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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Nearly two centuries ago, Belgium launched continental Europe's first commuter train line connecting Brussels to Mechelen, a small city halfway to the port of Antwerp.
Friday, September 25, 2015
South Africa's Sindiso Khumalo hopes you like the fact that her clothes are made in Cape Town and "sweatshop-free."
Monday, September 21, 2015
Thai temple fights addiction with horses & boxing
Every morning in Thailand's far north, a convoy of orange-robed Buddhist monks and novices riding on horseback leave their mountain-top temple in the kingdom's notorious Golden Triangle region to collect alms.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Oktoberfest opens in shadow of refugee crisis
Munich taps the keg Saturday on its Oktoberfest, the world's biggest beer festival with 6 million revelers expected, just as the German city grapples with a record refugee influx.
Hull of first sub to sink enemy warship revealed
The hull of the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship has been cleaned and revealed for the first time in 150 years.
Friday, September 18, 2015
The city's science museum already was hosting a blockbuster exhibit of Lego sculptures and preparing to unveil a huge display of Holy See treasures for the pope's visit when administrators got a serendipitous inquiry.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Buddhist monks brought to Gurung's runway
It was an incongruous sight, even for New York Fashion Week, but a very moving one. With a who's who of A-list Hollywood actresses in the front row, Prabal Gurung opened his runway show with 30 Buddhist monks who had traveled to New York to chant a prayer of gratitude for the world's help during the devastating earthquake that killed thousands in Gurung's native Nepal in April.
Monday, September 14, 2015
National Taiwan University's Museum of Anthropology welcomed an ancestral spirit pillar from Taiwan's indigenous Paiwan tribe at a ceremony Saturday simulating a traditional Paiwan wedding.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Gunfire is not the typical soundtrack to a New York fashion show and graphic footage of racially charged police killings are not the typical pre-catwalk introduction.
NY designer denounces police killings from runway
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Miss America shoes unveiled for pageant parade
Contestants in the 2016 Miss America pageant will wear butterflies, snowflakes, dice, potatoes and dinosaurs on their shoes when they hit the Atlantic City Boardwalk this week.
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