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Saturday, January 16, 2016
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.
NCKU students create 'Oh!MyGod?' game based on temple culture
Integrating aspects of Taiwanese culture into its design, three students from the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, have created an interactive table game that they introduced at a recent digital art exhibition, MovISee, according to a press release by the NCKU on Monday.
Public transit riders in 60 countries strip to undies
Thousands of New Yorkers thought it was a hot thing Sunday to strip to their underwear during winter and ride on public transportation, along with pantless crowds in about 60 countries.
Rolling Stone faces criticism over 'El Chapo' interview with Sean Penn
It was a big scoop, and one Rolling Stone may well regret.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Greece: Refugees turn life vests into handbags to raise money for charity
They are a poignant symbol of Europe's refugee crisis: Mountains of life vests strewn on the beaches of Lesbos, and piled high at dumps on the Greek island that doesn't know what to do with them.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Orthodox faithful mark Christmas with celebration
For much of the Orthodox Christian world, Thursday is celebrated as Christmas Day. Believers in Russia, Ukraine, and parts of Eastern Europe and the Middle East flocked to churches for the holiday.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
After New Year, Times Square goes to dogs
Days after up to a million people crammed into New York's Times Square to ring in 2016, a more local audience had its chance for some midnight entertainment -- dogs.
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