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German Bakery Helps Deaf Chinese Earn their Daily Bread

German Bakery Helps Deaf Chinese Earn their Daily Bread

The oven's warm glow and aroma of fresh bread signal the morning rush at Bach's Bakery in the central Chinese city of Changsha, but although the baking staff chatter excitedly, you could hear a pin drop. Bach's employs mainly hearing-impaired staff, whose banter over trays of pumpkin bread, Danis

Carpenters Wow Public with Medieval Techniques at Notre Dame

Carpenters Wow Public with Medieval Techniques at Notre Dame

With precision and boundless energy, a team of carpenters used medieval techniques to raise up — by hand — a three-ton oak truss Saturday in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, a replica of the wooden structures that were consumed in the landmark's devastating April 2019 fire that also toppled its spire.

Ginsburg to Be Remembered with Statue in her Native Brooklyn

A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

Saudi Tourism Minister, UNWTO Chief Sign Deal to Establish Regional Office in Riyadh

Saudi Tourism Minister, UNWTO Chief Sign Deal to Establish Regional Office in Riyadh

Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Kateeb and Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili have signed an agreement to establish the UNWTO Regional Office in Riyadh. The office will cover 13 countries in the region, and will serve as a platform to build

Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich Top Index of World's Smartest Cities

Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich Top Index of World's Smartest Cities

Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich are the world's smartest cities, according to an index published on Thursday amid a growing debate on the future of urban design for a post-COVID era. From smart traffic cameras and car sharing apps to pollution monitoring and free wifi for all, cities around the wo

Netherlands: Mushroom Coffins Turn Bodies into Compost

Netherlands: Mushroom Coffins Turn Bodies into Compost

In the Netherlands you can keep helping the planet after you die -- by opting for a living coffin made of mushrooms which speeds up the decomposition of your body. The coffin turns corpses into compost that enriches the soil thanks to mycelium, the root structure of fungi. The "Living Cocoon"

Coronavirus Lanes in Paris Anger Locals

Coronavirus Lanes in Paris Anger Locals

Parisians have been increasingly complaining about the municipality's efforts to reduce car use and promote bicycles.

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