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Ahead of South Korea’s Olympics, a ski resort decays

Every Olympic Games it's the same story. The host nation has a plan with all the expensive new facilities they are building once the Games have gone. However, more often than not, these same buildings end up abandoned for they are simply to big and too expensive to keep in decent standing for the local population.
As South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympics in a raft of new sporting venues, the abandoned Alps Ski Resort, 60 miles away, stands in grim contrast, as the future of South Korea's new facilities remains uncertain.

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A Year In Space 2017

We continue to explore the unknown to make it the known.

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Best Pictures Of 2017

I just checked out what I wrote in 2015 and it turns out nothing has changed. Absolutely nothing. Syria is still one big mess. Innocent refugees still want to flee countless frightening war zones. The Brexit has isolated and divided Britain a little more. Trump has done the same in the US. France was once again hit with terrorist attacks. And falling oil prices have given companies and consumers the excuse not to care about the environment as much.
I would be really good if we could let 2016 be and concentrate on making 2017 a year to never forget for the right reasons.


Yeah, that didn't happen, did it? If anything, things got worse, we just decided to turn a blind eye to some things that might offend or disturb us. Let's stop that in 2018 and make a difference to the present and the future.

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The Photos Of 2017 Week 48

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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The Photos Of 2017 Week 47

Here's our weekly round up of some of the best and most newsworthy photos from the past seven days.

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Border jam puts Mongolia’s coal lifeline under threat

In Mongolia's Gobi desert, thousands of heavy-duty trucks laden with coal inch along a cluttered highway towards the Chinese border in a journey that can take more than a week.

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New Dehli covered in a haze of smog

India plans to spray water over its capital New Delhi to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency.
Maybe combat it by being a lot stricter on what generates the smog in the first place?

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Life after death for the “Love Bug” in Ethiopia

In Addis Ababa, cranky, 50-year-old Volkswagen Beetles enjoy a kind of life after death; their parts are never discarded but re-used to keep the city's remaining Beetles on the road.

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For Cubans, Wi-Fi means family

The introduction of Wi-Fi hotspots in Cuban public spaces two years ago has transformed the Communist-run island that had been mostly offline. At dusk, when the worst of the Caribbean heat has subsided, parks around Cuba fill with families video chatting with loved ones abroad or scrolling through social media, their animated faces lit by telephone and tablet screens.

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Testing Trump’s border wall

Eight prototypes for President Trump's border wall with Mexico are being built and tested in San Diego.

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Japan video makers explore virtual reality for adults

Japan is the world’s second biggest virtual reality market after the United States and the adult entertainment industry and gaming sector are turning to VR as a new way to distribute content. Once the adult entertainment industry gets a hold of something it usually goes mainstream soon after.

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The new British aircraft carrier the HMS Queen Elizabeth

Britain has a new largest Navy vessel and it looks pretty impressive.
I cost a hell of a lot of money, carries a crew of thousands and 250 Marines.

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