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Hutt River Principality: Malcolm Turnbull declines ‘royal’ invite as Prince Leonard set to cede throne

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has snubbed a ‘royal’ invitation — but it is not likely to cause a diplomatic incident. On Saturday, many oceans away from Buckingham Palace, Prince Leonard — the self-declared sovereign of the Principality of Hutt River … Continue reading

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Waterfront living taken to another level

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Floating houses will be built and docked in Gulf Harbour development as a novel way of beating rising land prices. Floating houses are planned for Gulf Harbour, north of Auckland. In what appears to be a novel solution to the … Continue reading

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Al Capone’s gangster mansion on the market in Miami Beach

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One of Miami Beach’s most notorious pieces of real estate, the mansion of Chicago gangster Al Capone, is back on the block. The sprawling, waterfront compound is where the notorious Capone died after being released from Alcatraz and is said … Continue reading

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An island so small you won’t find it on Google Maps

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SEVEN miles off the coast of Suffolk, there is a country. It isn’t a very big country. In fact, its surface area extends to no more than 6,000 square feet, which is about twice the size of a tennis court. … Continue reading

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World’s Smallest Park

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The British and the Americans are quarreling – tongue in cheek – over territory again, this time over who has the world’s smallest park.  One, in Portland, Oregon, is essentially a concrete planter, two feet (0.6 meters) in diameter, with soil … Continue reading