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The Gaza Strip was devastated by war with Israel a year ago this week, the third in six years, and the slow pace of reconstruction has frustrated residents. Here is a brief overview of the Palestinian coastal enclave run by Islamist movement Hamas...
The UN's cultural body conferred world heritage status on a number of new sites this weekend. Here is a list of some of the new additions. France: Champagne and Burgundy vineyards The historic vineyards, wine cellars and champagne houses where...
Earning a combined total of US$102.7 million (RM391.05 million) around the world, "Terminator Genisys" topped the list as Rentrack announced Monday the weekend box office estimates. Next in the pecking order is "Jurassic World",...
Groggy on their paws after waking from tranquillizers, lions have returned to Rwanda for the first time since the endangered animal was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.   Seven lions -- two males and five females -- were...
Guadalupe Reyes clings to thoughts of her daughter one day flying a plane, a dream for the 18-year-old girl.   Until the teenager vanished 10 months ago in central Mexico.   Mariana is the latest in a growing number of girls and women who...
Bad sleep habits could make you more impulsive, potentially leading to risky behavior in your work and personal life, according to a new study. "Our study explored how sleep habits and self-control are interwoven and how sleep habits and self-...
In Liverpool's Granby neighborhood, proud residents and a group of architects have brought back to life the area's four remaining Victorian streets, earning them a nomination for Britain's prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art....
Pope Francis makes his first South American trip in two years Sunday, for an eight-day tour of Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay -- but not his native Argentina.   The 78-year-old Jesuit pontiff, the first pope from his "beloved South America...
Take a sought-after architect, add the king of "new Africa cuisine" and a smattering of famous designers, and you get a concept-store in Lagos that seeks to bring modern African luxury to Nigeria's ultra-rich.   The chaotic,...
Some 5,000 protesters marched night in downtown Guatemala City demanding the resignation of the country's corruption-plagued president, who lost a fight for immunity from prosecution earlier this week.   On Tuesday, Guatemala's...