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Do broken mirrors bring bad luck? All you need to know

Every human culture has superstitions. In some Asian societies, people believe that sweeping a floor after sunset brings bad luck and that it’s a curse...

Garrick Club: hundreds sign up against gentlemen-only London club

London, United Kingdom: More than 300 senior lawyers, including Cherie Blair, whose husband Tony was British prime minister, have signed a petition urging one...

Aztec spirit lives on in Mexico after 500 years

Mexico City, Mexico: Traditional healers and dancers resplendent in feather headdresses and body paint perform ancient rites in the heart of Mexico City, keeping...

“Xposure” begins accepting “Independent Photojournalist” award entrees

Businesswire India: Xposure International Photography Festival, annually organized by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau, has started accepting entries for the “Independent Photojournalist Award” as...

Japan rice field art marks Tokyo Olympics

Gyoda, Japan: From the ground, there's not much to distinguish the rice stalks in a field in Japan's Gyoda. It's only seen from above...

Champagne growers scrap century-old vine-distancing rule

Reims, France: Traditionalists were outraged when wine farmers in the Champagne region, home of the world's most premium bubbly, repealed a century-old rule controlling...

Welsh slate landscape becomes UNESCO world heritage site

London, United Kingdom: The UN's cultural agency UNESCO on Wednesday added a Welsh slate mining landscape to its list of world heritage sites, making...

Italian porticoes in Bologna recognized by UNESCO

Rome, Italy: Bologna's medieval porticoes were inscribed on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites Wednesday, handing Italy a record number of recognitions for its...

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Climate crisis poses an existential threat to humanity: UNHCR

GENEVA - The U.N. Human Rights Council has begun its annual session in Geneva, and in an opening address...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi misses hearing after falling sick

A lawyer for Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s deposed civilian government, says his client missed her...

20 years on, Afghan women rev their struggle for freedom

ISLAMABAD - Twenty-four-year-old Tamana Zaryab Paryani is too young to remember the last Taliban rule, from 1996-2001, but she...

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