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Double Amputee War Veteran Running 31 Marathons in 31 Days
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A wounded war vet who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan is halfway through his goal of running 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 cities.

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Man Narrowly Avoids Collision With Sydney Train After Jumping Onto Tracks
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CCTV footage has emerged of a man narrowly avoiding being hit by an oncoming train in southern Sydney after he jumped onto the tracks to cross the platform. The footage, from August 2017 but released on November 6, shows the man rolling onto the platform at Banksia Station a second away from being crushed. The incident was described as “idiotic” by the NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance, who told Nine News he would be reviewing penalties for reckless behaviour at train stations. In a media release, Sydney Trains chief executive Howard Collins also lashed out at such risky actions. “This is dangerous behaviour that has to stop,” Collins said. "It’s beyond comprehension what goes through people’s minds when they behave like this. It’s time to put a stop to this foolishness. “These are mindless and thoughtless acts that needlessly put lives at risk. They not only delay our services but can be quite traumatising for our customers and our staff who witness these acts.” Credit: Sydney Trains via ViralVids

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Stingray Fever Spotted in Pensacola Beach, Florida
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Florida resident Mike Pinzone captured video of a group of stingrays, known as a fever, on the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier at Pensacola Beach, on November 4. Pinzone, a manager at a pizza restaurant at the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier, shot the footage and told the Pensacola Journal that the stingrays travel through the area every year looking to feed on the cigar minnows and mullet fish that are also in the area in the months of October and November. Credit: Mike Pinzone via ViralVids

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Awesome rock carvings in the Kazakh region of Almaty
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Our postcard this week offers a glimpse into the distant past, with prehistoric images in the Kazakh region of Almaty.

Stunning rock carvings or petroglyphs can be found at Tanbaly (sometimes written as Tamgaly), about 170 kilometres northwest of Almaty city.



Key facts about the Kazakh region of Almaty:


The region is in the country’s southeast
It shares a border with Kyrgyzstan & China
It covers an area of 225,000 sq kms
The city of Almaty is the country’s largest


It is a former capital of Kazakhstan

 




Euronews’ Seamus Kearney reported: “More than 5,000 different petroglyphs were discovered by an archaeological team in 1957.

“And in 2004 the entire site, including five different locations, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.”

Rinat Sharipov, a Tanbaly petroglyphs researcher, told Postcards: “Generally we can see petroglyphs with images of animals and people with heads that resemble the sun.

“A lot of the carvings date back to the Bronze Age, between the 14th and 12th centuries BC.”

The sacred images – together with altars, cult locations and burial grounds – are testament to the ancient way of life on the steppes of Central Asia.

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Sinkhole open up at Gemini Springs Park
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Arde la refinería Valero en Texas tras una explosión
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Las llamas se elevaron sobre la refinería Valero en la ciudad de Texas después de los informes de una explosión en la instalación el jueves 19 de abril.
La ciudad de Texas confirmó a través de su cuenta de Twitter que hubo una explosión en la planta de Valero, pero que no hubo heridos en el incidente, además tampoco tuvieron la necesidad de trasladar a los residentes hacia un lugar seguro.
Jesús González compartió este video que muestra el incendio en el complejo de la refinería.
Tras la explosión crecen las llamas en la refinería Valero vía Storyful

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90萬人口彈丸島國 為何欖球會稱霸世界?命裏福星原來是它


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Published at: 2018-04-16

碧海藍天、度假勝地一直是斐濟的代名詞。但她還有一個驕人的稱號——欖球強國。

每年的香港國際七人欖球賽,斐濟都是最吸引眼球的球隊。今年更創下四連霸、18次在香港奪冠的紀錄,吸引大批斐濟球迷來港打氣。

美國三藩斐濟球迷Karen:「他們今年會贏,今天會贏,因為他們是全世界最好的(欖球隊)。」

斐濟經理Richard Leong:「相信斐濟將會連贏四屆比賽,斐濟贏了2015、2016、2017,將要贏2018,連續四次。」

兩年前的奧運會,斐濟獲得了史上首枚金牌,舉國歡騰,全國放假。

為何只有90萬人口的斐濟,能在欖球賽事稱霸世界?

斐濟原本是大英殖民地,白人將欖球帶去島國,成為國民運動。1/5的國民玩欖球,多達8萬名球手,人才輩出。但真正將斐濟推向世界舞台的,則是她的福地——香港。

斐濟欖球教練布萊因(Ben Ryan)曾說:「香港七人欖球是斐濟欖球隊首項參加的國際賽,國民很重視香港站賽事,故很多斐濟人會儲蓄一年錢來港比賽,另外,賽事設有10萬美元的冠軍獎金,這相等於一年的薪金。這也是他們在香港表現特別出色的原因。」

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