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Afghanistan's first female tour guide is determined not to be the last

For many people who work as tour guides, showing people around a new city involves a little bit of getting off the beaten track. But when there is no track at all, you just have to blaze one yourself.

Published on 8 March 2021 | 12:05 am

Canada is sending every household a postcard to send to a loved one for free

Canada Post is sending a free prepaid postcard to every household in the country to help citizens stay connected during the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published on 7 March 2021 | 9:56 pm

Amid Mosul rubble, Pope declares hope 'more powerful than hatred'

Standing amid the rubble left behind by the now defeated ISIS terrorists in the Iraqi city of Mosul, Pope Francis on Saturday declared hope to be "more powerful than hatred and peace more powerful than war."

Published on 7 March 2021 | 3:07 pm

Car bomb in Somali capital kills at least 20 people

At least 20 people were killed and more than 30 others wounded in a car bomb blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday night, police and emergency services said.

Published on 6 March 2021 | 10:38 am

Myanmar envoy to UN: It seems like they have a license to kill

CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with Dr. Sasa, envoy representing Myanmar's Parliament to the UN, about the ongoing protests in Myanmar.

Published on 5 March 2021 | 9:54 pm

Brexit leaves London fighting for its future as Europe poaches business

London has been the unrivaled king of European finance for more than three decades. Brexit is starting to change that.

Published on 25 February 2021 | 5:12 pm

How a Chinese website for pirated TV shows became a cultural touchstone for millennials

When Bill Liang realized that popular video download and streaming service Renren Yingshi might be gone for good his heart sank.

Published on 3 March 2021 | 8:03 am

This piercing chain thinks it has found a new way to get people through mall doors

Consumers typically have flocked to malls because they're a one-stop shop for everything from socks to sofa sets. Now, one of the biggest mall jewelers in the United States is giving some folks the chance to cross another item off their shopping lists.

Published on 3 March 2021 | 7:45 pm

The multilingual voice app helping Indians shop online

In a country where 1.3 billion people speak 22 officially recognized languages and hundreds of dialects, communication can be a problem, especially online.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 12:59 am

This AI reads children's emotions as they learn

Before the pandemic, Ka Tim Chu, teacher and vice principal of Hong Kong's True Light College, looked at his students' faces to gauge how they were responding to classwork. Now, with most of his lessons online, technology is helping Chu to read the room. An AI-powered learning platform monitors his students' emotions as they study at home.

Published on 17 February 2021 | 2:11 pm

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.

Published on 18 September 2019 | 4:44 pm

How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.

Published on 12 July 2019 | 9:20 am

Your front row seat at Paris Fashion Week

While the novel coronavirus was the talk of the town in Paris during the womenswear shows this time last year, nobody could have predicted that it would continue to define fashion's seasonal calendar twelve months later.

Published on 7 March 2021 | 10:57 am

Rare painting sold by Angelina Jolie smashes auction record

A rare Winston Churchill painting that was gifted to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II and eventually made its way into actor Angelina Jolie's collection has become the most expensive painting by the former British prime minister to sell at auction, fetching nearly £8.3 million ($11.5 million) after fees.

Published on 1 March 2021 | 11:41 pm

Queen's award honors young 'agent for change'

Emerging British fashion designer Priya Ahluwalia, whose work is setting a new standard for ethical fashion design, has won the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

Published on 23 February 2021 | 5:07 pm

The Louvre is shut but it's buzzing with activity

As the world's most visited museum awakens, escalators that once carried up to 40,000 pairs of feet a day loop quietly through the empty lobby.

Published on 20 February 2021 | 9:28 am

Kamala Harris's stepdaughter makes surprise runway debut at NYFW

Ella Emhoff has made her official runway debut for American label Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion Week.

Published on 18 February 2021 | 5:28 pm

Fashion community takes stand against Asian hate crimes in the US

Following a wave of anti-Asian hate crimes taking place in the US in recent weeks, prominent figures from across the fashion industry are coming together to voice their concern and condemn the violence.

Published on 17 February 2021 | 2:13 pm

When can we go on vacation again? This is what experts say

After reaching an all-time high in January 2021, global coronavirus case numbers are beginning to drop.

Published on 2 March 2021 | 1:38 pm

Gadhafi's private airplane can't stop attracting trouble

The images that came out of Tripoli International Airport in August 2011 have become defining symbols of the downfall of the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, the autocrat who ruled Libya with an iron fist for over four decades.

Published on 19 February 2021 | 1:05 pm

The Italian town where they eat 500-year-old meals

The signs of the Renaissance are everywhere in Italy.

Published on 26 February 2021 | 6:05 pm

Diplomats and their families leave North Korea by rail trolley

Eight employees of Russia's Embassy in Pyongyang and their families spent more than 34 hours trying to leave North Korea this week, a grueling trip that ended with at least one diplomat pushing his luggage and young children on a railway trolley into Russian territory.

Published on 26 February 2021 | 10:04 am

How German Autobahns changed the world

Ah yes, "ze Autobahn". Few other landmarks represent Germany more than its freeway system. Cologne's cathedral is distinctively West German, and the TV Tower in Berlin is a GDR feat of engineering, but the Autobahn (literally "car runway") connects the whole country.

Published on 7 December 2020 | 11:27 am

Why this will be the hottest airplane seat in 2021

Premium economy. The two words might seem a weird combination in airline terms, since it's a rare airline where economy seats feel premium these days. But these seats between coach and business class on international flights were heating up even before Covid-19, and as we all start to travel again in 2021, they're set to be a must-fly for many passengers.

Published on 15 February 2021 | 11:34 am

Homeless man rushes into animal shelter after it catches fire

A homeless man risked his life to save several cats and dogs trapped at an Atlanta animal shelter after it caught fire, the facility's founder said.

Published on 27 December 2020 | 6:14 am

A mailman, two little sisters, and weeks-long games of Tic-tac-toe

Adam Finley loves his job as a mail carrier for USPS.

Published on 25 December 2020 | 12:30 pm

7-year-old boy goes back into a burning home to save his baby sister

A 7-year-old boy named Eli saved his baby sister's life when he jumped into her room through a window to rescue her from a fire that destroyed his family's home.

Published on 27 December 2020 | 3:52 pm

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