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'Vaping' and the rise of a new culture

Along with the rise of vaping comes a distinct culture as well. Vaping smokers have new options and new places to gather with this trend.

Popularity of 'little tiger' in Vietnam endangers pet cats

Cat owners are having to protect their pets from those who want to serve them as a snack alongside beer. Pet owners must now guard against criminal elements who want to make some fast money off of their stolen animals.

BAM ARTSfair showcases captivating works of art Special

Bellevue - ARTSfair, an annual outdoor art festival presented by the Bellevue Arts Museum, gives visitors the chance to behold and admire many unique sculptures, paintings and photo pieces created by accomplished local artists.

BAM ARTSfair showcases captivating works of art Special

Bellevue - ARTSfair, an annual outdoor art festival presented by the Bellevue Arts Museum, gives visitors the chance to behold and admire many unique sculptures, paintings and photo pieces created by accomplished local artists.

Does culture influence strategy?

People strategize better with those from their own culture and they are poor at predicting the behavior of those from different cultures. This is the outcome of a new study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Discover the best experiences in your city with Wutzwhat Special

In today's technology-orientated world, more and more of us find ourselves living in busy, crowded cities but somehow overlooking the treasures held within. Canadian start-up app Wutzwhat aims to rectify this by highlighting unique experiences.

Australia cancels 'Honour Killings Are Morally Justified' talk

Sydney - A planned talk on whether honour killings can be morally justified as part of Sydney's Festival of Dangerous Ideas has been cancelled following public outrage, officials said.

Amazing sculpture changes form based on where you view it from

Perspective can do some tricky things to the human mind. In this case it is used to create a piece of art that changes based on where you look at it from. Watch the video yourself and decide whether it is spectacular or not.

Op-Ed: Is India losing fight against rape culture?

Even though the Indian government introduced tougher laws to deter rapists, the number of reported cases is not declining. Is rape a part of India's culture, or are there some serious social issues in the background of the problem?

Inca trails, ancient French cave vie for World Heritage status

Doha - Inca trails spanning six countries and a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings are among the sites expected to get World Heritage status at a UNESCO meeting that started Sunday in Doha.

Op-Ed: Zombie bees terrorize Bushwick

Brooklyn - Near Roberta’s in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the bees, like the freaks, come out at night. Earlier today the whole neighborhood was abuzz with talk of swarming bees near Roberta’s Pizza at 261 Moore St.

Virtual Reality is exploding in California Special

Facebook has recently acquired the technology behind the head-mounted display of Oculus Rift for $2 billion. Because of this, meetup groups, networking mixers, and dedicated virtual reality events are popping up all across California.

Venice mayor arrested in flood barrier fraud probe

Venice - Italy's financial police on Wednesday placed the mayor of Venice under house arrest in a sweeping corruption investigation into a multi-billion-euro flood barrier project to save the island city from rising sea levels.

Obama hails 'true spirit' of 9/11 at new museum

New York - US President Barack Obama Thursday hailed the love and sacrifice he said was "the true spirit of 9/11" as he inaugurated a searing Ground Zero museum about Al-Qaeda attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people.

Russia's new culture policy a weapon against West

Moscow - The Kremlin is preparing a new culture policy for Russia focusing on its distinctive civilisation and traditional values, which observers say has political ends amid Moscow's standoff with the West.

Ming-era 'chicken cup' breaks record for Chinese porcelain

Hong Kong - A rare Ming-era wine cup broke the world auction record for any Chinese porcelain on Tuesday, selling in Hong Kong for $36.05 million to Shanghai tycoon Liu Yiqian, Sotheby's auction house said.

Westerners head to Gabon for drug-fueled 'spiritual' tourism

Libreville - Some in Gabon believe the bitter iboga root comes from the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. Others elsewhere have derided it as a dangerous drug.

Sensors and satellites deployed to save Pompeii

Rome - Ground sensors and satellites will be deployed in a new bid to keep the ancient Roman city of Pompeii from crumbling following a series of recent collapses at the sprawling and long-neglected site near Naples.

Google launches digital tour of Cambodia's Angkor Wat

- Cambodia's Angkor Wat has been digitally mapped for the first time, allowing people to visit the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their armchair using Google Street View.

Spring arrives in Japan with first cherry blossoms

Tokyo - Spring officially arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday when Japan's weather agency announced the start of the cherry blossom season.Forecasters watching trees at the capital's central Yasukuni Shrine said the city's first blossoms had appeared there, marking th...

Japanese company to digitise rare Vatican library manuscripts

- Ancient manuscripts in the Vatican library penned from East Asia to the Pre-Colombian Americas will be digitized by a Japanese company as part of a global project to make the collection available for free viewing by the public.Japan's NTT DATA will dig...

Venice votes on cutting ties with Italy

Rome - Italians in Venice and its surrounding region are voting this week on whether to break away from the rest of the country and form their own country, organisers told AFP on Monday.The online vote, organised by local independence parties, is not legally ...

Artists to swarm Madrid streets to protest cuts

Madrid - Drummers, singers, dancers, actors and other artists will swarm the streets of Madrid on Sunday to stage outdoor performances to protest against declining state support in Spain for the arts.The performers will take to 25 stages that will be set up acr...

British Museum shows Vikings' softer side

London - The Vikings are renowned as bloodthirsty warriors, but a new exhibition at the British Museum aims to show the cultural achievements and trading skills that spread their influence far and wide."Vikings: Life and Legend", which opens on Thursday and run...

Global warming may imperil Statue of Liberty, Tower of London

Paris - The sightseer of 4014 may have to pay a virtual visit to the Tower of London or Statue of Liberty, said a climate study Wednesday that warned of dramatic ocean encroachment on heritage sites.

Russell Brand analyzes news in new YouTube series, 'The Trews'

The popular and often controversial British comedian has now taken to YouTube with a new series called "The Trews: True News With Russell Brand."

White House hosts student film festival

This past Friday, the White House hosted its first-ever student film festival, recognizing nearly 2,500 films made by elementary and high school students across the country.

Op-Ed: Race and Meaning

Jacksonville - The Michael Dunn verdict adds to our collective disappointment around questions of race and justice in the United States.

Turkmenistan drops state honours named for late leader's mother

Ashgabat - Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has scrapped a state award named after the mother of the late president in the latest reform to his predecessor's bizarre rule, Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported Tuesday.The isolated energy-rich Centra...

Asiana Airlines seeks cockpit culture changer after U.S. crash

South Korea's Asiana Airlines Inc <020560.KS> is changing its pilot training program and encouraging its crew to talk more in a bid to change a corporate culture that U.S.
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Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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Book cover photo of Henry Jenkins book  Convergence Culture
Book cover photo of Henry Jenkins book, Convergence Culture
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Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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The French Minister of Culture s office at the French Culture Ministry  Paris 2009
The French Minister of Culture's office at the French Culture Ministry, Paris 2009
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Greeks are a very proud people of the utmost integrity and kindness. Their national pride is evident...
Greeks are a very proud people of the utmost integrity and kindness. Their national pride is evident throughout the city with flags and banners everywhere. You can't help but think it was this same national pride that put the ancient Greeks at the forefront of politics, philosophy and morality.
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It is acceptable for two men to hold hands in Ethiopia as it is part of their culture.
It is acceptable for two men to hold hands in Ethiopia as it is part of their culture.
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Lvov is an ancient W. Ukrainian city populated traditionally by different nations settled on this Eu...
Lvov is an ancient W. Ukrainian city populated traditionally by different nations settled on this European road-crossing. A photo exhibition "Uman Rash Hashanah" by local artist Max Dondyuk is interesting testimony to a traditional Jewish life resurgency in Uman (U-m-a-n'), a traditionally Jewish schtattle in the Eastern Ukraine famous for Jewish cultural sights survived communist epoch and Holocaust.
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Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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The classic and ever-popular  Russian-built Lada Niva. Used by the Russian military  these 4WD s are...
The classic and ever-popular, Russian-built Lada Niva. Used by the Russian military, these 4WD's are invincible!
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The Parthenon from afar!
The Parthenon from afar!
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Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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Amazing ancient artifacts at the National Archaelogical Museum in Athens. Incredible to think these ...
Amazing ancient artifacts at the National Archaelogical Museum in Athens. Incredible to think these intricate sculptures have survived unscathed, centuries of war and sub-surface burial.
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The six-story archive building of the City of Cologne  collapsed on 3 March 2009  comes to life agai...
The six-story archive building of the City of Cologne, collapsed on 3 March 2009, comes to life again at the Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum.
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The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
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Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
The Long Night of Opera and Theater 2010 in Berlin
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Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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