Friday 30 September 2016

13 die in boat disaster

Published 25/01/2016 | 02:30

A tourist boat carrying more than 30 people capsized in bad weather off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, killing 13 passengers.

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The vessel went down amid rain and strong winds as it was ferrying between the Corn Islands, a popular tourist destination. All the victims were Costa Rican.

Pubs bring joy

New research confirms what people have always suspected - living near a pub makes you happier.

A study by Oxford University found that regulars with a local pub nearby are "significantly" happier, have more friends, better life satisfaction, and actually drink in more moderation.

Virgin reward

A South African mayor has awarded college scholarships to 16 young women for remaining virgins to encourage others to be "pure and focus on school".

The scholarship was introduced this year and has been awarded to young women from the Uthukela district in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province.

Irish Independent

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