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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

'Contemporary Istanbul' art fair brings global visitors

a major art fair running for its ninth year will open its doors to visitors on Thursday, bringing together over 100 galleries and 520 artists from 23 countries

Benin's Ganvie: The Venice of Africa

Benin

Resting along the northern coast of Benin's Lake Nokou is a quaint fishing village that over the years has become one of the country's most alluring tourist destinations. Ganvie whose restaurants, bars, bungalows and hotels are situated on the water has come to be known as the "Venice of Africa

The unknown history of Germans in Kyrgyzstan

The unknown history of Germans in Kyrgyzstan

There have been several reports on small German communities in different parts of Europe and Central Asia. Most of them migrated during the Second World War or some of them are grandchildren of German soldiers

Cambodians celebrate first Water Festival in four years

Cambodians celebrate first Water Festival in four years

Four years after tragedy struck at Cambodias annual Water Festival, traditional longboats once again took to the waters of the Tonle Sap river Wednesday

Pakistan hopes Italy will return 'stolen' artifacts

Pakistan hopes Italy will return

Pakistan hopes its "stolen" artifacts recovered by the Italian police in Rome recently will soon be returned, a senior Pakistani official said Wednesday