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The Beach boys in a recording studio in 1962


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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A passenger in full protective suit waits to board a flight at Tan Son Nhat airport. Vietnam has resumed air travel after months of suspension because of Covid

Photograph: Hau Dinh/AP


That pic is enough to turn me off international travel for good LOL.

A woman wearing a burqa sits in the trunk of a taxi in Chawok market in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The sticker reads “for God’s sale stop fighting.”  Reuters/Zohra Bensemra

Robert Durst is seen being sentenced to life without possibility of parole for killing Susan Berman at Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles. Myung J Chun/Poo


If you haven't already seen it, don't miss this thriller about this fascinating man

New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who was sentenced this week in a two-decade-old murder case, has been hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19. 

The facial technology is able to recognise passengers even if they are wearing hats or masks



Commuters on the Moscow metro will be able to pay for their journeys at a glance with the introduction of the world’s most extensive facial recognition system for payments today, despite concerns about the “Orwellian” surveillance tools being deployed in the Russian capital.  The system, named Face Pay, allows users to look into a camera at special entrance turnstiles fitted in the metro’s 241 stations, instead of tapping in with a bank or metro card.


Face Pay ... probably the way of the future because humans love the easy way IMO.

WARSAW/BERLIN, (Reuters) - Poland plans to spend over 1.6 billion zlotys ($404 million) on building a wall on its border with Belarus.


Yesterday (Thursday) the lower chamber of parliament voted through plans to build the wall. That day 682 people tried illegally to enter Poland — almost six times the figure for the whole of last year. It also passed legislation that activists say aims to legalise the pushing of migrants back across the border, something not permitted by international law.

Wonder what the EU thinks of this stance.

Monsters Inside – what happened to Billy Milligan? 


The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan details how he used multiple personality disorder — to be acquitted of a crime by reason of insanity.


This new four-episode docuseries tells the story of an accused serial rapist in the 1970s who claimed that his actions were controlled by multiple personalities inside him. Needless to say, reporting about his crimes touched off a legal odyssey — and kept America spellbound. 


Another good true crime mystery that keeps you interested on Netflix.

A junior rugby league referee with deviant sexual interests has been jailed for preying on and having sex with multiple teenage girls.  Whiteman had physical contact with six victims, while the rest he exploited online.

Dale Whiteman, 32 from Wollongong, preyed on 22 girls, grooming them and having sex with a number of them over a 15 year period.

He was jailed on Friday for 16 years with a minimum 12 years for his crimes.

“Over a period of 15 years, Dale Whiteman in a persistent and predatory manner exploited 22 young girls for his own sexual gratification and deviant and prurient interests,” District Court of NSW Judge Andrew Haesler said, handing down his sentence.  “His actions harmed many young girls. His actions did, or had the potential to, cause lasting psychological harm to each child victim.

His offending did not stop with his initial arrest but only when he was jailed soon after.”


Ugh ... what a horrible man.


Participants pose nude for American art photographer Spencer Tunick, working on a photo installation in the desert landscape surrounding the southeastern Israeli city of Arad, some 15 kilometre west of the Dead Sea. About 300 participants have registered to be part of the nude photo installation, designed to draw world attention to the importance of preserving and restoring the Dead Sea, a unique natural resource and one of Israels most famous tourist attractions

Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images


And this is why

Apart from the bare behinds, hope the Dead Sea survives.

And not a decent bum amongst them

Jezkazgan, Kazakhstan
Ground personnel help the Russian actor Yulia Peresild after the landing of the Soyuz MS-18 re-entry capsule. Peresild was onboard with the film director Klim Shipenko and the cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky after filming a movie in space

Photograph: Sergei Savostyanov/Tass


3 Days in Hospital in Canada


What on earth does this picture mean ????

Just a Canadian showing off their free health system, unlike their southern neighbours.

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications

His family announced his death in a statement posted to Facebook.

"He was fully vaccinated," they said. "We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment.

He was such a favourite of presidents that he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom — twice. He was highly respected at home and abroad.

Full story.


Tourists on a whale-watching trip got their money’s worth when a humpback leapt from the water off Sydney harbour during its migration to Antarctica



Wow!! What an experience,

Sydney, Australia

Images of frontline workers and vaccinated residents are projected on to the Sydney Opera House in tribute after New South Wales passed a target of 80% of people over 16 being fully vaccinated

Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images



A mother reacts after her daughter was released from Insein Prison in Hangon, Myanmar.  The government announced an amnesty for more than 5600 people arrested for taking part in anti-coup protests.  Over 1000 people were freed from prison around the country and charges against more than 4000 others were suspended.

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