Brit twin sisters ‘still have nightmares’ after horror crocodile attack in Mexico

The sisters, both 28, were among a group of tourists who were taken to swim in a lagoon by a tour guide, without realising it was a nesting ground for crocodiles

Georgia (right) saved Melissa from the jaws of a crocodile

Twin sisters who survived being attacked by a seven foot crocodile in Mexico have revealed they both suffer for PTSD six months on from the terrifying ordeal.

It comes as the women, Georgia and Melissa Laurie, passed on a message to British backpacker Amelie Osborn-Smith, 18, who suffered a similar attack in Zambia.

The sisters,

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50 Best Albums of 2021: Olivia Rodrigo, Tyler, the Creator, Lucy Dacus

2021 had plenty of marquee events in the music world: Superstars like Adele, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X all came through with albums that deepened their stories and solidified their greatness. But while those blockbuster releases lived up to the industry’s ever-swelling hype, this year was often more about welcome surprises — like ornery rap visionary Tyler, the Creator meeting the world halfway with the most focused performance of his career, or Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner going from low-fi bedroom dreamer into futurist New Wave maximalist. The biggest curveball of all was an unstoppable chart phenomenon few saw coming

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Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival launches defining first edition | News

Saudi Arabia’s new Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF) opens in the country’s second-largest city of Jeddah on Monday evening (December 6), opening with Joe Wright’s musical Cyrano, starring Peter Dinklage in the title role. 

Wright is expected to attend the opening ceremony, taking place in a specially constructed outdoor theatre in the port city’s 1,400-year-old historic quarter of Al-Balad, which will serve as the festival hub.

The UK director will be among around 1,000 international guests expected to attend the festival, Covid-19 travel restrictions permitting, which runs until December 15. 

“It felt like the perfect film to announce

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BASF launches Global Carbon Farming Program

BASF has announced a program that allows farmers to track and profit from practices reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Its Global Carbon Farming Program will support BASF Agricultural Solutions’ commitment to reduce the carbon footprint per ton of crop produced by 30% by 2030 in wheat, soy, rice, canola, and corn, say BASF officials. BASF will launch its program in phases starting in 2022.

The Global Carbon Farming Program will promote sustainable agricultural practices and foster the best use of BASF’s holistic portfolio for farmers, say BASF officials. This includes its seeds, traits, and chemical, biological, and digital farming tools and

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Hiking For Beginners: Everything You Need To Know

Hiking is a gateway drug and a dangerous one at that. One moment you’re buying your first pair of proper hiking socks, the next you’re dedicating an entire room in your house to storing outdoor gear. We don’t typically advocate for vices that empty wallets, push our bodies to their limits, and find us waking up in strange places, but for outdoors junkies, we make an enthusiastic exception.

There’s really no better way to experience a place than by exploring it on foot. Here at The Manual, we’re fans of all modes of outdoor travel from hiking to biking to

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Travel restrictions by country following the Omicron variant outbreak

(CNN) — Just as many countries around the world were beginning to loosen their border restrictions, reports of a newly detected coronavirus variant in South Africa sent many of those doors slamming shut again.

Different countries and territories have taken different approaches toward preventing the spread of this new variant.

The most up-to-date information is below, but please be aware that governments can change their regulations on a moment’s notice. Check back for further updates.


Angola announced on Saturday that it will close its borders with seven countries in southern Africa in an effort to prevent the spread of

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YHA New Zealand closes all hostels after 90 years


End of an era: YHA Mount Cook Village will close along with all eleven YHA New Zealand hostels. Photo / Getty Images, Craig Pershouse

The Youth Hostel Association of New Zealand (YHA) is to close all eleven of their hostels as of 15 December, after 89 years as a staple of the tourism landscape.

The New Zealand chapter of Hostelling International has said that they had “no option but to permanently close the doors”.

With a significant shift towards budget domestic travellers and family groups, the company were able to

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Kenny G: A new documentary will change how you see the smooth jazz artist

The 65-year-old saxophone player has been called the best-selling instrumentalist of all time, someone whose songs have formed the sonic backdrop of so many weddings, shopping mall and dental office visits that one music critic said he’s “part of the musical furniture of American culture.”

But a new documentary film by Penny Lane may lead some of Kenny G’s critics to reconsider.

The film suggests that Kenny G, who just released his first album in six years, is not only unappreciated but a groundbreaking artist who pursues perfection and innovation in his own sweet way.

The documentary also asks bigger

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Farmers in England to be paid for looking after soil health from next year | Farming

Farmers will be paid for looking after England’s soils for the first time from next year, when the first stage of the government’s new support payments begins.

Environmental groups criticised the measures as puny and accused ministers of failing in their promises to use the UK’s departure from the EU to strengthen environmental protections and reduce the damaging impacts of farming.

Farmers will be paid between £20 and £58 per hectare in England for basic measures to protect and nurture their soils, and nearly all farmers are likely to be eligible to apply for the payments, which will cover arable

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New Information Emerges in Report Detailing Deaths of Calif. Family of 3 Who Died on Hiking Trip

Jon Gerrish, Muji, Ellen Chung

Rosanna Heaslett John Gerrish, Ellen Chung and daughter Muji

New details are emerging about the events surrounding the deaths of a California family on a hiking trail in a new report from The San Francisco Chronicle.

Ellen Chung, 31, Jonathan Gerrish, 45, their daughter Miju, 1, and their 8-year-old dog Oski were found dead along a hiking trail in the Sierra National Forest on Aug. 17, PEOPLE previously reported.

In October, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office announced that the family had died from hyperthermia and probable dehydration.

According to records released to The

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