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Middle class woes: US middle class is adrift, and it has been for decade
December 22, 2014 - 10:04:05 am
By Jim Tankersley One day in 1967, Bob Thompson sprayed foam on a hunk of metal in a cavernous factory south of Los Angeles. And ...
December 21, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
By Steve Gorman Battling one of California’s first major wildfires of the year, Kevin Black suddenly realised the only way to kee...
Uprooted children: California rules uproot farmworker children
December 17, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
By MARTHA MENDOZA A lifetime of moving has taught Claudia Morales to start packing early, because like many 13-year-olds, her room &ldq...
Women power in Mafia heartland
December 16, 2014 - 10:32:52 am
In the unlikely setting of one of Italy’s mafia heartlands, a major exhibition of modern artworks by and about women has opened wi...
Sprouting feathers & lost teeth
December 15, 2014 - 11:28:56 am
More than 200 scientists in 20 countries joined forces to create the evolutionary tree, which reveals how birds gained their colourful f...
ART with a bang: Portuguese artist blasts through barriers
December 14, 2014 - 11:39:27 am
By Andrei Khalip Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, known by the tag name VHILS from his graffiti days, literally shakes the foundation...
Keeping Bondi Safe
December 11, 2014 - 9:04:52 am
By Madeleine Coorey Australia’s best known lifeguard Bruce ‘Hoppo’ Hopkins knows there’s nothing better than th...
Creating connected Smart Cities: Three brilliant ideas for giving ageing urban streetscapes a modern facelift
December 09, 2014 - 10:45:07 am
By Dominic Basulto As part of a broader vision to make cities smart, connected and environmentally sustainable, innovators are working ...
Olive oil apocalypse: Fly drives up price of extra virgin olive oil
December 08, 2014 - 7:46:38 am
By Angus Mackinnon New research from Harvard University suggests it could put years on your life. But a Mediterranean diet rich in pung...
Hollywood comes calling to Taiwan: Hollywood turns to Taiwan as island becomes film hub
December 07, 2014 - 10:19:57 am
For years, Taiwan was barely on Hollywood’s radar for filming global blockbusters — but acclaimed director Ang Lee’s d...
Playing football on floating pitch: Floating football pitch keeps Thai tourist blues at bay
November 30, 2014 - 8:19:31 am
By Apilaporn Vechakij With its stunning limestone cliffs towering over stilt houses surrounded by azure waters, the island of Panyee is...
Ugandan designers make a mark: Ugandan designers seek cut of Africa fashion market
November 27, 2014 - 4:49:51 am
By Amy Fallon Mention African style and the fashion crowd thinks Lagos, or Johannesburg. But Uganda’s emerging designers — ...
Expressing freedom through Graffiti: Colourful war of words plays out on Gaza’s battered walls
November 26, 2014 - 4:59:03 am
By Adel Zaanoun Everywhere you turn, walls in the Gaza Strip are covered with paint — brightly coloured slogans, political portra...
World’s first oil well: World’s first oil well still bubbling up black gold in Poland
November 18, 2014 - 8:29:20 am
The smell of money hangs thick in the air as black crude oil bubbles up from what is billed as the world’s oldest oil well, but th...
Catching the whispers from Space
November 17, 2014 - 9:25:33 am
West Virginia village is cell phone free and loving it By Fabienne Faur In this rural speck of hyper-connected America, it&rs...
Tech boom in Tehran: A taste of Silicon Valley in Iran
November 16, 2014 - 4:12:04 am
By Matt McFarland About 15 years ago, he was the first kid in his Tehran high school to get the Internet. “Don’t try to tel...
Preserving Memories: In France, a WWI soldier’s bedroom frozen in time
November 13, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
By Christian Panvert The dust and cobwebs lie thick after nearly a century, but the memory of the French soldier who grew up in this be...
Japan’s dated, smoky cafes unfazed by competition
November 12, 2014 - 10:46:39 am
A barista of coffee shop Cafe de L’Ambre brewing a cup of coffee in Tokyo’s fashion district Ginza. By Katie Forster ...
VIBRANT STROKES: Balancing brush and stethoscope
November 11, 2014 - 8:18:52 am
By Raynald C Rivera The hands that heal the sick create art to inspire a multitude. It’s quite a rarity to find a medical profess...
Making a fortune on Walnuts: Money grows on trees with great walnuts of China
November 10, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
By Tom Hancock Grinning with pride, a Chinese farmer held out two precious walnuts — globes so precisely symmetrical that consume...
November 09, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
By Brigitte Hagemann The spicy scent of Cape Verdian cuisine wafts down its winding alleyways, where palm trees sway among a colourful ...
Puhdys: 70+ and rocking: 25 years after Berlin Wall tumbled, East bands rock on
November 06, 2014 - 8:17:31 am
They have been rocking arenas nearly as long as the Rolling Stones but unlike Mick and Keith, they’re from a country that no longe...
PIGEONS of KATARA
November 05, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
PIGEONS of KATARA By Raynald C Rivera Probably one of the most photographed structures in Katara is the pigeon towers wh...
Korea’s language divide: You say ‘lady’ I say ‘feudal slave’: Unifying Korean language
November 04, 2014 - 9:10:21 am
by Lim Chang-Won North and South Korea have never found dialogue easy, but academics from both sides currently meeting in Pyongyang are...
Using your phone at a symphony: Download latest app before the symphony
November 03, 2014 - 11:07:36 am
By Geoff Edgers The symphony concert begins like any other, with lights dimmed, players in formal black and the conductor dashing to th...
Mind your bad Arabic!
Govt may review office hours for le...
Qatar may build 2nd LNG terminal in...
Middlemen ‘to be deported’
Business heads eye expansions in Qa...
Falling oil prices may stabilise ho...
Doha eyes fresh Olympics bid
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