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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Government lab releases 'world's fastest prep' for testing for pesticide: COA
A government-run lab said it has developed a 60-second method of extracting a sample for pesticide testing, the fastest on the global market.
Earlier 'I Have a Dream' speech recording discovered
Before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington in 1963, he fine-tuned his civil rights message before a much smaller audience in North Carolina.
Catalan's high-end cava takes on French champagne
After decades of rising exports, producers of Catalan cava are brimming with confidence and have their eyes set on taking on the "king" of sparkling wine -- French champagne.
Indigenous culture of Mapuche thriving both in Chile and abroad
Nestled between high-rise buildings on a busy street in Chile's modern capital is a straw hut that's a sign of growing respect for the Andean country's long-disdained indigenous past.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tourism boom leaves some Cubans feeling left out
This 500-year-old city smells of fresh paint and varnish. Residents stroll along a recently completed harbor promenade under gleaming new streetlights, enjoying sea breezes while relaxing on newly installed metal benches.
At just 26, Fatou's skin is marbled from layer on layer of whitening cream. Some even call her a "salamander" woman after the little reptile with light spots and translucent skin.
Life on the battlefield — Ukraine sisters cling on in war's epicenter
Screaming shells have leveled most of the buildings around them and electricity vanished more than a year ago.
Driving through parts of northeastern Syria, Vian Khouzy points proudly to dozens of new road signs printed in Kurdish. "It's a dream come true," he says.
Wonky mailboxes to be relocated somewhere 'roomier'
Two roadside mailboxes that have become a big tourist draw since they were bent in the same direction as Typhoon Soudelor made landfall Aug. 8 will be relocated after attracting so many people that traffic has been hampered and nearby residents affected.
Europe's last wild sturgeons got a rare boost this summer when the conservationist group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Bulgaria released more than 50,000 babies of these prehistoric fish into the lower Danube, marking the end of a three-year project co-funded by the European Union.
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