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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Japanese Buddhist monks strutted their stuff Wednesday in a contest highlighting skills in chanting sutras, giving funeral sermons and, surprisingly, loud karate chops.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Three cheers for Chinese banquet guru
Lavish meals loaded with booze have long been a mainstay of Chinese politics and business for centuries, but for many they are more a source of anxiety than joy.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Pope opens Vatican Holy Door, launches leitmotif of papacy
Pope Francis opened a Holy Year dedicated to showing the church's merciful side on Tuesday amid unprecedented security aimed at thwarting the threat of a Paris-style attack at the Vatican.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Bubbling up with a sparkle: Italy's other high-class Ferrari brand
Italians call it a brindisi, the celebratory clinking of glasses to mark a special occasion.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Grand Hyatt lights Christmas tree
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Grand Hyatt Taipei and the start of the Christmas season, for the first time Grand Hyatt Taipei hosted its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony outside, at the hotel's exterior fountain yesterday evening.
Brazilians flustered over risque sand sculptures
Sand sculptures of curvaceous, full-bottomed women on Copacabana Beach may be one of Rio de Janeiro's wackier tourist attractions, but now they're under fire from a resident's association claiming the risque creations promote prostitution.
Friday, December 4, 2015
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) co-hosted the "Announcement Event for Traditional Chinese Integrated Reporting Framework" along with PwC Taiwan Education Foundation and BCSD, according to the TWSE.
You might think you can safely walk and text on your smartphone at the same time. But watch out for the other guy.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Based on discovery of grape seeds at burial sites, wine has been grown in the Valencia region of eastern Spain for more than 2,700 years.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Chenin Blanc in South Africa is a wine uniquely straddling the Old World and the New World.
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