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World’s first vending machine cafe opens in Singapore

VendeCafe, a new introduction into mini food courts has landed in Singapore, a first in the world. The new revolution simplifies ordering and receiving an entire meal at the touch of a button – all ready in under three minutes. The bright orange vending machines can push out hot, cold, fresh or…


Chinese buy Australia’s South Molle Island in Whitsundays

A Chinese investors group has purchased the South Molle Island in the heart of Whitsundays – this only a year after purchasing the nearby Daydream Island Resort and Spa. China Capital Investment Group reportedly coughed up $25 million for the little piece of heaven. South Molle, a small 12 hectare…


Taiwan Arrests Three Foreigners in $2.5m ATM Cyberheist

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan has arrested three foreign suspects over a $2.5 million cyberheist which used malware to hack into a major local bank’s ATM network and steal bags of cash, police said Monday. The attack, the first of its kind in Taiwan, targeted the First Commercial Bank’s ATM network…


China Gives $600 Million Aid to Ally Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Cambodia’s prime minister announced Friday that China will give his government nearly $600 million in aid to support the country’s election infrastructure, education and health. Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a statement that the aid was finalized after he met with his Chinese counterpart Li…


Pakistan Social Media Star Baloch Killed ‘by brother’

MUZZAFFARABAD, Pakistan – A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarized the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honor killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion. Qandeel Baloch, praised by many of the country’s youth for her willingness to break social taboos…


1 of 500 Marines Missing on Tarawa Island Finally Comes Home

ARLINGTON, Va. – Today, 73 years later, one of the 500 plus Marines missing on Tarawa Island has found his way home. Private Robert Carter’s body was originally considered ‘unrecoverable’, lost in the heat of conflict in one of the deadliest battles of the Pacific theatre. Often referred to as…




Release of Altered Mosquitoes to Start in Cayman Islands

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – An effort to reduce mosquitoes and prevent the spread of viruses such as Zika in the Cayman Islands by releasing genetically altered mosquitoes is to start next week, officials in the British Caribbean territory said Thursday. Mosquito abatement authorities in the Cayman Islands and British…


New Zealand Couple Discover Severed Head on Fiji Beach

NATADOLA BEACH, Fiji – A New Zealand couple were walking on the popular Fiji Natadola Beach when they made a gruesome discovery in a murder case that has captivated the island. The NZ couple had traveled to Fiji for a week long vacation to attend a rugby match and get…