By Phan Anh  October 8, 2019 | 05:02 pm GMT+7 A 226-kilogram Mark 82 bomb is collected by personnel of the Quang Binh military command, October 5, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Quang Binh newspaper. Two bombs of 339 kilograms were recently found and disposed of in northern Quang Ninh Province and central Quang Binh Province. A 113-kilogram bomb was found on Monday next to a construction site in Quang Ninh's Ha Long town, home to the famous Ha Long Bay, local media reported. The U.S.-made bomb, which is 1.5-meters long with a 40-centimeter radius, was disposed of the same day. Another 226-kilogram bomb was found by the Quang Binh military command in Bo Trach District last Saturday. The bomb, a Mark 82, was then disposed of by the military command's engineering division. Unexploded ordnance still threatens a fifth of Vietnam's land mass and explosions are not uncommon. According to the United Nations, 104,000 Vietnamese people … [Read more...] about Vietnamese military finds two unexploded bombs
The world’s oldest cities are once-in-a-lifetime destinations, places that effortlessly inspire awe and put you in the shoes of a time traveler. To walk labyrinthine streets, marvel at crumbling fortress walls, or see kings’ tombs that have endured thousands of years is to experience a fleeting moment of what life was like for the first civilizations on Earth. Read on to be transported to 10 ancient cities to visit (without travel advisories) where you can take part in age-old rituals and learn about the legends that have been passed down for more generations than you can ever fathom. Luoyang, China First Inhabited: Around 2070 BCE Asia’s oldest continuously inhabited city, Luoyang was considered to be the geographical center and one of the four great ancient capitals of China. It lies on the north or sunny (yang) side of the Luo River where it converges with the Yi River. Stunning mountains surround the city, where Chinese Buddhist temples and monuments are carved … [Read more...] about 10 Timeless Cities Where the Past Comes to Life
We love idyllic fall days—those colorful leaf backdrops, crisp temperatures perfect for walking, and plenty of sunshine. What we hate is packing bulky jackets to prepare for those not-so-hot fall weather interludes (think: rain, clouds, and cold nights). We’ve rounded up the best lightweight jackets that pack easily and travel well to keep you warm and dry on all types of autumn days. Eddie Bauer Voyager II Jacket Need to look professional or polished, but still want to be comfortable? The Eddie Bauer Voyager II is a hybrid between a jacket and a blazer. The button front and stand-up banded collar keep it classy, while the two-way stretch and StormRepel DWR fabric keeps you comfortable and dry. Multiple pockets are big enough to hold everything from boarding passes to passports. Shop Now Showers Pass Elite 2.1 Jacket Whether you’re commuting to work or taking a rental bike around a foreign city, the Elite 2.1 Jacket by Showers Pass will keep you (and your … [Read more...] about The 9 Best Lightweight Fall Jackets for Travelers
Hi Meredith, I'll make things short and quick. I was in a stagnant relationship for two years with a man who put up walls and strung me along, and I kept letting it happen. Eventually I couldn't take it anymore. Four months ago, it ended, finally, but it felt like it was over long before there was an official breakup. Within one month of really disconnecting from this ex (blocking him, etc.), I met a man – a wonderful man, who is communicative, inspiring, funny, and respectful. In some ways, based on interests, he is almost like the male version of me. We click in so many ways. I'm spending a ton of time with him and I want to see him even more. I loved my ex. I still love him because deep down, inside what could be an awful shell, he is a good man. Just not the man for me. That's why it's so surprising that I've completely fallen for this new man and can't fight it – and don't want to. I want something to be wrong, because I'm so smitten. Is it too soon to be this … [Read more...] about Is it too soon to be this smitten?
A man who fatally shot a Clairemont mini-mart customer during a robbery in 2015 and days later shot at two San Diego police officers who were trying to arrest him was convicted Friday of murder, attempted murder and other felonies.Jurors who had been deliberating since Tuesday afternoon found Ahmed Mumin, 34, guilty of 11 charges and several gun allegations.Mumin, masked and wearing a hoodie, went to a Genesee Avenue Arco gas station on April 16, 2015, to rob the AM/PM convenience store. He pointed a gun at the clerk, demanded money and ordered the clerk and a customer to get on the floor.The customer, Eric Schade, 48, had stopped in for a light for his cigarette. He made a move toward the robber and was shot once. Schade died from the wound. San Diego police identified Mumin as a suspect in the shooting. Two days later, on April 18, they looked for him at a City Heights apartment complex on Winona Avenue, where a prowler was reported to be trying to get into apartments.Around 2:40 … [Read more...] about Guilty verdicts in Clairemont store slaying, shootings at police