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China’s Great Wall repaired with simple tools, bricks of old

At one of the most treacherous and least restored stretches of China’s Great Wall, a line of pack mules halted upon emerging from the gloom of a dense forest draped in mist and dew.  Laden with 150 kg (330 pounds) of bricks each, the seven animals finally got moving in …

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Mayhem in Times Square: Car leaves path of destruction

Seconds before impact, two women pushed their baby strollers right where the car would begin its path of destruction through Times Square. Then came the horrifying moment: The burgundy Honda accord drove onto the sidewalk, scooping up five pedestrians over the hood and tossing them aside like bowling pins. Security …

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Fox News, Ailes in negotiations over his exit: source

Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a profitable ratings powerhouse, and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) are in negotiations over his departure from the cable news channel following allegations of sexual harassment, a person briefed on the discussions said Tuesday. A Fox statement said a legal review into the …

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Virtual vintners have legs in China, toppling traditional importers

Wu Zhendong sees himself as something of a wine buff. The 25-year-old lawyer from China’s western city of Chengdu is a member of his local wine club, likes to drink Chateauneuf-du-Pape – and now, like many of his peers, buys most of his wine online. Wu reflects a major shift …

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Less is more as Japanese minimalist movement grows

Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meager scattering of various other items. Money isn’t the issue. The 36-year-old editor has made a conscious lifestyle choice, joining a …

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Bolivia cries fowl, rejects hens donation from Bill Gates

The Bolivian government rejected on Wednesday a donation of hens offered by U.S. billionaire Bill Gates, as officials said the tech magnate needs to study up on the Andean nation’s thriving poultry sector. “How can he think we are living 500 years ago, in the middle of the jungle not …

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Whitney Houston’s awards, costumes, memorabilia to be sold at auction

Awards, costumes and memorabilia from the estate of the late Grammy-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston will be sold during a two-day auction in California later this month. Heritage Auctions said highlights of June 24-25 sale in Beverly Hills will include Houston’s 1986 Emmy for her performance at the 28th …

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Green diamond sells for $16.8 million, sets auction record

A green diamond sold for $16.8 million at a Hong Kong auction on Tuesday, setting two world records, Christie’s said. At 5.03 carats, the rectangular-cut “Aurora Green” had been valued at $16 million to $20 million. Although it sold at the lower end of that range, it set a “world …

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Bosnia pays tribute to David Bowie with vast mural

A group of artists unveiled a huge mural of David Bowie in Sarajevo on Saturday to commemorate the British musician’s humanitarian work during the Bosnian war. To the sound of Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” up to 300 people attended the inauguration of the mural, which bore the inscription: “Fashion changes, but …

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