There is, apparently, a Japanese town named Aberdeen. This town originally had a different name, but was renamed to Aberdeen so that the local whisky distillery could put "Made in Aberdeen" on their bottles, with "Japan" in smaller print below.
As one of his final official acts, US President Obama has commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning , the former intelligence analyst who leaked classified video of drone pilots massacring civilians, to time served. Now
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Tonight I saw Henry Rollins at the Barbican, on one of the two London dates on his current speaking tour of the UK (titled “Charmingly Obstinate”). Rollins went on stage at half past seven, attired in
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For a while, Scotland famously had more pandas than Tory MPs; now, Germany has as many Scottish Tory parliamentarians as Scotland :
Many German politicians try to play down their roots if they have a hint