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Sick of Valentine’s? Museum adds woes of war to litany of lost love

Fed up of red roses, choking on chocolates? Then ditch the Valentine’s Day delirium for a dose of reality at Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships – expanded this year with bonds severed by war and…


Short of ice, Dutch canal-skating marathon finds second home in Austria

It is 22 years since canals in the Netherlands froze enough to run the country’s most famous speed skating event, an epic race that snakes through towns near the northern coast.


From backscrubber sword to scooter toilet, China’s ‘Useless Edison’ goes viral

A meat cleaver that doubles as a mobile telephone case, a sword you can use to scrub your back, and a toilet built into a scooter that flushes when you pull a lever on the handlebar.


Mixed-faith marriage as a way of life in Dubai

For Ali Al Sayed and Mina Liccione, religious tolerance is more than just an aspiration. It’s a way of life.


Tutankhamun’s tomb shines after decade of renovations

A century after the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered, revealing the mummified boy-king buried more than 3,000 years ago, it has re-opened, brighter and safer thanks to painstaking work to repair…


As awards race heats up, molten metal is forged into BAFTA statues

While Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close and Emma Stone may be drafting acceptance speeches for next month’s BAFTA ceremony, in a London suburb metalworkers are equally busy, crafting the trophies the stars…


Newspaper owned by Lebanon’s Hariri prints last edition

Readers of the Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal leafed through its last print edition on Thursday, its move online underscoring the challenges ailing Lebanon’s press industry.


Meghan revisits acting past at London theater as ‘Suits’ return ruled out

Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, visited London’s National Theatre as the venue’s new royal patron on Wednesday, watching a line-run of a Shakespeare play and meeting aspiring performers.


War’s terrifying reality made virtual by Red Cross

The crack of a sniper round strikes terror as you crouch behind a cinder-block wall.


Yemeni pet shop survives despite the odds

In Yemen, where almost four years of war have brought millions to the brink of famine and ravaged the economy, Mourad Jamal struggles to keep his small pet shop in the capital Sanaa afloat.



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