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Saturday, November 21, 2015
Nat'l Geo movie tells gritty Pilgrims' tale
With its political infighting, tip-of-the-arrow diplomacy and climactic decapitation scene, the National Geographic Channel's film "Saints & Strangers" is the "Game of Thrones" version of the first Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Access to Yushan, Taiwan's highest peak, will be closed for the month of January next year to allow the natural ecology and wildlife to recover from the impact of tourism, the Yushan National Park administration office said Wednesday.
NY's Met celebrates Jacqueline de Ribes
Muse to the world's most celebrated designers, aristocrat and international symbol of Parisian elegance, Jacqueline de Ribes is star of the latest New York exhibition that opens on Thursday.
Previously hidden layers found in Malevich painting
To the naked eye, Kazimir Malevich's famed "Black Square" painting looks just like that: a featureless black square. But X-ray examination found much more, Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery revealed Wednesday.
How much sex is enough? Just once a week is all it takes for optimal happiness among married heterosexual couples and those in long-term relationships, said a U.S. study Wednesday.
Brilliant and potentially insane: Sir Simon Rattle on Beethoven
For Sir Simon Rattle, Beethoven was, of course, brilliant. And perhaps crazy.
Gormley's 'alien invasion' looms large over Hong Kong
Occasionally obscured by mist and low cloud, shadowy human figures loom from the tops of Hong Kong skyscrapers causing curiosity and consternation in the streets below.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
New apps help Palestinians navigate Israeli checkpoints
A pair of new mobile apps hopes to help Palestinians navigate their way around snarled traffic at Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank, offering a high-tech response to an intractable problem: constant, burdensome and often seemingly random restrictions on movement.
Sheen says he's HIV-positive; has been blackmailed
Charlie Sheen says his bad-boy days are over and, with Tuesday's declaration that he's HIV-positive, he aims to become an inspiration to others.
Comics in the US hail France in the wake of attacks in Paris
America's television comics are paying tribute to France in the wake of the Paris attacks, praising the response of Parisians and the outpouring of solidarity around the world.
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