Japan fans clean up after themselves at 2014 World Cup

19th of June 2014
Japan fans clean up after themselves at 2014 World Cup

Japanese spectators at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil astounded onlookers by cleaning up their stand moments after losing their opening match.

Armed with bin liners that they had apparently brought along with them, fans patrolled their side of the stadium and gathered up discarded litter.

Football fans from other countries could only look on

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Cleaning the Colosseum with toothbrushes

18th of June 2014
Cleaning the Colosseum with toothbrushes

Archaeologists currently embarking on the mammoth task of cleaning the Colosseum, the world's most recognised Roman monument, have found a secret weapon - the humble toothbrush.

It's toothbrushes that are proving to be the ideal tool for scrubbing away the centuries of grime that coat the exterior of the giant amphitheatre.

"This is the first

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European Parliament adopts text on posting of workers directive

13th of June 2014
European Parliament adopts text on posting of workers directive

The European Parliament has adopted a legislative proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and the Council on the enforcement of directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services.

The directive aims to establish a common framework of provisions, measures and control mechanisms necessary

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Substandard food items spreading viral diseases in Pakistan

12th of June 2014
Substandard food items spreading viral diseases in Pakistan

The sale of sub-standard street food items prepared in unhygienic conditions is among the major causes of diseases in Islamabad in summer, according to a report.

Many of the vendors in the Pakistani city are said to observe poor hygiene standards when handling the utensils used to serve edibles to customers.

A large number of stalls and carts

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South African cleaning workers propose salary increase

10th of June 2014
South African cleaning workers propose salary increase

Contract cleaning workers and employers in South Africa's Northern Cape have proposed a minimum wage increase of R500 (34 euros) a month for the sector, in order to help workers catch up with the standard of living.

The matter was discussed during the Department of Labour (DoL) public hearings in Johannesburg, Kimberley and Nelspruit recently.

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The man who rode the fastest toilet in the West

9th of June 2014
The man who rode the fastest toilet in the West

Travelling at speeds of 70.9 miles (114 kilometres) an hour, a motorised toilet devised by two Englishmen in a pub has set a new world land speed record.

Pensioner Trevor Duckworth and 55-year-old Shaun Walker from Brighouse, Yorkshire, came up with the idea of the high-speed toilet over a pint. They then drew the initial sketches of their

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