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Fish tank shatters over shoppers

Fish tank shatters over shoppers | news | Scoop.it
Sixteen people have been hurt after an aquarium burst at a shopping mall in Shanghai.
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The 33-tonne tank shattered without warning at the city's Orient shopping centre on 18 December.

The tank was installed just two years ago but investigators say a combination of low temperatures and weak materials caused the collapse.

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Portraits of a threatened tribal culture

Portraits of a threatened tribal culture | news | Scoop.it
Photographer Stephen Dupont has spent a decade taking portraits of tribal life in Papua New Guinea. His work has also focused on the gangs of so-called Raskols which make the cities among the world's most dangerous.
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The internationally acclaimed photographer Stephen Dupont claims the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea to be his "true and fearsome friend".

For more than a decade he's been taking portraits in the country's hinterland where tribal traditions thrive and outsiders have barely encroached.

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Robot arm gets official US approval

Robot arm gets official US approval | news | Scoop.it
A robot arm capable of picking up delicate objects has been approved for use by US medical authorities.
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A new robotic arm has been tested out on an old man.

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Mexico's mariachi academy run by American

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Mariachi music has a reputation in Mexico and beyond for being a tourist attraction. But Leticia Soto, the American-born director of Mexico's first mariachi academy, says it is important for mariachi musicians to have formal training.
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Mariachi music has a reputation in Mexico and beyond for being a bit cheesy and something for the tourists. Musicians stand in plazas and flag down cars on the street, hoping to find people who will pay to hear a song

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Was hosting World Cup 2010 worth it?

Was hosting World Cup 2010 worth it? | news | Scoop.it
BBC Brasil's Joao Fellet travels around South Africa to hear people's views on the long-term benefits and disadvantages of hosting the 2010 World Cup tournament.
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While most South Africans seem pleased with what they see as the legacy left from hosting the 2010 World Cup - such as improvements in transportation infrastructure - some believe the overall costs are still hurting taxpayers.

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New video released of Nigerian girls

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New video claiming to show a number of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls has been released by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram.
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There are alot of girls kidnapped and this video proves that they have been kidnapped. this video was barely released. 

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