If you get an email like this from your assigned roommate in college, you haven’t even met yet, he or she is probably crazy. This is what happened to two friends, Winnie Chen and Gustinna Tun, a couple of incoming UCLA freshmen. Each of them received an email from their third roommate assigned to them. Just a reminder, the girls haven’t even met her yet…
A strong earthquake has hit central Italy on Wednesday killing at least 240 people. The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.2 and struck in Norica, Umbria, approximately 100km north-east of Rome. These are the heartbreaking pictures showing how the earthquake has left Italian villages in ruins and how they looked before tragedy.
There is a rush on mammoth ivory in the wilderness of Siberia, Russia. And since it is sold for millions on the black market in China, a lot of people from the poorest villages of Siberia took the opportunity and made a lot of money. These “hunters” or as they are called – tuskers - use illegal new methods to extract mammoth remains while trying to avoid police patrols.
Foreign students share their experience of living in Moscow dorms. It is not the best experience as very often there is minimal comfort and huge hygienic problems. Students share their beds with bedbugs and cockroaches plus there are frequent problems with leaky ceilings. Of course, these accommodations are not the first choice of students, but because of a very expensive rent in Moscow, they don’t really have a choice.
These photos are mainly taken in Shibuya, a special ward in Tokyo. This area is known as one of the fashion centers of Japan, particularly for young people, and as a major nightlife area. So, it is not surprising that you can meet more drunk people here than in any other part of the capital. Australian designer Tom O’Brie who lives in Japan snaps pics of these people and posts them on his Instagram account he called @shibuyameltdown.