Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
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Breathtaking motocross double double front flip off a cliff #shorts
Guardian, 18 Nov 2021
The freestyle motocross rider Tom Pages pulled off an amazing first in the ski resort of Avoriaz in France – riding off a sheer cliff and performing a double front flip before parachuting down.
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Pages attacked the seven-metre ramp at 50 mph and shot out more than 55 metres from the cliff before gliding back down to the ground.
After successfully completing two complete front flips, Pages released a specially designed parachute and glided to safety over the picturesque ravine. A second chute deployed on his motorcycle.
'What's going to get me stoked after that?' Pages said as he reflected on his achievement. 'I don't know. I'm going to have to find something even more stupid to have fun.'
Pages is no stranger to extreme sports: he is a multiple Red Bull X-Fighters champion and a five-time X Games gold medallist.
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Kabul roadside blast injures five, local TV reports
Reuters, 30 Nov 2021
A roadside bomb blast in the Afghan capital of Kabul injured at least five people, television station Ariana News and witnesses said.
Live: Enjoy picturesque view of Tianchi Lake in northwest China's Xinjiang
CGTN, 30 Nov 2021
Tianchi Lake, which literally means "heavenly lake" in Chinese, is located about 100 kilometers east of Urumqi City, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Far-right commentator Eric Zemmour launches 2022 bid for French presidency • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 30 Nov 2021
Zemmour, a former journalist known for his extreme anti-migration stance, has dominated the pre-election calendar with his polarising language and unrivaled media attention.
Ex-Detroit police chief: It’s a systematic effort to decriminalize theft
FOX, 30 Nov 2021
James Craig sounds off on Democratic ‘policy failures’ as smash-and-grab robberies are spiking amid the holiday season.
Poland PM urges 'wake up' to destabilisation by Russia and allies
BBC, 30 Nov 2021
Poland's prime minister says Nato allies need to "connect the dots" and "wake up" to Russian attempts to destabilise the region.
Family photo of newly designated Swedish PM Andersson with her government
AFP, 30 Nov 2021
Family photo of the newly designated Swedish Prime minister, Margareta Andersson, with her government ministers outside the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm.
'Squid Game' celebrated at Gotham Awards
AP, 30 Nov 2021
Speaking at the Gotham Awards where the Netflix show won two gongs, "Squid Game" star Jung HoYeon said she's "flustered but happy and grateful" with her newfound success.
Honduras On Course To Elect Its First Female President
NBC, 30 Nov 2021
After an historic presidential election in Honduras, Leftist candidate Xiomara Castro is poised to become the country’s first female president.
'Free the Nipple’ artists bare (not quite) all on Sao Paulo streets
RT, 30 Nov 2021
Imagine the scene: you’re out doing your shopping when all of a sudden you’re confronted by pornographic tinfoil space zombies.
What is behind Russia's build-up of troops behind the Ukrainian border?
DW, 30 Nov 2021
"We're the ones that keep other people awake at night": That's the impact US Marine Corps Brigadier General Simon Doran hopes this massive show of NATO power has on Russian mili...
The Bookmaker: An ancient craft in Ethiopia | Africa Direct
Al Jazeera, 30 Nov 2021
The Bookmaker by filmmaker Girum Berehanetsehay unfolds in the mists of the high Ankober Mountains of Ethiopia.
China’s controversial ‘Syrian-style’ cafes draw influencers with crumbling, ‘war zone-like’ decor
SCMP, 30 Nov 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube “Syrian-style” cafes have been trending in China in recent months.
Live: Beyond labels - Gen Z explain who they are
CD, 30 Nov 2021
The sixth episode of the China Daily series Youth Power will be broadcast online at 8 pm Beijing time on Tuesday, Nov 30.
Barbados leaves colonial history behind and becomes a republic
Guardian, 30 Nov 2021
President Sandra Mason was sworn in as the new head of state in the Barbados capital Bridgetown.
Charles acknowledges 'stain' of the 'atrocity of slavery' in Barbados
Sky, 30 Nov 2021
Prince Charles has apologised for the history of slavery in the Caribbean. The apology came during a ceremony to mark Barbados' transition to a republic and the formal removal o...
Tambyah: We Are Not Ready for the Next Pandemic
Bloomberg, 30 Nov 2021
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Department of Medicine Professor
British F-35 crashes into sea after failing to take off
Telegraph, 30 Nov 2021
An F-35 that crashed into the Mediterranean never managed to take off, footage has revealed.
Soaking up ideas: How "sponge cities" can absorb water, prevent flooding
CA, 30 Nov 2021
As Canada grapples with the consequences of climate change, including the disastrous floods in British Columbia, cities are looking for ways to be more resilient to extreme weat...
'Makes no sense': Lemon reacts to Trump White House doctor's tweet
CNN, 30 Nov 2021
CNN’s Don Lemon gives his take on a tweet from Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) in which he claims the Omicron variant was made up to help Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections.
What are stablecoins and how do they work?
FT, 30 Nov 2021
FT banking and fintech reporter Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan looks at how the digital assets are used, why they are growing in popularity - and why they are in regulators' sights.