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24/06/2017 14:52

Violinist shines new spotlight on Australia nuclear tests

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The name Maralinga brings blank stares from most people, the melodic word hardly indicative of what happened in that isolated stretch of Australia -- secret nuclear tests by Britain.

22/06/2017 03:11

Communist era comes alive for seniors at German care home

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The white-haired German woman in the easy chair has vivid memories of hardline communist leader Erich Honecker and even Adolf Hitler, but isn't always sure who Angela Merkel is.

20/06/2017 04:48

Temples transformed: superheroes bolster Buddha's ranks

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Superheroes are coming to the rescue of Thailand's temples, where monks have commissioned giant statues of comic book icons and toy robots to entertain children while parents donate to their coffers.

19/06/2017 14:25

Rich Venezuelans eat sushi, guzzle cocktails amid chaos

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While most Venezuelans struggle to buy food and make ends meet, a small group still manages to eat sushi and sip cocktails in exclusive discos and country clubs.

17/06/2017 08:33

Luxury on the rails in train-mad Japan

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Japan's latest super-deluxe train left the station Saturday with a select group of passengers who paid thousands of dollars for a leisurely trip harking back to an era of Art Deco opulence and a slower pace of life.

13/05/2017 20:00

Paris «love locks» sale raises thousands for refugees

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A charity auction selling off «love locks» from Paris bridges to raise money for refugees on Saturday brought in over $270,000, though the event was briefly interrupted by protests from far-right nationalists.

13/05/2017 18:47

Dancing in the dark: New York club turns lights out

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With flashy lights and lasers increasingly the norm at concerts, a New York promoter is trying a new effect to bring the focus back to the music -- darkness.

11/05/2017 09:11

Japan university to set up ninja studies centre

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A Japanese university is planning what it says will be the world's first research centre devoted to ninja -- the black clad assassins known for secrecy and stealth.

08/05/2017 07:38

«Revenge porn» on «mass scale» in Australia

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Researchers on Monday urged tougher laws to protect victims of «revenge porn» in Australia after a survey revealed abuses, including shooting and sharing intimate images without permission, on a «mass scale».

03/05/2017 03:49

Niger gold seekers dig deep for bullion dreams

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Arriving on motorcycles and donkeys, in cars, or even on foot, hundreds of people have flocked to a site in southern Niger hoping to strike gold.

20/03/2017 11:30 Video

More than 800 mummies invade the Museum of Sydney

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A nice way to pay tribute to the ancient Egyptian practice to preserve the dead wrapping them in white bandages.

09/01/2017 11:00

Hair today, hungover tomorrow as young Japanese come of age

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Draped in dazzling kimonos, thousands of expensively made-up young Japanese women marked their entry into adulthood on Monday -- with many planning a night on the booze to celebrate.

27/11/2016 07:40

Bakersfield -- a California town firmly in Trumpland

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Though just a few hours by road from California's progressive bastions of Los Angeles or San Francisco, Bakersfield is a world away from Tinseltown or Silicon Valley and firmly in Trumpland.

24/11/2016 10:28

Body politics: famous preserved corpses

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Filipinos paying their respects to the preserved body of dictator Ferdinand Marcos were looking at a wax mask, his mortician has told AFP.

24/11/2016 10:27

Trump win boosts Japan mask maker

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The jury is still out on what Donald Trump's election victory means for close US ally Japan. But at least one local business has emerged a winner.

20/11/2016 11:40

Three minutes to embrace on US-Mexico border

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For 20 years, Laura Avila had yearned to hug her mother again. On Saturday, tears streaming down her face, the 35-year-old had her wish finally come true -- if only for three minutes.

20/11/2016 06:02

After bloody year, Chicago looks to tougher gun laws

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On a recent evening on Chicago's southwest side, an all-too-familiar scene unfolds: within sight of the Windy City's iconic downtown high-rises, dozens of police officers swarm. A 21-year-old man has been shot outside his home.

20/11/2016 05:50

Rowdy balls top Tinder for love in Australia's outback

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Pick-up trucks, cowboy boots and a 24-hour booze-fuelled party in the Outback: welcome to modern-day dating in Australia's bush, where swiping right is not an option.

05/11/2016 22:08

China's Miao minority welcome new year with lavish celebrations

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To an ear-splitting soundtrack of chanting and drums, 400 young dancers in spangled outfits clanged sickles and kick-stepped before thousands of spectators and a dais of a dozen Chinese officials.

02/11/2016 09:46 Video

Haka record in New Zealand

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Seven thousand students gathered in the sports field of Mastertoon Intermediate School to stage the typical dance Mahori, made famous worldwide by the All Blacks, the New Zealander rugby team. A dossier on the event was sent to the association that sets the Guinness Book of Records to record the record.

19/10/2016 11:27 Video

Zombies among the streets of the East Village in New York

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Injuries gruesome and bloody clothes: the zombies have invaded the East Village of New York, creating a «Zombe walk», an initiative that spreads from town to town now involving more and more passionate about cinema, books and horror comics.

19/10/2016 10:34

Thais get inked in tribute to beloved king

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Wincing slightly as the tattoo gun punches holes in the nape of her neck, Ohm says getting inked in memory of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last week, is the greatest tribute she can pay.

16/10/2016 08:01 Video

The «tbourida», a fantastic ride of Moroccan warriors

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Historically, tbourida is linked to the celebrations of the tribal military victories, a sort of parade launched at a gallop to show the capabilities of North African warriors in the ride and handling guns.

10/10/2016 07:43

Longer lives, more lifestyle disease

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Life expectancy worldwide has jumped by a decade since 1980, rising in 2015 to 69 years for men and nearly 75 for women, according to a comprehensive overview of global health released Thursday.

27/09/2016 16:41 Video

Tired of having to queue up? They think the automatic chairs

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From Japan comes the automatic chairs that satisfy even the lazy. He has invented the car company Nissan, although for now they are still in the testing phase. The chairs move automatically, advancing with the passage of the row and always maintain the right distance from the person in front thanks to the sensors.

19/09/2016 15:14

Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll

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More than 40 percent of young Japanese single adults are virgins, a government survey has shown, and almost three-quarters of men are not in any kind of relationship.

18/09/2016 08:21

Cannabis: the new Californian gold rush

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Two years ago, the city of Adelanto, a crumbling outpost in California's Mojave desert, was facing a bleak future as it teetered on the brink of bankruptcy and struggled with double-digit unemployment.

29/03/2016 09:30

Global elderly population «exploding»

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The number of people globally aged 65 and over is expected to more than double by 2050 as the world's senior population continues to rocket, a US study says.

28/03/2016 11:04

Dreams of fame at the School of Go

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For the past two years, 12-year-old Cho Sung-Bin has spent nearly all his waking hours focused on a wooden board covered with black and white stones, honing the skills he hopes to translate into a lucrative career as a professional Go player.

25/03/2016 12:34 Video

«Hanami» in Washington, the spectacle of the cherry blossoms

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Accomplices high temperatures arrive early, in Washington the hundreds of cherry wood trees donated by Japan reached a peak of flowering. And hundreds of people gather each day to stroll or to admire these patches of pink and white doing a boat ride.

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