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Are the wheels coming off China’s Belt and Road megaproject?

Hong Kong (CNN)Kenya is the latest country where China is frantically defusing a public relations storm over President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road megaproject. Despite Beijing and Nairobi’s vehement denials, concerns over the loans speak to a growing fear in many developing countries that their governments, in rushing to cash in on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), have left themselves overextended, with Chinese state-owned companies ready to snap up ports, railways and other key infrastructure across the globe should debtors default. Five years into the BRI, the sheen…

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Cosmonauts Inspect Mysterious Hole At Space Station During Spacewalk

On Tuesday, cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev and Oleg Kononenko went out of the International Space Station (ISS) on an important mission: locate and inspect the mysterious hole that led to an air leak four months ago. The hole was plugged with epoxy resin and gauze back in August, but Russian space officials wanted the site surveyed on the outside. The hole is in the Soyuz capsule, which will be going back to Earth next week with Prokopyev and two other astronauts. There is no danger for the astronauts though. The part of the…

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50 Times People Tried To Recreate Famous Artworks And Nailed It

Ever since last December, people have been entertaining themselves by participating in an open community project called “Take a photo of the Rembrandt type”. Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/art-take-a-photo-of-the-rembrandt-type/

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Dont Believe Im Sick? People Are Applauding The Way This Employee Got Revenge On Her Manager

Sarah was sick, her boss made her come in regardless. Afraid of the possible consequences after being reminded of the company’s strict absence policy, she agreed. As soon as she arrived, her colleagues noticed something was wrong. And that was only the beginning of it. There was vomit, there was mopping, and even a written warning. However, not necessarily all of them were done by poor Sarah. Scroll down to check out how everything unfolded! Image credits: People were glad things turned out the way they did Almost finished… To…

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This Account Creates Collages of the Travel Photos You See Everywhere

@insta_repeat is doing God’s work. Their profile description sums it up aptly: “Déjà Vu Vibes 🌲 Wander. Roam. Replicate.” The account, which is curiously ‘verified’, makes 3×4 collages of common Instagram travel photos that you probably see clogging your timeline. As standalone images in your feed they can be beautiful, even inspiring (or envy-inducing); but as collages like these it reminds us that: originality is tough, social media isn’t real life, and you’re unique just like everyone else 🙂 Finally, it’s just for fun. Please don’t take this parody account—or…

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This Is What To Expect From The New Year, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

0 dreadlocksprincess is cataloged in All The Signs, Horoscopes, New Year 2019 This is me letting you go If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for. At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away. We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable…

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Stone Age Artists Went Through A Particularly Gruesome Ritual, According To Their Paintings

Ancient cave art shows us many things, from the artistic capabilities of Neanderthals to how ancient humans used the stars. But a new study finds a much more gruesome story in cave paintings, namely those that depict mutilated hands. Publishing their findings in the Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology, researchers looked into why many hand paintings from the Upper Palaeolithic era appear to lack digits. And their conclusion is pretty grim. The researchers think that people may have cut off their own fingers. Various rock paintings depict hands missing a finger or…

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20 of the best gift ideas for men: Get him something he really wants

Finding the perfect gift for the man in your life can be difficult. What if he doesn’t like it? What if he doesn’t need it? What if he already has it? These are just a few questions that might race through your head when trying to pick out the perfect gift. While you may be tempted to get your guy something he needs, we’ll let you in on a little secret: Get him something he really wants instead and watch his eyes light up as he unwraps your gift.  Whether…

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Husband Writes Down Every Time His Wife Refused Him Sex, Sends Her An Email After She Leaves For A Work Trip

Marriage isn’t easy and everyone one of us heard the saying ‘marriage is work’ at least once. And yes, once the honeymoon stage is over, it’s not so easy to maintain a fulfilling and wholesome relationship, but there must be certain red flags that obviously show that the relationship isn’t working the way it should be. If so, what are those red flags? Is lack of romance and intimacy a red flag? What about a passive-aggressive excel spreadsheet displaying all of the days you refused to sleep with your partner?…

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