Tajik Airline Suddenly Denied New Route

Tajik Airline Suddenly Denied New Route

On Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, a private Tajik airline, called Somoni Air, was suddenly denied permission to fly its new route from Dushanbe to Tashkent. According to a spokesperson for the airline, the reason for the change in schedule was that Somoni Air had not filed Form R with the Republic of Uzbekistan, prior to the […]

Several Cultures Celebrate the Winter Solstice

Several Cultures Celebrate the Winter Solstice

Not only is Winter Solstice celebrated in the U.S., but other countries have their own traditions to honor the shortest day of the year. It is not only recognized in Central and Northern America, but also in Northern Africa, Europe, and Asia. The summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere is actually the Winter Solstice in the […]

Adopted ‘Puppies’ Turn Out to Be Asian Black Bears

Adopted ‘Puppies’ Turn Out to Be Asian Black Bears

A Chinese man adopted two “puppies” two years ago only to more recently learn they are actually Asian Black Bears. Wang Kayui, a banana farmer from the Yunnan Province, bought the two ‘puppies’ in Vietnam in 2013. The bears were very well-behaved, according to their owner and stayed at his home until he made the […]

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