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Sunday, January 31, 2016
Traffic control plan set for Alishan flower season
Only 16,000 people per day will be permitted to visit Alishan during the cherry blossom viewing season on weekends between March 10 and April 10, according to the Directorate General of Highways (DGH, 公路總局).
In fad, Thais treat 'child angel' dolls like pets
Mix one part superstition, two parts fashion, a dab of celebrity idolatry and a heap of media frenzy, and what do you get?
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Monthlong Muslin Festival in Dhaka
The Muslin Festival, hosted by Drik in collaboration with Aarong and the Bangladesh National Museum is set to start this February.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Survivor sheds light on WWII Jewish Councils
Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades later, she has published them as a memoir.
It has been a year since two pilots from the U.S. and Russia lifted off from Japan with the aim of flying farther and longer in their gas balloon than anyone in history.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Death skulls are just a pretty face for Brazilian tattoo fans
In their quest for beauty, Brazilian tattoo fans are turning to the most unlikely of pretty faces: the death skull.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Snow falls on Yangmingshan
A strong cold snap brought rare snowfall to Yangmingshan on the outskirts of Taipei Saturday evening, the Central Weather Bureau said that day.
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Friday, January 22, 2016
WW2 veteran set to reunite with his wartime girlfriend
A World War II veteran will travel to Australia to reunite with his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years.
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.
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