Merry Cemetery

The Merry Cemetery (Romanian: Cimitirul Vesel is a cemetery in the village of Săpânța, Maramureş county, Romania. It is famous for its colourful tombstones with naïve paintings describing, in an original and poetic manner, the people who are buried there as well as scenes from their lives. The Merry Cemetery became an open-air museum and …
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Australia fires: Morrison heckled by bushfire victims

Australia is grappling with massive bushfires fuelled by record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought. In the worst-affected state, New South Wales, fires have burned more than 4 million hectares (40,000 sq km or 9.9 million acres) destroying more than 1,300 houses and forcing thousands to seek shelter elsewhere. Across the country, 20 people have …
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Witness: Bank robber throws money on the street, yells ‘Merry Christmas!’

A 65-year-old man was arrested Monday after robbing a bank in downtown Colorado Springs, before reportedly walking outside, throwing the money into air and yelling, “Merry Christmas!” Around 12:27 p.m. Monday, David Oliver allegedly threatened employees of the Academy Bank at 1 South Tejon Street with a weapon, leaving the bank with an undisclosed amount …
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Iohannis at HeForShe: By 2020, 70% of public institutions will have gender equality experts (video)

The President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, in New York, United States of America, the national intervention in the launch of the HeForShe 10x10x10 IMPACT Champions Joint Report. Dear fellow IMPACT Champions, Honourable Presidents and Prime Ministers, Madam Executive Director, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour for me …
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Human impact on the environment

Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes changes to biophysical environments and ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources caused directly or indirectly by humans, including global warming, environmental degradation (such as ocean acidification, mass extinction and biodiversity loss, ecological crisis, and ecological collapse. Modifying the environment to fit the needs of …
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Video: Peugeot E-Legend Concept

Boredom is clearly not part of the Peugeot brand’s DNA, autonomous does not mean monotonous, and energy transition will not erase 120 years of automotive history. Peugeot is proud to announce the e-LEGEND CONCEPT. The future of the automobile is being written today. We design the cars of tomorrow, complete with the technology to manage …
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Aurel Persu: a Forgotten Pioneer in Aerodynamics

Most people associate Romania more with stereotypical Eastern Europe than with innovations in car manufacturing. Cheap Dacia Logans have flooded Europe’s roads, but few would ever think of comparing their manufacturers with such innovative brands as Volvo or Citroën. But it was in Romania that the importance of aerodynamics in the production of cars was first truly understood. …
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Bill Gates caught falling in line for burger at fast food joint

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates proved that being a billionaire does not exempt him from falling in line to grab a burger at a fast food joint in Washington, United States. A picture of Gates wearing a maroon long-sleeve shirt, black pants and shoes while standing in line at Seattle-based fast food chain Dick’s …
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Australian Town Comes Up With A Genius Way Of Stopping Pollution

Plastic pollution is a huge problem these days, as it has seriously damaging effects on our environment, health, and food. According to National Geographic: “Each year, an estimated 18 billion pounds of plastic waste enters the world’s ocean from coastal regions. That’s about equivalent to five grocery bags of plastic trash piled up on every …
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Plane Fire at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport: What Is Known So Far

On Sunday evening a Murmansk-bound Sukhoi Superjet, flight SU1492, caught fire during a hard emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. The SSJ100, which was performing a flight from Moscow to Murmansk, had to make an emergency landing earlier in the day at the Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport due to the fire on board, which ultimately burnt …
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