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  • Why do restaurants refuse to split bills?

     

    IN AUSTRALIA, it's widely accepted that going out for a meal with a group friends will end with a calculator and wads of cash handed back and forth as the bill is divided up and paid.But the no split bill policy embraced by most restaurants is a strangely Australian phenomenon compared with other developed countries such as the US and UK - so much so that one Sydney entrepreneur last year launched an app to get around the problem.So what's the reason?It seems to be a combination of issue

  • Japan's Sex Problem: 40 Million Less People Expected by 2065

     

    source: independent.co.ukJapan's fertility problem hit a new low last year: 2016 was the first year since 1899 that fewer than one million babies were born in the country.New data suggests the trend isn't poised to let up anytime soon.Japan's National Institute of Population and Social Security Research predicts that the country's current population of 127 million will decline by nearly 40 million by 2065.Demographic experts point to younger generations' waning interest (and

  • Egypt Uncovers 17 Undiscovered Mummies

     

    source: dailycaller.comEgyptian archeologists discovered 17 new mummies in the central part of the country in one of the largest finds in recent history, the government announced Saturday.The massivediscoverycame after Cairo University students reportedly found the site using radar in 2016. The mummies were found within a necropolis, which included mummified animals, tombs, and a funeral site. The necropolis was buried approximately 24 feet underground.Egyptian officialsbelievethe mummies arepre

  • Macron Defeats Le Pen in a Landslide

     

    source: dailycaller.comEmmanuel Macron won France’s presidential election Sunday after his opponent Marine Le Pen conceded shortly after polls closed at 8 pm.Le Pen called Macron toconcedethe election after the centrist candidate was projected to have wonapproximately65 percent of the vote in the country’s run-off election. Reports showed a low voter turn out for an election that was considered to be a determining factor in France’s future in Europe.“A new chapter in our long history begins

  • Japan Facing a "Ninja Shortage"

     

    source: dailycaller.comNinjas are known for their stealth, but thedisappearance of these feudal-era assassins is becoming something of a problem in Japan.Tourism is booming in Japan, and many foreign tourists expect crowd-pleasing ninja performances when they visit the country.“With the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan on the increase, the value of ninjas for tourism content has increased,” Takatsugu Aoki, the manager of a martial arts teamin Nayoga in southern Japan, recentlytoldthe

  • Russia Blocks WeChat

     

    source: cgtn.com'On Friday, Russian telecom watchdog, Roskomnadzor, placed China’s WeChat messenger on a list of web sites blocked within the country.ARoskomnadzor spokesman stated Fridaythe block was due to WeChat’s violation of Article 15.4 of the law on information, technologies and security. The law basically states each individual service needs to be registered with the appropriate state agency within six months of implementation.The same law also states information exchanged between

  • Impeachment Proceeding Coming Soon for Duterte

     

    source: gulf-news.comImpeachment proceedings against President Rodrigo Duterte are expected to start on May 15 but numbers in the House of Representatives are not yet enough to impeach him, an opposition lawmaker said yesterday.Rep. Gary Alejano of Magdalo party-list made the admission pending referral of his impeachment complaint to the House Committee on Justice.Alejano accused Duterte of betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution in connection with the allegedly over

  • Donald Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

     

    source: thehill.comPresident Trump shocked Washington on Tuesday by firing FBI Director James Comey, the man who had been leading the politically charged investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.The remarkable dismissal came in a signed letter from Trump to Comey that said it was time for a “new beginning” at the nation’s “crown jewel of law enforcement.”“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigati

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