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Monday, July 14, 2014
Anybody home? Pacific island of Niue hit by exodus
It was a school once, but there are no children here anymore. The lonely building on this remote Pacific island now contains only a punching bag that someone has strung from the classroom rafters, and a note scrawled on the chalkboard in Niuean: “Keep this place clean,” it says, “so it stays beautiful.”
Changing the DNA of Japanese pop culture
In celebrity-obsessed Japan with its conveyor belt of 15-minute stars, fashion icon “Rola” is blazing a meteoric trail at the forefront of a galaxy of mixed-race stars changing the DNA of Japanese pop culture.
Lone Ranger actor's outfit auctioned for US$195,000
The outfit Lone Ranger actor Clayton Moore wore when making appearances as the character after retiring from television has sold for US$195,000 at a Texas auction.
Georgian film “Corn Island” won the US$25,000 (18,370 euro) Crystal Globe for best movie at the Czech film festival in the western spa city of Karlovy Vary on Saturday.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan praised compatriot Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel literature prize laureate who turns 80 on Sunday, for using his talents to promote good governance.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Holiway is the first self-owned sports brand in Taiwan and a must-know brand name for fans of skateboarding for its new creation: the skate-free BeeBoard.
Taiwan will host a series of international sports tournaments during the summer, with a professional tennis invitational already under way in Kaohsiung, education authorities have disclosed.
Forty years after his death, Pablo Neruda once again was writing and reciting love poems and he walked through Santiago's streets to the admiring gazes of Chileans — virtually, that is.
Bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz more than a half-century ago as a member of Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking quartet and liberated the bass from its traditional rhythm section role, died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 76.
In Denmark, ending the cycle of life ... on a tricycle
Shuffling off this mortal coil in many countries means making a final trip to burial or cremation in a motorized hearse.
  
  
  
  
  
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