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Friday, August 22, 2014
'Ice Bucket Challenge' tackles ALS
Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates are among many celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over their heads and donating to fight Lou Gehrig's disease, in a fundraising effort that has gone viral.
2014/8/22
Thursday, August 21, 2014
BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru credited with helping to fuel a global explosion in the popularity of the ancient spiritual practice, died on Wednesday aged 95, his website said.
2014/8/21
Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats
At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.
2014/8/21
Japanese man born before first human flight becomes world's oldest man at 111
A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognized Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.
2014/8/21
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listener'
One hand clinging to his boat's gunwale, Harun Muhammad submerges himself, eyes and ears wide open underwater as he “listens” for fish sounds emanating from the blue depths.
2014/8/20
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Taipei mayor attends 'Lucy' premiere with director Luc Besson
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday attended the premier of famed French writer-director Luc Besson's “Lucy,” a film that was partially shot in Taipei featuring local backdrops and actors.
2014/8/19
Director Luc Besson's new action thriller “Lucy” is not the first major Hollywood production to shoot in Taiwan, but it is the first one where Taiwan plays a major part in the storyline.
2014/8/19
Sequins, cans of beer, soccer balls and a curvaceous Mount Rushmore were unified together as art on oversized bras displayed at the ninth annual Bras for a Cause at the Seascape Golf Club near Santa Cruz, California on Sunday.
2014/8/19
Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation's woes
In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show.
2014/8/19
Monday, August 18, 2014
De Niro, Batman, the Blues Brothers: Chicago in movies
So this was the spot where Cameron Diaz stood and gave the “yes” word in the romantic tear-jerker film “My Best Friend's Wedding”? Over and over, tourists are taking snapshots of the otherwise unimposing church in Chicago's area called the Magnificent Mile. Its real name is the Fourth Presbyterian Church.
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