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Denmark's fabulous food journey, from hearty fare to haute cuisine

Aarhus - Long known for their hearty meat-and-potatoes fare, Danish chefs have now carved out a name for themselves in the culinary world with trailblazing dishes at star-studded restaurants.

Internet star Grumpy Cat dies at age of seven

Los Angeles - Internet star "Grumpy Cat" has died at the age of seven, her owners said early Friday."We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat," they said in a statement on Twitter.

Video game rivals Microsoft and Sony team up in cloud

San Francisco - Longtime video game console rivals Microsoft and Sony on Thursday announced an alliance to improve their platforms for streaming entertainment from the internet cloud.

The deadly odds of pigeon racing in the Philippines

Manila - It is a brutal 600-kilometre gauntlet during which competitors face searing heat, wild seas, vicious predators, and the threat of kidnapping. Only one in ten will finish.

Swiss to vote on tightening gun laws, with EU relations in the balance

Geneva - The Swiss will vote Sunday on whether to bring the country's gun laws in line with EU legislation, with the government warning a 'no' could threaten relations with the bloc.

Rihanna teams up with LVMH to launch luxury fashion brand

Paris - Pop idol Rihanna said Friday that she will team up with LVMH to launch her own luxury fashion brand in spring, becoming the first black women to head up a house for the French giant.

Rideshare drivers strike as Uber poised to go public

New York - Thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers turned off their apps in a US-wide strike Wednesday over pay and working conditions, casting a shadow over this week's keenly anticipated Wall Street debut of ride-hailing leader Uber.

Tired to trendy: architects give Russian provinces urban makeover

Belgorod - For decades, the banks of the river flowing through the Russian city of Belgorod were in a sorry state of disrepair. "It was hard to get down to the water, and it was really filthy in places," said architect Jezi Stankevic.

France to ban e-scooters from pavements in September

Paris - France will ban electric scooters from pavements in September, the transport minister said, in a backlash against a surge of the commuter gizmos invading pedestrian areas.

Uber hit with Australia class action ahead of stock listing

Sydney - Global ride-sharing firm Uber on Friday faced another legal bump on the road to its blockbuster initial public offering, with taxi drivers launching a class action lawsuit in Australia.

Apple tops forecasts as pivot to services shows progress

San Francisco - Apple delivered stronger-than-expected results Tuesday for the past quarter as gains in services helped offset slumping iPhone sales, sparking a rally in shares of the technology giant.

Thailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high

Buriram - A Buddhist monk fishes out a vial of cannabis oil from his robe and puts a drop under his tongue -- one of many people flocking to a weed festival in northeastern Thailand, where excitement is building over a medical marijuana boom.

Kentucky hills ring with machine gun fire at Knob Creek Gun Shoot

West Point - Paul Winters has been coming to the Knob Creek Gun Shoot since 1992 to blast away at targets with machine gun rounds.

Disney+ streaming service sets November launch

San Francisco - Disney announced Thursday that its video streaming service would launch in the US in November, spotlighting its blockbuster-making studios as it takes on powerhouse Netflix.The company said that after launching in the US on November 12 at $6.

Uber files documents for public share offering

San Francisco - Uber filed documents Thursday for its much-anticipated public share offering expected to be the largest in the tech sector in years, and a bellwether for other venture-backed startups eyeing Wall Street listing.

Dutchman ends 'world's longest electric car trip' in Australia

Sydney - A Dutchman completed an epic 95,000 kilometre (59,000 mile) journey by electric car in Sydney Sunday in a bid to prove the viability of such vehicles in tackling climate change.

Hungarian Roma designer fights stereotypes with fashion

Budapest - Hungarian Roma fashion designer Erika Varga says her label is about stitching together cultural traditions and snipping through stereotypes as much as it's about dressmaking.

Downtown Cairo battles to keep cosmopolitan heritage alive

Apo - Cairo's downtown, with its old European-designed buildings, is wrestling to preserve its cultural heritage as Egypt readies a new capital in the desert.

Downtown Cairo battles to keep cosmopolitan heritage alive

Apo - Cairo's downtown, with its old European-designed buildings, is wrestling to preserve its cultural heritage as Egypt readies a new capital in the desert.

Chess, the war game building bridges in South Sudan

Juba - The scorching sun is finally beginning to dip on a late Saturday afternoon in Juba, where a small group gathers to watch a tense battle between two of their best men.

Desert truffles are Libya's 'manna from heaven'

Libya - Braving the cold and hostile Libyan desert, Milad Mohammed scratches the ground to extract what he calls "manna from heaven" -- white truffles coveted as a delicacy at home and abroad.

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Fpo - Paris has climbed to the top of the world's priciest city for expatriates, tied first with Singapore and Hong Kong according to a survey Tuesday that named the capital of strife-torn Venezuela as the cheapest.

Bucking the crisis, Greek microbreweries bubble to the fore

Greece - Bent over a barrel, Greek microbrewer Sophocles Panagiotou lovingly draws a measure of his Septem Red Ale into a glass cylinder and expertly transfers it to a glass.

Facebook blames server problem for massive outage

San Francisco - Facebook blamed a "server configuration change" Thursday for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader.

China is overtaking US in artificial intelligence: researchers

Washington - China is poised to overtake the United States in artificial intelligence with a surge in academic research on the key technology, an analysis published Wednesday showed.

Study: Happiest cities in the U.S. revealed

‘Happy’ is a subjective concept, but there are factors that can combine to improve quality of live. To mark the forthcoming International Day of Happiness (March 20), WalletHub have released a new study.

Web inventor urges users to seek 'complete control' of data

Geneva - World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and appealed for internet users to strive to maintain "complete control" of their data.

Facebook's privacy move: major pivot or headfake?

Washington - After building the world's biggest and most powerful social network in history, Mark Zuckerberg says the future of Facebook is something else.

Zuckerberg sees Facebook future in private, small-scale messaging

San Francisco - Facebook is moving away from being a "digital town square" to meet growing demands for secure, private messaging on a smaller scale, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday as he outlined a broad vision for transforming the world's biggest socia...

Zuckerberg: private, small-scale messaging is Facebook's future

San Francisco - Facebook is moving away from being a "digital town square" to meet growing demands for secure, private messaging on a smaller scale, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday as he outlined a broad vision for transforming the social networking gia...
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