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Monday, August 18, 2014
Mao's archenemy Chiang Kai-shek part of mainstream
Photos of Mao's archenemy Chiang Kai-shek adorn the walls of a Beijing restaurant, and his face looks up at diners from the menu. Online, the deposed Chinese leader's image is used to sell the kinds of lamps and swords he might have used. A liquor brand has patterned its bottle on Chiang's memorial in Taipei.
2014/8/18
Aid workers rushing to save lives worldwide are increasingly becoming targets for attack, in a worrying development for NGOs trying to ease suffering in hostile war zones.
2014/8/18
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Animals caught in crossfire, trapped at Gaza zoo
The lions sit dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcasses of two vervet monkeys lie contorted on the grass of a Gaza zoo.
2014/8/17
The Alaskan town where it's Christmas every day
The mail comes in sackloads to the town of North Pole every day, all addressed to Santa Claus. The 2,000-inhabitant town in the U.S. state of Alaska does pretty well out of an irresistible name.
2014/8/17
Laughing matter: 'Patch Adams' inspiration brings humor therapy
Bubbling with optimism and energy, the U.S. physician who was the inspiration for the Robin Williams film “Patch Adams” will do anything to elicit a soothing laugh.
2014/8/17
Depression colony cashing in on Johnny Cash fame
Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty.
2014/8/17
Friday, August 15, 2014
Gaza refugees tie knot at UN school as truce comes to end
War destroyed their homes and her big white dress, but Heba and Omar agreed nothing would stand in the way of their future happiness.
2014/8/15
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Paris to lovers: say it with a selfie, not 'love locks'
Note to romance-struck couples strolling in Paris, the eternal city of love: please consider immortalizing your passion with a “selfie” rather than lashing a padlock to a city bridge.
2014/8/13
Monday, August 11, 2014
Round, bell-like bodies drifting and dancing through the water — a most relaxing sight that also carries an air of mystery. Jellyfish are aquarium idols that attract many people as soothing, umbrella-shaped creatures.
2014/8/11
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Mountain life key to longevity for centenarians of Kashmir
He may be more than a century old but Hafeezullah still goes to work every day.
2014/8/10
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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