Schoolies snapped sporting mullets in Byron Bay

A bogan Aussie foul is back, taking over Byron Bay as thousands of Schoolies flood the beach paradise like mullet locusts. Once a punchline, the mullet haircut is now the style of the day. But not just any mullet. DIY mullets. The kind that look like they’ve been cut with nail scissors while looking in … Read more

Kate Middleton is quietly making a big change, breaking the Queen tradition

What comes to mind when you hear “royal family”? Corgis? Buckingham palace? That one time the Queen Mother was caught on camera doing the Nazi salute? That King Charles allegedly once had an aide hold a urine bottle? Or that Kate, the Princess of Wales’ nickname for now-husband Prince William, used to be “big Willy”? … Read more

India’s first private rocket company aims to cut satellite costs

BENGALURU, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The startup behind India’s first private space launch plans to launch a satellite into orbit by 2023 and expects to be able to do so at half the cost of established launch companies, the founders said from Skyroot Aerospace to Reuters in an interview. The Hyderabad-based company, backed by Singapore’s … Read more

Germany is in talks with allies over Polish insistence on sending Patriots to Ukraine

NATO says the decision on whether to deploy Patriots depends on a specific country Poland asked to send German launchers to Western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland’s request to send German Patriot air defense units to Ukraine after the NATO chief suggested the military … Read more

San Francisco police want permission to use robots with lethal force

The San Francisco Police Department has requested the use of robots capable of “lethal force” in high-risk scenarios. A policy paper obtained by The Verge document showed the department’s plan for its platoon of 17 robots going forward. Under the proposal, the department plans to use them for “training and simulations, criminal arrests, critical incidents, … Read more

Backpacker Gemini Slater shut down Jenna Henderson

A British backpacker has explained why she left her travel partner at a campsite and continued their unique journey without her. Gemini Slater, 30, left Canadian tourist Jenna Henderson in Brisbane – two and a half weeks after their dream drive up Australia’s east coast, from Cairns to Sydney. They met on Facebook and agreed … Read more

Foxconn’s huge iPhone factory in China rocked by new worker unrest

Images on the internet show hundreds of workers protesting Surveillance cameras and windows smashed by men with sticks Workers complain about unpaid wages and insufficient food Foxconn says it is working to prevent a recurrence of violence SHANGHAI/TAIPEI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Hundreds of workers took part in protests at Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone factory … Read more

China widens COVID sidewalks, iPhone factory unrest adds to economic concerns

COVID restrictions grew as the number of cases increased Unrest in the iPhone factory underlines industrial, social risks Analysts warn of potential for wider lockdowns Resort Sanya imposes movement restrictions on newcomers BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Chinese cities imposed more curbs on Wednesday to curb rising coronavirus cases, compounding investor concerns about the economy … Read more

Club Q: Drag queen, daddy, help prevent dozens of deaths

A drag queen and a father are among those hailed as heroes after they tackled a nightclub mass shooter and prevented more people from dying. The drag performer allegedly hit the alleged assailant several times with a high-heeled shoe to subdue him. The attack killed five people at the Club Q gay club in Colorado … Read more

A local resident’s dog was skinned at the University of Idaho shortly before the murders

A couple’s dog was killed and skinned just 3 miles away from where the four University of Idaho students were brutally butchered in their home, leading locals to fear a connection between the two attacks. Buddy, a 12-year-old Australian mini-shepherd owned by Pam and Jim Colbert, had only fur on his legs and face when … Read more