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  • Trains slowed down as temperature records tumble in Europe
    Jul 23 2019 | 03:34 pm

    Trains slowed down as temperature records tumble in Europe

    Paris: Trains were slowed down and holidaymakers flocked to swimming pools, beaches and lakes in western Europe on Wednesday as another heatwave set new temperature records. A host of French cities saw their highest levels since records began on Tuesday, with wine capital Bordeaux recording 41.2 degrees Celsius (106.16 Fahrenheit), beating the previous high of […]

  • Rio’s carnival set for last night of partying and political protest
    Mar 05 2019 | 02:10 pm

    Rio’s carnival set for last night of partying and political protest

    Rio de Janerio: Rio was gearing up Monday for the second and final night of its celebrated carnival, with the stage set for an event that will blend huge party with political protest. More than 70,000 people were getting ready to sing at the top of their voices as the seven final samba schools paraded […]

  • Trekking route construction begins in Beni
    Dec 17 2018 | 01:30 pm

    Trekking route construction begins in Beni

    Beni: The construction of a trekking route from Myagdi district headquarters, Benibazaar, to tourism site, Lovely Hill, has begun.

  • Japan’s ‘ama’ grannies cling to their freediving fishing tradition
    Nov 22 2018 | 12:22 pm

    Japan’s ‘ama’ grannies cling to their freediving fishing tradition

    Tokyo: A group of Japanese grannies emerges from a boat returning to shore. Clad in black wetsuits and bubbling with energy, they are part of a dwindling community of “ama” — freediving fisherwomen. As they compare the hauls of shellfish they have gathered, the women — who range from 60 to 80 years old — […]

  • Renowned mountaineers in Nepal to mark 40th anniv of Everest ascent
    Apr 23 2018 | 05:23 pm

    Renowned mountaineers in Nepal to mark 40th anniv of Everest ascent

    Kathmandu: Eight renowned mountaineers who have successfully climbed various mountains of the world including Mount Everest, known as Sagarmatha in Nepal, in 1978 are in Nepal to mark the 40th anniversary of their summit.

  • Mexican regional cuisine drives booming food scene
    Mar 15 2018 | 05:34 pm

    Mexican regional cuisine drives booming food scene

    Mexico City: Sure, every foodie loves tacos and enchiladas. But what about lesser-known Mexican classics like cochinita pibil, the impossibly flavorful, slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatan peninsula? Or escamoles, the ant larvae from central Mexico known as “insect caviar”? Or empanadas de mole, pastries filled with the savory chocolate sauce of the Oaxaca region?

  • Monks and nuns make big business in France
    Oct 22 2017 | 06:28 pm

    Monks and nuns make big business in France

    Paris: After prayers at the Chantelle Abbey in Allier, central France, a marketing meeting between the abbey’s nuns and their employees discusses the latest orders for its on-site soap and cosmetics products, the delivery destination: Germany. The community of Benedictine sisters has been manufacturing cosmetics since 1954, after two sisters, a chemist and a mathematician, […]

  • British horse racing targets true fans among young
    Oct 05 2017 | 10:05 am

    British horse racing targets true fans among young

    London: Horse racing in England is on an “upward curve” but faces challenges in keeping both the traditionalists and the younger generation happy, a leading figure in the sport says. Paul Fisher, chief executive of Jockey Club Racecourses, which is responsible for blue riband events such as the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National, said […]

  • Tourism transforms face of Nepal’s former forbidden kingdom
    Apr 13 2017 | 08:41 pm

    Tourism transforms face of Nepal’s former forbidden kingdom

    By Shristi Kafle Mustang: The trans-Himalayan district of Mustang was once known as the forbidden kingdom of Nepal.

  • Fare hike in Cairo metro adds to economic woes of grassroots
    Apr 02 2017 | 03:57 pm

    Fare hike in Cairo metro adds to economic woes of grassroots

    Cairo: Egypt has doubled Cairo metro fare amid financial difficulties and nearly 3.5 million commuters relying on Cairo’s metro everyday fumed by the move, as they already suffered sharp rise in living costs.

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