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  • Friday, January 19th 2018 - 09:18 UTC

    A Falklands' Caracara escapes from London Zoo and spends ten days on the loose

    The Striated Caracara is found in the Falklands, where the species has a reputation for bold and mischievous behaviour, and are referred to as “Johnny Rooks”. (Pic A. Hansen)

    A powerful bird of prey native to the Falkland Islands was captured on Wednesday after escaping from London Zoo and spending 10 days on the loose. There were repeated sightings of the two-foot tall raptor, called a Striated Caracara, in Camden this week, with one report that it was seen “ripping into a whole cooked chicken”.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 16:52 UTC

    It's World Penguin Day!

    In case you didn't know, this Saturday, 20th January, is World Penguin Day! What better way to celebrate it than start planning your own Falkland Islands adventure. Penguins...well we've got plenty, but that's not all the Falklands is about. It's a bird watcher's paradise. It is fabulous for walking, exploring, photography, fishing, and immersing yourself in island life. And perhaps as much as anything else, it's the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of, well, the rest of the world!

  • Saturday, January 13th 2018 - 09:53 UTC

    US$ 451 million jackpot for a 20-year old from Florida

    Mega Millions lotto officials confirmed Shane Missler, of Port Richey, was the lone winner of the Jan. 5 jackpot.

    A US$ 451 million mystery is over. 20-year-old “retired” background screening worker from Florida claimed the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions lottery history, lotto officials confirmed. Shane Missler, of Port Richey, was the lone winner of the Jan. 5 jackpot. He elected to take a lump sum payout of US$ 281.2 million, officials said.

  • Friday, January 12th 2018 - 10:46 UTC

    Rigby & Peller lingerie loose royal warrant for disclosing Buckingham information

    June Kenton said Rigby & Peller lost the right to display the royal coat of arms in 2017 after she mentioned the royals in her book, “Storm in a D-cup.”

    The former owner of a firm that made lingerie for Queen Elizabeth II wept on Thursday as she expressed regret that the company lost its royal warrant after her memoir disclosed details of a meeting with the monarch at Buckingham Palace. June Kenton said Rigby & Peller lost the right to display the royal coat of arms in 2017 after she mentioned the royals in her book, “Storm in a D-cup.”

  • Friday, January 12th 2018 - 09:59 UTC

    Falklands radio station with new old faces

    Corina Goss has returned as Station Manager. Corina was also the station manager from 2005 to 2016, having joined the station in 1993, aged just 16

    Falklands Radio has new staff members from this week. Corina Goss has returned as Station Manager, while Gavin Short has joined the team as Senior News Correspondent.
    Corina was also the station manager from 2005 to 2016, having joined the station in 1993, aged just 16, as a continuity announcer.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 09:48 UTC

    Women to the rescue of men: don't fall into a “Puritanical” witch hunt

    Catherine Deneuve is among 100 women who signed an editorial Tuesday in Le Monde, criticizing the current #MeToo movement for restricting sexual freedom.

    Legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve is among 100 women who signed an editorial Tuesday in French daily Le Monde, criticizing the current #MeToo movement for restricting sexual freedom.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2018 - 09:55 UTC

    World's largest party: New Year celebrations in Rio beaches attracted 2.4 million people

    Cariocas and tourists of all ages had the opportunity to enjoy a seventeen minute pyrotechnic spectacle and an eclectic line-up with ten musical attractions

    Where was the best New Year party in the World? At Times Square New York in below zero temperature or on a sunny summer beach day in Rio De Janeiro with 2.4 million happy tourists and locals going wild. On Sunday, December 31st, 2.4 million people gathered on Copacabana’s beach to welcome 2018. According to Riotur, this is the largest audience ever registered in Copacabana’s New Year’s Eve celebration, considered one of the best in the world.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2018 - 10:05 UTC

    “2017 was the safest year for aviation ever”

    To70 estimated that the fatal accident rate for large commercial passenger flights is 0.06 per million flights, or one fatal accident for every 16 million flights.

    Airlines recorded zero accident deaths in commercial passenger jets last year, according to a Dutch consulting firm and an aviation safety group that tracks crashes, making 2017 the safest year on record for commercial air travel. Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 and the Aviation Safety Network both reported there were no commercial passenger jet fatalities in 2017.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 - 10:44 UTC

    Royal Mint coins to celebrate Frankenstein, the Armistice, Women's vote and RAF

    The moment of the long-awaited ceasefire is the subject for 2018. The design for the Armistice £2 coin features words from Wilfred Owen’s poem “Strange Meeting”

    The United Kingdom will make new coins this year to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein’’ as well as commemorate a century since women started gaining the right to vote. Designs on special two-pound coins will also honor the end of the First World War and the creation of the Royal Air Force in 1918, the U.K.’s Royal Mint said in a statement.

  • Thursday, December 14th 2017 - 06:05 UTC

    Falklands, next call for Indian Navy sailboat with an all-women crew

    INSV Tarini was open to visitors at Lyttelton Port of Christchurch. Nearly 200 visitors, from all walks of life, visited the vessel and interacted with the crew. (Pic Indian Navy)

    The Indian Navy sailboat INSV Tarini left New Zealand on Tuesday for the next leg of its journey towards Falkland Islands, after completing the second leg of its circumnavigation voyage, an official statement said. Tarini, with its all-women team of Indian Naval officers, had arrived in New Zealand on November 29.