Britain’s 2019 Honors List recognizes Thai cave rescue divers, Twiggy, Michael Palin
29 December 2018 | 3:21 pm
The cave divers who rescued a Thai soccer team, 1960s model Twiggy, and Monty Python star Michael Palin are among those who have been recognized in Britain's annual New Year's Honours List.
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Brazilian grandmother Helena Schargel launches a lingerie line for the elderly -- which she models herself -- to "make women visible".
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Just 357 days after construction of the Shanghai factory began, the first electric sedans were presented to buyers. The rapid roll-out is of interest in Germany, where Tesla's first European Gigafactory will be built.
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The Swiss aviator and explorer Bertrand Piccard was the first person to fly around the world on a solar-powered plane. Speaking to FRANCE 24, he discussed the lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic, saying we need to save the planet, but "not in a naive way". The initiator and chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation believes that protecting the environment is fully compatible with profitability. "The goal is to talk to... decision makers and show them that it is in their own interests to do much better and to be more ambitious in the energy policies and environmental targets," he explained.
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In 1995, Ghana announced that it would achieve a middle-income status similar to Singapore by 2020. Rwanda too, says it aspires to be as successful as the Asian country. Results between the two African countries differ.
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When Iranian fashion and underwear model Negzzia learnt that Iran's Revolutionary Guards were onto her for allegedly spreading anti-Islamic culture, she knew she had to get out. She travelled first to Turkey, then to France, where, for a time, she lived on the streets. We discuss her new book and her determination to speak out about the Iranian regime's deep fear of personal freedom.
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Rescue divers have freed a meditating Buddhist monk from a flooded Thai cave in scenes that echoed the high-profile 2018 rescue of a trapped boys' football team. Manas Kemgoh, 46, was on a pilgrimage when he entered the Phra Sai Ngam cave in Phitsanulok province, in the country's centralnorth, on Saturday to meditate.
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Offering a shared pot of €3.5 billion to start with, the newly-proposed football competition known as the European Super League would divvy up revenue among a smaller group of elite clubs. We tell you more. Also, we take a look at the French government's plan to aid farmers reeling from this month's cold spell.
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As vaccinations increase, Germany is experimenting with tourism in one of its most-visited coastal regions. The popular island of Sylt and other resort areas are allowed to welcome guests — under strict stipulations.
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Fast fashion has made buying clothes cheaper and easier. It's terrible for the environment because a lot of garments end up in the trash. But businesses are looking for ways to move towards a circular model in fashion.
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The international fashion scene is becoming aware of the need of black representation in campaigns and on the catwalk. A Nigeria-based modelling pioneer has launched a continent-wide competition - known as Future Face Africa - to discover a supermodel.
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Many Giza residents have been heading to a salt cave to relax and relieve the stress of living in the crowded city. Visitors of the salt cave could be seen placing their feet in salt and filling their hands with it, while others preferred to bury themselves in it, which is believed to help orthopaedic patients improve their health.
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Victoria Salcedo, a young girl without arms and only on legs, is taking on her next challenge by participating in the Miss Ecuador contest, as filmed in Guayaquil. Salcedo lost her limbs in an accident when she was five years old after being electrocuted by a high voltage cable.
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