Monday, May 5, 2014
A symbol of Lebanon's golden age, but also its brutal civil war, the empty shell of the Holiday Inn hotel in Beirut could now take on a new life.
U.S. President Barack Obama cracked jokes about the government's disastrous health care policy rollout and mocked political opponents at the White House Correspondents' Dinner late Saturday.
The West Bank city of Ramallah is not internationally known for fashion, but organizers hope that its Palestinian Fashion Week will draw more attention to local designers.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Herbert Hyman, who founded The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the 1960s and saw the premium coffee chain grow to hundreds of stores around the world, has died in Southern California. He was 82.
Harlequin, the global queen of bodice-ripping books telling tales of romance between doctor and nurse, or servant and heir, has been seduced by media magnate Rupert Murdoch.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
In the online world of sharing and “likes,” the recommendations of friends, family and even strangers turn out to have real, measurable value.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The British Library officially opened its newsroom on Monday, where the public can access more than 300 years of newspaper history dating back to the English Civil War for free.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
A rifle shot tears the air of a mountain hamlet — met not with terror but cries of delight in China's only remaining village where authorities encourage gun ownership.
Miguel de Cervantes, Spain's greatest writer, was a soldier of little fortune. He died broke in Madrid, his body riddled with bullets. His burial place was a tiny convent church no larger than the entrance hall of an average house.
On the streets of Lagos and across God-fearing southern Nigeria, it's not uncommon to see people with a leather-bound Bible in one hand and a mobile phone in the other.
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