, train and ferry from Denmark to Sweden will be required to present photo identification. This move is part of a drastic effort on behalf of the government to control the Swedish border in an unprecedented migrant influx. With the checks going into effect at midnight, travelers have been warned about the long delays and queues … [Read more...]

Top 5 Highest-Paid Musicians Of 2015

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When you think about the best-paid musicians of 2015, maybe Adele springs to mind – particularly because of her amazing comeback after almost five years of being MIA. However, Adele’s record-smashing 25 album ($3.38 million) doesn’t put her among music’s top earners. Katy Perry ($135 million) Making money in the music industry comes from touring nowadays, and Katy Perry – as the No. 1 am … [Read more...]

Light of Peace Still Shines Down in the Holy Site of Bethlehem

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There aren’t as many tourists and pilgrims visiting Bethlehem this Christmas season, at least not as many as in recent years, even though the city remains a beacon of promise of peace. After negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis fell through last April, random stabbings by frustrated Palestinians led to shootings by Israeli soldiers. Over 140 people died in these tragedies, four of w … [Read more...]