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American adventurer completes solo trek across Antarctica

An American adventurer has become the first person to complete a solo trek across Antarctica without assistance of any kind. Colin O'Brady, 33, took 54 days to complete the nearly 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) crossing of the frozen continent from north to south. "I accomplished my goal: to become the first person in history to traverse the continent of Antarctica coast to coast solo, unsupported and unaided," O'Brady wrote in an Instagram post after covering the final 77.5 miles in 32 hours. "While the last 32 hours…

Lebanon bans Spielberg film and Israeli adventurer biopic

Lebanese authorities have banned Steven Spielberg's latest film, political thriller "The Post", and Australian drama "Jungle" to comply with a boycott of Israel, an official told AFP Monday. "Screening of the film 'The Post' has been banned," said the official from Lebanon's General Security authority, speaking on condition of anonymity. Spielberg "is blacklisted by the Arab League's boycott office, which Lebanon complies with", the official explained. The pan-Arab body maintains a regional boycott of Israel, and…

Real Life UP? British balloon adventurer soars high above South Africa

South African people found a bizarre thing flying in the air and it was neither a bird nor an aircraft. It was a man, Tom Morgan, from the United Kingdom's industrial city Bristol who took to the skies near Johannesburg. Sitting on a camping chair tied with 100 helium-filled party balloons, the daredevil flew 15 miles (24km) in two hours, reaching an altitude of 8,300 feet (2,530 metres). The flight reminded many of Disney flick UP! Describing his experience, Morgan said: "It was a fairly indescribable feeling,…