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Thursday, January 21, 2016
A marriage contract that the Emperor Napoleon and his wife Josephine signed as witnesses goes on sale next month for US$20,000, a dealer in autographs and rare manuscripts said Tuesday.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Italian medieval village orders elderly to defy death
The Grim Reaper has got his work cut out in Sellia in southern Italy, thanks to a decree ordering the village's elderly and dwindling population to stay in good shape.
West Bank city's only church keeps the faith in turbulent city
Father Eliseev enters the cavernous church, room enough for 200 people, on a Sunday morning. But he won't be giving a sermon today, nor any week in the foreseeable future.
Washingtonians, meet Bei Bei the giant panda
Washingtonians got their first close-up look Saturday at the giant panda cub Bei Bei, the new star of the National Zoo.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
The "Call of Duty" video game installment released in November went on to rule the market, becoming the top-selling title last year at retail outlets, according to industry tracker NPD Group.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Colossal dinosaur cast goes on display in New York
A cast and fossils from a brand new species of titanosaur, one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered, went on display on Thursday in New York for the first time.
Egypt on Thursday unveiled what it said is the Middle East's first museum dedicated to fossils that showcases an early form of whales, now extinct and known as the "walking whale."
Friday, January 15, 2016
New Taipei City has been included on the list of 10 best winter travel destinations worldwide for the city's annual Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, released by the National Geographic magazine.
Rio gets its first 'ice bar' just in time for coming Olympics
Outside, workers are sweating in the tropical heat as they rush to finish building Rio de Janeiro's Olympic venues.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Hopes for peace as Myanmar's Karen celebrate their NY
Myanmar's ethnic minority Karen rung in their New Year with song, dance and traditional kickboxing, in celebrations a day before fresh efforts to reach a ceasefire to end the country's myriad rebel conflicts.
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