Escalator missing en route to Prague airport
10 April 2015
By KAREL JANICEK
In this picture taken on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, a porter helps to carry a luggage to traveler on their way to the airport in Prague, Czech Republic. On the way to the Vaclav Havel Airport people using a bus have to climb 32 steps of a steep staircase from the subway station to the bus terminal. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
PRAGUE (AP) -- The good news for visitors to the Czech capital: the newly expanded A line of Prague's subway network that opened this week will comfortably take them from downtown closer than ever to the city's international airport.
The bad news: To board the No. 119 bus that covers the final 8 kilometers (5 miles) between the Nadrazi Veleslavin station and Vaclav Havel Airport, they have to climb 32 steep stairs from the subway station to the bus terminal. The reason? The 20 billion koruna ($787 million) project didn't budget for an escalator there.
IS video shows jihadists destroying Iraqi artefacts
April 5, 2015
Baghdad (AFP) - The Islamic State group has released a video in which militants can be seen using rifles and sledgehammers to destroy artefacts at the ancient city of Hatra in Iraq.
Destruction at the UNESCO world heritage site had already been confirmed by the UN's cultural agency a month ago.
Australian woman who flashed breasts at Google car to face court
2 April 2015
Australian woman who flashed breasts at Google car to face court - © Peter Steffen, dpa
Sydney (dpa) - A woman who flashed her breasts at a Google car in suburban South Australia and then boasted about it will have to answer in court, police said Thursday.
Karen Davis, 38, recalled in reports this week how she had chased after the Google Street View car in Port Pirie two months ago and hitched up her sweater to tick an item off her "bucket list." "I flashed as he went past and then he came back and did another one, I'm assuming to make sure he got the shot," she told The Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide.
The image was captured by the car and displayed via Google Earth and Google Maps. But the media exposure Davis has received in recent days has landed her in trouble with police. She will be summoned to appear in court to face a charge of disorderly behaviour, a spokeswoman for the South Australia Police said. "We received numerous complaints from the public," the spokeswoman told dpa. Davis is likely to face a fine or, at worst, a prison term if convicted, she added.
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