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Munich pools issue ground rules for migrants

Some swimming pools in Munich have issued comic book-style leaflets with drawings instructing migrants about proper pool etiquette. The leaflets are available in multiple languages, including Arabic, French, Pashto and Somali, and include safety and behaviour tips in a comic book style. Particular emphasis is placed on stopping physical and verbal harassment of women, with… Read More
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In Switzerland It Is Required by Law to Have a Nuclear Bunker

In Switzerland, there are about 300,000 shelters in Swiss dwellings, institutions and hospitals, as well as 5,100 public shelters, providing protection for a total of million individuals – a coverage of 114 per cent. There is a simple reason : it is a legal requirement. People having a house built are not obliged to include… Read More
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Why Is Japan Such an Unpopular Tourist Destination?

1. Not Enough Publicity There have been attempts to come up with advertising campaigns, but they’ve proved ineffective. 2. Too expensive Japan is perceived as being too expensive. Travel agencies charge tremendously for every little service they provide. But if you try supermarkets, convenience stores, discount shops, chain restaurants, etc. that local people use, japan… Read More
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Chinese Hospitals Require That Patients Buy Tickets to See a Doctor

Most hospitals in China require patients to buy registration tickets to determine the order in which they are seen by a doctor or get hospital treatment. Criminal gangs take advantage of this opportunity to buy up registration tickets in bulk and sell them to patients at inflated prices. Many patients prefer to pay the scalpers… Read More
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Bachelors in Dubai Not Allowed to Live in Family Areas

According to a 1999 municipal rule, it is illegal for bachelors in Dubai to live in residential areas. There is a stigma of being a bachelor in Dubai but only those who are from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other countries in the sub-continent fall under the accomodation law. The law does not apply… Read More
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Chinese Paying Real Money to Attend Fake Colleges

In China, hundreds of illegitimate schools voluntarily choose deceptive names that are similar to real, well-known universities. They attract students who scored poorly on the difficulct college entrance exam, despite having no licensing that allows them to even accept students, let alone reward degrees. Sometimes these colleges even have their own campus or rent buildings and… Read More
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Fake Bank Offers Customers Deposits but no Withdrawals

Already infamous for the widespread availability of fake stores like IKEA or Apple, counterfeiting in China has now been extended to fake banks. Branches of China Construction Bank or even Goldman Sachs complete with card readers, passbooks and ATMs had been set up before being shut down by authorities. Duped “customers” hand over money to… Read More
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Hundreds of Bunnies Chase Visitors on ‘Rabbit Island’

Okunoshima, a small japanese island, is occupied by hundreds of wild rabbits that roam the paths and approach tourists for food. Visitors are mobbed the moment they reach into a bag or rustle anything resembling paper. They are often more than willing to get on the ground to allow the rabbits to crawl over them.… Read More
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