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Indonesian village turns red as floods hit batik-manufacturing hub

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Jakarta, Indonesia A surreal, blood-red river inundated the Indonesian village of Jenggot after floods hit a nearby batik factory on Saturday, causing a frenzy on social media. Thousands of users on Twitter shared p...

Austrian man leaves fortune to French village that saved his family from Nazis

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An Austrian man who died in December has left an undisclosed fortune to the French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon to thank residents for hiding his family from Nazis during World War II. I witnessed the rise o...

Indian village schoolteacher wins $1 million global prizeand gives half to the runners-up

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An Indian schoolteacher has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize -- and has vowed to give half of the $ 1 million prize money to the runners-up. The award, which is run by the Varkey Foundation in partnershi...

No Fugging way. Joke-weary Austrian village changes its name

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What's in a name? Blyk, quite a lot, if you live in the Austrian village of F**king. From January 1, the village will be renamed "Fugging," after local residents grew tired of widespread international attentio...

Romanian village re-elects dead mayor, saying he deserved to win

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Romanian villagers have re-elected their mayor by a landslide even though he died two weeks ago from Covid-19 complications, saying he had done a good job and deserved his posthumous victory. A video shared on social...

An entire village lost its broadband at the same time every day for 18 maande. Now we know why

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Vir 18 maande, residents of a village in Wales have been mystified as to why their broadband internet crashed every morning. Now engineers have finally identified the reason: A second-hand television that emitted a...

‘Kushner Villagetenants sue to block paying rent until fire system concerns are met

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Washington A group of tenants filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing Kushner Companies of illegally collecting rent and creating dangerous living conditions by failing to maintain working fire sprinkler systems in four New...