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Great Blasket: Irish island seeks couple to become summer caretakers

Great Blasket: Irish island seeks couple to become summer caretakers

(CNN) — If your sweetheart turns to you tonight and whispers “shall we try for a little one?”, don’t dismiss them out of hand. It could be they’re talking about an Irish island. Great Blasket, on Europe’s Atlantic fringes, is seeking a couple to become summer caretakers and sole full-time residents of this unoccupied island […]

Chris Gursky nearly died hang gliding — here’s what happened next

Chris Gursky nearly died hang gliding — here’s what happened next

(CNN) — Chris Gursky nearly died hang gliding. No, that’s not an exaggeration. There’s a viral video to prove it. Yeah, you read that right: Gursky spent over two spine-chilling minutes hanging on for his life, the glider soaring high above the ground as Gursky gripped on with a single hand. Thankfully, he lived to […]

Prehistoric Wollemi Pine trees saved from Australian bushfires

Prehistoric Wollemi Pine trees saved from Australian bushfires

Firefighters in New South Wales (NSW) were enlisted by the local government to save the prehistoric Wollemi Pine grove, which exists in a secret location within the 5,000-square-kilometer (1,930-square-mile) Wollemi National Park northwest of Sydney. The oldest fossil of the rare pine species dates back 90 million years and the pines are thought to have […]

An actress with small role in ‘Marriage Story’ is suing a cruise line for an alleged bed bug infestation

An actress with small role in ‘Marriage Story’ is suing a cruise line for an alleged bed bug infestation

“Imagine yourself on a cruise at sea with your stateroom infested with bed bugs,” said Connie Flores, who had a small part as an “arguing woman” in Netflix’s Oscar-nominated film “Marriage Story,” in a statement from her attorney, Brian Virag. The lawsuit, filed in US District Court in the Central District of California, seeks general […]

Soviet childhood in Moldova: Woman revisits 30 years later

Soviet childhood in Moldova: Woman revisits 30 years later

(CNN) — For as long as I can remember, I have struggled to explain to people where I’m from. Americans know of the Soviet Union but have little idea of the different characters of the republics that made up the former USSR. Calling myself Russian didn’t feel authentic. Yet when I referred to Moldavia, where […]

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