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Enormous Greece evacuation over WW2 bomb

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption The bomb is is regarded as one of many largest from World Battle Two to be present in a Greek metropolis At the very least 70,000 individuals within the Greek metropolis of Thessaloniki are being evacuated so 500lb World Battle Two bomb will be defused, officers say. It’s regarded as one of many largest wartime bombs to be present in city Greece along with being

Baghdad’s Inexperienced Zone hit by rockets after lethal clashes

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption Police fired teargas at protesters earlier on Saturday A number of rockets have hit the excessive safety Inexperienced Zone in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, hours after clashes at a protest left at the least 5 lifeless. There have been no fast reviews of casualties within the Inexperienced Zone, which homes authorities buildings and international embassies in Baghdad. Earlier on Saturday, 1000’s of protesters, demanding electoral reform,

India’s iconic Ambassador automobile model is offered to Peugeot

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption The Ambassador was not famend for its handbrake or steering lock One among India’s most iconic automobile manufacturers has been offered by Hindustan Motors to the French producer Peugeot for a nominal $12m (£9.6m), officers say. The Ambassador automobile was once certainly one of India’s most prestigious autos beloved by authorities ministers. However it has been out of manufacturing since 2014. It’s not clear whether

Brazil police strike: Wives lead resistance in Espirito Santo

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Police wives and relations have led the motion as a result of army law enforcement officials face jail in the event that they cease work Wives and different relations of police within the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo have defied a deal aimed toward ending a week-long strike. They are saying they weren’t included in negotiations to finish the motion over pay. On Friday, state

Most cancers charity seeks assist for sunburn-prone Danes overseas

Picture copyright Danish Most cancers Society Picture caption Presenter Mikael Bertelsen relays the message in 5 languages – every time the choir merely sings “ow ow ow ow ow” A Danish most cancers charity is asking residents of overseas vacation locations to look out for pale-skinned guests who could also be vulnerable to sunburn, and has launched a playful marketing campaign to boost consciousness. The Danish Most cancers Society is

Japan metropolis tackles language barrier with quirky indicators

By Information from Elsewhere… …as discovered by BBC Monitoring Picture copyright Morioka Regional Improvement Bureau Picture caption It is hoped the indicators will make life simpler for guests – notably these with delicate style buds Officers in northern Japan are attempting to succeed in out to overseas guests through the use of comical indicators to tell them about native customs and meals. The indicators are in use within the metropolis

Uzbek movie blocked over lack of Morgan Freeman

By Information from Elsewhere… …as discovered by BBC Monitoring Picture copyright AFP/Getty Photographs Picture caption Morgan Freeman – not coming to Uzbek cinemas any time quickly The discharge of an Uzbek motion film has been blocked for utilizing photographs of US actor Morgan Freeman in its promoting, regardless that he would not seem within the movie. The film, known as Daydi (Rogue), was as a consequence of be proven in

Lithuania tourism advert used faux photographs

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, has a horny Outdated City space Lithuania’s tourism chief has been compelled to resign after an advert marketing campaign to advertise the Baltic state used photographs of different nations. The division of tourism admitted that a few of the photos shared on social media had been of Finland and Slovakia. The pictures ran beneath the slogan “Actual is Lovely”. “I’ve determined to

Spot the distinction

Picture caption Spot the distinction: a marketing campaign poster reveals Vanja who’s Swiss and Vania who shouldn’t be Changing into a naturalised citizen is more durable in Switzerland than nearly anyplace else in Europe, and voters are to resolve on Sunday whether or not to make it simpler for third-generation immigrants. “I went to highschool with youngsters who weren’t Swiss,” says campaigner Stefan Egli. “And I at all times questioned

Nigeria’s Arik Air and aviation trade in disarray

Picture copyright Boeing handout The Nigerian authorities has introduced a takeover of the nation’s greatest airline – Arik Air – to stop it going bust. However that is simply the most recent instance of issues in Nigeria’s aviation trade, stories the BBC’s Martin Persistence from Lagos. The federal government company (Asset Administration Company of Nigeria) now accountable for supervising the airline stated the choice was made to “instill sanity within