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Caving: ‘The last true UK wilderness’

The 23 -year old, who is a member of Exeter University’s caving club, describes another caving technique called a “squeeze”. “It was a long crawling on my belly with cave walls merely inches from my body above, below, and beside.” The story of Thailand’s cave rescue in pictures How the Thai boys were rescued The doctor who chose to stay in the cave Image caption Some caves have chambers large enough to fit a cathedral, while others are a narrow squeeze, the British Caving Association says Image caption Mr Sewell,…

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California Dad’s Mysterious Death Brings More Unsolved Shootings To Light

The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that at least five unsolved shooting incidents — in which at least one person was injured — had taken place in “areas in and around the park” since 2016. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it was taking another look at some of the earlier incidents to find possible links to the recent slaying. Officials stressed, however, that no evidence of a connect between the shootings had been find. Police said they were treating the case as a homicide. No suspect or motive…

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The autumn flash: how fashionable shins will be dressed this September

A combination of hip hiking boots and mid-length skirts will uncover merely a few inches of flesh at the top of the shin. Make the most of it before the cold banishes bare legs away until spring. Fashion doesn’t always have practicality at its heart, but occasionally the two converge. This September is one of those days- and the autumn flash is one of those junctures. Specifically the three inches of flesh at the top of the shin, the autumn flash is the part of the leg that you’re most…

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How Spanish flu helped create Sweden’s modern welfare state

The 1918 pandemic ravaged the remote city of stersund. But its legacy is a city and country well-equipped to deal with 21 st century challenges On 15 September 1918, a 12 -year-old boy named Karl Karlsson who lived just outside Ostersund, Sweden, wrote a short diary entry:” Two who died of Spanish influenza buried today. A few snowflakes in the air .” For all its brevity and matter-of-fact tone, Karlsson’s journal makes grim reading. It is 100 years since a particularly virulent strain of avian flu, known as the Spanish…

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