Live like an Egyptian!

Live like an Egyptian!

A three-part complex of pyramid-like apartment buildings made a wave in China's Kunshan. It consists of three buildings, measuring some 100m (330ft) and covering a total area of 130,000 square meters (around 426,509 feet).
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Chilean desert houses one of the world's largest solar plants

Chilean desert houses one of the world's largest solar plants

One of the driest places on earth, the Atacama Desert in the Antofagasta Region in Chile, has been putting its high share of solar radiation to good use as it has become home to Cerro Dominador solar plant, the first of its kind in Latin America a...
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Robot rolls down the catwalk at LFW

Robot rolls down the catwalk at LFW

Is this the future of the modelling industry? London Fashion Week witnessed a robot take to the catwalk for the first time, however, Los Angeles-based designer Honee, who showcased her designs, isn’t convinced that models’ jobs are under threat.
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'Worst is yet to come' - Storm Florence weakens but floods still threaten East Coast

'Worst is yet to come' - Storm Florence weakens but floods still threaten East Coast

Flash floods and strong winds caused by storm Florence have battered cities on the US east coast. Structures have been toppled and cars have been left overturned or trapped in floods as heavy rain and wind keep pounding the coastal towns.
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China's new Olympic sport: a piglet triathlon!

China's new Olympic sport: a piglet triathlon!

One farmer paid tribute to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics by creating his own 'Olympic competition' - a piglet triathlon. The two-month-old little swines competed in a triathlon where they dived and raced across a specially-made obstacle course ...
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Watch dramatic rescue of trapped dogs in Florence-hit North Carolina

Watch dramatic rescue of trapped dogs in Florence-hit North Carolina

A man rescued howling dogs that were trapped in a flooded kennel in the town of Leland in storm-hit North Carolina. The dogs were safely evacuated to dry land and provided with food and shelter.
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Joga Bonito - Peruvian pensioner tries freestyle football

Joga Bonito - Peruvian pensioner tries freestyle football

An 85-year-old pensioner showed-off his football freestyling skills on the streets of Huanuco, central Peru. Feliciano Martel supplements his meagre pension by performing tricks at red lights. He wants to challenge the big stars of football to a f...
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All-singing, all-dancing traffic cop turns heads in India

All-singing, all-dancing traffic cop turns heads in India

A traffic police officer has shot to fame for using his dance moves to control the traffic in the Indian city of Bhubaneswar. Pratap Chandra Khandwal says he wants to promote awareness and prevent traffic accidents, and his dancing catches people'...
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Japanese professor invents a life-like robo-kid

Japanese professor invents a life-like robo-kid

A roboticist in Japan invented a life-like child robot that looks like something straight out of a dystopian sci-fi film.
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Israeli artist turns rocket scrap into floral sculptures

Israeli artist turns rocket scrap into floral sculptures

Israeli artist and blacksmith, Yaron Bob, is transforming old rocket scrap metal into works of art from his workshop in Yated in the south of Israel, close to the Gaza Strip.
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This is the largest yacht in the world

This is the largest yacht in the world

This is the largest yacht in the world by weight - 15,917 tonnes. Belonging to Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, the yacht is named after the owner's mother 'Dilbar' and is estimated to be worth $600 million.
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Dress for Dirndlella! Handmade traditional South German dress goes on sale for 46,000

Dress for Dirndlella! Handmade traditional South German dress goes on sale for 46,000

Kinga Mathe makes the most luxurious dirndls on the market. Last year she made one that cost a whopping 27,000 EUR, but this year she has outdone herself with a new version that sets buyers back 46,000. The festive South German outfit is adorned w...
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Starbucks run by seniors opens in Mexico City

Starbucks run by seniors opens in Mexico City

A Starbucks cafe which is staffed entirely by seniors has opened up in Mexico City. This particular Starbucks will be staffed exclusively by elderly people, as part of an agreement between the coffee chain and the 'National Institute for Older Per...
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Meet the hijabi-wearing bodybuilder smashing stereotypes

Meet the hijabi-wearing bodybuilder smashing stereotypes

Indian professional powerlifter and a bodybuilder Majiziya Bhanu has been shifting perspectives and breaking stereotypes, competing in weightlifting and fitness championships and winning medals whilst donning a Muslim hijab.
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Hungry monkey escapes zoo and dines at Mcdonalds

Hungry monkey escapes zoo and dines at Mcdonalds

An exotic Goeldi's money was spotted wildly jumping from table to table at a McDonald's fast food restaurant in Gothenburg. It's not been determined how the animal got into the restaurant. Local police have launched an investigation into the suspe...
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Massive tornado strikes Crimean coast

Massive tornado strikes Crimean coast

Residents of Feodosia in Crimea witnessed a powerful tornado, which was accompanied with heavy rainfalls and strong winds. Reportedly, the twister caused some serious damage, including power shortages and knocked down trees. According to the hydro...
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Bulletproof backpacks sold to US parents worried about shootings

Bulletproof backpacks sold to US parents worried about shootings

An Israeli arms company has developed a backpack that turns into a bullet-proof vest in under two seconds and is selling them to parents afraid of attacks at US schools.
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Adorable French bulldogs gather at pop-up canine cafe

Adorable French bulldogs gather at pop-up canine cafe

A French bulldog-themed cafe opened up for one day only in London. The cafe let in French bulldogs for free and served up special treats for them such as pupcakes, dognuts, paw-ty rings, pawbons and puppuccinos while their owners enjoyed brunch an...
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Precious haul of Roman gold coins discovered in old theatre

Precious haul of Roman gold coins discovered in old theatre

Around 300 ancient Roman coins were presented to the public by Italian Minister of Culture Alberto Bonisoli in Milan, after their discovery in an old theatre in Como.
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Man cuts off nose, ears, and tattoos face to resemble skull

Man cuts off nose, ears, and tattoos face to resemble skull

A 22-year-old tattoo artist from Colombia that goes by the nickname 'Kalaca Skull' has cut off his nose, ears and tongue and tattooed himself in order to look like a living skeleton.
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Motorist storms runway of Lyon airport during intense police chase

Motorist storms runway of Lyon airport during intense police chase

A 31-year old man rammed into a fence in Lyon international airport after entering the runway. Dozens of police and security officers on cars, motorcycles and even a helicopter took part in the operation. The offender left the car and attempted to...
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Ride along the world's first-ever plastic street

Ride along the world's first-ever plastic street

The world's first-ever plastic road has been unveiled in the Dutch city of Zwolle. The 30-metre (98ft) long bike path is made out of 100 percent plastic recyclables and Wavin, the Dutch company behind the invention, say it is expected to last thre...
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Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh completes 49-day-long swim

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh completes 49-day-long swim

Oceans campaigner and endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh arrived in Dover in the UK after completing his 560km (348mi) swim from Cornwall, which he began 49 days ago.
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It's a purrrfect match! Felines adopt wild animal cubs

It's a purrrfect match! Felines adopt wild animal cubs

One cat took a lynx cub under its wing after its mother abandoned it. Another welcomed a baby squirrel to be part of the family. After a monkey was rejected by its a parent, the cat belonging to the director of Tumen zoo decided to nurse it. Mean...
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Puppies play with abandoned lion and tiger cubs at Beijing zoo

Puppies play with abandoned lion and tiger cubs at Beijing zoo

Adorable golden retriever puppies were seen playing alongside lion, tiger and Hyena cubs at Beijing Wildlife Park.
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This Adonis will kick-start your motivation to study

This Adonis will kick-start your motivation to study

Sexy librarians may be an old trope, but Moscow's Andrei Drozdov probably wasn't what you were expecting. The former economist has now gained a huge social media following thanks to his accounts where he posts handsome selfies and videos with his ...
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Brilli-ANT idea! Extravagant nail art raises eyebrows across the world

Brilli-ANT idea! Extravagant nail art raises eyebrows across the world

A Moscow-based nail studio became the centre of attention after they revealed their new nail design, which included ants placed in 'capsules' created on the nails. The salon rebuffed all criticism by saying that the insects were released unharmed ...
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Reservoirs in Samara mysteriously turn pink

Reservoirs in Samara mysteriously turn pink

Reservoirs near the village of Alekseevka, in Russia's Samara Region, have mysteriously turned a vivid shade of pink.
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Chinese barber gives haircut with razor-sharp SICKLE

Chinese barber gives haircut with razor-sharp SICKLE

Will you try this haircut? Boys in the south-western Chinese village of Basha were given nail-bitingly close shaves with a sickle as part of a ceremony to signify their transition to adulthood at the age of 16. The tradition goes back thousands of...
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Seoul cracks down on public toilet 'spy porn'

Seoul cracks down on public toilet 'spy porn'

Public toilets in Seoul are to be inspected daily to ensure cameras have not been secretly installed in them as part of a crackdown on "spy cam porn."
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Mosquito apocalypse hits southeastern Russia

Mosquito apocalypse hits southeastern Russia

Millions of 'Chironomidae' mosquitoes attacked the city of Taganrog in southeastern Russia.
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French man transforms village home into reptile zoo

French man transforms village home into reptile zoo

Philippe Gillet has turned his remarkable French home in the village of Coueron into a real life zoo with over 400 reptiles including two alligators, snakes and spiders.
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Blind Argentinian couple get acquainted with their baby through 3D model

Blind Argentinian couple get acquainted with their baby through 3D model

A blind couple were able to "see" their unborn child's face through 3D printing after gynaecologist Mario Pellizari and specialist in diagnostic imaging, Mario Ledesma, sought out the help of a 3D printing technician who transformed a sonogram of ...
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Outrage as fire at Brazil's leading museum destroys priceless artifacts

Outrage as fire at Brazil's leading museum destroys priceless artifacts

Heartbroken residents and employees gathered outside Brazil's National Museum a day after it was ravaged by a blaze. Almost 90 percent of its artefacts are thought to have been lost. Questions have been raised about the cause of fire, which is yet...
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Putin's Aurus Senat limo unveiled at Moscow Auto Expo for the first time!

Putin's Aurus Senat limo unveiled at Moscow Auto Expo for the first time!

The Aurus Senat presidential limousine and Senat sedan were showcased for the first time at the Moscow International Automobile Salon. The cars were developed by the NAMI (the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute...
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Spasskaya Tower festival: a breath-taking horse-riding experience

Spasskaya Tower festival: a breath-taking horse-riding experience

Military bands, choirs, dancers and folk groups from all over the world took part in this year's Military Music Festival 'Spasskaya Tower' in Moscow. The festival offered a unique mix of genres and energy. The spectacular performances included hor...
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LION breaks into tourist vehicle on Crimea safari tour

LION breaks into tourist vehicle on Crimea safari tour

A lion jumped into an open vehicle full of tourists in an apparent attempt to get better acquainted with the guests at Safari Park Taigan, in Crimea's Belogorsk.
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A gym in Baghdad opened its doors to both women and men

A gym in Baghdad opened its doors to both women and men

A gym in Baghdad opened its doors to both women and men. The modern facilities have been greeted well by customs who don't feel there is any reason why men and women shouldn't train together. "This hurdle is not available due to the wider society,...
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Daredevils hurl flaming FIREBALLS at each other in El Salvador

Daredevils hurl flaming FIREBALLS at each other in El Salvador

Dozens of youths from Nejapa in El Salvador gathered for the annual 'Bolgas de Fuego' (Fireballs) Festival. Two teams hurled fireballs made from petrol soaked rags at one another in an annual tradition that remembers a huge volcanic eruption that ...
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World chefs compete in testicle cooking contest!

World chefs compete in testicle cooking contest!

Eighteen teams from Japan, Australia, the US, England and Serbia demonstrated their skills cooking the animals testicle dish at the World Testicle Cooking Championship in the Serbian village of Lipovica. The competition judges the best dish made f...
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These cute leopard cubs will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside

These cute leopard cubs will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside

Two Far East leopard twins - one black and one spotted - were born in the Taigan zoo in the Crimean city of Belogorsk. The cubs first saw daylight about two weeks ago. According to the zoo, It is unique for such a species to breed in captivity.
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Mama Julia proves many good tune played on old fiddle even at 117

Mama Julia proves many good tune played on old fiddle even at 117

Julia Flores Colque, known to locals as "Mama Julia", is a tender 117 years of age, making her a "supercentenarian". The 117-year-old lives with her last remaining relatives, her niece and her niece's husband, who look after her in her old age. Th...
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Pina-coke-lada! Madrid police discover 67kg of cocaine in pineapple

Pina-coke-lada! Madrid police discover 67kg of cocaine in pineapple

Police uncovered some 67kg (147lbs) of cocaine hidden in hollowed-out pineapples at a Madrid market. Up to a kilo (2.2lbs) of cocaine was packed into individual cylinders, coated in wax and encased in the pineapples, reportedly in Costa Rica, befo...
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British and French boats clash in 'scallop war'

British and French boats clash in 'scallop war'

French and British fishing boats clashed in the English Channel, pelting stones and ramming each other's boats in the latest "scallop war" skirmish.
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Police raid Europe's biggest illegal turtle farm in Majorca

Police raid Europe's biggest illegal turtle farm in Majorca

Spanish police shut down what they believe to be Europe's biggest illegal turtle farm, selling endangered species worth up to 10,000 euros each, according to the European law enforcement agency. Around 1,100 turtles and 750 eggs were seized from t...
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Bend it like Beckham - Sex workers' daughters use football to break taboos

Bend it like Beckham - Sex workers' daughters use football to break taboos

The red light area of Kolkata (India) got its first womens' football team 'Amra Padatik'. The Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC) launched the initiative aimed at providing support to sex workers and their families while also tackling stigma ...
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Meet the visually impaired inventor making cars for people who cannot see

Meet the visually impaired inventor making cars for people who cannot see

Inventor Matthias Fuchs showed off his prototype of a vehicle for blind people at his workshop at Werner-Von-Siemens school in Hildesheim.
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Sweets covered in 24-carat gold a rich taste at $150

Sweets covered in 24-carat gold a rich taste at $150

A shop in Surat of India's western state of Gujarat is selling 24-carat gold sweets. According to the shop owner, they have many health benefits, but they come with a hefty price tag of $150.
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