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Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Manufacturer says it can

Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Manufacturer says it can

A company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the worlds most dynamic consumer industries

Fascinating story of Turkey's first Chinese restaurant

Fascinating story of Turkey

One of the most least known but enduring multicultural faces of Istanbul would be that of the Wang family. Having set up the first Chinese restaurant in Istanbul over fifty years ago, the legacy left by the father of the family is a success story that has made its way through China, Pakistan and Turkey

University of Texas acquires archives of Garca Mrquez

University of Texas acquires archives of Garca Mrquez

A research library at the University of Texas has acquired the archives of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garca Mrquez, whose spellbinding stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers around the world

Buganda Palace: Witness to a long history, dark days

Buganda Palace: Witness to a long history, dark days

Sitting atop one of the seven hills of Ugandan capital Kampala, the Lubiri Palace royal seat of the traditional king ("Kabaka") of the Buganda Kingdom has seen many days of glory, along with a number of very dark moments

Will travel for culture? Heres where you should go

Will travel for culture? Heres where you should go

Where in the world is the best holiday destination for culture lovers?

Buganda: Uganda's 1,000-year-old kingdom

Buganda: Uganda

In southern Uganda lies a kingdom whose history stretches back far longer than that of the country's modern republic

Skies clear for South Korean college entrance exams

Skies clear for South Korean college entrance exams

Silence prevailed in South Korea on Thursday to enable hundreds of thousands of students to take an all-day exam seen as a key step towards success or failure in a country where education regularly continues late into the evening

Ottoman Princess novel counters misperceptions of Eastern women

Ottoman Princess novel counters misperceptions of Eastern women

A strong Muslim Indian woman who stands against British colonialist in 19th century India is the dynamic of the latest novel by the granddaughter of Ottoman Sultan Murad V

Russia plans alternative version of 'Wikipedia'

Russia plans alternative version of

Russia plans to create its own "Wikipedia" to ensure its citizens have access to more "detailed and reliable" information about their country, the presidential library said on Friday

NY art auctions set to break records

NY art auctions set to break records

A bronze sculpture by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti valued at more than $100 million and 20 works by pop art icon Andy Warhol headline New Yorks fall art auction season next week