What’s a guy from Te Awamutu doing battling giant Nazi robot spiders and flying saucers 50,000 years in the future For air force pilot-turned-actor Jak Wyld, it was just another day on the job. Wyld stars in The 25th Reich, in which he plays one of a team of American GIs sent to the Australian outback in World War II who end up in the distant future.
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Jordan: King Abdullah Holds On, Despite Rising Discontent
Spare a thought for Jordan’s King Abdullah as he visits Washington this week, complaining of the dire consequences of the failure of his Israeli neighbor to make peace with the Palestinians: it’s not easy being a monarch in a Middle East buffeted by the democratic winds of the Arab Spring, and even less so when your country is wracked with rising tensions between its indigenous Bedouins and Palestinians who comprise as much as half of the population. When the King visited the southern tribal area of Tafila on Monday, a rare skirmish between the gathered crowd and security officers hinted at the powder keg atop which Abdullah sits.
China’s Tainted-Milk Scandal Spreads
China: Tainted Pork Renews Food Safety Fears
Montenegro: Europe’s New Ski Destination
If your plans to enjoy North America’s famous powder snow and tree-skiing have been derailed by the current economic downturn, why not try a quicker, cheaper and altogether more unusual winter holiday in the tiny but spectacular country of Montenegro? While many European resorts suffer from overcrowding, limited fresh snow and unskiable pine forests, Montenegro’s mountains offer deep, light powder, virtually no people and acres of perfectly spaced beech trees.
Cops: Suspect in Santa massacre had planned to flee
The man who, dressed as Santa Claus, killed nine people at a Christmas Eve party planned to flee to Canada the next day, but California police believe he decided to kill himself instead because of severe burn injuries. During a news conference on Friday, Covina Police Chief Kim Raney said Bruce Jeffrey Pardo had purchased a ticket for an early Christmas Day flight from Los Angeles to Canada