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Beijing fetish restaurant teases with lobster and sex

With drinks served in breast-shaped cups and beers opened with bottle openers shaped like a wooden penis, the father and daughter team behind a Beijing S&M restaurant are encouraging customers to mix food with sex. Owner Lu Lu, a 27-year-old divorcee, said business has been good since opening just under …

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Post-it note art war engulfs ad agencies on New York City street

A conversation conducted using sticky Post-it notes on the windows of two offices in Lower Manhattan has delighted passersby and drawn a number of neighboring advertising agencies to join what is now a highly contested art battle. It all began when employees at one firm, Havas Media, replied to an …

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Pear-shaped pink diamond sells for $31.5 million at Sotheby’s

A rare pear-shaped vivid pink diamond fetched 30.8 million Swiss francs ($31.46 million) at auction on Tuesday, Sotheby’s said, but several other large stones failed to reach the reserve prices set by the sellers. The “Unique Pink”, weighing 15.38 carats and mounted on a ring, sold to an Asian private …

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Museum shines rare spotlight on China’s Cultural Revolution

Tucked away in southwestern China’s Sichuan province, a private collector stands virtually alone in exhibiting relics from the 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution. Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the political movement, with no official commemorations planned. Official records whitewash the details of both periods, but admit that Mao …

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Italy’s violin-makers struggle to hit profitable note

Making violins is a passion in Cremona, the ancient Italian town that has been producing them since the 16th century, but turning passion into profits has not been easy. Cremona, in northern Italy, has more than 100 workshops making violins and other stringed instruments for musicians worldwide, following in the …

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World’s largest Lego store opens in Shanghai

With a dragon, skyscrapers and other constructions made out of its colorful plastic bricks, toy maker Lego opened its largest store in Shanghai on Wednesday, seeking to entice children as well adults with its popular blocks. The Danish company’s latest retail store is spread over two floors and is based …

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One winning ticket sold in $429 million Powerball lottery

One winning ticket matched the numbers drawn on Saturday night for the multi-state Powerball jackpot for a payout estimated at $429.6 million, the ninth-highest U.S. lottery prize in history, officials said. The winning numbers selected just before 11 p.m. EDT were 25 66 44 5 26 with the Powerball 9. …

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Chanel brings glamor back to Cuba in catwalk extravaganza

French fashion house Chanel brought glamor back to Communist-ruled Cuba on Tuesday in a runway show on one of Havana’s main boulevards, featuring glittering gowns, tulle cocktail dresses and models in Panama hats smoking cigars. Chanel is the first major fashion house to hold a runway show in Cuba, highlighting …

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Japan’s corpse hotels upset some of the neighbors

Tucked away in a quiet residential street in Kawasaki city in Japan is a refurbished workshop with a plain silver exterior and black draped windows that residents describe as creepy. The business inside, Sousou, is one of Japan’s latest so-called corpse hotels, a camouflaged morgue used to store some of …

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In Damascus, young Syrians try to revive their lives

By a military checkpoint in Damascus’s Old City, just a mile from the battered frontline between government and rebel-held territory, young Syrians sit on a garden wall smoking, drinking beer or soft drinks, and talking about anything but the war. It is a week night, but the Damascenes are keen …

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