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Star Trek:Jewish sign unwittingly used by millions

Star Trek:Jewish sign unwittingly used by millions

Leonard Nimoy was synonymous with the Vulcan hand salute, to 'Live Long and Prosper,' but even the most dedicated Trekkies are completely unaware of the Jewish origins of the famous greeting and its personal significance to the actor.

Turkey mourns death of literary giant Yasar Kemal

Turkey mourns death of literary giant Yasar Kemal

Political figures and statesmen have offered their condolences to the family and friends of the renowned author Yasar Kemal, who died in Istanbul on Saturday.

China's giant panda numbers on the rise

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Wild panda numbers in China have risen by nearly a fifth over the last decade, according to research published Saturday.

Johannesburg: Heart of S. Africa

Johannesburg: Heart of S. Africa

Johannesburg is South Africas largest city and by far the most powerful economic machine in the African continent.

Edinburgh: A city of history and culture

Edinburgh: A city of history and culture

Soaked in Celtic and medieval history, Edinburgh is a cultural tapestry thats largely visually defined by hills, cathedrals, and the bold stone towers of Edinburgh Castle.

Oscars cause greater piracy

Oscars cause greater piracy

An Irdeto study published recently showed there was a 385 percent increase in global piracy rates for Oscar nominated films. Irdeto, which specializes in helping content owners minimize the impact of piracy, monitored illegal downloading activity in over 200 countries from Jan. 1 until Feb. 14 and found that this spike and the continuing growth in popularity was a global phenomenon.

Birdman wins best picture at Oscars 2015

Birdman wins best picture at Oscars 2015

"Birdman" led the 87th annual Academy Awards Sunday night with four honors, including the top prize of best picture.

'Holy metal': Istanbul cymbals star in Oscar-tipped film

Two Turkish hand-hammered vintage cymbal companies have made their way to Hollywood by featuring in a movie nominated for five Academy Awards.

Sony predicts 25-fold profit increase; shifting from TVs

Sony predicts 25-fold profit increase; shifting from TVs

Sonys chief executive on Wednesday announced colossal plans for his companys future and they dont involve smartphones or its well-known televisions.

Spring Festival travel rush begins in China

Spring Festival travel rush begins in China

China's annual Spring Festival travel rush -- known as chunyun -- has started this week with 2.8 billion journeys estimated to be made before, during and after the festival.